Unique integration meets unmistakably savage design – the SCOTT Patron eRide 920 with 750 Wh battery and Bosch Smart System stands out from the crowd and is a real head-turner. But is it just a heap of bling or can it also impress with its riding performance and everyday capabilities?

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best eMTB of 2022 for € 6,500 – 11 budget eMTBs in our eMTB group test

SCOTT Patron eRide 920 | Bosch Smart System/750 Wh | 160/160 mm (f/r)
26.90 kg in size L | € 6,299 | Manufacturer’s website

With its unmistakably savage look and powerful motor, the new SCOTT Patron eRide 920 is the muscle car among the bikes in our 2022 budget eMTB group test. However, there’s a lot more to it than you might think, because the € 6,299 Patron eRide 920 manages to unite supposed opposites, delivering killer handling despite its high system weight, powerful motor and endless oomph. This shows once again that weight distribution is key and far more important than the weight itself! The SCOTT strikes the balance between daily routine and rowdiness better than a muscle car – provided you’ve got the right riding skills! Unlike the FOCUS, it’s not too keen on understatement. Instead, it announces its presence with captivating extravagance, boasting a tremendous level of integration, countless tech gimmicks and a badass “plougher” look.

Back to the future – Design and integration of the SCOTT Patron eRide 920

The alloy frame assumes a polarising design language and is a real head-turner with its elegant paint finish, combining a killer look and high-quality feel. Under the burly alloy construction, in the seat tube area hides a Fox Float EVOL eRide shock, which controls 160 mm travel and was developed specifically for the Patron. But don’t worry, the shock is accessible via a small service flap in the top tube. A small SAG indicator is meant to facilitate setting up the internal shock but isn’t visible from above, requiring a second person to read the sag. Unlike the shock, the Bosch Performance Line CX motor is clearly visible and sits proud of the frame. By tilting the Bosch motor, SCOTT were able to integrate the long battery deep into the down tube and thus keep the centre of gravity as low and central as possible. As a result, the large 750 Wh Bosch PowerTube battery sits deep inside the frame. To remove it, you’ll have to put the Patron upside down, but the procedure is easier than with the Canyon and doesn’t require tools.

The 160 mm travel Fox Float EVOL eRide air shock is hidden inside the alloy frame and is accessible via a service flap under the top tube
While the 160 mm RockShox Domain fork is the smaller sibling of the ZEB, it relies on the same beefy 38 mm stanchions and offers enough reserves.
Too much for just one finger: the left thumb is in charge of operating the TwinLoc system and dropper post remote and at the same time has to switch between riding modes on the Bosch motor.
SCOTT tilted the Bosch motor by 46° in order to integrate the long battery deep into the downtube and thus keep the centre of gravity as low and central as possible

SCOTT Patron eRide 920

€ 6,299


Motor Bosch Smart System 85 Nm
Battery Bosch PowerTube 750 Wh
Display Bosch Kiox 300
Fork RockShox Domain 160 mm
Rear Shock FOX Float X Performance 160 mm
Seatpost Duncan Dropper 2,5 150 mm
Brakes Shimano BR-MT520 200/200 mm
Drivetrain Shimano XT/DEORE 12
Stem Syncros 65 mm
Handlebar Syncros Hixon 2.0 800 mm
Wheelset Syncros 29"
Tires MAXXIS Dissector EXO+ 2.6"

Technical Data

Size S - XL
Weight 26.90 kg
Perm. total weight 128 kg
Max. payload (rider/equipment) 101 kg
Trailer approval no
Kickstand mount yes

The alloy version of the Patron eRide retains the complex design language of its flagship carbon counterpart, making it hard to tell the two bikes apart.
A small SAG indicator is meant to facilitate setting up the internal shock. However, you’ll need someone to read the SAG.
The twin rear light is beautifully integrated into the seat stays and makes you visible in the dark.
When riding fast, the 2.6″ MAXXIS DISSECTOR EXO+ front tire leads to understeer on the Patron.
Size S M L XL
Seat tube 411 mm 441 mm 470 mm 500 mm
Top tube 579 mm 595 mm 626 mm 656 mm
Head tube 120 mm 125 mm 135 mm 145 mm
Head angle 64.5° 65.0° 65.0° 65.0°
Seat angle 77.0° 76.9° 76.9° 76.8°
Chainstays 454 mm 454 mm 454 mm 454 mm
BB Drop 30 mm 30 mm 30 mm 30 mm
Wheelbase 1.222 mm 1.232 mm 1.264 mm 1.295 mm
Reach 433 mm 446 mm 474 mm 501 mm
Stack 635 mm 642 mm 651 mm 660 mm
Helmet POC Kortal | Glasses SCOTT Pro Shield | Backpack USWE Flow 25 Protector
Jersey POC Rouse Shirt | Shorts POC M’S Infinite All-Mountain Shorts
Kneepad POC VPD Air Leg | Shoes Crankbrothers Mallet E | Socks Stance

