Scott Addict Road Bike

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Scott Addict

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[Mar 06, 2020]
jrasero


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

2017 was one of the last years that the Scott Addict was race geometry oriented. Fast and climbed very well. Lively and transferred power well while still being very stiff. RP2.0 wheels are responsive and standard 28mm Continental tires are great. The hydraulic RS805 disc brakes are very strong without adding a ton of weight.

Weakness:

Parts are a mix of Ultegra and 105 and at the $3800 MSRP that is a tad underwhelming. By no means a heavy bike at 17.99lbs but for a race oriented carbon fiber bike not the lightest either which is because Scott didn't use their top tier carbon on this bike. White paint tended to chip easily. Syncros parts are uninspiring and and the saddle is one of the worse I have ever ridden which is weird since a lot of stock Prologo saddle are really good.

Price Paid:
2000
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2017
[Jan 14, 2013]
biker59life
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

light, stiff, can handle all you got all day long for the rest of your life

Weakness:

very difficult to find a reason to pay more and buy another bike

I picked up my Scott Addict R2 in 2007. I was 220 pounds (5'8") and just divorced. It came with Shimano D/A 7800 and scandium tubeless wheels. Great set up. Fast forward to 2013 January, I have since lost 45 pounds, still divorced (happily), and gone thru 7-8 other bikes including expensive Italian, French, Belgium bikes. Ridden the best from Canada, USA and Asia (yeah yeah, I know most are Asian but you know what I mean). The Scott Addict R2 is still with me.

The R2 now has Shimano D/A Di2, Mavic Carbone Ultimate (after a long stint with D/A 7900 C24 TL wheels). The frame is still gorgeous and with minimal scratches. It has an aggressive stance and friends can't understand why this thing has stuck around so long and why I put expensive parts on a frame that seem so old and out of date.

R2 is a great frame.

Power gets put down right away. Things happens immediately. Descents are mesmerizing and climbs are...well, addictive. It's also light that I get wide eyed reactions out of fellow riders when they pick up my bike. This all with the old components.

The Di2 and Mavic Ultimate wheels transformed the bike into something ethereal! Now, I've never claimed that I out grew the old set up, as a matter of fact, the old set up could have kept up with me until I lose another 20 pounds. But to have those up grades is just what makes life that much sweeter. And it is amazingly sweet!

35 mile bike rides are now a non-event (35 miler never was a big deal but that's the longest I have gotten with the new set up so far). The same distance is covered in 1/3 less time. Hill climbs are transcending experiences. Flat roads get eaten with aplomb. I can't wait to take it on my annual century ride and I can't wait to drop another 20 pounds!

To be fair, I have never ridden an R1 or and RC. But the R2 can easily take me thru to AT LEAST a cat 2 racer. I know there are Scott Foil's in the offering but I am searching the world for an RC; I gotta know what the RC is like!

So..Yes, my R2 is an "old" frame but you know what...I love it.

Similar Products Used:

too many to list

[Aug 11, 2011]
AB
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Very light
Confident at all speeds
As stiff as you need it
Surprisingly comfortable ride (with current set up)

Weakness:

Only my own in buying a 54 instead of 56. I think it'd be even better handling if the front wheel was just a touch forward.

This is for the Addict R1. I upgraded from my old Trek 5900, and what an upgrade it is! The bike is very light, agile and responsive. There's only the tiniest of flex in the BB when really stomping it, otherwise the it's as stiff as anything. It makes the 5900 feel like a old steel framed thing. Climbing is much easier than on the Trek and decending is a breeze. It's direct, changes easily even mid turn and feels very stable at any speed (up to 80kph at least). Despite hearing many say it's a very stiff bike, I find it quite easy on the body. However, I do ride 45 deep carbon clinchers and have a carbon bar which addmitedly sheilds a fair bit of vibration. I also think the intergrated seat post also offers some dampening. With this set up I feel comfortable even after 10 hour rides.

Similar Products Used:

Trek 5900 (harsher ride; Bontrager X-Lites)

[Apr 27, 2011]
Sean
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Responsive under power, Quick and confident steering, stiffness, stealth looks, light

Weakness:

May be too stiff for some who prefer a more "compliant" ride. Requires me to keep it clean since I now have a very nice rig!

This review is for the Scott Addict R1. I was riding and racing a CAA9 which was hard to give up after over 3 years. As you would suspect, the Scott is a definite upgrade. I test rode other carbon bikes (as is took them home and hammered the locals rides) and stayed with the CAAD 9 because I did not like the dead feel of most carbon bikes. I bought R1 frame without having ridden it, but after a lot of research. It was the right move for me. You get the companies best frame for thousands less than competitors top offering. It's light and retains and improves upon the stiffness I was used to on the CAAD. It takes some of the edge off the road but I still feel the road which I like. I would not describe it as plush, but I don't like that way those bikes feel when out of the saddle or spinning up quickly. I have a combo of different components from DA to SRAM force to Ultegra and with my Zipp tubalars the bike (Size L) comes in at 15 lbs exactly, so you can easily get this thing under 14 lbs.

Similar Products Used:

CAAD 9, Cervelo S2, BMC Pro Machine, S-Works

[Jun 07, 2010]
michaeld-c
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Crazy light.
Stiff.
Lively.
Smooth.
Comfortable.
Stealthy looks.
Really good value at this price.

Weakness:

Bloody Cervelo R3SL riders always want to argue about whose is better... they are both awesome.

I have the Scott Addict SL. It's the best frame I've ever ridden (and I've scabbed rides on plenty of friend's high end bikes.) Size L (56cm) was 810g out of the box including the 2 derailleur hangers.

Couldn't believe something this light would be anything but a wet noodle. I'm 80-85kg and an athletic build. Laterally and torsionally it is the stiffest bike I've owned and amazingly it is quite vertically compliant. Almost feels like a steel bike when you hit small bumps. It has a little bit of spring to it but doesn't want to buck you off.

It is quite lively and lets through just enough road buzz to let you know what's going on underneath you.

It's been out for a fair while now and hasn't been improved upon. Pros are still riding them and winning plenty of races so it's more than enough bike for me.

Makes me wonder where the limits for CF frames are. This has got to be close.

Similar Products Used:

Owned - Cinelli X-Perience. Orbea Onix. Wilier Sestriere (Sc). Scott CR1 SL.

Ridden - Look 585 (similar), Cervelo R3 (similar), Time Edge Racer (slightly flexier), Colnago C50 (similar), Wilier Cento Uno (very similar), Cannondale System Six (stiffer / harsher).

[Mar 13, 2009]
Edster
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stiff but compliant for a carbon frame.
Right amount of road feel. I like the integrated seat mast

Weakness:

None yet

After almost a year on the Scott Addict R1, I am very pleased with it. The bike fits great and for a carbon frame it still has qualities of a Ti bike in terms of just the right amount of road feel. It's stiff, but it doesn't beat me up like my Orbea Opal did.

Similar Products Used:

LeMond Zurich (853 steel)
Orbea Opal

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