On Test | The 2022 Scott Patron eRide hides shock AND motor inside frame. Scott e bike

With 160mm of travel front and rear, Scott’s all new Patron eRide sees the rear shock and motor mounted inside the frame.

Freshly unboxed in the Flow workshop is the new 2022 Scott Patron eRide, which is perhaps one of the most striking e-MTBs we’ve ever had on for review!

Not only does the Patron hide a custom Fox Nude shock inside its top tube, the cables and battery are also concealed, and the motor sits inside the frame. Following in the footsteps of the new Spark, the Patron eRide is the second mountain bike from Scott to lean on the design ethos of fellow Swiss outfit Bold Cycles, which Scott purchased in 2019.

Indeed the new Patron e-Ride is one of the most interesting and likely polarising e-MTBs in recent memory — let’s dive in to the details.

All on the inside

While the Spark has 120mm of rear travel packed inside the seat tube, the new Patron eRide has a whopping 160mm of squish hidden inside the top tube. Bold Cycles offers its Unplugged enduro bike with 165mm of internal rear travel, with enough room to hide a piggyback shock inside the seat tube, but it still has a similar silhouette to the Spark. So stashing this much suspension inside the top tube is quite a development.

Scott has moved the shock to the top tube because the Bosch Performance CX motor is now mounted where the suspension would have gone. The motor has been rotated 46-degrees and is now housed inside the front triangle, with the frame creating a ‘nest’ for added support and additional impact protection. Don’t worry, there is still room for a water bottle too.

Scott also claims with the motor supported from the bottom, the housing can act like a chimney to improve cooling and heat management. We’ll concede that hot air rises, but we’re taking this claim with a grain of salt.

With the TwinLoc suspension system, brake lines and shift and dropper cables, the front end of Scott mountain bikes can be a bit of a rat’s nest. Add in the extra wires for the eBike controller and display, and you have a recipe for a tangled mess. Here, Scott has done well to wrangle everything through the headset into the frame, where it disappears, never to be thought about again — until you need to replace a headset bearing.

Beyond creating clean lines, hiding the motor and rear shock inside the frame offers some protection from the elements, and the wide-set tubing that surrounds these components bodes well for chassis stiffness.

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Being inside the top tube, of course setting sag, and adding and removing volume spacers will be a bit more involved; however, in this orientation, the shock appears to be a bit more accessible than on the Spark.

To our knowledge, the Patron eRide is the first e-MTB to fully support the motor inside the front triangle, and we’d speculate the stiffness through the BB area is substantial. We have seen bikes from Whyte and Haibike with the motor in a more upward orientation, but we’ve never actually seen the frame wrap totally around the housing. That said, we are a little worried about the ground clearance of the lowest part of the frame, especially since there doesn’t appear to be a bash guard or armouring.

The 750Wh battery slides into the downtube, in a similar fashion to Norco’s new Sight VLT. This does make us wonder if Scott is expecting Bosch to launch different sized Smart System PowerTube batteries for similar customisability.

TwinLoc dropper

Scott has long based its suspension around the Twinloc system, a three-position lockout that changes the compression damping and spring curve at both ends from with the push of a lever.

There are three modes: Descend, Traction Control and Lockout. Descend and Lockout don’t really require any explanation; however, the Traction Control mode is unique. When you push the lever to the middle setting, it closes off one air chamber in the rear shock, effectively reducing its travel from 160mm to 115mm. This increases progression, which also causes the shock to sit higher in its travel, in turn steepening the seat tube angle.

All of this should equate to a more efficient climbing position, where you can generate power without sacrificing efficiency or velcro-like traction.

Like the Spark, the Patron eRide gets the updated TwinLoc remote that incorporates a dropper lever underneath the suspension paddles. It’s still pretty busy, but it’s a helluva lot more ergonomic than the previous system that employed an over the top dropper remote.

Bosch Performance CX Smart System

Bosch’s new Smart System has been around for a while, but this is the first bike we’ve had on test with the latest system. The Performance CX motor still has the same output with 85Nm of torque and up to 340% assistance, though it receives a software upgrade and a new riding mode. The new LED controller and Kiox 300 display are on the bars, which all speak Bluetooth — along with the motor — and can connect to the eBike Flow app for firmware updates and customisation.

