Scott launches world’s lightest e-road bike

Scott's Addict eRIDE is a lightweight ebike that tips the scales at a claimed 10.75kg

Scott’s new Addict eRIDE electric bike is claimed to be the lightest assisted bike available at just 10.75kg.

Based on the Addict RC design, the new Addict eRIDE has a slightly more relaxed geometry and the range consists of four models: the Premium with Dura-Ace Di2 and a claimed 120km range; the eRIDE 10 with Ultegra Di2 and an 80km range; the eRIDE 20 with Ultegra/105 mechanical mix; and the women’s-specific eRIDE Contessa model.

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5 Scott Addict eRIDE highlights

  1. 120km range with 2,200m of climbing on the Premium model
  2. 3 hour charge time
  3. 1,040kg claimed frame and 10.75kg complete bike weight
  4. Fully integrated design
  5. Lightweight and aero design based on the Addict RC

All of the eRIDE models share the same 1,040g carbon frame made from Scott’s highest grade HMX carbon. So it’s not just the Premium model that has an impressively low overall weight, with Scott claiming 11.6kg for the Ultegra Di2 equipped eRIDE 10 and women’s-specific Contessa, while the Ultegra/105 mechanical bike weighs a claimed 12kg (all 56cm).

All of these models are lighter than the 56cm e-road bikes we’ve tried to date, with only Cannondale’s Supersix EVO Neo at 11.3kg  and Wilier Trestina’s Cento10 Hybrid at a claimed 10.2kg for a size small coming close.

Scott Addict eRIDE X35 motor

Scott was an early entrant into the ebike market way back in 2014 with a range of urban, trekking, and mountain bikes based around Bosch and Shimano crank-based systems. However, for the road it’s looked towards Mahle’s latest incarnation of its ebikemotion system, the X35.

Scott worked with Mahle on tuning the system to its particular needs, making the most of the lightweight system that offers 40Nm of torque at the rear wheel.

Scott tells us that it worked closely with Mahle’s engineers in Spain on the software that controls the power unit with the aim of giving riders as natural a feel as possible throughout the engine’s power settings – to offer as smooth a transition as possible when the power assists as well as when it tapers out once you’ve ridden past the maximum speed assistance level.

The X35 is a rear hub motor and the 252W/h slimline battery is enclosed within the down tube, with the power controlled by a bottom bracket cadence sensor.

Previous versions of the ebikemotion system have impressed us, the only caveat is that to get the best out of the system when riding you really need to have it connected to the very clever accompanying app – which means mounting a phone on your bars, not exactly the race look that Scott is going for with the Addict eRIDE.

So, thankfully, this latest iteration of the X35 system allows for a direct connection with a compatible head unit using ANT+, so your head unit can display power data and battery levels.

Ebikemotion is controlled by the iWOC control button mounted into the top tube, which cycles through four power settings. The button’s changing LED lights also provide information on the remaining charge left in the system.

As for range, the X35’s 252W/h internal battery has around 80km available, but you can piggyback a second bottle cage battery with a 208Wh capacity for 460W/h that extends the range to a claimed 120km.

The Premium model comes with the second battery as standard, for a comparable range to Specialized’s claimed 130km on its S-Work’s Turbo Creo SL.

The ebikemotion system uses the second battery to keep the main battery topped up rather than run the power sources in parallel, which keeps the cabling simple with just a short cable run from the bottle-battery into the charge point at the seat tube base at the bottom bracket.

Scott Addict eRIDE frame design

What’s remarkable about Scott’s Addict eRIDE is the proportions of the frame. Alongside Scott’s Addict RC the frame has exactly the same tube dimensions, which means aside from the enlarged rear hub and stealthy button on the top tube you’d be hard pushed to tell it apart from a standard road bike.

Scott has tweaked the geometry a little over the standard Addict, making it a little taller and a little shorter than the non-assisted bike.

Our eRIDE test bike in a 58cm has a 613.6mm stack and 388.6mm reach, while an Addict RC in the same size has 588mm of stack and a 400mm reach.