The Bosch Kiox 300 display provides all the important riding data about the support modes and charging status. The eLock function transforms your smartphone into a digital key, allowing you to deactivate the motor functions when the bike is parked, rendering it useless for potential thieves. The display can be operated via the remote on the handlebar, which, together with the TwinLoc lever, makes for a crowded cockpit – unless you’re a ninja-level piano player who masters Beethoven’s Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major op.106 blindfolded, your left thumb will get easily overwhelmed. Countless levers call for countless cables, but these are neatly routed from the handlebars through the headset directly into the frame.

Savage, both in terms of looks and handling because the SCOTT ploughs its way through anything you throw at it!

With its big battery, powerful motor and solid frame, the SCOTT is the heaviest bike in the entire test field, tilting the scales at 26.9 kg – and still it only manages a permissible total weight of 128 kg and max. payload of 101 kg. The SCOTT Patron offers a versatile platform, which is slightly different from the fully-equipped Axis model, but still features a double-sided rear light neatly integrated into the seat stay, and a kickstand mount. We’re only missing a headlight for twilight commutes and exciting night rides!

Uphill, the high front of the Patron ensures a comfortable and upright pedalling position.

Unstoppable – The SCOTT Patron eRide 920 on the trail

Savage, both in terms of looks and handling – the SCOTT ploughs its way through anything you throw at it. Thanks to the excellent weight distribution, you’re nicely integrated between the 29″ wheels, with the composed character and high front conveying huge amounts of confidence. The plush suspension offers plenty of reserves: the 160 mm RockShox Domain is the ZEB’s younger sibling but relies on the same burly 38 mm stanchions. On narrow trails, the SCOTT requires a great deal of physical effort and a vigilant riding style, understeering in tight corners and penalising you with its heavy system weight. The 2.6″ MAXXIS DISSECTOR EXO+ front tire, which suits the comfortable character of the Centurion, struggles under the weight of the Patron, quickly leading to understeer. An ASSEGAI at the front would be a much better option!

Uphill, the high front of the Patron ensures a comfortable and upright pedalling position, and keeps the front wheel planted on the trail. Even with the TwinLoc in open mode, the rear suspension sits high in its travel and always provides enough traction, saving you the effort of activating the climb switch.

Tuning tips: complement the rear light with a headlight and buy a loading ramp for the car or hitch bike rack

Thanks to excellent weight distribution, you’re nicely integrated with the bike and the SCOTT ploughs through anything you throw at it.









Value for Money






Intended Use

Everyday use



Fast & rowdy

Technical climbing


Tech nerds with an obsession for integration and savage looks will get their money’s worth with the Patron! This unique concept offers some cool solutions but also calls for a few compromises, including the crowded cockpit. However, riding fun is pretty darn good! Despite being the heaviest bike in the entire test field, the SCOTT Patron eRide 920 offers excellent handling and inspires lots of confidence. Active riders who are looking for a nimbler bike with a MTB-like ride feeling, will find a better option in this test field.


  • excellent level of integration and futuristic design
  • battery is easy to remove without tools
  • composed and confidence-inspiring
  • doesn’t get impressed too easily


  • sticky dropper remote
  • crowded cockpit
  • understeer in tight corners
  • extremely difficult to load onto a hitch rack at almost 27 kg!

You can find out more about at scott-sports.com

The test field

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best eMTB of 2022 for € 6,500 – 11 budget eMTBs in our eMTB group test

All bikes in test: Bulls Sonic EVO AM-SL1 (Click for review) | Canyon Spectral:ON CF8 (Click for review) | Centurion Numinis R2700i (Click for review) | FOCUS JAM² 7.9 (Click for review) | Giant Trance X E+19 (Click for review) | MERIDA eONE-SIXTY 975 (Click for review) | Mondraker Crafty R (Click for review) | Moustache Trail 7 (Click for review) | Orbea Rise H15 (Click for review) | Rossignol Mandate Shift XT (Click for review) | SCOTT Patron eRide 920

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