What is the total weight a Tdf rider carries up the hill apart from his own bodyweight? The bike is around 7kg, maybe a bottle with some water.. What about helmet, clothes, shoes etc?

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Weighing some of my own gear, and allowing some reduction because I'm not especially up to date ...

  • Helmet 350g to 400g

  • Shoes 300g to 350g

  • Outfit 350g to 400g, 100 to 200g more on a cold or wet day.

  • Misc 150g (sunnies, comms gear, etc)

Total... 1.15kg to 1.3kg, plus .1 or .2kg depending on conditions.

  • Two 500 ml bottles will add a further 1.1 kg.
    – Carel
    Commented Nov 27, 2016 at 15:35
  • Don't forget about those GPS devices behind the seatpost. I think they started in the 2015 tour. Not sure if they're used all the time but the size is not negligible. Probably a couple hundred grams.
    – ebrohman
    Commented Nov 27, 2016 at 16:04
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    @Carel 500ml bottles are UCI legal, but most in use are 600ml. They weigh about 80g empty, so the total would be 1360g. My reading of the question made bottles part of the bike.
    – andy256
    Commented Nov 28, 2016 at 1:18
  • @ebrohman As with bottles, I treated the GPS units as part of the bike. Bike Radar says 20-30g. I would think about 50g. see also bicycles.stackexchange.com/q/31757/8273
    – andy256
    Commented Nov 28, 2016 at 1:24
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    @andy256: The UCI weighs the bikes with permanently attached equipment only. Bottles are not part of that.
    – Carel
    Commented Nov 28, 2016 at 11:18

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