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The bike will come with the new PowerTube 750 battery regardless of frame size, and Scott says you can get 100km or 2000m of elevation out of a single charge on eco mode or about half of that if you go full turbo.

Included with the bike is a rear fender with integrated lights powered by the PowerTube 750, but that’s not the only extra you can plug into the main power source.

Patron eRide Geometry

The new Patron eRide slots right between Scott’s current e-MTBs, the 150mm travel Genius and 180mm Ransom.

With 160mm of squish at both ends, the geometry sees a 65-degree head angle, 76.9-degree seat angle, a stack of 642.2mm and a reach of 445.8mm in a size medium. With the motor tucked up inside the frame, the Patron has the shortest rear end of any Scott e-MTB, sporting 454mm chainstays, with a 29in wheel in between them. There are e-Bikes with shorter rear ends out there like the Polygon Mt Bromo, Trek Rail, Specialized Levo, and Canyon Spectral:ON; the latter two achieve this by using a smaller 27.5in rear wheel.

Unlike the Genius and Ransom, the new Patron does not have a flip-chip, or adjustable headset cups like the Spark.

Patron eRide pricing and availability

The Patron eRide and women’s Contessa Patron eRide — same chassis, with different touch points — will be available in models based around carbon and alloy frames at a range of price points.

Each version comes with the same Fox Nude T eRide Evol shock, as this is the foundation of the Twinloc system. Scott has also spec’d the same tyres on every model, with 2.6in Maxxis Dissector EXO rubber on both ends.

In Australia, we’ll see three models of the Patron eRide, the 900 Tuned, 910 and 920. Read on for pricing and spec details, and stay tuned for our in-depth review coming soon!

2022 Scott Patron eRide 900 TUNED

  • Frame | Carbon w/Alloy Chainstay, Virtual 4 Link Suspension Design, 160mm Travel
  • Fork | Fox 38, Factory Series, 3-Position FIT4 Damper, 44mm offset, 160mm Travel
  • Shock | Fox Nude T, 3-Position Remote, 205X60mm
  • Drive Unit | Bosch Performance CX Gen 4, 85Nm
  • Battery | Bosch PowerTube 750Wh
  • Wheelset | Syncros Revelstoke-E 1.5 CL, 30mm Internal Rim Width
  • Tyres | Maxxis Dissector EXO 3C MaxxTerra 2.6in
  • Drivetrain | SRAM X01 Eagle 1×12 w/X1 Alloy 34T Crankset 10-52T Cassette
  • Brakes | Shimano XT 4-Piston w/203mm Rotors
  • Handlebar | Syncros Hixon iC SL, Carbon, 15mm Rise, 780mm Width
  • Stem | Syncros Hixon iC SL Integrated, Carbon, Length: 50mm (S-M), 60mm (L-XL)
  • Seatpost | Fox Transfer, Factory Series, 31.6mm Diameter, Travel: 125mm (S), 150mm (M-L), 175mm (XL)
  • Saddle | Syncros Tofino 1.0 Regular, Carbon rails
  • Claimed Weight | 24kg
  • RRP | 15,499 AUD

2022 Scott Patron eRide 910

  • Frame | Alloy, Virtual 4 Link Suspension Design, 160mm Travel
  • Fork | Fox 38, Performance Elite, 3-Position FIT4 Damper, 44mm offset, 160mm Travel
  • Shock | Fox Nude T, 3-Position Remote, 205X60mm
  • Drive Unit | Bosch Performance CX Gen 4, 85Nm
  • Battery | Bosch PowerTube 750Wh
  • Wheelset | Formula Hubs Syncros MD30 Alloy Rims, 30mm Internal Rim Width
  • Tyres | Maxxis Dissector EXO 3C MaxxTerra 2.6in
  • Drivetrain | Shimano XT 1×12 w/e13 34T Crankset 10-51T Cassette
  • Brakes | Shimano SLX 4-Piston w/203mm Rotors
  • Handlebar | Syncros Hixon 1.5 Alloy, 15mm Rise, 780mm Width
  • Stem | Syncros AM 1.5, Length: 50mm (S-M), 60mm (L-XL)
  • Seatpost | Syncros Duncan 2.5, 31.6mm Diameter, Travel: 125mm (S), 150mm (M-L), 175mm (XL)
  • Saddle | Syncros Tofino 1.0 Regular, Titanium rails
  • Claimed Weight | 26.1kg
  • RRP | 12,399 AUD

