Ever since Marcel Wildhaber had been spotted riding a Scott Sports frame with discs and a wholly inventive paint job, there have been many cyclocross fans anxiously awaiting further details on when Scott Sports would be releasing their new cyclocross bikes for the general public.
The night before 2015 Sea Otter began, Scott Sports unveiled their latest model, the Addict CX, along with some good and bad news.
Before we dive into the extensive details of the 2016 Addict CX, we'll hit you with possibly the most disappointing update: The gray camo paint job will not be available to customers. The scheme had been fully intended as a prototype-only finish, and was inspired by the same design that Cadillac uses to discourage paparazzi from taking clean photos of their beta model performance cars.
Instead, a mixture of a gloss and matte black combination accented with yellow hi-viz will make up the final colorization of their Addict CX 10 Disc, which is set to be availble in August for $5899, alongside the aluminum counterpart, the Speedster CX 10 Disc, which will retail for $1699. The model that seeks an in-between pricing, the Addict CX 20, will only be availble in Europe.
Use the slider below for the in-depth details of the Scott Sports Addict CX 10 Disc and a full spec guide, below.
Tube shapes and diameters are modified for each size frame, which means that Scott Sports customized the frame stiffness of each size for smaller or larger riders.
Yet all frameset sizes feature the ability to have internal everything, whether a rider has wires, cables, hydraulic hoses, or a dropper post cable. Yes, you read that right. Scott is attempting to future proof its bike by offering internal routing for a dropper post cable.
The frame gets fatter in some areas – with a new tapered steerer that flares to 1-½” and a PF86 (BB86) bottom bracket shell that offers more width than the typical 68mm shell. The new PF86 shell provides more width for the downtube and more width for tire clearance. Bottom bracket stiffness is said to have been increased by 14% over the previous Addict. Scott Sports explains that 40c tires should fit fine with room to spare, with 6mm of clearance on either side at the fork. Up front, the tapered head tube and new fork are said to offer 32% more torsional stiffness.