The greatest road racer of South Africa’s cycling history is racing the 2020 season for the team Mitchelton-Scott on a Scott Addict RC.
Daryl is a TT trial specialist and very fast sprinter, earning himself several South African TT and road race national champion titles, in fact he is the greatest South African champion of the country’s cycling history.
Daryl has become a world famous pro rider when his name has been reported on the worldwide news for being the first South African to win a Tour de France stage and wear the yellow jersey.
I am writing this to put to put in perspective how much the Scott Addict RC frame is versatile as it is used by powerful riders like Daryl as well as the climbers aiming for GC classification titles.
In this post you will find:
- What is Daryl Impey’s bike size?
- How did Daryl adapt his position with this new frame compared to the Scott Foil SL?
- Which crank length and stem length Daryl uses?
- What tyres section and types does he uses?
The whole team races with the same “Aero Road bike” Scott Addict RC equipped with Shimano 11 speed Dura Ace Di2 Disc brakes.
As it is often observed among the pro racers they tend to race on a one size down compared to what the manufacturer or your local store would recommend.
Scott recommends the size L (56cm) for a rider of the same size as Daryl Impey (1m81).
Obviously, professional racing means riders have to find their best position to deliver their best performances.
The Scott Addict RC has been designed in collaboration with the team Mitchelton-Scott and Radlabor, a german fitting company.
The frame geometry is definitely designed for racing, the head and seat angles are more aggressive than on the Foil RS that was previously used by the team.
It is interesting to note that the Daryl uses a 140mm length stem on his Addict RC compared to a 145mm on his Foil RS while keeping a similar position set up.
His saddle height is set at 770mm, the distance between his saddle tip to the handlebar is 600mm and 110mm handlebar drop compared to the saddle height.
It is worth noting that Shimano Dura Ace Di2 group is has only 11 speed while the competitors groupsets are 12 speed electronic shifting.
Daryl Impey’s Bike Specifications:
Frame: Scott Addict RC HMX Size M (54cm); 550mm top tube length, 135mm head tube length, 72.5 degrees head tube and 73.6 degrees seat tube angles, 70mm BB drop, 778mm Standover height, 410mm chainstays length, direct-mount hanger rear derailleur, 10x142mm thru rear axle
Fork: Scott Addict RC HMX Fork
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace hydraulic BR-R9110 160mm
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace hydraulic BR-R9110 140mm
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speeds
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150, braze-on
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 RD-R9150 11-speeds with Shimano Direct mount
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-R9100, 11-speed 11-28 teeth
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace CN-9100 11-speed
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 175mm 54/42 Teeth chainrings with Shimano power meter
Bottom bracket: Shimano SM-BB92-41B
Wheels: Shimano Dura Ace WH-R9100-C40-TU (Tubular) and Tubeless models as wheels as the C60.
Tires: Pirelli P Zero Velo Tubular and Tubeless 700x 25
Stem: Syncros Creston iC SL Carbon combo 140mm length
Handlebar: Syncros Creston iC SL Carbon combo 400mm width
Bar tape: Syncros
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace SPD-SL SP-R9100
Seat post: Syncros, 15mm offset
Bottle cages: Tacx carbon
Computer: Garmin mounted on Syncros alloy mount
I really like the Scott bikes design since almost the beginning of Scott. The frame geometry and design are always very smart. With the Addict RC the brand have created a very versatile bike that will suit pro and amateur racers.
The Addict RC frame geometry direct rival is the Specialized Venge in my opinion.
The bike components are expected to evolve during the season as Shimano might be releasing a new Dura Ace groupset in the second half of 2020 and some components sponsors might change.
A big THANK YOU to Daryl Impey for his availability, please follow him, he is a star!
Sure M @bikeonscott Addict Disc with 14cm stem
— Daryl Impey (@darylimpey) April 15, 2020
What do you think about the bike fitting for a 1m81 tall rider? Let me know in the comments.
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