SCOTT has rolled out its latest cyclocross bike - and made some bold claims, calling the new Addict CX the lightest bog hopper on the market. We clearly cant verify that at this point, but the new rig from the Swiss bike maker is certainly a looker, with its modern tube shapes and clever CX-specific touches.
Claimed frame weight for a size 54cm composite frame is a wispy 890 grams, with the fork adding another 360 grams. Braking is disc brake only, and the frame is set up to accommodate Shimano's new flat mount calipers. You can run traditional calipers using an adapter.
The revised bike will be available in the U.S. sometime in August and retail for $5900. Spec will include a SRAM Force 1 drivetrain with hydraulic disc brakes, Syncros carbon cockpit and seatpost, and Syncros RP1.0 carbon clincher disc wheels. The U.S. market will also have access to the Speedster CX 10 Disc ($1700) and Speedster CX 20 Disc ($1200)
Comfort was the other big marketing push for the bike that had a eye-catching black and bright yellow paint scheme. Scott PR boss Nic Simms trotted out a variety of percentage increases, claiming that overall the new bike was about 60 percent more cushy than its predecessor. Again, it's impossible to verify these claims of comfort gain. But we've already put in a request for a test bike, and will get a full review published as soon as possible.
In the meantime, here's a rundown of the bike's highlight features:
- Frame claimed to be lightest on market (890g size 54cm)
- Increased stiffness in the headtube area
- Disc brakes with thru-axles front and rear
- Hollow carbon dropouts
- Flat mount calipers
- Top tube shape goes round to flat, for better shouldering and comfort
- 27.2mm seatpost for added compliance
- PF86 BB provides wider shell for more lateral stiffness and pedaling efficiency
- Size specific lay-up from sizes 49cm to 58cm
- Easier to remove thru-axle
- Asymmetric fork lay-up to deal with braking forces
- Tire clearance up to 40mm
- Revised chainstay shape to better clear mud
- Mechanical or electronic compatible
- Removable front derailleur hanger that can accommodate a chain guide or keeper
- Internal routing, including for a dropper post
- 1 1/8" to 1 1/2" integrated bearings and a tapered headtube
- Increased head tube diameter for added stiffness
For more information visit www.scott-sports.com.
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