CX Disc Brakes: While there's no doubt regarding the reliable and consistent braking performance of disc brakes, there is no longer an additional weight penalty to worry about, as the race-ready Addict The thru axle system is designed to be as quick and easy to use as a regular quick release, while at the same time offering extra strength, stiffness and security. Thru axles, as we know, provide increased axle-stiffness compared to standard quick releases. The 100×12mm front axle and the 142×12mm rear axle CX comes close to the UCI's weight limit for complete bikes. The Addict CX frame is optimized for disc brake use and accommodates both postmount and flatmount disc brake standards.
Oversized Bottom Bracket: The PF86 bottom bracket allows for a wide connection of the downtube and the tapered seattube to the BB box. Together with a stiffness-optimized lay-up and Scott's patented carbon manufacturing process, the BB stiffness of the Addict Gravel Disc reaches an impressive level.
Tapered Headtube: The Addict Gravel Disc features 1 1/8" to 1 1/2" integrated bearings and a tapered headtube. The headtube diameter allows for wider connections of the toptube and downtube which results in an increased of torsional stiffness. The rigid front end enables direct, precise and safe handling of the bike, even in the most technical of turns.