Scott Solace eRide takes the electric gravel bike concept to another level
Scott says the Solace Gravel eRide is one of its most versatile e-bikes ever made, featuring a 360Wh quiet motor with near-zero drag. It comes in a configuration for both gravel and road riding, all built on the Scott Addict Gravel frameset.
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The Solace is, in essence, two bikes in one. It has a gravel frame and the ability to accommodate 50mm tyres but with a different finishing kit - it is equally at home as an endurance e-road bike. The Solace Gravel eRide features a 1x drivetrain and flared gravel bars and the road version comes with a 2x drivetrain and more traditional bars.
The frame geometry is endurance-focused. As such, the Solace has a slacker head tube angle and longer wheelbase than the Addict eRide. This should result in stable and confidence-inspiring handling even off-road, which is an area Scott focussed on with the new bike. Numbers-wise the only difference to the Addict eRide's geometry is the Solace's longer chainstay length (+1cm)
Scott Solace Gravel eRide - motor
To allow easy swapping of wheels, Scott has placed the motor of the Solace in the bottom bracket area instead of the wheel hub.
This motor placement comes with the challenge of having an open bottom bracket for the drive unit, but due to their engineering solutions, Scott claims the Solace has very similar stiffness values compared to the regular Addict gravel.
The Solace eRide runs on the same TQ HPR50 motor as the recently released Scott Lumen, renowned for its silent and seamless functioning. The motor's compact size has allowed easy placement inside the frame and having the weight low on the frame should keep riding characteristics similar to a non-e-bike.
Talking of weight, Scott has aimed to keep the overall weight of the bike minimal so that it can be pedalled without assistance as well.
Scott Solace Gravel eRide - Battery
The 360Wh battery has been integrated into Solace's downtube and there is a 160Wh range extender available. The range extender looks just like a water bottle and takes up the space of one in use. When the extender is in place, the system recognises the use of two batteries and drains the extender first, before seamlessly moving to the integrated battery.
For all of the motor statistics, Solace features the TQ display located on the top tube. The LED-powered display shows the watts you're putting out, the battery level, range and the mode. The smart box on the top tube can be connected to Syncros lights as well.
There is an additional TQ app that allows for customisation and tuning of the motor so it can either save battery life or maximise the power output.
The complete system can be charged in one go, including the extender. The SMART system prioritises the bike's internal battery charge first, then loads up the range extender. The main battery can reach 80% in just two hours of charging.
Scott Solace Gravel eRide - Finishing kit
The Solace eRide features a Syncros Creston IC combo handlebar with complete internal cable routing for mechanical or electronic cables and disc brakes. Mudguard, kickstand and Syncros mounts are also available.
The Solace eRide is available as Road and Gravel options. All six models feature a carbon HMX frame; there are two road models and three gravel models, and one dedicated Contessa women-specific model.
The top-of-the-range Solace Gravel eRide 10 (£9,199) comes with Sram Force eTap AXS groupset and Zipp 303 Firecrest carbon wheels. A notch down, the Solace Gravel eRide 20 (£6,999) comes with Sram Rival XPLR eTap groupset and Syncros carbon wheelset.
And lastly, the Solace Gravel eRide 30 and Contessa Gravel eRide (£5,499) come with a mechanical Sram Rival 11s groupset and Syncros Capital 2.0 carbon wheelset.
The Solace Gravel eRide is available now and details of the bikes can be found on Scott website.