Hope they updating the styling. I've got a 2011 Addict R1, think the HT and fork are a little goofy looking. They'll probably also move to a slightly tapered steer tube.
Only other problem I have with my Addict is lack of clearance around the chain stays for wider rims and bigger tires.
That and it's a bit too long for me.
asv wrote:Why did they get rid of the Addict in the first place? Not a lot of people I know buy into the "aero road frame" marketing. Most of the Specs and Cervelo's I see are Tarmacs and R-Series. I see ton of Cannondales and they don't even offer an "aero road" option.
Scott stopped producing the Addict because there was too much overlap with the Foil. Normally aero frames are quite compromised it terms of weight and feel when compared to most companies' high end road frames. The Foil is a bit of the exception as it still features the stiffness that made the Addict so popular with only a negligible increase in frame weight (the base HMF Foil frame is still lighter than the the S-Works Tarmac SL4). Think of the aero benefit as the icing on the cake. I can certainly feel the difference in crosswinds...
Generally the average man isn't swayed with the marketing bull of saving 10 seconds over 250km unless they are the current Lance Armstrong aka Mr !!!
I would love to see the return of the addict and i would certainly buy one of their frames, but only the addict, the CR1 is too much of a relaxed geo, the foil is too much the other way and not visually striking, at the end of the day, whatever is designed and touted as new is only as successful as the sales it generates.
BRING BACK THE ADDICT
Bringing back the Addict makes sense from a financial perspective as all the big names carry aero and non-aero road frames these days. Would I trade either of my Foils for one? Can't really see it happening.
Grill wrote:Considering that aero road frames are a recent innovation
Cervelo has offered aero road frames for over a decade now with the Soloist.
I'm sure there are situations where the frames make a lot of sense, but in the last few years with numerous "aero road" frames available the vast majority of people I see buying top of the line frames are not going for the "aero road" offerings.
I almost never see a Scott in my area, but I think thats because the local dealers are pretty weak.
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