Simon Yates’ Scott Addict SL for the Tour de France gallery

Super-stiff, super-lightweight frameset for white jersey contender

Simon Yates looks to match his twin brother and win the white jersey on the Tour de France this year, becoming just the second Briton to win the prize.

While Yates’ teammate Esteban Chaves usually opts for the aero Scott Foil for his Grand Tour challenges, Yates chooses the lighter Addict frameset.

The bike is paired with a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupset, with the crankset from SRM.

Ahead of the flat stage we photographed the bike on, Yates chose to run 54/42t chainrings but ran the shallow rimmed 24mm Dura-Ace 9100 wheels more associated with climbing stages.

The Scott Addict runs Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 brakes
The Scott Addict runs Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 brakes

Yates chooses to run a forward-facing Di2 climbing switch on the front of his bars next to the stem. The switch allows the Briton to climb on the tops and switch between gears without changing position from his preferred climbing style.

Simon Yates currently leads the best young rider classification and after surviving today's last mountain stage has all but won the white jersey with three stages remaining.

Full specification

  • Frame: Scott Addict HMX-SL
  • Fork: Scott Addict HMX-SL
  • Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Front/rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-28t
  • Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 24mm
  • Tyres: Continental Competition ALX, 25mm tubular
  • Handlebars: Syncros RR1.5
  • Stem: Syncros RR2.0
  • Headset: Syncros Integrated
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Saddle: Syncros FL1.0
  • Seatpost: Syncros Carbon FL1.0
  • Bottle cages: Elite Superleggera

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a detailed look at Yates’ bike and be sure to keep up with all the news from the finale of the Tour de France at Cyclingnews.com.

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