Scott Bikes has had an Addict Gravel bike for a few years, which it developed on the back of the cyclocross bike of the same name. Now, however, the new Scott Addict Gravel launches with a sleek new look and a slippery aerodynamic profile that looks more inspired by modern aero road bikes.
It comes with an increased reach, longer fork rake, lower bottom bracket and shorter stem to make for a more agile and stable bike off-road. The dropped seatstays add aero credibility and the concealed cables that fit around the steerer tube via the stem means that the whole bike’s look is very sleek. Despite all that, the tyre clearance has been increased to 45mm for modern, more comfortable tyre profiles.
There will be carbon and alloy versions, and a Contessa range too. The full carbon Addict Gravel Tuned frame weights 930g and the fork 395g – not far off road race bikes.
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The aero-style bar and stem arrangement is particularly impressive looking when the one piece bar/stem arrangement is taken into account. There’s virtually no sign of those pesky cables. And in addition, a further benefit is that handlebar bags are free be strapped on without worry of fouling cables.
The new Addict Gravel comes with smart mounts for gear and accessories make the Addict Gravel ready for serious adventure rides. You will find a mounting option for bolt-on top-tube bags and accessories. There is also an extra mount on the down tube for an additional bottle cage or toolbox. Two different bottle cage positions, for better access when riding with a frame bag. Fender mounts are another new feature.
The all-new Addict Gravel product range will be for sale starting in September/October. Check out the Scott website for more details of the whole range.