Scott adds disc brakes to Addict race bike

Also expands gravel bike line to four, adds lace up road shoe

Disc Gravel Road Bike
Scott claims the new disc-compatible Addict Premium frame is just 60 grams heavier than the rim brake version.

Scott claims the new disc-compatible Addict Premium frame is just 60 grams heavier than the rim brake version.

Its pair of WorldTour pro teams may not be able to use them, but Scott has added disc brake options to its popular Addict race bike. For model year 2017, the Swiss bike maker will offer three disc brake-equipped options: Addict Premium Disc with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 drivetrain, Addict 20 Disc (Shimano Ultegra mechanical), and Addict 30 Disc (Shimano 105).

According to Scott, the disc version’s frame is only 60 grams heavier. The Premium bike utilizes Scott’s top-shelf HMX carbon fiber, while the other two are HMF carbon. On all three bikes the rear triangle is disc optimized with a flat mount interface. They’ve also increased the diameter of the seatstays as you get closer to the dropouts to handle the braking forces. To keep frame compliance in balance, the seatstay bridge is removed.

Seatstay diameter gets larger toward the rear of the bike to counteract braking forces.

Seatstay diameter gets larger toward the rear of the bike to counteract braking forces.

Chainstay length grew slightly to accommodate larger tires. Max recommended tire size is 28mm. There are also thru-axles front and rear, and Scott says it’s employed a proprietary thread pitch to make axle removal and replacement quicker, which is sure to please the WorldTour types when/if the UCI allows disc brakes back into the pro peloton.

The bikes also comes stock with a teardrop shaped headset cap that can double as a Garmin head unit mount with an aftermarket add-on. No pricing is available yet. Bike availability is set for mid-fall with sizes from XS/47cm to XXL/61cm. Check out the photos below for more on the new Scott Addict Disc bikes, and click over to page 2 to learn about the new Scott Addict Gravel Disc 10 and RC Lace road shoe.

One step down is the Scott Addict 20 Disc with Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and Syncros alloy wheels.

One step down from the Premium model is the Scott Addict 20 Disc with Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and Syncros alloy wheels.

The racer on a budget can choose the Addict 30 Disc with Shimano 105 drivetrain and Shimano alloy clincher wheels.

The racer on a budget can choose the Addict 30 Disc with Shimano 105 drivetrain and Shimano alloy clincher wheels.

The frame’s brake bridge has been removed, because it’s no longer needed and its absence enhances overall compliance.

The frame’s brake bridge has been removed, because it’s no longer needed and its absence enhances overall compliance.

All the new bikes include this handy T25 torx wrench that’s integrated into the rear thru-axle lever.

All the new bikes include this handy T25 torx wrench that’s integrated into the rear thru-axle lever.

Continue to page 2 to learn about Scott’s expanded line of gravel road bikes

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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