Scott and Mahle have just collaborated on an incredibly stealthy and lightweight e-bike. The new Addict eRide uses Mahle’s new X20 fully integrated e-bike system, and it’s lighter, smarter and more powerful than ever.
The X20 system is almost completely hidden, with internally routed wiring to boot, and it adds only 3.2 kg (7 lb) to the weight of the bike. It’s pretty remarkable just how much Mahle packs into those 3.2kg: a rear hub motor producing up to 60Nm (40.6lb-ft) of torque, a 236Wh internal battery (there’s also a 350Wh option), torque and cadence sensors, a brain capable of machine learning, Bluetooth connectivity, and a tiny, ultra-clean CPU that replaces information clutter and thumb controls with a simple colored LED strip.
If you want to bring all the information clutter back, the bike also has ANT+ connectivity, so it’ll happily talk to your favorite bike computer and you can have all the numbers you want. Likewise, Mahle will sell its own small LCD display as an accessory, along with things like the eShifter controls for the handlebars.
Like the old system, you can add a range extender battery by placing it in a bottle cage on the frame. These weigh 1.1kg (2.4lbs) and add 177Wh of power storage, enabling impressive range figures of up to 200km (124 miles) if you run the thing gently. The system will be limited to 25 km/h (15.5 mph) where required by law, and 32 km/h (20 mph) (Class 1) in the US, and Mahle says it won’t. there’s no engine drag if you go faster than that, or decide to turn it off.
Scott took the opportunity to design one of the lightest and sleekest production e-bikes in the world around this new powertrain, and one would have to search hard enough to figure out that the new Addict eRide was electric. The hub motor is hidden behind the gear set, the main unit is barely noticeable in the frame, and unless you have a range extender in the bottle cage, with a telltale wire hanging from the low, it otherwise looks pretty much exactly like a carbon-framed road bike.
Several models will be available, ranging from the $5,999 Addict eRide 30 weighing 26.23 lbs (11.9 kg), up to the $9,999 Addict eRide Ultimate, weighing just 10.7 kg (23 .59 lbs) – barely heavier than your average non-electric bike. The lightest e-bike in the world, as far as we know, is still the Freicycle at a ridiculous 6.87 kg (15.15 lbs), and the HPS Domestic still claims the title of lightest production e-bike in the world. world at 8.5 kg (18.7 lb) – but these new Les Scotts are considerably more powerful.
The Mahle X20 system will also be incorporated into other OEM bikes, including the Wilier Filante Hybrid.
Check out two videos below, describing the X20 system and the new Scott Addict eRide.
X20 system. A new era in the driving experience.