2016 Scott Addict Gravel Disc first look

Popular road bike platform heads off road for first time

Disc Gravel
There's just one bike in the new line-up for now.

There’s just one bike in the new line-up for now (click to enlarge).

Until now Scott’s Addict platform catered to riders seeking light frame weight and efficient performance. Indeed, it’s one of the best all around road bikes we’ve ridden in the last couple years, thanks to a solid mix of low weight, stiffness, power transfer and compliance.

Seatstays are fairly thin, which when combined with the 27.2mm seatpost, will help smooth rough roads.

Seatstays are fairly thin, which when combined with the 27.2mm seatpost, will help smooth rough roads (click to enlarge).

But now the Addict is headed off road, as the Swiss-based bike maker is making its initial foray into the increasingly popular gravel bike segment. The new Scott Addict Gravel Disc features a lightweight HMF carbon frame, disc brakes, and a Shimano Ultegra mechanical drivetrain. The frame has what Scott calls its race-ready endurance geometry, plus there’s ample clearance for wide tires, and precision-enhancing thru-axles front and rear. For now the bike will be offered in just one model. U.S. pricing has yet to be confirmed.

We’ll be getting a closer look at this new rig at Scott’s upcoming U.S. press launch. In the meantime, here’s a breakdown of key highlights, component spec, and a photo gallery.

Cable routing is internal and looks fairly clean, especially the front brake line, which travels down the fork leg.

Cable routing is internal and looks fairly clean, especially the front brake line, which travels down the fork leg (click to enlarge).

2016 Scott Addict Gravel Disc Key Highlights
  • HMF Carbon frame (990g)
  • HMF Carbon Gravel fork (400g)
  • Disc brakes
  • Thru-Axles for increased stiffness
  • Internal cable routing. Compatible with electronic and mechanical groupsets
  • Tapered headtube with 1 1/8” to 1 1/2” integrated bearings
  • PF86 bottom bracket
  • Wide tire clearance
  • Removable derailleur hanger
  • Optional chain guide
  • Removable chain guard
Thru-axles front and rear help maintain rotor/caliper tolerances and improve steering precision.

Thru-axles front and rear help maintain rotor/caliper tolerances and improve steering precision (click to enlarge).

2016 Scott Addict Gravel Disc Parts Spec
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra 22 Speed, 50-34T crankset
  • Bars: Syncros RR2.0 Anatomic 31.8mm
  • Stem: Syncros FL2.0
  • Seatpost: Syncros Carbon FL1.0 ECL 27.2mm
  • Saddle: Syncros FL2.0
  • Wheelset: Syncros RP2.0 Disc
  • Tires: Schwalbe G-One Fold 700x35C
  • Claimed weight: 18.2 pounds

For more information visit www.scott-sports.com.

Photo Thumbnails (click to enlarge)

About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.


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