2022 Scott Patron eRide 920

  • Frame | Alloy, Virtual 4 Link Suspension Design, 160mm Travel
  • Fork | RockShox Domain Air, 44mm offset, 160mm Travel
  • Shock | Fox Nude T, 3-Position Remote, 205X60mm
  • Drive Unit | Bosch Performance CX Gen 4, 85Nm
  • Battery | Bosch PowerTube 750Wh
  • Wheelset | Formula Hubs Syncros MD30 Alloy Rims, 30mm Internal Rim Width
  • Tyres | Maxxis Dissector EXO 3C MaxxTerra 2.6in
  • Drivetrain | Shimano SLX 1×12 w/e13 34T Crankset 10-51T Cassette
  • Brakes | ShimanoMT520 4-Piston w/203mm Rotors
  • Handlebar | Syncros Hixon 2.0 Alloy, 15mm Rise, 780mm Width
  • Stem | Syncros AM 2.0, Length: 50mm (S-M), 60mm (L-XL)
  • Seatpost | Syncros Duncan 2.5, 31.6mm Diameter, Travel: 125mm (S), 150mm (M-L), 175mm (XL)
  • Saddle | Syncros Tofino 1.5 Regular, Titanium rails
  • Claimed Weight | 26.5kg
  • RRP | 11,199 AUD

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Scott Ebikes Riding Particularly Racy in 2023 Season Again

Shortly before the end of last year, Scott presented another novelty for the 2023 season. The Scott Solace eRide is an ebike weighing only around twelve kilograms. Whereby an ebike is actually the wrong description. The Solace eRide is in fact a platform on the basis of which two e-road bike variants and three e-gravel bike variants have been created. Because this approach deserves a closer look, we turned our full attention to the bikes and their innovative HPR50 e-drive from TQ. Read more about it here.

Scott Lumen eRide and Contessa Lumen eRide

The chase for the title of lightest e-mountain bike has reached an incredibly high level this year. On the one hand, Fazua with the Ride 60 and TQ with the HPR50 have presented new drives that have redefined limits in terms of weight and integration. On the other hand, in the meantime quite a few manufacturers are using these drives and putting their respective know-how on the line.

Scott is now also getting in on the action – with its brand new Lumen eRide. A completely new name in the manufacturer’s ebike range. However, Scott did not start from scratch with this project. Rather, the Scott Spark was the inspiration for a bike that has achieved enormous popularity worldwide thanks to the countless sporting successes of the Olympic Champion, multiple world Champion and overall World Cup winner Nino Schurter from Switzerland. The Lumen eRide transfers his concept to the world of electrically assisted bicycles. In detail, this means:

  • sporty designed cross-country mountain bike
  • moderate suspension travel of 130 millimetres
  • full suspension instead of classic hardtail frame with only one suspension fork
  • single-pivot shock
  • carbon frame for maximum weight reduction

Light and powerful at the same time

Given this specification, it is clear what the Lumen eRide wants to be. First and foremost, it’s about top speed paired with a fair amount of endurance. And Scott has given the bike everything it needs to achieve this. One of the most important cornerstones is the HPR50 drive from TQ, which was presented at the Eurobike in Frankfurt. Its weight-to-power ratio alone, at 1.8 kilograms with a maximum torque of 50 Newton metres, impresses every time you call up these figures. You may already know the system from the hardly less impressive Trek Fuel Exe.

