With the Scott Solace eRide, the manufacturer launches an exciting e-bike in different versions. It is offered both as an e-road bike and as an e-gravel bike, relies in both variants on a carbon frame and a drive that is almost invisible, because the frame is hardly thicker than on an ordinary bike.
Scott Solace eRide presented
With the Scott Solace eRide, the manufacturer brings an exciting and chic e-bike to the start, which is offered either as an e-road bike eRIDE or as an off-road variant Gravel eRIDE. In both variants, the manufacturer relies on a 300-watt drive from TQ, which offers a strong weight/power ratio of 1.8 kg at 50 Nm. The mid-mounted motor is thereby limited to 25 km/h in the EU.
This was designed by the manufacturer particularly space-saving and lightweight and comes to a diameter of 8 cm, which makes it hardly noticeable in the frame. At the same time, the drive unit is supposed to work particularly precisely and quietly.
The manufacturer has paid attention to the details in the frame and so can achieve a similar stiffness, as in the model Addict Gravel. “Compact and minimalist brackets provide a smooth carbon construction in the frame structure and avoid bulky or complicated seams,” promises Scott.
Through the use of carbon fiber, the Scott Solace eRide bikes naturally turn out particularly light. The e-road bike weighs just 11.77 kg or 12.5 kg and is designed for a total weight of up to 120 kg. With the E-Gravelbike are ex maximum 13.5 kg.
Strong battery with range extender
Integrated into the down tube of all models of the Scott Solace eRide is a 360 Wh strong battery, which can also be extended by a 160 Wh Ranger Extender. This looks like a simple water bottle and can be easily attached to the down tube without tools. The e-bike system thus automatically adapts to two energy sources with SMART technology.
However, the manufacturer does not provide any information about the maximum range. However, so that you don’t have to worry about hydration, you can also attach a second water bottle to the e-bike.
There are also differences between the e-road bike and the e-gravel bike in terms of the gears. The off-road version comes with 12 or 14 gears, while the road model relies on a Shimano rear derailleur with 24 gears.
Other special features include an adjustable, integrated cable routing, with which you can quickly and easily adjust the position of the handlebar. There’s also an integrated display in the top tube that provides information on range and battery status, for example. A connection via the TQ e-bike app is also possible – here, for example, you can optimize the drive and adjust the response of the pedals.
When it comes to the rest of the equipment, however, the various versions of the eRide differ greatly from one another, with components from well-known manufacturers being used here. Here it is worth taking a look at the official product website. All models are available in a total of five sizes, ranging from XS (under 165 cm) to XL (over 195 cm).
Prices and availability
However, all models of the Scott Solace eRide have one thing in common: they are not a bargain. At least 7,999 euros are called for the e-road bike variant eRIDE 20, while the eRIDE 10 is at 11,999 euros. The e-gravel bike models start from 5,999 euros, with the top model Scott Solace Gravel eRide 10 at 9,999 euros.