Two summers ago Scott tucked a 250Wh battery and a Mahle X35 hub motor into their carbon Addict eRIDE to create what they called the “world’s lightest e-road bike” of the time. Now, upgraded to Mahle’s lighter, smaller & more sophisticated X20 e-bike drive system, the complete Addict eRide sheds another 250g, setting another lightweight e-bike benchmark.
2022 Scott Addict eRide lighter road e-bike
Upgrading the lightweight Scott Addict RC eRide road e-bike family was a no-brainer once Mahle unveiled their new lighter, more powerful & more compact X20 e-bike drive system. The relatively low-torque motor placed directly in the rear wheel delivers direct power without gear reduction or drivetrain losses, and is again the lightest e-bike powertrain on the market.
Plus, now the new X20 system is more neatly integrated, upgraded to modern road disc standards, and more smoothly delivers power as you pedal for a more natural road bike ride feel.
Mahle X20 Tech details
We break down the full Mahle X20 e-bike powertrain in detail in its own separate article. But suffice it to say, it’s better in almost every way with regards to road (& gravel) riding.
The new x20 system is 300g lighter than the prior X35 with a smaller diameter (more stealthy) 250Wh hub, higher peak torque, increased support range, and almost no system drag when the motor is not engaged. It provides smoother pedal-assist power with new sensors & AI power management, works with 12mm thru-axles, has a quick-connect power coupler at the dropout, and is now compatible with Shimano, SRAM & Campagnolo 10-13-speed cassettes. It also gets a more informative controller, and options ANT+ head unit & remote control buttons.
It’s a much more refined and modern solution to the stealthy lightweight and natural-feel e-bike system that pairs well with narrow tires and the higher average speeds of road & gravel bikes.
The X20 pedal-assist is also more customizable than ever, with the new Mahle ONE mobile app letting riders adjust the power of each of 3 support modes, plus a 4th automatic AI controlled mode.
Scott Addict eRide Tech details
The Scott Addict eRide frameset itself is much the same as it was two years ago – a modern light carbon bike frame with quick handling geometry almost the same as the Addict RC road bike, just a slightly shorter Reach & slightly higher Stack. The Addict e-bike gets fully internal cable routing, 1-piece or 2-piece integrated Syncros cockpits, flat mount disc brakes, now 12mm thru-axles front & rear, and spec’d with 30mm road tires with clearance for a bit extra.
And only the Mahle controller in the toptube and the charging port cover next to the front derailleur giving away that it is an e-bike.
Available at four price points, all of the Scott Addict eRide bikes share the same 1040g HMX carbon frame and the same upgraded 3.2kg complete Mahle X20 e-bike drive system with its 236Wh internal battery. The top-spec Ultimate build also includes the 172Wh Range Extender external bottle battery.
Scott claims the lightest complete e-bike build as low as 10.5kg / 23.1lb.
Scott Addict eRide – Pricing, availability & options
The Addict eRide range includes five e-bike models, starting with the Scott Addict eRide 30 at 6000€ with an Ultegra/105 mechanical mix, low-profile 25mm deep carbon Syncros wheels, and 2-piece bar & stem.
At 7000€ there is an Addict eRide 20 & Contessa Addict eRide 15, each spec’d with SRAM Rival AXS and the same Syncros carbon wheels & 2-piece cockpit.
The 7500€ Addict eRide 10 steps up to newer Ultegra Di2 and more premium 40mm deep Syncros carbon wheels, still with a separate alloy bar & stem.
Then, the top-tier Scott Addict eRide Ultimate e-bike sells for 10,000€ with a complete Dura-Ace Di2 12sp groupset, 40mm deep, 23mm internal Syncros carbon wheels, 1-piece Syncros Creston iC SL carbon cockpit, and the external bottle Range Extender battery that you can add on when needed for longer rides.
Scott says the new Addict eRide road e-bike range is available to order from your local Scott bike shop now, with in-store availabilities expected “shortly”.