Due to its character as a drive system for a light e-MTB, the motor is content with an energy consumption that is significantly lower than that of a Bosch Performance CX Line. The corresponding battery is correspondingly smaller and therefore lighter. According to TQ, the 360 watt hours of capacity in eco mode are good enough for 2,000 metres of altitude or about four hours of pure riding time. The top model of the range, the Lumen eRide 900 SL, is equipped with an additional external range extender as standard, which has 160 watt hours.

Damper completely hidden

The carbon frame houses the motor, battery and shock. Integrated shock and Scott, wasn’t that something before? Absolutely right. Scott has already gained experience with a similar system on the Patron eRide. While the shock is docked in the top tube and can be reached from there, the case is somewhat different with the Lumen eRide. The damper with a simple pivot point is part of the seat tube. Near the bottom bracket, a flap can be opened on the down tube to access the valve of the damper. This is not the most comfortable place to reach and of course the area that gets dirty the easiest. However, this solution probably cannot be realised without a compromise.

SCOTT Patron eRide 920 2022 in our 2022 budget eMTB group test – The best 2022 budget eMTB under € 6,500

Unique integration meets unmistakably savage design – the SCOTT Patron eRide 920 with 750 Wh battery and Bosch Smart System stands out from the crowd and is a real head-turner. But is it just a heap of bling or can it also impress with its riding performance and everyday capabilities?

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best eMTB of 2022 for € 6,500 – 11 budget eMTBs in our eMTB group test

With its unmistakably savage look and powerful motor, the new SCOTT Patron eRide 920 is the muscle car among the bikes in our 2022 budget eMTB group test. However, there’s a lot more to it than you might think, because the € 6,299 Patron eRide 920 manages to unite supposed opposites, delivering killer handling despite its high system weight, powerful motor and endless oomph. This shows once again that weight distribution is key and far more important than the weight itself! The SCOTT strikes the balance between daily routine and rowdiness better than a muscle car – provided you’ve got the right riding skills! Unlike the FOCUS, it’s not too keen on understatement. Instead, it announces its presence with captivating extravagance, boasting a tremendous level of integration, countless tech gimmicks and a badass “plougher” look.

Back to the future – Design and integration of the SCOTT Patron eRide 920

The alloy frame assumes a polarising design language and is a real head-turner with its elegant paint finish, combining a killer look and high-quality feel. Under the burly alloy construction, in the seat tube area hides a Fox Float EVOL eRide shock, which controls 160 mm travel and was developed specifically for the Patron. But don’t worry, the shock is accessible via a small service flap in the top tube. A small SAG indicator is meant to facilitate setting up the internal shock but isn’t visible from above, requiring a second person to read the sag. Unlike the shock, the Bosch Performance Line CX motor is clearly visible and sits proud of the frame. By tilting the Bosch motor, SCOTT were able to integrate the long battery deep into the down tube and thus keep the centre of gravity as low and central as possible. As a result, the large 750 Wh Bosch PowerTube battery sits deep inside the frame. To remove it, you’ll have to put the Patron upside down, but the procedure is easier than with the Canyon and doesn’t require tools.


Motor Bosch Smart System 85 NmBattery Bosch PowerTube 750 WhDisplay Bosch Kiox 300Fork RockShox Domain 160 mmRear Shock FOX Float X Performance 160 mmSeatpost Duncan Dropper 2,5 150 mmBrakes Shimano BR-MT520 200/200 mmDrivetrain Shimano XT/DEORE 12Stem Syncros 65 mmHandlebar Syncros Hixon 2.0 800 mmWheelset Syncros 29Tires MAXXIS Dissector EXO 2.6

Technical Data

Size S. XLWeight 26.90 kgPerm. total weight 128 kgMax. payload (rider/equipment) 101 kgTrailer approval noKickstand mount yes

Size S M L XL
Seat tube 411 mm 441 mm 470 mm 500 mm
Top tube 579 mm 595 mm 626 mm 656 mm
Head tube 120 mm 125 mm 135 mm 145 mm
Head angle 64.5° 65.0° 65.0° 65.0°
Seat angle 77.0° 76.9° 76.9° 76.8°
Chainstays 454 mm 454 mm 454 mm 454 mm
BB Drop 30 mm 30 mm 30 mm 30 mm
Wheelbase 1.222 mm 1.232 mm 1.264 mm 1.295 mm
Reach 433 mm 446 mm 474 mm 501 mm
Stack 635 mm 642 mm 651 mm 660 mm

