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.