SCOTT ADDICT RC 20
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.