The SCOTT Addict road bike has seen a continual evolution since it’s initial release in 2008, all in an effort to build the best race road bike available on the market. Between the Addict RC’s updated geometry, improved integration, and lower weight, there are fewer bikes that exemplify speed than the Addict RC. The 2020 SCOTT Addict RC Ultimate is the brand’s best representation of their race road bike.
Each Addict RC frameset is based around disc brakes but manages to improve in every facet. Perhaps the biggest change is the complete integration of all cables across the entire range of bikes. The Addict RC uses a unique steer tube that combines with a Syncros Creston iC SL handlebar to hide all cables from front to back. There’s also a magnetic cap on the stem to conceal bolts, and the new handlebar is designed to offer more ergonomic hand positions than other road handlebars while offering a strong amount of road compliance. This allowed SCOTT to improve in another way: aerodynamics. Aerodynamics are seen a bit as the “final frontier” of race road bikes, and SCOTT uses their F01 Airfoil tube shape around the frontal areas of the bike to make the bike more aerodynamic than before.
SCOTT has also paid attention to ride quality. All bikes come with a 28c tire to balance out the stiff chassis, while bottom bracket height, axle-to-crown fork length, headtube length, and overall tube shapes allow the Addict RC to handle with the same liveliness as before, just with more tire clearance. It also allowed SCOTT to tweak geometry numbers to fit a wider range of riders on both sides of the size spectrum. That this is the lightest race road bike frameset with disc brakes they’ve ever made says a lot to their improved frameset. The Addict RC Ultimate weighs in at just 15.21 lbs.
The 2020 SCOTT Addict RC Ultimate uses their lightest HMX-SL frameset and pairs it to a full SRAM RED eTap AXS drivetrain. Zipp offers up its Zipp 202 NSW wheelset, while Syncros offers up their Syncros Creston iC SL handlebar-stem combo, Duncan SL Aero seatpost, and Belcarra 1.0 saddle. Schwalbe PRO ONE TL-Easy tires in 700 x 28c width complete the build. Addict RC is available in seven sizes (XXS-XXL).
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