Scott Addict eRIDE geometry

Sizes XS / 49cm S / 52cm M / 54cm L / 56cm XL / 58cm
Seat tube angle (degrees) 75 74.5 74 73.5 73.1
Head tube angle (degrees) 71 72 72.5 73 73.3
Chainstay (cm) 42.2 42.2 42.2 42.2 42.2
Top tube horizontal (cm) 51.5 53 54.5 56 57.5
Head tube length (cm) 10.5 12.5 14.5 16.5 18.5
BB offset (cm) 7 7 7 7 7
BB height (cm) 27.9 27.9 27.9 27.9 27.9
Standover height (cm) 75.2 77.6 79.9 82.2 84.3
Wheelbase (mm) 995.1 997 1,002.60 1,007 1,014.80
BB center to top tube center (cm) 43.5 46 48.5 51 53.5
BB center to top of seat tube (cm) 49 52 54 56 58
Reach (cm) 37.32 37.7 38.09 38.43 38.86
Stack (cm) 52.91 55.16 57.24 59.33 61.36
Stem length (cm) 9 10 11 12 12

Scott Contessa eRIDE geometry

Sizes XS / 49cm S / 52cm M / 54cm L / 56cm
Seat angle (degrees) 75 74.5 74 73.5
Head tube angle (degrees) 71 72 72.5 73
Chainstay (cm) 42.2 42.2 42.2 42.2
Top tube horizontal (cm) 51.5 53 54.5 56
Head tube length (cm) 10.5 12.5 14.5 16.5
BB offset (cm) 7 7 7 7
BB height (cm) 27.9 27.9 27.9 27.9
Standover height (cm) 75.2 77.6 79.9 82.2
Wheelbase (cm) 995.1 997 1,002.60 1,007.50
BB center to toptube center (cm) 43.5 46 48.5 51
BB center to top of seattube (cm) 49 52 54 56
Reach (cm) 37.32 37.7 38.09 38.43
Stack (cm) 52.91 55.16 57.24 59.33
Stem length (cm) 9 10 11 12
The eRIDE shares the same tubing profiles and frame design as the pro-tour level Addict RC with the same aero details, such as the integrated fork crown, dropped rear stays and D-shaped seatpost that’s designed to offer compliance and an aero advantage over a standard round post.

The frameset has generous tyre clearances (32mm) and the eRIDE comes equipped with 30c tubeless tyres to counter the added weight of the ebike system to provide a ride quality equal to the non-powered machine.

The Addict eRIDE is also the first ebike we’ve seen with full-internal cable routing throughout. The Addict eRIDE Premium uses a Syncros Creston IC SL one-piece bar and stem to route all the cables through the bar and down into the Scott’s offset steerer head tube, which channels all of the cables down through the front of the head tube.

On lower models it’s the Creston IC 1.5, which uses a separate bar and stem but still routes both cables and hoses fully internally too.

Scott Addict eRIDE range

Scott Addict eRIDE Premium

Addict eRide Premium
The Addict eRide Premium tops the range with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and Syncros carbon wheels for £8,349.
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  • Frame: AME Addict eRIDE Disc HMX
  • E-Drive system: Mahle Motor Hub drive 40Nm max torque / EU: 25kmh / US: 20mph / Mahle 36V-250W + xTra Power Bottle Cage
  • Battery: 36v-208W
  • Fork: Addict eRIDE HMX flat-mount disc, full carbon
  • Headset: Syncros Addict RC Integrated
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-R9150
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-R9150
  • Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace ST-R9170
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-R9170 hydraulic disc, 160/F SM-RT900 CL and 160/R SM-RT86 6B rotor
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace FC-R9100 50×34
  • Bottom bracket: Shimano SM-BB92-41B
  • Handlebar: Syncros Creston iC SL / Carbon combo
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan SL Aero
  • Saddle: Syncros Belcarra Regular 1.0
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-HG901-11
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace CS-R9100 / 11-30
  • Tyres: Schwalbe PRO ONE Microskin, TL-Easy, Fold / 700 x 30C
  • Wheelset: Syncros Capital 1.0 40e Disc
  • Price: £8,349 / €9,299

Check out our first ride review of the Scott Addict eRIDE Premium.

