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Scott launches redesigned Addict CX carbon cyclocross bike for 2016

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Scott has revamped its Addict CX carbon cyclocross platform for 2016, saying it's lighter, stiffer, and more comfortable than the previous version

Scott has revamped its Addict CX carbon cyclocross platform for 2016, saying it's lighter, stiffer, and more comfortable than the previous version (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The rear derailleur hanger is built as one piece with the thru-axle threads. 1 1.5mm thread pitch on both the front and rear axles is intended to speed up wheel changes in the pits

The rear derailleur hanger is built as one piece with the thru-axle threads. 1 1.5mm thread pitch on both the front and rear axles is intended to speed up wheel changes in the pits (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Cable routing is fully internal and convertible for a wide range of drivetrain configurations via a system of interchangeable plugs. There's even a pathway for an internally routed dropper post should you decide to use one

Cable routing is fully internal and convertible for a wide range of drivetrain configurations via a system of interchangeable plugs. There's even a pathway for an internally routed dropper post should you decide to use one (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The bike can be set up in a number of different configurations. The front derailleur tab and integrated chain keeper can be removed when using a 1x setup and replaced with a slick mini-chain guide that supposedly weighs just 22g

The bike can be set up in a number of different configurations. The front derailleur tab and integrated chain keeper can be removed when using a 1x setup and replaced with a slick mini-chain guide that supposedly weighs just 22g (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The chainstays are tall and pointed up top near the bottom bracket, a shape that Scott claims actively cleaves excess mud from the tyre

The chainstays are tall and pointed up top near the bottom bracket, a shape that Scott claims actively cleaves excess mud from the tyre (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Tyre clearance is much improved all around. Scott claims there's room for tyres up to 40mm wide, although it looks like that'd be a tight fit through the fork crown

Tyre clearance is much improved all around. Scott claims there's room for tyres up to 40mm wide, although it looks like that'd be a tight fit through the fork crown (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Thru-axles and disc brakes were chosen for the new design from the outset. While the rear end uses the current 142x12mm axle size, the front end uses the new 100x12mm standard

Thru-axles and disc brakes were chosen for the new design from the outset. While the rear end uses the current 142x12mm axle size, the front end uses the new 100x12mm standard (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The seatstays are offset slightly from the top tube, which Scott helps the bike flex vertically under load for improved rider comfort

The seatstays are offset slightly from the top tube, which Scott helps the bike flex vertically under load for improved rider comfort (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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It only seems like the chainstays aren't very big because the main triangle is huge

It only seems like the chainstays aren't very big because the main triangle is huge (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Whereas the old Addict CX used a standard threaded bottom bracket, Scott has moved to a wider PF86 setup on the new version. The additional real estate allows for a much wider down tube and also spreads the chainstays apart for better mud clearance

Whereas the old Addict CX used a standard threaded bottom bracket, Scott has moved to a wider PF86 setup on the new version. The additional real estate allows for a much wider down tube and also spreads the chainstays apart for better mud clearance (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The down tube is much bigger than before but is still a reasonable size to grab with your hand

The down tube is much bigger than before but is still a reasonable size to grab with your hand (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Much of the new Addict CX's upper frame shaping is actually borrowed from the Scott Solace endurance road bike. The flattened rear end on the top tube along supposedly makes the bike nearly 50 percent more comfortable, measured in terms of deflection at the saddle under a static load

Much of the new Addict CX's upper frame shaping is actually borrowed from the Scott Solace endurance road bike. The flattened rear end on the top tube along supposedly makes the bike nearly 50 percent more comfortable, measured in terms of deflection at the saddle under a static load (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Scott says the new Addict CX frame weighs just 890g for a 54cm size - about 60g lighter than before, according to Scott. The matching fork adds another 360g

Scott says the new Addict CX frame weighs just 890g for a 54cm size - about 60g lighter than before, according to Scott. The matching fork adds another 360g (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The stock Scott Addict CX 10 will instead get a clean - but rather staid - finish

The stock Scott Addict CX 10 will instead get a clean - but rather staid - finish (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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Don't get too attached to this awesome geometric camouflage paint job, however. It's just for team riders and there are no plans to bring it to market

Don't get too attached to this awesome geometric camouflage paint job, however. It's just for team riders and there are no plans to bring it to market (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)
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The new SRAM Force 1 group will be featured as standard equipment on the top-end Scott Addict CX 10 Disc

The new SRAM Force 1 group will be featured as standard equipment on the top-end Scott Addict CX 10 Disc (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Scott today pulled the curtains back on a wholly redesigned Addict CX carbon cyclocross racer. Despite the addition of thru-axles and disc brakes front and rear, claimed frame weight has dropped to an astonishing 890g for a medium size. Scott says the new Addict CX is also stiffer down below and more comfortable up top. Now let's just hope it gets here in time for 'cross season.

Scott Addict CX key features:

890g/360g claimed frame/fork weight (medium)
61.5 percent claimed improvement in comfort
24 percent claimed increased bottom bracket stiffness
32 percent claimed increased head tube stiffness
100x12mm front, 142x12mm rear thru-axles
Front and rear disc brakes (140 or 160mm rotors, post mount or Shimano flat mount)
Optional lightweight single-ring chain guide
1 1/8-to-1 1/2in tapered head tube with integrated bearings
PF86 bottom bracket
Convertible cable routing
August availability

Big improvements all around

The current Scott Addict CX is no slouch come race day but Scott says it wanted to widen the bike’s appeal while also making it faster, too.

New tube shapes, hollow carbon dropouts, and a refined layup schedule have supposedly dropped 60g from the original, bringing the claimed weight down to just 890g for a medium size (plus 360g for the all-new matching fork). Meanwhile, a partially flattened top tube, offset seatstays, and a slimmed-down 27.2mm seatpost are said to boost rider comfort by more than 60 percent (based on deflection at the saddle under load). Scott also claims concurrent gains in head tube and drivetrain stiffness thanks to the newly tapered 1 1/8-to-1 1/2in front end and new PF86 bottom bracket shell, which not only allows for a much bigger down tube but also spreads the chainstays far enough apart that they no longer need to be pinched down for tyre clearance.

The new bike is supposedly not only stiffer and lighter but more comfortable, too

Disc brakes and thru-axles are featured at both ends

Cable routing is fully internal and convertible via a series of interchangeable 'chips' at the head tube and rear dropout. Mechanical and electronic drivetrains are easily accommodated, and there's even an optional port for an internally routed dropper seatpost should you want to use one.

One particularly clever feature is the front derailleur tab. Not only is it (and the mini-chain keeper below it) removable when using a 1x drivetrain but the mounting holes can instead be used for a custom mini-chain guide for what should be an ultra-reliable single-chainring setup. That chainguide is even ultra light at just 22g (claimed).

The removable front derailleur tab and bolt-on chainguide are very slick

Scott will offer the new Addict CX in two complete builds (although only the top-end model will be offered in the US):

Scott Addict CX 10 Disc

  • US$5,899 / £TBC / €TBC / AU$TBC
  • Addict CX HMX Disc frame
  • SRAM Force 1 drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes
  • Syncros carbon cockpit and seatpost
  • Syncros RP1.0 carbon clincher disc wheels
  • 7.66kg (16.89lb) actual weight (size large)

Scott Addict CX 20 Disc

  • US$N/A / £TBC / €TBC / AU$TBC
  • Addict CX HMF Disc frame
  • Shimano 105 drivetrain and RS505 hydraulic disc brakes
  • Syncros aluminium cockpit and carbon seatpost
  • Syncros RP2.0 aluminium clincher disc wheels
  • Weight TBC
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