The Bosch Kiox 300 display provides all the important riding data about the support modes and charging status. The eLock function transforms your smartphone into a digital key, allowing you to deactivate the motor functions when the bike is parked, rendering it useless for potential thieves. The display can be operated via the remote on the handlebar, which, together with the TwinLoc lever, makes for a crowded cockpit – unless you’re a ninja-level piano player who masters Beethoven’s Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major op.106 blindfolded, your left thumb will get easily overwhelmed. Countless levers call for countless cables, but these are neatly routed from the handlebars through the headset directly into the frame.

Savage, both in terms of looks and handling because the SCOTT ploughs its way through anything you throw at it!

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With its big battery, powerful motor and solid frame, the SCOTT is the heaviest bike in the entire test field, tilting the scales at 26.9 kg – and still it only manages a permissible total weight of 128 kg and max. payload of 101 kg. The SCOTT Patron offers a versatile platform, which is slightly different from the fully-equipped Axis model, but still features a double-sided rear light neatly integrated into the seat stay, and a kickstand mount. We’re only missing a headlight for twilight commutes and exciting night rides!

Unstoppable – The SCOTT Patron eRide 920 on the trail

Savage, both in terms of looks and handling – the SCOTT ploughs its way through anything you throw at it. Thanks to the excellent weight distribution, you’re nicely integrated between the 29″ wheels, with the composed character and high front conveying huge amounts of confidence. The plush suspension offers plenty of reserves: the 160 mm RockShox Domain is the ZEB’s younger sibling but relies on the same burly 38 mm stanchions. On narrow trails, the SCOTT requires a great deal of physical effort and a vigilant riding style, understeering in tight corners and penalising you with its heavy system weight. The 2.6″ MAXXIS DISSECTOR EXO front tire, which suits the comfortable character of the Centurion, struggles under the weight of the Patron, quickly leading to understeer. An ASSEGAI at the front would be a much better option!

Uphill, the high front of the Patron ensures a comfortable and upright pedalling position, and keeps the front wheel planted on the trail. Even with the TwinLoc in open mode, the rear suspension sits high in its travel and always provides enough traction, saving you the effort of activating the climb switch.

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Tuning tips: complement the rear light with a headlight and buy a loading ramp for the car or hitch bike rack

The new 2023 SCOTT Solace (Gravel) eRIDE – A gravel ebike with soul?

With the Solace eRIDE and the Solace Gravel eRIDE, SCOTT present two drop bar ebikes based on the same frame and a TQ motor. The e-system is so discreet that nobody will realise you’re “cheating” until you’ve passed them on the climbs. We’ll tell you who the bikes are for and whether the new Solace can bring the cheer it promises.

The big multisport brand SCOTT have plenty of expertise when it comes to ebikes. It’s predominantly the eMTBs of the Swiss brand that are on the rise, including the super light SCOTT Lumen eRIDE that was introduced by our sister magazine E-MOUNTAINBIKE. That said, SCOTT have already added an electric option to their drop bar portfolio, too, with the SCOTT Addict eRIDE. While the Addict eRIDE relies on a hub motor from MAHLE, the all-new SCOTT Solace models feature a mid-mounted motor supplied by German brand TQ. From our experience, mid-mounted motors have less of an impact on the handling compared to a hub motor, which increases the rear wheel’s rotating mass. Both systems fare well in terms of how well they’re hidden: the MAHLE hub motor is barely visible behind the cassette and the mid-mounted TQ motor is inconspicuously integrated into the bottom bracket.

SCOTT even opt against the use of a handlebar remote on the Solace in favour of cleaner integration. As such, the TQ system can only be operated via a button on the display in the top tube: double click to switch between the support modes, and a single click to turn the system on and off.

We tested whether the SCOTT Solace Gravel eRIDE can only perform on rough paths or whether it’s a viable option as an everyday commuter, highlighting who this new e-gravel bike and the all-road alternative are for.

