Road vibration is exceptionally well damped despite the narrow-by-current-trends 23mm rubber, a scott trait thats reinforced by the sublime Dura-Ace wheels.
Ride quality, looks and an incredibly low weight make for a compelling package that cannot disappoint.
Few bikes can challenge the Addicts blend addict of scott refinement and poise.
The original bike was a lightweight trendsetter, while the 2014 update tweaked the blueprint to team near perfection, adding comfort and refinement without sacrificing any of the designs racing pedigree.For a long time Matthew's heart belonged to the Scott Addict, but he's currently enjoying Trek's lovely aluminium Emonda ALR and having a torrid affair with a Giant Trance e-MTB.Robert Smith, team the Scott Addict has never failed to impress.High-end carbon, scott makes the Addict in two different grades of carbon: the slightly cheaper and heavier HMF, and the high-zoot HMX that offers a claimed frame weight of 790g (plus 300g for the fork) and boasts just a little more stiffness.In the pro world these would be training wheels in any case since of course the riders race on deep section carbon tubulars, hardly the most practical choice for most.Weve said it before, scott but their unique carbon-laminated alloy construction really does seem to offer something special.Theres no addict sense of waste in the engineering, no extraneous gimmickry or fanciful techno-bollocks its just a bloody good bike with ride quality to match its indisputably appealing appearance.Seat Tube (cm) 48, chainstays (cm) 41 Bottom Bracket Height (cm).5 Wheelset Shimano Dura-Ace C24, 24mm deep rims, 16 spokes front, 24 spokes rear Weight (kg).44 Trail.9 Stem Syncros.0 carbon 110mm Shifters Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Seatpost Syncros FL10 addict carbon.2mm.A slimline post helps comfort on this pro-level ride.Advertisement, weve reviewed various versions of the bike before, so its no great hardship to climb aboard the 2016 Team Issue, the closest in spec to the machine the pros actually race on apart from its relatively modest wheelset.Having said that, while the wheels are among the smoothest on the market and they roll on some of the best hubs, they are comparatively narrow at under 21mm and they arent the stiffest laterally.Product Specifications, product, name, addict Team Issue, brand.
A slim seatpost aids comfort on compressed this pro-level ride.
David Caudery / Immediate Media, when youre out of theft the saddle on a steep gradient, the Addict feels completely at home.
At 174cm tall and 53kg, he looks like he should be better at cycling than he actually is, famiglia and he's ok with that.
Slightly dropped skinny seatstays and a slim seatpost promise comfort (and deliver while an appropriately muscular bottom bracket junction unites suitably substantial tube sections for that other bike review cliché lateral stiffness.
Anyway, the subtle green highlights review and the contrast of edition glossy decals and matt carbon look rather excellent, and Dura-Aces spartan beauty complements the whole thing perfectly.Scott Addict Team Issue review, our review, its expensive in pro guise, but the Addict remains a favourite because its just so good light, swift and fun.Saddle, prologo CPC Zero, wheelbase (cm) 99, top Tube (cm) 54, standover Height (cm).Pros: Amazing weight and fabulous ride quality.David famiglia Caudery / Immediate Media, the fork weighs assign just 300g, david Caudery / Immediate Media.Granted, black is the least original colour for a carbon machine but hey, total weight savings and all that.Its one of the great climbers bikes of our times, but its abilities arent limited to heading uphill its a true all-rounder that acquits itself well whether youre carving down technical mountain descents or bumping over potholes on British lanes.While there are (slightly) stiffer bikes on the market, few can challenge the Addicts particular blend of refinement and killer poise.Advertisement, you do pay a substantial premium for the pro level frame and the wheel spec isnt exactly generous for a bike costing this many thousands, but taken on its own merits the Addict Team Edition is still a perfectly lovely thing.