Scott Addict SL: for the weight weenie

This Fall we’re riding Flax Fixed, a crazy BMX frankenbike, and this Scott Addict SL. The Scott is our weight weenie bike, with the frame tipping the scales at 1.8 pounds*.


According to Scott, the Addict is the lightest production frameset and it’s noticeably light in your hands. Like wow light. Carbon racing frames in this class hover around 2 pounds plus a bag of chips. The Scott drops another 1/2 pound by removing carbon weave and all the frame bits are carbon: dropouts, cable guides.

The biggest difference is that Scott is using a high-modulus carbon, which means they can build the frame with less material.

Also build it stiff as f*ck. I rode a Scott R2 earlier this year in Greenville.

Oh and we’ve got a Jake the Snake in the queue, as well as a Single Speed Tricross.

*Weighed on a postage scale.


So hows the Addict riding? I’ve been toying with the idea of picking one up.

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