Cyclo-Cross is continually on the up and up. The mix between road and mountain bike racing on technical courses and oftentimes in miserable weather conditions guarantees a lot of drama, action and spectacle for crowds and riders alike.
Cyclo-Cross racers value the hard efforts put in during winter, the technical aspects of racing and the need to maximize the efficiency of each pedal stroke in order to move through difficult terrain swiftly.
Despite being a sport with a lot of tradition and history, the genuine battle with the elements and the competition attracts riders and spectators worldwide.
The Addict CX features frame technologies that have been successfully implemented on previous SCOTT bikes. Similar to the
Solace, the seat stays of the Addict CX are directly connected with the toptube. Additionally, the toptube becomes more oval towards
the connection with the seattube. On top of this the Addict CX uses a 27.2mm seat post which features enhanced comfort
characteristics compared to a 31.6mm seat post. The combination of these factors results in an increase in vertical compliance and
in comfort by 61.5% compared to its predecessor.
The Addict CX offers cable routing from the fork all the way to the rear dropouts. Cables that are routed internally are protected
against water and dirt, extending their life and ensuring flawless shifting at all times, while providing a clean look. Additionally, the
Addict CX frame is compatible with mechanical and electronic shifting systems and provides enough space to route the cable of
a dropper post internally.
The thru axle system is designed to be as quick and easy to use as a regular quick release, while at the same time offering extra strength, stiffness and security. Thru axles, as we know, provide increased axle-stiffness compared to standard quick releases. The 100×12mm front axle and the 142×12mm rear axle improve the stiffness of the fork/wheel and rear triangle/wheel systems, ultimately working in favor of power transfer. The thru axle has been designed by
SCOTT and features a pitch of 1.5mm which allows for a fast wheel change.
The installation of wheels with disc brakes and standard quick release systems in such a fashion that the disc is not rubbing on the brake pads can be difficult. Wheels with thru axle closing mechanism offer unparalleled precision when it comes to positioning the disc brake within the brake system making for increased ease of use.
Compared to a standard quick release, thru-axles offer extra safety and make sure the connection between the wheels and the frame is firm even in the most demanding of conditions.
The chain guide can be mounted on interfaces of the derailleur hanger and the chain guard when only one chain ring is used. No matter how grim the mud is, the chain guide makes sure the chain is kept in place.
While there’s no doubt regarding the reliable and consistent braking performance of disc brakes, there is no longer an additional weight penalty to worry about, as the race-ready Addict CX comes close to the UCI’s weight limit for complete bikes. The Addict CX frame is optimized for disc brake use and accommodates both postmount and flatmount disc brake standards.
Light weight is the shared bloodline connecting all SCOTT product segments. Early on, SCOTT invested heavily into the development of new carbon manufacturing technologies, the use of exclusive raw materials and the optimization of development processes. The continuous advancement of SCOTT’s carbon expertise enables the release of stunningly lightweight products on a regular basis. The Addict CX is no exception to this rule.
The frame uses an HMX carbon fiber blend that has inherently excellent stiffness-to-weight characteristics. The front triangle of the Addict CX is manufactured using SCOTT’s patented IMP Technology which results in incredibly lightweight construction. Rounded off with full carbon, hollow rear dropouts the frame weighs in at 890g while the disc brake-optimized fork tips the scale at 390g. The race-ready, disc brake-equipped Addict CX, which Marcel Wildhaber rode at the 2015 CX World Championships in Tabor, is scrapping The UCI’s weight limit for complete bikes.
Thanks to SCOTT’s Engineer’s Carbon expertise, the Addict CX is by far the lightest disc brake-optimized Cyclo-Cross bike currently on the market.
The new Addict CX features 1 1/8” to 1 1/2” integrated bearings and a tapered headtube. Compared to the previous model the headtube diameter has increased and therefore allows for wider connections of the toptube and downtube which results in an increase of torsional stiffness by 32%. The rigid front end enables direct, precise and safe handling of the bike, even in the most technical of turns.
The PF86 bottom bracket allows for a wide connection of the downtube and the tapered seattube to the BB box. Together with a stiffness-optimized lay-up and SCOTT’s patented carbon manufacturing process, the BB stiffness of the new Addict CX has increased by 14% compared to its predecessor.
Larger frame sizes require larger tubes. A larger tube generally exhibits increased weight and reduced stiffness. By adjusting the tubes cross sections and using a modified Carbon lay-up, a consistent stiffness-to-weight ratio throughout each frame size is achieved. Riders of all sizes can enjoy the perfect ride characteristics of the Addict CX.
Marcel WildhaberCX Professional, Team SCOTT-ODLO
“The new Addict CX is a pure racing bike! The combination of an aggressive racing geometry and a rigid headtube allow for superb handling even in the most technical sections of the World Cup tracks!”
In Cyclo-Cross mud is like sand on a beach. Tire clearance can therefore be a decisive factor in racing. The fork and frame are built so that even in the muddiest of conditions the wheels turn unrestricted. In case a ride on dirt roads is planned, the Addict CX offers enough tire clearance to accommodate gravel tires.
Mud on the bike is unnecessary weight and can impair the performance of the bike. The shape of the chainstays has been specifically designed to make sure mud doesn’t stick in this area impeding wheel rotation and ultimately rider speed.
The front derailleur hanger is removable, accommodating all drivetrain options. If a single chainring crankset is run, no derailleur hanger is required and precious grams can be saved by removing it. A removable chain guard avoids chain sucks in case the chain falls off when a double crankset is used.
The underside of the toptube and the leading edge of the headtube feature flat shapes in order to facilitate carrying the bike in sections where riding is not possible.
Courses in Cyclo-Cross races are becoming more difficult every season. Similar to the discussions amongst riders, coaches and technical staff in the Mountain Bike World Cup, Cyclo-Cross racers are weighing up the advantages of a dropper post on particularly difficult courses. The engineering team has considered this possibility in the future. As a result, there’s enough space to route the cables for the dropper post internally.