CW takes a close look at Orica-GreenEdge pro Simon Yates’s Tour bike

Prior to his retirement from the Tour on the second 
rest day, we had a look at Simon Yates’s bike, to see how Orica-GreenEdge’s 
last-minute British addition and Tour debutant chose to set up his Scott Addict.

With a listed frame weight of 790g on the team issue version of the Scott Addict, Orica’s mechanics can afford to be pretty free and easy with the equipment and still be certain it will meet the UCI’s minimum weight limit.

Because the team is sponsored by Shimano, the whole bike is covered with the Japanese manufacturer’s finest: an 11-speed 9000 Di2, along with Shimano wheels, this time in the form of the Dura Ace C50 tubulars, as well as Shimano owned Pro seatpost, bars and stem, with weight not really a consideration in alloy.

An SRM adds to the mass, and on the non-driveside, the crank bolt has been replaced with an alloy version. Mechanics were tight-lipped on this, but other teams chose to add weight inside the hollow spindle, and we suspect Orica may have done the same.

It’s a simple clip-in piece, but the personalised GB flag in the back of the Prologo Scratch Pro saddle adds a patriotic touch.

It’s a simple clip-in piece, but the personalised GB flag in the back of the Prologo Scratch Pro saddle adds a patriotic touch.

Standard Dura-Ace crank but a non-standard crank bolt, perhaps adding weight.

Standard Dura-Ace crank but a non-standard crank bolt, perhaps adding weight.

Shimano Dura-Ace calipers, here used to clamp the carbon race number holder in place.

Shimano Dura-Ace calipers, here used to clamp the carbon race number holder in place.

Anyone who’s done a little home wiring will be familiar with the green-and-yellow ‘earth’ tape that Orica use to hold the bar tape in place.

Anyone who’s done a little home wiring will be familiar with the green-and-yellow ‘earth’ tape that Orica use to hold the bar tape in place.

K Edge has an ingenious adaptation for teams who use its chain-catchers and an SRM; as you can just about make out in the picture, the magnet arm is attached to the catcher.

K Edge has an ingenious adaptation for teams who use its chain-catchers and an SRM; as you can just about make out in the picture, the magnet arm is attached to the catcher.

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