2022 Scott Addict, Foil, Speedster and Contessa Guide

By : Mr Mamil
Updated :

Founded in the United States in 1958, Scott actually started with ski sports and motocross. It wasn’t until the late 80’s that they entered the cycling space with the introduction of the aerodynamic handlebar, which we refer to TT bars today. It was designed by Charley French and used by Greg Lemond in his 1989 Tour de France win.

In 2007, Scott introduced its first Addict frame, which is the lightest available at that time with the frame, integrated seat post, and carbon fork weighing just 1,285g.

Scott Road Bikes Range

Scott road bikes can be divided into four models;

  • Addict
  • Foil
  • Speedster
  • Contessa

The top-of-the-line carbon frame is called the Ultimate, followed by Pro and numbering such as 10, 20, 30, and so on. The women-specific models are denoted by 15, 25, 35, and so on. One of the main differences is the carbon fiber which ranges from HMX-SL (lightest, stiffest) to HMX and HMF (heavier but more comfortable).

The majority of Scott’s road bikes are disc only with the exception of the lower end of the Speedster family (below $1,000).

ModelDesigned forPrice range
Scott Addict RCAll-rounder race bike$4,000 to $12,000
Scott AddictEndurance bike$2,000 to $4,000
Scott FoilAero race bike$4,000 to $9,000
Scott SpeedsterEntry level bike$700 to $1,700
Scott ContessaWomen road bike$800 to $5,500

Scott Addict RC

Scott Addict RC Ultimate
Scott Addict RC Ultimate. Photo : Scott

Sitting atop is the Addict RC Ultimate which is made from the superlight HMX SL carbon, followed by the Addict RC Pro with the HMX Carbon. Both models have a fully integrated, one-piece carbon handlebar.

Further down the line are five Addict RC models built with the HMX Carbon. They use a two-piece, aluminum handlebar and the cables are fully hidden. Depending on the price, they are specced with either Shimano Ultegra, SRAM Force eTap AXS, or Shimano Ultegra Di2.

RC stands for Racing Concept and the Addict RC is Scott’s performance racing bike.

There’s also a women-specific, Contessa Addict RC that is very similar to the standard version except for the touchpoints; saddles, handlebars, and compact cranksets.

Scott Addict RC retail prices in USD.

  • Scott Addict RC Ultimate ($12,000) – SRAM Red eTap AXS
  • Scott Addict RC Pro ($8,500) – Shimano Dura Ace Di2
  • Scott Addict RC 10, 20, 30 40 ($4,000 to $6,500)
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Scott Foil

Scott Foil Pro
Scott Foil Pro. Photo : Scott

First introduced in 2011, the Foil is Scott’s aero bike. Before the reintroduction of the Addict RC recently, the Foil was the do-it-all bike for the pros when they ride it for both flat and mountain stages.

The range-topping Scott Foil Pro is built with the HMX carbon which is stiffer and lighter than the HMF which is used for the lower models. In 2021, all Foil models get a minor makeover where there are no exposed brake cables on the front end. This is achieved using the Syncros Creston iC SL carbon handlebars.

Scott Foil retail prices in USD.

  • Scott Foil Pro ($9,000) – Shimano Dura Ace Di2
  • Scott Foil Pro 30, 20, 10 ($4,000 to $6,800)

Scott Speedster

Scott Speedster 10
Scott Speedster 10. Photo : Scott

The Speedster family is an entry-level, aluminum road (and gravel) bike. Similar to the Addict, it has an endurance frame geometry for a wider spectrum of recreational cyclists.

While the frame is made from aluminum, the fork is carbon and comes with 32c tires for even more comfort. Unlike the Addict and Foil, the Speedster still has rim brake models. There are five models in the Speedster family with two of them being the Contessa (women specific) models.

Scott Speedster retail prices in USD.

  • Scott Speedster 50, 30, 20 ($700 to $1,200)
  • Scott Speedster Contessa 25, 15 ($800 to $1,700)

Scott Contessa

Scott Contessa Addict 15
Scott Contessa Addict 15. Photo : Scott

The Scott Contessa is the women-specific range of road bikes. It’s present across the Addict RC, Addict, Addict Gravel, and Speedster lineup.

The difference between Contessa and the regular, unisex models is the touchpoints. Contessa models have shorter stems, narrower handlebars, and women-specific saddles. The frame geometry remains unchanged.

Scott Contessa retail prices in USD.

  • Scott Contessa Addict RC 15 ($5,500) – Shimano Ultegra Di2
  • Scott Contessa Addict 35, 25, 15 ($2,000 to $3,000)
  • Scott Contessa Addict Gravel 15 ($3,000)
  • Scott Contessa Speedster Gravel 25, 15 ($1,500 to $2,000)
  • Scott Contessa Speedster 25, 15 ($800 to $1,700)
  • Scott Contessa Addict 35, 25, 15 ($2,000 to $3,000)

Scott Road Bikes in Pro Racing

In recent years, Scott is synonymous with Mark Cavendish’s HTC Highroad team, where he won some of his early Tour de France stage wins in 2010 on a Scott Addict.

From 2011 to 2020, the Australian team, GreenEdge Cycling (also known as Orica–GreenEDGE, Orica–BikeExchange, Orica–Scott, Mitchelton–Scott) was on Scott bikes for both its men’s and women’s teams.

Simon Yates won the 2018 Vuelta Espana and Annemiek van Vleuten won the UCI women’s road world championship in 2018 riding a Scott Addict.

From 2021, Team DSM will be riding Scott bikes after Team Bike Exchange rode them from 2012 to 2020, before switching to Bianchi for 2021 and Giant for 2022.

More reading : Bikes at the 2022 Tour de France

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is Scott’s warranty?

Scott bikes come with a 3-year warranty for the frames and a two-year warranty for the fork. The warranty only covers the first owner.

More about Scott’s warranty policy.