Scott aims to silence your city with new commuter

Details on new Silence and E-Silence models

Scott has just announced the newest addition to its range of commuter bikes, the Silence and E-Silence. With these new bikes, Scott says it's trying to ‘silence your city.’

“Noise pollution, especially stemming from road traffic, railways and airports, is the second biggest environmental problem affecting the health of humans after air pollution,” the brand says.

Available in both assisted and unassisted versions, the Silence is equipped with an integrated front light that doubles as the faceplate for the stem and at the back there is also an integrated rear light at the top of the seat post.

Take a look at the new Scott E-Silence

Both the e-bike and standard non-assisted version are available with 10- and 11-speed Shimano drivetrains as well as belt driven Nuvinci and Shimano 8- and 11-speed Alfine internally geared hubs.

The assisted models utilise a Brose E-Technology system that is claimed to offer up to 150km of range and a max speed of 25kph. The German made Brose drive unit offers 250w of assistance and 90nm of torque, and is claimed to weigh 3.4kg — 200g heavier than the Shimano Steps drive unit, but it also offers nearly double the torque and the same assistance.

Running off a 590 watt-hour battery, the power source is integrated into the downtube and is removable for easy charging.

The assisted models get a German made Brose E-Technolgy system
The assisted models get a German made Brose E-Technolgy system

The brains of the operation is the Brose Display, which features a PMMA touchscreen lens that is claimed to work in the rain as well as when wearing gloves. It’s from here that the level of assist can be customised (Cruise 65 percent, Tour 165 percent and Sport 290 percent) and the walk-assist function controlled as well as the integrated lights.

As e-bikes, and commuters in general can be quite heavy, E-Silence is claimed to weigh between 23.9kg / 50.lbs and 23.7kg/ 52.35lbs depending on the model, while the non-assisted versions are claimed at 14.5kg / 33lbs and 15.6kg / 34.4lbs, again depending on the model. To stop all of this weight, the Silence and E-Silence bikes also get Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather fuss-free braking performance.

Completing the bikes are integrated fenders and racks, which Scott makes a point of saying are sturdy, as well as an integrated lock holder and a kickstand too. Pricing and availability are to be confirmed.

Scott E-Silence models

Scott E-Silence Evo

The E-Silence Evo is assisted and sees a belt driven Nuvinci internally geared hub
The E-Silence Evo is assisted and sees a belt driven Nuvinci internally geared hub

  • E-Silence 6061 alloy frame
  • Nuvinci Harmony N330 hub
  • Integrated lights
  • Syncros components
  • Shimano BR-T8000 disc hydr. disc

Scott E-Silence 10

The E-Silence 10 gets a murdered out black paint job and a standard chain-driven Shimano drivetrain
The E-Silence 10 gets a murdered out black paint job and a standard chain-driven Shimano drivetrain

  • E-Silence 6061 alloy frame
  • Shimano XT-SLX 11-speed
  • Syncros components
  • Shimano BR-M7000 disc hydr. disc
  • Integrated lights

Scott E-Silence 20

The E-Silence 20 sees a standard Shimano XT-SLX 11-speed drivetrain
The E-Silence 20 sees a standard Shimano XT-SLX 11-speed drivetrain

  • E-Silence 6061 alloy frame
  • Shimano XT-SLX 11-speed
  • Syncros components
  • Shimano BR-M7000 disc hydr. disc
  • Integrated lights

Scott Silence models

Scott Silence Speed 10

Scott has spec'd the E-Silence Speed 10 with a massive 11-42t cassette
Scott has spec'd the E-Silence Speed 10 with a massive 11-42t cassette

  • E-Silence 6061 alloy frame
  • Shimano XT-SLX 11-speed
  • Syncros components
  • Shimano BR-M7000 disc hydr. disc
  • Integrated lights

Scott Silence Evo

With an internal Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub, the Scott Silence Evo should be an almost maintenance free commuter
With an internal Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub, the Scott Silence Evo should be an almost maintenance free commuter

  • Silence EVO 6061 alloy frame
  • Shimano Alfine 11-speed
  • Syncros components
  • Shimano BR-S700 disc hydr. disc
  • Integrated lights

Scott Silence 10

A standard Shimano XT 3x10 drivetrain should offer plenty of range and reliable shifting
A standard Shimano XT 3x10 drivetrain should offer plenty of range and reliable shifting

  • Silence EVO 6061 alloy frame
  • Shimano XT 30-speed
  • Syncros components
  • Shimano BR-M365 disc hydr. disc
  • Integrated lights

Scott Silence Speed 10

The Silence Speed 10 also gets a Shimano Alfine hub, but with only 8-speeds
The Silence Speed 10 also gets a Shimano Alfine hub, but with only 8-speeds

  • Silence EVO 6061 alloy frame
  • Shimano Alfine 8-speed
  • Shimano BR-M365 disc hydr. disc
  • Syncros components

Scott Silence 20

The Silence 20 gets a 3x10 speed Deore drivetrain
The Silence 20 gets a 3x10 speed Deore drivetrain

  • Silence EVO 6061 alloy frame
  • Shimano Deore 30-Speed
  • Syncros components
  • Shimano BR-M315 disc hydr. disc
  • Integrated lights
Colin Levitch

Staff Writer, Australia
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Colin now resides in Sydney, Australia. Holding a media degree, Colin is focused on the adventure sport media world. Coming from a ski background, his former European pro father convinced him to try collegiate crit racing. Although his bright socks say full roadie, he enjoys the occasional mountain bike ride, too.
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