While affordability is all dependent upon the wallet of the beholder, Scott is cutting the price of their 13 lb. superbike by $2400 (from $12,650 to $9,249) — a significant price drop. After riding the 2014 Addict SL extensively, I can attest to its status as one of the top ultralight bikes on the market. But, not only is it a lightweight climbing machine, its road manners are sublime with comfort for long rides on rough pavement. The Addict is such a capable and comfortable race bike that the Scott-sponsored teams actually ride it on the cobbled courses of the Spring Classics.
For 2015, the Addict SL gets a significant price drop without losing performance or gaining weight. While the full package remains nearly identical to the 2014 model, there are some minor changes, headlined by a Syncros saddle, mid-compact gearing and updated paint (love the orange accents).
2015 Scott Addict SL Features:
- HMX-SL carbon layup for the ultimate in lightweight performance
- Full SRAM Red 22 kit
- Ritchey cockpit
- Syncros RL1.0 carbon clincher wheels
- Weight: Sub- 1kg frame/fork and 12.96 lbs (54cm complete)
- Price: $9249
While the Addict SL is still out of the price range of many, this is an excellent value when compared to other ultralight superbikes on the market and significantly less than Trek’s new Emonda SLR. This is a fast bike that offers comfort and a high level of refinement you’d expect from this kind of package.