The SCOTT Solace eRIDE in detail – An all-rounder in disguise?

The new SCOTT Solace eRIDE is available in a gravel and an all-road configuration, relying on a beautifully finished carbon frame and fork made with SCOTTs high-end HMX fibres, which promise to make for a somewhat lighter layup than the HMF fibres. The frame can accommodate two water bottles in the front triangle, and it has two mounting points on the top tube for a frame bag, allowing you to carry all your essentials on the bike, and thanks to the wide and flared drop bar, you also have the option of attaching a large bar bag for multi-day rides. Unfortunately, the thin chainstay protector on the gravel variant couldn’t keep the chain entirely quiet. The cockpit is nice and tidy with all cables routed internally throughout. Further underlining this is the lack of a remote on the handlebar, which also makes for fewer distractions while you ride. It’s only upon closer inspection that you’ll spot the motor hidden in the bottom bracket and discover that this is in fact an ebike. You’ll find two mounting points on the bottom of the handlebar/stem combination to attach a mount for your bike computer, or a dual-sided option for a bike computer and a headlight (powered by the on-board battery), which is great for commuters.

The speed sensor for the motor has been integrated into the frame to such an extent that it’s basically invisible, with its counterpart hidden in the axle. All models come equipped with an equally discreet mount for a kickstand on the bottom of the left chainstay. Combined with the mudguard mounts, the otherwise very sporty bike can be turned into a practical everyday vehicle. You can get a matching kickstand and mudguards from Syncros.

The motor integration on the 2023 SCOTT Solace eRIDE

Based near Munich, Germany, tech company TQ have been mixing up the ebike market since the start of this year. The TQ HPR 50 showed great potential from the moment it hit the market and immediately garnered interest from the bike industry, in particular with regard to light eMTBs. In the drop bar segment, the HPR 50 has, until now, been reserved for the TREK Domane and the BMC Roadmachine 01 AMP X. Thanks to its patented Harmonic Pin Ring technology, the TQ HPR 50 can combine the transmission and motor into one compact unit, doing away with the traditional cogs and planetary gears of classic transmissions. As a result, the unit is quieter and more efficient since it has fewer cogs, thereby reducing both friction and noise. Its 50 Nm nominal output doesn’t sound like much, but it’s enough to provide the rider with a decent amount of support.

The motor gets powered by a 360 Wh battery, which you can extend by another 160 Wh with the external Range Extender. On the 2023 SCOTT Solace eRIDE, the Range Extender gets attached to the down tube in place of the water bottle, using a clip mechanism that was developed in house. You can easily switch between the water bottle and the Range Extender by simply clipping in whichever option the tour calls for.

The bracket on the Range Extender is compact and bombproof. With the Range Extender plugged in, the display indicates a total battery capacity of 150 %. The discharge sequence is set so that the Range Extender always gets drained first, followed by the internal battery. When the Range Extender nears the end of its charge, the SCOTT Solace doesn’t stop. Instead, the motor keeps assisting without flinching as its power source transitions seamlessly from the auxiliary to the main battery. You can charge the bike with the Range Extender plugged in. In that case, the discharging sequence is reversed, first charging the internal battery and then the auxiliary. The 160 Wh TQ Range Extender weighs 900 g.

In the e-road bike market, the TQ HPR 50 faces its biggest competition from hub motors made by brands such as MAHLE. There’s the MAHLE X20 in the BMC Roadmachine AMP ONE, for example. Hub motors are more widely spread in the road segment than on gravel bikes. In general, however, the selection of electric drop bar bikes on the market is rather limited.

Road and gravel – The different model variants of the SCOTT Solace

The all-road and gravel variants of the bike are based on the same frame and fork combination as well as the same wheels. Theoretically, that means you could fit 50 mm wide gravel tires to the all-road version and head off-road. The only differences are the handlebar and groupset.

There are two different models of the 2023 SCOTT Solace eRIDE all-road variant available: the flagship Solace eRIDE 10 and the more affordable Solace eRIDE 20. Both come equipped with a Shimano groupset and extra wide 38C Pro ONE EVO tires from Schwalbe. With clearances for up to 50 mm tires, skinnier tires would look somewhat lost in the frame.

