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World’s lightest Scott Addict eRide e-bike gets even lighter with upgraded Mahle X20 motor

2022 Scott Addict eRide lightest road e-bike, HMX carbon, Mahle X20, photo by Gaetan Rey Shaperideshoot, climbingc. Scott, photo by Gaetan Rey
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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.

2022 Scott Addict eRide lightest road e-bike, HMX carbon, Mahle X20, photo by Gaetan Rey Shaperideshoot, cornering
c. Scott, ride photos by Gaëtan Rey

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

Mahle X20 lightweight e-bike drive system components
c. Mahle

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.

Mahle X20 lightweight e-bike drive system schematic

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

2022 Scott Addict eRide light carbon road e-bike, lightest Mahle X20 motor, frameset detail

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.

2022 Scott Addict eRide lightest road e-bike, HMX carbon, Mahle X20, photo by Gaetan Rey Shaperideshoot, new controller
blue AI-controlled power mode

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.

2022 Scott Addict eRide light carbon road e-bike, lightest Mahle X20 motor, internal & external batteries detail
236Wh internal & optional 172Wh external batteries

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

2022 Scott Addict eRide light carbon road e-bike, Mahle X20 motor, 30 complete
2022 Scott Addict eRIDE 30

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.

2022 Scott Addict eRide light carbon road e-bike, Mahle X20 motor, Contessa 15 complete
2022 Scott Contessa Addict eRIDE 15

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.

2022 Scott Addict eRide light carbon road e-bike, Mahle X20 motor, 10 complete
2022 Scott Addict eRIDE 10

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.

2022 Scott Addict eRide light carbon road e-bike, Mahle X20 motor, Ultimate complete
2022 Scott Addict eRIDE Ultimate

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.

2022 Scott Addict eRide lightest road e-bike, HMX carbon, Mahle X20, photo by Gaetan Rey Shaperideshoot, riding

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”.

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Jaap
Jaap
2 years ago

Why are the rotors mismatched?

Moe
Moe
2 years ago

So the battery is fully built in and cannot be replaced? Seems like a severe design flaw. All batteries will eventually lose their capacity and need to be replaced. I’d rather have a heavier frame and something that I can repair over a frame that is practically garbage after the battery dies.

suede
suede
2 years ago
Reply to  Moe

The battery is removable through the bottom of the frame after you remove the crankset, several companies use this design. It allows the downtube to remain a tube as opposed to a hull shape which requires more material to offset the weaker shape. Theoretically you could also make the battery housing lighter as it doesn’t need the same level of impact resistance or weatherproofing.

Ben
Ben
1 year ago
Reply to  suede

Still in real life you will have to buy a whole new bike as ordering a replacement battery is “not possible” at resellers in Netherlands and Germany, unless it’s a free replacement battery under warranty. I got the latter after months of “mistakes”.

Mike W.
2 years ago

You know what I’d rather know…what the range is when actually using the system. What good does a light e-bike accomplish if you get 15 minutes of ride time out of it.

Pedro
Pedro
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike W.

100km with 1400m of positive climbing

Johan V
Johan V
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike W.

Is inderdaad een relevante vraag. Hoe ver raak je er mee en wat is de max snelheid.

Chris
Chris
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike W.

I have an eride 10 – in the Pyrenees with plenty of hills, using a range extender, it was achieving 110k + . Without the extender 70k.
On order is my new Ultimate – excellent value pro-rata.

ben
ben
2 years ago

Funny how bikebrands try to hide every single visual of it being an ebike, As being the highlight of the bike I would expect to have it written al over the frame in bold font. Wonder why they dont…

Tom
Tom
2 years ago
Reply to  ben

Just like I don’t want my electric cars to scream that they’re electric with silly shapes and special blue trim, I think making an e-bike look just like a “normal” bike is the way to go.

John
John
2 years ago
Reply to  ben

15 years ago people had enormous hi fi or “ghetto” blasters. Then apple invented a sleek very small I pod, and I phone. This is the same concept. Why do you want to cycle on an Incredible Hulk when you can have something sleek and light?

Harry
Harry
2 years ago

And is the same weight as the Ribble endurance SL e that’s been out for a while at 10.5kg

Chris
Chris
1 year ago
Reply to  Harry

I had the Ribble SLe top of the range two years ago, size small & well over 11Kg. It arrived after months of delay & promises with a large paint chip on the head tube. After about 18months it developed small pimples in the Custom matt black paint. Sold it as sending it back for a re-paint, with delays, was too much agro & long winded.
I now have an eride 10, arrived properly set up & perfect, as it should be. If you want a Ribble take a stock bike & paint as they are good value or their ti bikes are excellent/

Ken
Ken
4 months ago
Reply to  Harry

Yes however the Scott has the newer X20 drive system whereas Ribble are still using the X35.

Steveh
Steveh
2 years ago

A small light 250 WH battery would work for a lot of people that actually want to ride their bike for a work out and enjoy it, for me having an extra 50W on top of the 200W or so I am already pushing would make me feel like a champ.

Larry T
1 year ago

What’s left out is how much the range is extended if you use the heartrate monitor controls. If the motor only comes on when your heartrate exceeds a preset level, you’re riding a lightweight, fun-to-ride bike on your own power for a lot of the time, based on my wife’s X35 experience. How can X20 not be even better, all with a bike that looks like…well…a bike?

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