When it was first introduced in 2007 the Addict was the lightest production frame on the market at just over 790 grams. It was used by, among others, the HighRoad professional cycling team and where it was raced to a number of Grand Tour and Classics’ victories.
After a 3 year hiatus, it’s finally back. I rode and raced my first Addict in 1998 and to this day is one of my favorite bikes. Its lightweight, stiff, highly responsive and durable. In fact, the Racer is currently using it at Aggieland.
We were excited to learn of the bikes return to the lineup and just received our first shipment. The first one we built was the Addict 20 with Ultegra 10 Speed
As usual, the bike was very well protected and required a fair amount of time to unpack.
The build went very well and we encountered no issues. The Ultegra 10 speed group set up very quickly and operates flawlessly. The final weight was just over 17lbs, which was more than we expected. We attribute it to the heavier than average Shimano RS wheels. No doubt we can lighten it up substantially with a pair of Easton EA 90 SLX, which we will review in another post.