Scott's all-new ebike, the Patron eRIDE is promised to set a new standard for integration with a cleverly mounted shock, along with a sleek handlebar, internal cable routing and a 750Wh battery. With that, it's designed to be an all-day ripper with fancy built-in lights. Here's everything you need to know.
Of course, the elephant in the room is the Patron eRIDE's integrated shock. Much like what we saw on the Spark, Scott has hidden the shock neatly within the frame, but on this bike you'll find it in the top tube. This is far more than just a design element though as it allows space for other things like the motor, battery, and even space for a water bottle.
As expected from a Scott bike, the 160mm of travel at either end is firmed up with the brand's Twinloc tech found at the handlebar.
Scott says that the shock is easy to access thanks to a removable cover found just underneath the top tube.
The bike is driven by Bosch's Performance Line CX motor that comes with 85NM of torque, up to 340% of assistance, and a completely new software package that is said to further enhance a natural feeling. Another pretty large elephant in the room is that it's vertically positioned and supported from underneath. This is purely to keep the engine, a vital part of any ebike, well protected.
There are other bonuses to a vertically mounted motor too, namely ventilation. Of course, heat rises and on the Patron eRIDE, there's no frame in the way to stop warm air from escaping. However, Scott has added a neat, vented cover to further protect the motor.
Integration doesn't stop there as the Patron eRIDE is fully internally cable routed but Scott's team has worked towards a super clean look by routing the cables through the headset, tidying up what could be quite a busy cockpit.
Then, the brand has taken inspiration from the racing department and has kitted the new bike with a one-piece stem and handlebar.
Making the cockpit even tidier, the Twinloc remote is now home to the dropper post lever too.
With the new Patron eRIDE, Scott has really pushed the 'all-day' riding aspect of the bike and has sorted the bike with a front and rear fender out of the box, however, the rear comes with integrated rear lights. These rear lights are powered directly by the motor's battery and there's a cable already routed especially for the lights. There's also a cable routed for a handlebar mounted front light.
Pushing integration even further the new Bosch display is integrated neatly with the stem's top cap. On this bike, it's a Kiox 2" coloured screen which will give you speed, GPS, cadence and connection info. If you're not a fan of the look, it can be removed and all of that info and all of the settings can be controlled from your phone, or the LED remote.
Scott says that the Patron eRIDE sits in between a Ransom eRIDE and a Genius eRIDE in terms of suspension support. It comes with the biggest battery and best integration and connectivity, says the brand but it's claimed to be nimbler than the Random eRIDE.
As for its geometry, you'll find a 473.6mm reach on a large frame, along with a 65° head angle, a 76.9° seat tube angle, and a 454mm chainstay. Then it rolls on 29" wheels.
The Scott Patron eRIDE comes in four sizes from S to XL and five models featuring alloy and carbon frames. Whereas the Contessa women's specific version gets three sizes from S to L and two models, one running an alloy frame and the other, carbon.
Prices for the new bike start at £5,300 and go up to £10,000 for the range-topping eRIDE 900 Ultimate model.
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