This page is all about Simon Yates’ 2022 Bike size.
The English pro cyclist is racing for the UCI World Tour with the team BikeExchange-Jayco.
Let me start with the fact that Simon Yates has a twin brother, Adam, and until 2021 they were in the same team that was difficult for me to differentiate them apart.
Now they ride for different teams this is easier to know which of the two brothers it is just by looking at their jerseys.
If you are looking for it, Adam Yates is racing with the team Ineos-Grenadier.
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Simon Yates is a climber and General Classification winner type of rider.
Simon won the Vuelta a Espana in 2018 and the Tour of the Alps in 2021. He finished third in the Giro d’Italia 2021 and won several stages on all three Grand Tours.
Now the introduction is done let’s dive into Simon Yates 2022 bike size.
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Yates rides a Size XS
Simon Yates is 1m72 tall and rides the Giant TCR Advanced SL size XS.
On its homepage, Giant recommends the TCR size XS to riders from 1m57 to 1m69.
If you read my blog, you know that most pro riders ride one to two sizes smaller than the manufacturer recommends on its website.
As Simon is just 3cm over the fence, the choice of one size down is not shocking.
Hey Nerdy bike friends, you might be also interested in my Giant TCR Advanced SL technical analysis, it is linked here for you, and as a bonus you can just watch the video if you don’t have time to read it.
The Bike Fit Bits
Simon Yates uses a 140mm stem length and 400mm handlebar width. The 140mm stem is the second most used length among the peloton riders, the most common length is 130mm.
Simon Yates rides with a Cadex custom saddle, which is 675mm in height from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the saddle.
The front tip of the saddle to the center of the handlebar is 558mm.
The Giant TCR frame uses an integrated Seatpost design. The Giant seat post clamp has a 15mm setback, and the saddle’s position is at the 50mm setback limit.
The crank arms length on Simon’s giant TCR are 170mm. The new 12-speeds Shimano Dura-Ace groupset has 54/40 chainrings. This is the new standard replacing the 53/39.
Brothers in Size
In terms of bike size and fit similar to Simon Yates, I have found three other riders that have similar saddle heights in the peloton. They are Richie Porte, Sebastien Enao, and Adam Yates.
More riders may have a similar bike position and I will add them to the list as I get my inspecting nose on their bikes.
Yates’ Bike Set Up
Simon Yates’ Giant TCR Advanced SL is rolling with Cadex components, including the wheels. Simon was racing on 50mm Cadex prototype wheels on the Giro d’Italia 2022. Will he use them on La Vuelta a Espana 2022?
Yates prefers racing with the Vittoria Corsa tubeless tires to tubulars. He does embrace newer technology and explores any opportunities to optimize his bike.
BikeExchange-Jayco’s team bikes are equipped with the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 group set tuned with CEMA ceramic bearings.
The Vittoria Tires are filled with Joe’s No Flats sealant.
Wears and costs
Simon Yates wears BikeExchange-Jayco’s team Ale cycling jerseys and bib shorts, a Giant Rev Pro helmet, a pair of Scion sunglasses, and Giant Surge Pro cycling shoes with Shimano red SPD-SL cleats.
Simon Yates’ 2022 Giant TCR Advanced SL bike with Cadex 42 wheels and Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speeds cost US$ 12,200 on the Giant website.
Since you’ve come so far, I assume you are either a fan of Simon Yates or a bike nerd, or both… Have you watched that behind-the-scene Documentary featuring Simon Yates and his team on the 2018 tour de France with chef Hannah Grant? If not, give it a look, it is called Eat, Race, Win on Amazon Prime. I love watching this kind of content as we can peek at the daily life of the pro cyclists.
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