Two summers ago Scott tucked a 250Wh battery and a Mahle X35 hub motor into their carbon Addict eRIDE to create what they called the “world’s lightest e-road bike” of the time. Now, upgraded to Mahle’s lighter, smaller & more sophisticated X20 e-bike drive system, the complete Addict eRide sheds another 250g, setting another lightweight e-bike benchmark. 2022 Scott Addict eRide lighter road e-bike
Upgrading the lightweight Scott Addict RC eRide road e-bike family was a no-brainer once Mahle unveiled their new lighter & more compact X20 e-bike drive system . The relatively low-torque motor placed directly in the rear wheel delivers direct power without gear reduction or drivetrain losses, and is again the lightest e-bike powertrain on the market.
Plus, now the new X20 system is more neatly integrated, upgraded to modern road disc standards, and more smoothly delivers power as you pedal for a more natural road bike ride feel. Mahle X20 Tech details
We break down the full Mahle X20 e-bike powertrain in detail in its own separate article. But suffice it to say, it’s better in almost every way with regards to road (& gravel) riding.
The new x20 system is 300g lighter than the prior X35 with a smaller diameter (more stealthy) 250Wh hub, an increased support range, and almost no system drag when the motor is not engaged. It provides smoother pedal-assist power with new sensors & AI power management, works with 12mm thru-axles, has a quick-connect power coupler at the dropout, and […]