Scott Addict Gravel 10 first look

Here's how the Swiss take on gravel

The Addict nameplate from Scott has always conjured up images of featherweight carbon masterpieces ascending tarmac at a group-shattering pace. Beyond the road, the Swiss firm has applied that no-holds-barred formula that light equals fast to cyclocross bikes, and now gravel bikes as well. 

Since it is a cyclocross frame, the top tube underside is flat
Since it is a cyclocross frame, the top tube underside is flat

Scott Addict Gravel 10 features

  • Addict Carbon HMX frame
  • Addict Gravel HMX carbon fork, flat-mount disc
  • 1 1/8" – 1 1/4" tapered steerer
  • SRAM Force 1 Drive train, 11-speed
  • SRAM 44t narrow/wide chainring
  • SRAM XG-1195, 10-42 cassette
  • SRAM Force hydraulic discs, 160mm rotors
  • Syncros carbon seatpost and handlebar
  • Syncros RT1.0 Disc Carbon wheels
  • Schwalbe G-One 35mm tires
  • 7.54kg / 16.62lbs

A SRAM Force 1 drivetrain provides 11-speeds of go
A SRAM Force 1 drivetrain provides 11-speeds of go

Built for the less maintained road

Gravel bikes, otherwise known as all-road, adventure, or somewhat jokingly 'groad' bikes, have certainly made an impact on the road side of cycling. Their main draw is the ability to leave the pavement and its associated cars, noise, and familiarity, and venture onto dirt roads, paths, and forest roads. 

In that vein, Scott has taken its Addict cyclocross frame, with relaxed 71-degree head angle and lengthy 1,056mm wheelbase, and added slightly wider rims to bulk out the Schwalbe G-One 35mm tires

The tall hoods on the Force hydraulic levers should provide plenty to hang onto when the gravel gets bumpy
The tall hoods on the Force hydraulic levers should provide plenty to hang onto when the gravel gets bumpy

The gearing is a single ring SRAM Force 1 drivetrain. The 44t chainring looks to be a tad bit stout for the gravel roads and the associated altitudes I have in mind, but maybe the 10-42 spread out back will give me enough spin.  

One thing I'm not concerned about are the SRAM hydraulic discs providing speed control for the Syncros carbon hoops. 

Versatile

Having the name of Addict and utilizing the same HMX carbon fiber that Scott's pro-level road race rigs employ means it's a very light machine. 

At under 8kg, I think it's entirely feasible that I might have to slip on some skinnier tires and (gasp!) stick to the roads should the need arise. Other than the relaxed geometry, the Addict Gravel 10 should be plenty fast in that guise. 

For those concerned, don't be, the frame meets UCI approval
For those concerned, don't be, the frame meets UCI approval

Scott Addict Gravel 10 pricing and availability

The higher spec Addict Gravel 10 retails at £5,499  /$6,349.99 / AU$TBC, while the Addict Gravel 20 comes in at £3,399 / $3,799.99 / AU$TBC.

Scott also offers two aluminum gravel bikes: the Speedster Gravel 10 at £1,499 / $1,799 / AU$TBC and the Speedster Gravel 20 at £1,075 / $1,349 / AU$TBC.

The bikes are available now at local Scott dealers. 

Scott is ready to take on dirt roads with its Addict Gravel 10
Scott is ready to take on dirt roads with its Addict Gravel 10

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