It was 2007 when Scott learned about its 790g extremely light Addict platform. With it, Scott set a new benchmark for light and stiff racing frames, and several competitors spent years trying (with some fulfillment) to overcome it. Since then, the Addict RC, Scott’s solution to a lightweight all-around race system, has been ridden to countless world wins, such as a Grand Tour, with some generational overhauls along the way. The Addict has remained the same platform as that original trend-setting frame – at least in how it changed and was defined.
For 2020, Scott has overhauled its race-focused Addict RC lineup another time, including some apparent aero layout factors to the already mild and stiffer platform. Regrettably, for Wilier’s new Zero SLR, which claimed to be the world’s most effective completely incorporated lightweight disc race motorcycle, that sales pitch lasted 24 hours. The now disc-best Addict RC offers an integrated cockpit and cabling, too – and it’s arguably smarter in execution.
In the 77-slide presentation for this new motorcycle, over 45 have been dedicated to Scott’s new integrated handlebar/stem and related cable routing. From decreased aerodynamic drag to claimed machine weight financial savings – plenty of its miles are credited to the motorcycle’s new one-piece bar and stem.
All seven fashions of the new Addict RC see either the mechanical or electronic shift cables/wires at the side of the disc brake hoses run via the bars and instantly via the pinnacle tube. This is truly precise as many included structures are confined to the area and restricted to electronic shifting simplest (consisting of Wilier’s found out the previous day). To triumph over that, Scott got a bit creative.
This patented creation uses oversized 1.5-inch headset bearings at the pinnacle and bottom, with the standard approach offset 3mm rearward regarding the base. The fork steerer is then canceled and tapers from its 1.5in diameter at the bottom to a massive 1 1/4in (much like Giant’s OD2) at the top. By combining the 3mm offset and the slimmer steerer jogging through an oversized bearing, Scott has created room for cables and hoses to run in front of the fork steerer earlier than weaving their manner to the applicable corners of the motorcycle. Scott has dubbed it an “Eccentric bicycle fork shaft,” its ambitions are to offer complete cable integration without impacting shifting handlebar resistance or body stiffness. In reality, Scott claims that the new Addict RC’s head tube is stiffer than it turned into earlier.
Scott employed its in-residence issue business enterprise, Syncros, to produce the included handlebar and stem setups – this characteristic on all models. The extra highly-priced Addict RC fashions will get hold of the one-piece carbon-fiber Combo Creston iC SL bar. The Addict 10 and below get an alloy two-piece integrated setup (Creston iC 1.5 handlebar and RR iC stem) with similar ergonomics and aero profiling, including the hidden bolts.
That Combo Creston iC SL bar is quite a bit of kit, with a V-form that uses non-stop clean cable paths from the bar and via the branch. Compared to Syncros’ preceding one-piece bar and stem combo, the new Combo Creston iC SL is 26% stiffer and 27% extra compliant. It weighs an impressive 295g of the route and consistsf an out-the-front computer mount.from the stem through the bar. Additionally, the form allows for
The shape becomes developed with ergonomic studies from associate bike fitting enterprise GebioMized. Accounting for hand sizes and stress mapping, the bar gives a 2-degree flare on the drops and an oval shape designed to reduce strain points at the tops. Additionally, the emblems of the bar are designed to be useful resources in grip should you select to forgo bar tape on the lids.
Finally, the steerer clamp and headset top cap are blanketed using a magnetic cover. Being a one-piece machine makes future servicing a little trickier, but thankfully, the headset spacers, should you want them, are cut up and may be modified while not having to undo the hydraulic brakes.