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


Scott's gravel bike line-up expanded from one to four. Pictured is the top end Addict Gravel 10 Disc with SRAM Force 1x11 drivetrain.

Scott's gravel bike line-up expanded from one to four. Pictured is the top end Addict Gravel 10 Disc with SRAM Force 1x11 drivetrain.​

Also new for 2017 is an expansion of the Scott Addict Gravel Disc line, which grows from one bike to four due to their overwhelming popularity in 2015. Scott claims it sold through its gravel bike stock in two weeks a year ago.

Gearing on the Addict Gravel 10 Disc is a 44-tooth chainring paired with a 10-42 11-speed cassette.

Gearing on the Addict Gravel 10 Disc is a 44-tooth chainring paired with a 10-42 11-speed cassette.​

The top-of-the-line Addict Gravel Disc 10 has an HMX carbon frame that's spec'd with a SRAM Force 1x11 drivetrain with hydraulic disc brakes, carbon components, and carbon Syncros RT1.0 disc wheels. Tires are Schwalbe G-One. The Addict Gravel Disc 20 comes with a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, and there are also two aluminum framed models.

The new Scott RC Lace utilizes an offset lacing pattern to assure your laces don't end up tangled in the drivetrain.

The new Scott RC Lace utilizes an offset lacing pattern to assure your laces don't end up tangled in the drivetrain.​

Scott is also getting in the lace-up shoe game with its new RC Lace road shoe. Laces are offset so they'll stay away from the crankarm. The upper is laser cut with welded microfiber and mesh for enhanced breathability. Soles are carbon fiber for efficient power transfer.

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