2014 Scott Addict SL

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Posts: 2104
Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:38 am
Location: Dutchess County, NY

by mdeth1313

rowdysluggins wrote:I have to preface this with the fact that I don't do any "real" racing anymore. I do lots of timed centuries, double centuries, slug-fests with my buddies, and hill climbing. To be honest, I just don't care much about alleged aero advantages when it comes to minor frame changes. Sure, TT bikes are better at their discipline than road bikes, but I think the velcro on my gloves comes loose when I'm riding sometimes, my jersey has wrinkles in it, those stupid boa dials stick out of my shoes. I haven't tested my position in a wind tunnel, and, oh yeah, and I'm usually drafting the biggest, fast guy I can find (unless I'm on a climb, when they disappear). I think all of those things could add up to way more than the frame drag. Give me something super-light, super-handling, and super-comfortable, and I'm pretty sure my performance will be better, even if it's placebo effect. In fact, the placebo effect of the aero frame is probably worth it to people who buy them (just not me). That said, if I can have all of the above, I'll buy it.

This! I couldn't be happier with my neilpryde bura sl. No regrets. That said I did ride a cr1sl followed by an addict sl and I loved both of those framesets (but not as much as my bura!)
Speedplay is the devil!

Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:31 pm

by HunterGrant

New Addict has a weight limit of 100 kilograms with carbon wheels.
Hoping to ride it in the next month. Look for a review then.



Posts: 1340
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:14 am
Location: by Crystal Springs (Sawyer Creek Trail)

by justkeepedaling

It has a weight limit? Can you clarify? Where did this info come from?

User avatar
Posts: 2264
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:26 am
Location: Atlanta, GA, US

by fa63

It is probably a weight limit due to the wheels, and not the frameset itself.

User avatar
Posts: 8609
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Location: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California

by prendrefeu

Does anyone know when the geometries for the 2014 Addict will be made available to the public?
(Or does anyone have access to the geometries now and could possibly share?)

edit: apparently, according to this: http://www.bdc-forum.it/scott-addict-e-solace-2014/ the geos will be the same as the Foil.
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

Posts: 436
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:53 pm

by haydos


The Geometry is exactly the same as the current foil. Not a bad thing I think...

User avatar
Posts: 458
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:43 am

by astranoc

Anyone heard a price about the frame yet?

User avatar
Posts: 7926
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:57 pm
Location: San Francisco, CA

by djconnel

CyclingNews review here

Useful information: 1. independent mass numbers, 2. confirmation the tubes are shaped for improved aerodynamics

Posts: 69
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:47 pm
Location: UK/Industry

by bmxbandit

^ Interesting review, though a couple of points conflict with what I'd heard from the recent Swiss camp. Though I am told as a bike it is a fantastic ride, climbing well and descending with confidence. Also, for that price, I was expecting it to be a little lighter -we have a Neil Pryde Bura sl in xl at the shop which is a good chunk cheaper but the same weight....

User avatar
Posts: 3762
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:02 am
Location: On the bike

by 53x12

Such a fine looking frame. I haven't been a big fan of some of Scott's paint schemes in the past, but just love what they did for this.

"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."

Posts: 187
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:53 am

by metanoize

53x12 wrote:Such a fine looking frame.

Not only fine looking, this frame is really at the top end of consumer level carbon tech. I predict this frame will launch another weight reduction race, and that's a good thing.

User avatar
Posts: 3762
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:02 am
Location: On the bike

by 53x12

I agree, Scott has helped pushed the boundaries again for mass production road frame. Will be interesting to see how the other players respond.
"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."

Johnny Rad
Posts: 1843
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:22 am
Location: Zion

by Johnny Rad

I'm definitely interested in upgrading my prev-gen Addict to the new Addict one day. Seems I'd drop almost a 1lb with the new frame / fork. Wow. Now, about that price...

As far as a weight race, I predict Cannondale tries again. If you [Cannondale] don't suceed at first - try, try again. Their EVO designer previously did the Addict, right?

Posts: 875
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:36 pm

by tranzformer

^ Yes, Peter Denk.

User avatar
Posts: 1423
Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:29 am
Location: Mountain View, California

by Cheers!

very nice.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Last post