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.
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.