Monday, August 5, 2013

VIDEO - 2014 SCOTT Addict SL - Lighter than EVER

2014 Scott Addict is Their Lightest Ever With Improved Carbon Layups and Increased Aero Efficiency

"The Legend is back, and lighter than ever. The all-new 2014 SCOTT Addict SL has been redesigned from head to toe, and boasts a frame-set that weighs in at just one kilo- their lightest bike ever."

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The newest version of the Addict SL takes carbon fiber development to the next level. They've worked on the carbon fiber layup and use T1000 carbon fiber with a resin that is reinforced with carbon nanotubes. Scott claims that this process is how they have been able to reduce so much weight without compromising in stiffness.

Their precise placement of HMX SL, along with other levels of carbon is what makes the Addict lighter and stronger, as well as making the bike very stiff. SCOTT has gone to a monocoque mold for the front triangle, also adding strength and stiffness. The rear seat stays have been re-designed for more compliance while helping shed 12g of weight. The forks on the bike are another key design in their goal of making the bike more comfortable with added vertical compliance.

For 2014 you have 4 different options for the Addict. At the top tier is the Addict SL with the new, super light HMX-SL carbon, Ritchey cockpit, SRAM Red 22 drivetrain, and new Syncros RL1.0 carbon clinchers.

Next is the Addict Team, which is the Orica GreenEdge frame. It uses HMX carbon so is a touch heavier with a little less strength as their are less layers of carbon. The Team issue comes with Shimano Dura-Ace 11 speed and uses Syncros carbon components and RL1.1 carbon clincher wheels.

The Addict 10 and 20, at more of an affordable price range, are made using SCOTT’s HMF carbon, which doesn’t have quite as much tensile strength as the HMX or the HMX SL, but is still very strong. The Addict 10 comes with a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, Syncros cockpit and Syncros alloy wheel set. The 20 comes with an entry level Shimano drivetrain and Shimano Alloy wheels.

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