Most riders of the 2014 professional peloton will have at least two bikes at their disposal, an aero road bike and a lighter climbing option. Others will have frames specifically designed for the cobbled classics such as the Trek Domane Classics Edition. And of course every member of the pro peloton will have their own time trial bike. Here’s a rundown of who is riding what.
Specialized leads the way with most teams in the WorldTour. Tinkoff-Saxo, Omega Pharma-Quick Step and Astana will all spend much of the 2014 race season aboard the Venge (aero road) or Tarmac SL 4 (all around, climbing).
Germany’s Canyon will outfit Russia’s Team Katusha and Spain’s Movistar with its Ultimate CF (climbing) and Aeroad CF (aero road).
Pinarello lost Movistar in the offseason, but maintains its most important relationship, as bike supplier to Team Sky, winner of the last two Tours de France. Brad Wiggins, Chris Froome and the rest of the Sky gang will spend the bulk of the year on the Italian bike maker’s top-end Dogma 65.1 Think 2.
The two new names to the WorldTour are also bike manufacturers, Giant and Trek, who each stepped in when other sponsors stepped out, taking over the top of the marquee on the team jersey. The Giant-Shimano squad will have the Propel (aero road) and TCR Advanced (road race). Meanwhile, Trek Factory Racing will have its Domane Classics for Paris-Roubaix, the Tour of Flanders and of the other cobbled classics, and the Madone for the majority of the rest of the year.
Cannondale is entering its second year as primary WorldTour team backer, and will once again be leaning on superstar Peter Sagan to deliver wins. Bike of choice will be the SupersixEVO.
Belgium’s Lotto-Belisol remains loyal to its home country brand, Ridley. The Noah will be the No. 1 bike in the team’s arsenal. The team will also have the Helium SL when things get super steep.
Australia’s ORICA GreenEDGE has signed up for another year aboard Scott Bikes. The Addict (lightweight road) and Foil (aero road) will be the team’s primary options.
Swiss team BMC will of course be riding BMC bikes. The mainstay is the Impec SLR01 (road race), but this year they’ll also have the uber aero TMR01 as an option.
Rounding out the pro peloton, Italy’s Colnago is back with Europcar, who will be on the top-shelf C59; Lampre-Merida will be riding the Merida Scultura; Belkin is signed on to spin around on Bianchi’s Oltre XR2; Garmin-Sharp are on the Cervélo R5; FDJ is on the Lapierre Xelius EFI; and AG2R La Mondiale is on the Focus Izalco Max.
Propelling all these bikes will be a mix of Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo drivetrains. Shimano leads the way with 10 teams. Five are riding Campy, and three will rely on SRAM.