- Integrated rear shock design is hidden from view in this futuristic frame
- New, more powerful 750Wh battery and Bosch mid-drive motor to help you along
- Cleaner cockpit with cable routing through the stem
Earlier this year, Scott released a new version of its popular Spark racing bike with a radical new look.
Its most striking feature is an integrated rear shock design, an innovation that keeps the shock clean of almost all exterior elements that cause additional wear and tear.
The Swiss brand has continued to develop this design feature and has replicated it on its latest e-bike called the Patron.
Hidden shock - for that futuristic look
The Scott Spark had its shock integrated into the down tube, while Patron integrates it into the top tube, as the electric motor occupies available space below.
A detachable flap allows access to the 160mm Fox Nude shock for servicing and pressure adjustments. At the front there is a 160mm Fox 38 fork, giving the Patron true big mountain riding ability.
Bosch’s newest mid-drive motor adds 340% to your pedalling efforts. It also includes the latest software upgrade, which gives it a more natural feeling when laying down the power.
About 100km of range
The huge 750Wh battery is homed inside the frame’s down tube, which meant the battery needed to be rotated by 46-degrees for adequate cooling. This design also protects the battery to some extent from knocks generally taken to the undercarriage.
Scott claims the new battery and motor can help you along on a ride of 100km and 2000m of vertical ascent in eco mode, or half that in turbo mode.
The new Patron has to manage many cables for devices such as shifters, brakes, dropper post and the lockout lever. Scott’s design team wanted a clean cockpit, and the solution was to design an integrated bar and stem to feed the cables through, providing a much neater look to what’s usually a spaghetti cable mess.
The Flow App will please data driven riders
While the cables are out of the way, there’s still a lot of brainpower that needs to function to remember which lever is where, especially on the left side where you have the lockout, dropper post and drive mode right next to each other.
The old LCD screen that displayed battery remaining has been replaced with LED lights, while a new Kiox 300 computer-style screen sits out-front ahead of the stem. The new screen provides all the standard data you would need such as speed, GPS and cadence.
It also connects to the Flow App to track your rides, service intervals and customise your drive modes. This app is also over-the-air update compatible. As more features are added, they can be effortlessly installed without taking the bike to a dealer to update it.
You can add some trick bits
Continuing the theme of integration, the Patron comes with a rear mudguard equipped and rear light powered by the onboard battery. Several mounts on the bike can mount Syncros optional equipment, such as a front light, kickstand or even an action camera mount.
The Patron rolls 29er carbon wheels with Maxxis Dissector 2.6-inch wide tyres. Stopping power comes courtesy of large 203mm rotors and 4-pot Shimano XTR brakes.
The top-spec Patron comes with SRAM AXS wireless shifting, a 10-52T cassette and a 34t chainring, covering a broad usage scenario regarding gradient climbing ability and flat terrain speed.