When Scott proposed developing an electric version of their Addict RC model, they made it clear that their intention behind this new model was to massively increase the possibilities for anyone who rides it. It wasn’t about providing “help” for unfit cyclists, but to focus on those who get enjoyment from moving each crank through pure effort, so they can redefine their limits for every ride they take on this hybrid bike.
But converting one of the lightest and most aerodynamic sports bikes on the market into a pedal-assist bike without losing any of its qualities was not a simple task, and it posed a significant challenge for the brand. Fortunately, Scott had the perfect solution to this dilemma: the lightweight drive systems from MAHLE ebikemotion.
The system is so well integrated that it’s incredibly difficult to tell the difference between the Addict RC and the Addict eRide, as in both versions the cables have been seamlessly integrated into the handlebars and the frame, and the electric system is practically invisible to the naked eye.
This renowned bike producer was able to apply their 60 years of experience in the world of road bikes to adapt their bikes to the latest electric developments, applying the high level of Swiss precision that they’re famous for to produce what the market has long been demanding.
The Scott eRide motor maps have been carefully designed to be highly customisable, so this bike performs differently to any other bike that uses the same MAHLE X35 hybrid electric system, thus making it a unique experience that regular users of Scott bikes will definitely appreciate.
And now, roughly a year since the first Scott Addict eRide bike was launched, we’re seeing this great bike revamped into the lightest electric bike on the market (until now, that is), weighing in at a total of 10.75 kg, a weight that was completely unimaginable for a peddle-assist bike just a few years earlier.
What’s more, the incorporation of the MAHLE Range Extender into the system practically doubles its autonomy, achieving a total of 460 Wh between its two batteries to provide the rider with controlled assistance of up to 120 km and enabling them to climb over 2,200 m.
The best way to sum up this impressive bike is to say that the new Scott Addict eRide has managed to resolve the dilemma of enabling riders to ride higher and further without sacrificing any part of the cycling experience, while also allowing them to avoid the unnecessary discomfort of those highly challenging rides.