Mitchelton-Scott’s British rider Adam Yates looked a cert to pick up his first Tour de France stage victory yesterday, before hitting the deck on the final descent towards Bagnères-de-Luchon and eventually finishing third. Here’s a look at the Scott Addict and Foil RC Disc that the Mitchelton-Scott team are using.
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The Addict is the lightweight road bike in Scott’s range while the Foil is designed to be more aerodynamically efficient. According to our measurements, 5ft 8in Yates is using a small/52cm frame.
Mitchelton-Scott uses Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets, including a chainset-based power meter.
The wheels are Shimano Dura-Ace too: C40s fitted with Pirelli tubular tyres.
The handlebar is a Syncros Creston 1.5, made from aluminium with a slight flare to the drops, while the RR1.5 stem is aluminium too.
Yates prefers to have the buttons of his Di2 satellite shifter facing forwards rather than back, operating them with his index finger rather than with his thumb.
The Scott Foil RC Disc, designed to be more aerodynamically efficient, comes with internal cable routing and12mm thru axles.
“The shape of the leading edge is optimised with additional carbon layers in order to be as aerodynamic as possible,” says Scott. “Furthermore, an aero profile ensures the perfect transition between the frame and the fork for maximum aerodynamic performance.”
The wheels are again Shimano Dura-Ace, but this time they’re C60s, meaning that the rims are 60mm deep.
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Low flying cars in this video. Was he going for a record flight ? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-65770238
Who remembers the old Pan Horror Story books?
I think Microshift are probably the biggest threat to Shimano....
Interesting, thanks for that information....
Odd tweet from Cycling UK-Cymru....
Agreed on fixed being better for climbing - IF you're still within your gear. When you ride fixed, you'll get used to quite wide a range of cadence...
A beauty. It almost looks as good as my Raleigh Banana.
Yeah - I just think of Boyle's when gas laws come up
Heresy! Boris would never lie to anyone. Ever.
It's almost like privatising the railroads makes as much sense as trying to privatise the roads, or emergency services..