How does it compare to canyon ?
After a short spin of 50 miles earlier last week and 2 serious rides this weekend (200 miles and almost 15000 feet climbing in total, avg 20,6 on both), I think i'm able to give a first review and comparison with the Canyon:+ side:
* a lot stiffer, especially in the front. It's a joy to go out of the saddle with this. The canyon is far more slughish in that aspect.
* very snappy ride, accelarates very easely
* steering is stable just what it has to be, but remains very easy to handle. Even at > 50MPH on a less than perfect descent, steering remains calm. All good, far beter than the canyon (lacks stiffness in front and is far more twitchy). One handed riding is not a problem at all.
* Nothing to do with the frame, but DI2 is a pure joy, especially when you get tired at the end. With mech, you easely shift 2 cogs instead of 1 intended. With DI2, tap, and shift. Easy!- side:
* a little harsh. Beter than my old CR1 SL, but far worse than the Canyon. Even with same wheels and tyres. I dropped a little pressure in the tyres, but no real improvement. I use a different saddle on both bikes, but that's no explanation : the front end of the Scott is also a lot firmer! In most review, testers talk about the real comfort of the new addict. Sorry, bu I don't get it. Now, in most reviws, they rave about the stiffness of the Canyon CF SlX. I don't get it either. The canyon is really flexy compared to the Addict (and the old CR1). Conclusion : take reviews with a real grain of salt!!
* Also nothing to do with the frame, but the DA brakes are not that impressive : fairly good modulation, but lack of real bite and stopping power. Even with my trusty Campy aloy wheels and standard DA blocks. It gets a little better as the blocks start to wear a little, but i'm a bit disapointed here. Arent' the DA brakes not the reference everything else is compared with?
Bottom line : The addict is a pure, hardcore racebike. The canyon is more of a granfondo bike, best suited for +5 hours rides without too brutal efforts out of the saddle.
More questions? Shoot!!