The brothers have received two matching black and white Scott Addicts

In a move that’ll make the two brothers even more difficult to distinguish, Adam and Simon Yates have received two matching black and white Scott Addict bikes for the Vuelta a España.

We first reported that Simon Yates received the bike before riding into Paris at the end of the Tour de France, but now Scott has matched Adam with the same bike, but reversed the design. The two are mirror images of each, split by the seat tube, hence why Scott has named them Ying and Yang.

Simon’s bike is black on the drive side and Adam’s the opposite, while Adam’s bike also has a white saddle and black bar tape.


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Both bikes feature a design along the top tube, seat tube and down the forks.

From the photos, the brothers look to be using a mismatch of Shimano components, including the old Shimano Dura-Ace R9000 chain rings but the newer Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series brakes. Syncros, Scott’s own brand finishing kit provides the saddle and bars while Shimano provides the Dura-Ace wheels.

It’s interesting that the brother’s have opted for the Scott Addict over the more aerodynamic Scott Foil, but with both being good climbers, the lighter frame of the Addict plays to their strengths, especially over the tough Vuelta course.

Orica-Scott are going into Vuelta a España with a strong line up, featuring both Yates’ brothers and Esteban Chaves, with any of the three capable of taking the red jersey.