Scott Addict eRIDE 10

Addict eRIDE 10
The Addict eRIDE 10 comes with Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 group for £5,649.
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  • Frame: Addict eRIDE Disc HMX
  • E-Drive system: Mahle Motor Hub drive 40Nm max torque / EU: 25kmh / US: 20mph / Mahle 36V-250W
  • Fork: Addict eRIDE HMX flat-mount disc, full carbon
  • Headset: Syncros Addict RC Integrated
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 RD-R8050-GS
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 FD-R8050
  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra ST-R8070
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-R8070 hydraulic disc, 160/F SM-RT800 CL and 160/R SM-RT86 6B rotor
  • Crankset: Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000 / Hollowtech II 50×34 T
  • Bottom bracket: Shimano SM-BB72-41B
  • Handlebar: Syncros Creston iC 1.5 Compact / Alloy
  • Stem: Syncros RR iC
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan 1.0 Aero
  • Saddle: Syncros Belcarra Regular 2.0
  • Chain: Shimano Ultegra CN-HG701-11
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000 / 11-32
  • Tyres: Schwalbe ONE Race-Guard Fold / 700 x 30c
  • Wheelset: Syncros Capital 1.0 40e Disc
  • Price: £5,649 / €6,299

Scott Addict eRIDE 20

Scott Addict eRIDE 20
The Addict eRIDE 20 is the base model at £3,999 and comes with a mix of Shimano Ultegra and 105 mechanical.
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  • Frame: Addict eRIDE Disc HMX
  • E-Drive system: Mahle Motor Hub drive 40Nm max torque / EU: 25kmh / US: 20mph / Mahle 36V-250W
  • Fork: Addict eRIDE HMX flat-mount disc, full carbon
  • Headset: Syncros Addict RC Integrated
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000-GS
  • Front derailleur: Shimano 105 FD-R7000
  • Shifters: Shimano 105 ST-R7020
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-R7070 hydraulic disc, 160/F SM-RT800 CL and 160/R SM-RT76 6B rotor
  • Crankset: Shimano 105 FC-R7000 50×34
  • Bottom bracket: Shimano SM-RS500-PB
  • Handlebar: Syncros Creston 2.0 Compact / Alloy
  • Stem: Syncros RR iC / 1 1/4in
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan 1.0 Aero
  • Saddle: Syncros Belcarra Regular 2.0
  • Chain: Shimano 105 CN-HG601-11
  • Cassette: Shimano CS-R7000 / 11-32
  • Tyres: Schwalbe ONE Race-Guard Fold / 700 x 30c
  • Wheelset: Syncros Capital 2.0 25e Disc
  • Price: £3,999 / €4,499

Scott Contessa eRIDE

Scott Contessa eRIDE
The women’s-specific Contessa shares the same spec as the eRIDE 10 but has women’s-specific finishing kit.
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  • Frame: Addict eRIDE Disc HMX
  • E-Drive system: Mahle Motor Hub drive 40Nm max torque / EU: 25kmh / US: 20mph / Mahle 36V-250W
  • Fork: Addict eRIDE HMX flat-mount disc, full carbon
  • Headset: Syncros Addict RC Integrated
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 RD-R8050-GS
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 FD-R8050
  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra ST-R8070
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-R8070 hydraulic disc, 160/F SM-RT800 CL and 160/R SM-RT86 6B rotor
  • Crankset: Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000 / Hollowtech II 50×34 T
  • Bottom bracket: Shimano SM-BB72-41B
  • Handlebar: Syncros Creston iC 1.5 Compact / Alloy
  • Stem: Syncros RR iC
  • Seatpost: Syncros Duncan 1.0 Aero
  • Saddle: Syncros Savona 2.5 V-Concept
  • Chain: Shimano Ultegra CN-HG701-11
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000 / 11-32
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Pro One / 30 x 622 / Schwalbe One Race-Guard Fold / 700 x 30c
  • Wheelset: Syncros Capital 1.0 40e Disc
  • Price: £5,649 / €6,299