Scott Addict 20 Disc

In August 2016, Scott announced that a disc version of their race-ready Addict frame was on its way. Here is a first look at the 2017 Scott Addict 20 Disc.

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Scott sought to maintain the bikes responsive handling and low weight while outfitting it with the increasingly popular and ever-present breaking system that gives predictable and reliable stopping in all conditions. Made from Scott’s second-tier HMF carbon, the Scott Addict 20 Disc is outfitted with an Ultegra groupset and finished with Syncros components.


The frame is designed around Shimano’s flat mount disc brakes. Scott has made some tweaks to the Addict frame in order for it to withstand the asymmetric braking force of the discs. These changes aren’t entirely trivial as they affect key areas of the bike that impact the ride quality of any given frame. The bike has slightly chunkier seat stays and the bridge has been removed which will give the back end a bit more flex making the ride over rough roads more comfortable. The chain stays have been lengthened fractionally compared to the rim version. This gives it a slightly longer wheelbase.

Scott Addict 20 Disc

The bike comes with 28 mm Continental Grand Sport Race Fold tires and Syncros RP2.0 Disc rims but at a quick glance at it looks like there is room for more. Wider tires will smoothen the ride over rough roads. The bike has 100 x 12 mm thru-axles at the front and 143 x 12 mm in the back which is becoming the industry standard and should make the wheels feel stiff and responsive. The Addict Disc uses 160 mm rotors. The big discs may fractionally add weight but provide increased braking surface to help slow down.

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The hydraulic disc cables are run through the frame as are the cables for the 11-speed Shimano Ultegra groupset. To make the bike slightly more budget friendly the chain and cassette are Shimano 105. The Ultegra crankset is mid-compact at 52x36T with a 11-28 cassette making it ready to go up straight out of the box. The Shimano ST-RS685 shifters work with hydraulic disc brakes mechanical groupsets. They will feel a little chunkier than rim brake shifters.

The bike is finished off with Syncros components. The bike has a carbon seat post while the bars and stem are alloy from Syncros RR2.0 line as is the saddle. Scott say the Addict 20 Disc weighs in at approximately 18 lbs. The bike retails for $5,300.

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Stay tuned for a full review.


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