Bicycling (South Africa) - - Fetish - R47 990 SCOTT-SPORTS.COM – JM

TThis beauty has race pedi­gree – the Ad­dict RC (it stands for ‘race climb’) is the go-to bike on moun­tain stages for Si­mon Yates and his Michel­ton-Scott team. Yates and crew lit up last year’s Giro, and took GC honours at the Vuelta.

The frame weight is a claimed 860g, marginally more than a loaf of bread. The RC 20 is one notch down from the flag­ship, the RC 10 – it comes with Ul­te­gra com­po­nents and light­weight al­loy wheels. Fully built up, it tips the scales at about 7.5kg. Imag­ine what it would weigh with a set of car­bon hoops!

There’s noth­ing su­per­flu­ous about this bike. Ev­ery­thing that’s there is there for a rea­son. The de­sign has a sin­gle-minded fo­cus: to go up­hill, fast. And it does that with aplomb.

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