SCOTT Solace eRIDE 10 20 – The components of the e-all-roaders

The top-end SCOTT Solace eRIDE 10 features Shimano’s DURA-ACE Di2 groupset and high-end Zipp 303 wheels. For € 11,999, the Range Extender comes as standard on this model. As is, the bike tips the scales at 11.75 kg, excluding the Range Extender. The second all-road model, the SCOTT Solace eRIDE 20, also relies on electronic shifting thanks to the Shimano ULTEGRA Di2 groupset and, together with the Syncros Capital wheels, it will set you back by € 7,999. According to the manufacturer, it weighs 12.45 kg.

SCOTT Solace Gravel eRIDE 10, 20, 30 CONTESSA – The spec of the e-gravel machine

There are four models of the SCOTT Solace e-gravel bike available. All of them come with a SRAM groupset and super wide 50 mm Schwalbe G-ONE Overland tires. The SCOTT Solace Gravel eRIDE 10 is the top of the line and, like the premium all-road model, it rolls on Zipp 303 wheels and comes with the Range Extender as standard. SRAM’s Force XPLR AXS groupset takes care of the gears. Despite the 1×12 gearing, it offers a decent gear range. In this guise, the size M bike weighs 12.6 kg. The SCOTT Solace Gravel eRIDE 20 features the SRAM Rival AXS groupset. In this case, the lower-end electric model in the SRAM portfolio also relies on a 1x setup, as is typical for gravel bikes. The Solace Gravel eRIDE 20 is priced at €7,599 and weighs in at 13.35 kg, according to SCOTT. Along with that, there’s the Solace Gravel eRIDE 30 and the women’s specific CONTESSA edition. The only difference between these two is the colour. For the gears, you’ve got to make do with the mechanical SRAM Rival 1×11 drivetrain, offering a smaller range and bigger jumps between gears. Both models are priced at € 5,999 and weigh 13.5 kg according to the manufacturer’s specs.


Motor TQ HPR 50 50 NmBattery TQ HPR Battery V01 360 WhDisplay TQ 0-LED Seatpost Syncros Duncan SL AeroBrakes SRAM Force 160/160 mmDrivetrain SRAM Force AXS 1x12Stem Syncros integrated 100 mmHandlebar Syncros Creston iC SL 400 mmWheelset Zipp 303 700CTires Schwalbe G-ONE Overland 50 mm

Technical Data

Size XS S M L XLWeight 12.6 kg

The geometry of the SCOTT Solace eRIDE – An eAddict or what?

The geometry of the SCOTT Solace eRIDE leans heavily on that of the aggressive SCOTT Addict Gravel. It’s meant to be fast, which is why it relies on the same head and seat tube angles as well as the same reach measurement as the Addict. It’s only the chainstay length that differs on the e-gravel bike, which is 1 cm longer and probably due to the motor. Whether this will allow you to set record times, you’ll find out in the first ride review below. The bike is available in five sizes, ranging from 49 to 58 cm. The CONTESSA variant for women relies on the same geometry, though the biggest size available is 56 cm.

Size XS S M L XL
Seat tube 477 mm 507 mm 528 mm 546 mm 566 mm
Top tube 518 mm 534 mm 554.5 mm 578.4 mm 592.5 mm
Head tube 85 mm 119 mm 128 mm 154 mm 175 mm
Head angle 69.5° 70° 71° 71° 71°
Seat angle 74.5° 74° 73.5° 73° 73°
Chainstay 435 mm 435 mm 435 mm 435 mm 435 mm
BB Height Road/Gravel 283/294 mm 283/294 mm 283/294 mm 283/294 mm 283/294 mm
Wheelbase 1,021.5 mm 1,030.1 mm 1,036.8 mm 1,056.2 mm 1,071.1 mm
Reach 374 mm 378 mm 387 mm 398 mm 406 mm
Stack 519 mm 544 mm 565 mm 590 mm 610 mm

