Scott introduces the all-new Solace eRIDE – a do-it-all e-gravel bike that feels at home on the road as much as the dirt

Rider on the Scott Solace gravel eRIDE
(Image credit: Scott)

The Scott Solace eRIDE is built to be a highly versatile do-it-all endurance electric gravel bike at home on remote gravel grinding as well as smooth tarmac roads. Scott has aimed to deliver a clean design, with generous tire clearance and a carbon frame that all combine to deliver a lightweight e-bike package. The Solace will encourage you to ride further, coming with a range extender option that will add plenty of miles to your rides. 

Scott Solace gravel eRIDE

(Image credit: Scott)

Frame design

The Solace shares the heritage of the Scott Addict Gravel frameset, a bike that is one of the class leaders in the best gravel bikes market. Despite having an open bottom bracket for placement of the drive unit, Scott has aimed to reach a similar stiffness value compared to the Addict Gravel with the Solace eRIDE featuring Scott's stiffness backbone concept.

The concept has two aims. Firstly, for areas where you're in direct contact with the bike, they have a developed specific carbon layering to enhance comfort and in contrast, stiffness patches are added on the bottom side of the frame, where most of the weight is located and most forces applied, to improve the balance of stiffness and comfort.  

Scott alongside TQ (a German company that specialize in electric componentry) who have played a key role when building the mounting points for the motor and the battery within the frame. The brief to deliver a compact and smooth carbon construction that avoids bulky or complicated mountings and give a clean minimalistic look.

Scott Solace grave eRIDE

(Image credit: Scott)

Geometry

Scott started with the same geometry numbers as the Addict Gravel which provides the Solace with a perfect gravel character. With the focus for the Solace being endurance riding they have made slight adjustments to the head tube and wheelbase geometry.

Sizes are from 49 to 58 and have a head tube angle of 69.5 to 71 degrees depending on size, which is slightly slacker than the Addict Gravel. The chainstay length is 10mm longer than the Addict at 435mm across the range, Scott says this will provide a more stable ride and improved handling and comfort for those longer days in the saddle.  

Seat tube angles are kept virtually the same through the sizes at 74.5 to 73 degrees which remains the same as the Addict.

Scott Solace eRIDE in yellow

(Image credit: Scott)

TQ drive unit

As mentioned, Scott has worked closely with TQ a German company founded in 1994 that specializes in electric components across a range of industries including aerospace, medical and infrastructure.

TQ has claimed to have rewritten the rules in developing the TQ HPR50 drive unit that they say delivers an unprecedented weight/torque ratio of 1.8kg for 50Nm. It's compact, more accurate and virtually silent. This results in a lightweight bike with reduced drag and allows you to ride the Solace easily without battery assistance, which preserves battery life and gives a natural pedaling feel.

The TQ drive unit on the Scott Solace eRIDE

The TQ unit is compact, more accurate and virtually silent (Image credit: Scott)

Cockpit

The Solace features the Syncros Creston IC combo handlebar that gives a clean and minimalistic look, that allows a completely internal cable routing system for mechanical or electronic cables and disc brakes. Scott says this also allows for easy adjustment and tinkering of ride position with the use of spacers and the clever design means that swapping stem lengths is easy with no cable cutting required. 

A side on view of the Scott Solace cockpit

The Solace eRIDE cockpit is clean and minimal (Image credit: Scott )

Always connected with SMART

To maintain the clean cockpit look, the TQ system has a minimalistic LED display located in the top tube that provides all the essential ride information like the battery level, the range and the mode. The Solace eRIDE also has an integrated power meter so the RPM and watts are also provided.

With the option to link up your phone and dive deep using the Scott app you can tweak and customize to your heart's content. With built-in ANT+ you can also connect your bike computer unit. 

In addition to the 360Wh battery integrated in the downtube, all Solace eRIDE models can be adapted to use an additional 160Wh range extender and cleverly looks like a simple water bottle. 

The LED display on the Scott Solace

The Solace has a minimalistic LED display (Image credit: Scott)

The system is designed to automatically adapt to having two power sources with SMART technology that ensures battery capacity is optimized to the fullest, so when using the range extender, the system will prioritize its drainage before calling on the use of the Solace's integrated battery, with the transition between the two said to be automatic and seamless. 

The complete system can be charged in one go too. With the range extender in place, it's a simple plug in and go. As before, the SMART system will prioritize the internal battery charge first, then top up the range extender, so you should never be caught short when heading out to ride. The charge time is fast, the main battery can reach 80 percent in a claimed two hours of charging.

The Scott Solace range extender

The additional 160Wh range extender replaces a water bottle cage (Image credit: Scott)

The Solace eRIDE range

The Solace eRIDE will be available as a gravel and road option with all models featuring a carbon HMX frame. The collection will total six models including one dedicated Contessa women specific model. See below for the Solace eRIDE gravel specs and discover the full collection over at Scott (opens in new tab) with full specs and availability.

Scott Contessa Solace

The Contessa Solace eRIDE women specific model (Image credit: Scott)

Scott Solace gravel eRIDE 10

  • Frame: Solace Gravel eRIDE Disc HMX 
  • Fork: Solace Gravel eRIDE HMX Flatmount Disc 
  • Drivetrain: SRAM FORCE XPLR eTap AXS,12 Speed Electronic
  • Brakes: SRAM FORCE eTap AXS HRD 160 F/R
  • Wheels: Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon tubeless
  • Tires: Schwalbe G-One Overland 
  • Price: £9,199.00 / $10,099.99

Scott Solace gravel eRIDE 20

  • Frame: Solace Gravel eRIDE Disc HMX 
  • Fork: Solace Gravel eRIDE HMX Flatmount Disc 
  • Drivetrain: SRAM RIVAL XPLR eTap AXS, 12 Speed Electronic
  • Brakes: SRAM RIVAL eTap AXS HRD 160 F/R
  • Wheels: Syncros Capital 1.0 40e Disc
  • Tires: Schwalbe G-One Overland EVO
  • Price: £6,999.00 / $7,499.99

Scott Solace gravel eRIDE 30

  • Frame: Solace Gravel eRIDE Disc HMX 
  • Fork: Solace Gravel eRIDE HMX Flatmount Disc 
  • Drivetrain: SRAM RIVAL 1, 11 Speed Mechanical
  • Brakes: SRAM RIVAL 1 Shift-Brake System 160 F/R
  • Wheels: Syncros Capital 2.0 25e Disc
  • Tires: Schwalbe G-One Overland EVO
  • Price: £5,499.00 / $6,099.99

Scott Contessa Solace gravel eRIDE 15

  • Frame: Solace Gravel eRIDE Disc HMX 
  • Fork: Solace Gravel eRIDE HMX Flatmount Disc 
  • Drivetrain: SRAM RIVAL 1, 11 Speed Mechanical
  • Brakes: SRAM RIVAL 1 Shift-Brake System 160 F/R
  • Wheels: Syncros Capital 2.0 25e Disc
  • Tires: Schwalbe G-One Overland EVO
  • Price: £5,499.00 / $6,099.99
Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.


An award-winning photographer, when not riding a bike, he can be found at the side of a cyclocross track or a downhill mountain bike world championship shooting the action. Paul has been the founder, editor and senior writer for Proper Cycling magazine that has seen him travel the world interviewing some of the biggest names in mountain biking and writing about some of the biggest cycling brands.


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