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Scott Addict eRide Premium Review: For Those About To Climb

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The Scott Addict eRide offers a lightweight, fully integrated and beautiful addition to the e-bike market. If you have been avoiding the e-bike revolution (it’s happening by the way) because many early offerings were heavy and lacking design aesthetics, the Addict eRide will perhaps change your mind at first glance and definitely on your first ride. The Addict RC and Addict eRide share not only a design but also a fully integrated approach that makes it hard to differentiate the two bikes sitting side by side.

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THE DETAILS

The lightest e-assist frame and complete bike on the market to date, the eRide frame weighs a scant 2.3 pounds (1,043 grams) and just under 23 pounds (10.4 kilograms) fully built. The Syncros Creston iC combination handlebar provides for complete internal cable routing for electronic or mechanical cables and disc brakes. The power unit by Mahle was designed to create a “natural riding sensation” when you are using the assist or not and features a 20-mph max speed and three modes: Eco, Mid Power and Full Power, displayed in green, orange and red on a top-tube indicator.

You can double your bike’s range with an additional 208Wh battery that you insert into your extra bottle cage, giving you two power sources for longer days in the saddle. The green-and-black design paint scheme on this bike was also a nice departure from current color scheme options in the industry. The eRide Premium is simple, sharp, tight and full of potential, and our staff quickly began to fall in love with it.

THE RIDE

This bike is pure fun and speed. The ergonomics of the Syncros system is one of our favorite cockpits to date and we were inspired by the eRide’s bike-handling characteristics and overall feel and execution. On our local climbs in Ojai the eRide performed better than many non e-assist bikes we have tried lately; and ride after ride the simplicity and function of this bike implored us to keep choosing it on lunch rides and longer weekend adventures. The technology is simple and intuitive and came in handy with stronger riders and longer climbs. And if you enjoy a long and fast descent, you will be very happy with the aero-design features of the eRide and its quick but stable cornering characteristics.

SPECIFICATION

$9,299 as built; 23 lbs (10.4kg), size large; Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-R9150 22-Speed; Syncros Capital 1.0 40e Disc Wheels; Schwalbe PRO ONE Microskin 700×30C tires; Syncros Creston iC SL carbon combo handlebar and stem;Syncros Duncan SL Aero seat post; Syncros Belcarra Regular 1.0 saddle. Scott-sports.com

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