Riding the SCOTT Solace Gravel eRIDE 10 and its all-road pendant

The SCOTT Solace eRIDE isn’t just hard to distinguish from an analogue road bike, the support it offers is very inconspicuous, too. The engagement and disengagement of the motor is hardly perceptible even in the highest support mode, though it offers a decent amount of assistance with a maximum support of 50 Nm. It certainly takes a load off on the climbs, making you feel like you’ve had a nutritious breakfast and your legs have been well rested. If the highest support mode feels like a little too much, you can try one of the two lower support modes, or no support at all. While you can ride without support, you can’t ride with the system switched off, at least not with the electronic SRAM drivetrain since it gets powered by the on-board battery. However, there’s no need to worry about getting stranded when the battery runs out since it always keeps a reserve charge, enough to shift 300 times. With the support deactivated, the motor produces no noticeable drag when pedalling, barring the fact that you’ve got to pedal a 12.5 kg bike. You’ll hardly notice when you cross the 25 km/h threshold either, which is a common occurrence on drop bar ebikes. When riding above the 25 km/h limit, the motor cuts out smoothly, saving the battery and thereby increasing your range. So, you better keep up the pace ;).

Now let’s get to the Gravel counterpart: riding it on bumpy terrain, the 50 mm wide tires have a significant effect. Thanks to their high volume, you can run them at low pressures without having to fear for the rims. Doing so adds comfort and grip. On loose and dusty gravel, however, the wheels can still spin out when you put the hammer down and you underestimate the power of the motor. The bike can do with the added comfort of high-volume tires since the one-piece stem and handlebar combination together with the burly fork are on the stiffer end of the spectrum, again resembling the Addict’s sporty character. It’s only by getting into the drops that you get some level of compliance from the otherwise stiff and precise front end.

Tuning-Tipp: knobby tires on the all-road variant for improved off-road capability on the way home

Overall, the bike’s handling feels very well-adjusted, offering a nicely balanced riding position that strikes a good compromise between long-distance suitability and performance. The added weight of the motor doesn’t affect the handling negatively due to its low centre of gravity. Both the Gravel and the all-road model implement the rider’s steering input willingly and without delay, and the rear wheel follows suit. We were particularly impressed with the 38 mm tires on the all-road model, which were developed exclusively for SCOTT together with Schwalbe. They feel very planted on the road and generate plenty of comfort without giving the impression that riding into a headwind. On the descents, they offer enough cornering grip to make you feel like you’re riding a MotoGP bike – as long as you resist the temptation to stick your knee out and slide it on the ground. The Shimano DURA-ACE groupset functions flawlessly, providing top notch ergonomics on the hoods.

Who is the new SCOTT Solace (Gravel) eRIDE for?

SCOTT market the Solace as a bike for all Addict fans that are new to the scene. Indeed, newcomers who want to keep up with fitter, more seasoned riders could be one potential target group. In case that’s you, you’ve got to be careful not to overestimate your riding skill just cause the motor makes you feel unstoppable. We can also imagine the bike as a good option for everyday commuters. The options to mount a kickstand, an integrated headlight, and mudguards increase the bike’s versatility and practicality enormously, and together with the frame and/or handlebar bag, you’ve also got added luggage carrying capacity. You could ride to work in the mornings without breaking a sweat thanks to the motor, getting in some cardio on the way back home in the evenings – both the Solace Gravel and the all-road version would fare brilliantly doing so.

Our conclusion on the new 2023 SCOTT Solace (Gravel) eRIDE

With the 2023 SCOTT Solace (Gravel) eRIDE, SCOTT present two successful interpretations of a drop bar ebike featuring a high level of integration, as you’d expect from the Swiss brand. It’s an incredibly inconspicuous ebike with a lot of standout features. Both the all-road and Gravel variants are well-specced with components that are fit for purpose. If needed, they can be equipped with a range of practical everyday accessories for commuting, too, making the most of the electric support.


  • high level of integration
  • purpose specced components
  • high-quality workmanship


For more information visit scott-sports.com.

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Words: Julian Schwede Photos: Michal Červený, Julian Schwede

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