Scott Addict RC 15 review

At less than half the price of the range-topping Addict RC Ultimate, is the Addict RC 15 less than half as good?

Scott Addict RC 15
(Image: © Josh Croxton)

Cyclingnews Verdict

A safe, but solid all-rounder that inspires confidence in the corners


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    Confidence-inspiring ride

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    On-trend tan-walled tyres and matching saddle

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    Tubeless ready wheels

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    Ultegra Di2 is faultless as ever


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    Flimsy derailleur hanger

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    Only missing a power meter

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Despite its bikes being ridden at the top of the sport by Mitchelton-Scott in both the men's and women's WorldTour, Scott as a brand is still somewhat of an underdog when it comes to the road-bike market. That doesn't mean that the Addict RC should be overlooked, though, and judging by our experience during this test period, the Addict RC has what it takes to mix it with the best road bikes.

Jumping on the recent trend of weaving in aerodynamic efficiencies into a lightweight platform, the Addict RC is a racing all-rounder. As a sponsor to Mitchelton-Scott, it is the bike of choice for the both the men's and women's teams – sprinters and climbers alike – and has been ridden to both stage-race and one-day success by Adam Yates and Annemiek Van Vleuten, respectively.

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Josh Croxton
Tech Editor

As the Tech Editor here at Cyclingnews, Josh leads on content relating to all-things tech, including bikes, kit and components in order to cover product launches and curate our world-class buying guides, reviews and deals. Alongside this, his love for WorldTour racing and eagle eyes mean he's often breaking tech stories from the pro peloton too. 

On the bike, 32-year-old Josh has been riding and racing since his early teens. He started out racing cross country when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s and has never looked back. He's always training for the next big event and is keen to get his hands on the newest tech to help. He enjoys a good long ride on road or gravel, but he's most alive when he's elbow-to-elbow in a local criterium.