Scott Addict 30 Disc review

The Scott Addict 30 Disc is a quality endurance machine

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Scott Addict 30 Disc is a really good option for the endurance rider, with a comfortable ride that doesn’t impact your power delivery. On its 32mm tyres, it rolls over road imperfections. But it would be worth considering spending the £350 extra for the Addict 20 Disc, which gives you 11-speed shifting and a 350g weight saving.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable long-distance ride

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    Extra-wide 32mm tyres cushion the road

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    Hydraulic disc braking

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Reasons to avoid
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    On the heavy side at over 9kg

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    Only 10 speeds

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Last month, we tested the alloy Scott Speedster; this time it’s the turn of the carbon Scott Addict.

This Addict is actually not the same bike as the top-end Addict RC, the bike ridden to victory in the Vuelta a Espana by Simon Yates. The latter's geometry is more aggressive and when we rode the stock rim brake bike a couple of years ago, it tipped the scales at just 6.6kg. At the time, it also cost £7,600.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.