Photo Gallery: Pro bikes of the Amgen Tour of California

Race Coverage Tour of California

Flash and Dash

Tom Boonen’s custom painted Specialized Venge.

Arguably the biggest pro bike race in North America, the 2014 Amgen Tour of California attracts some of the sport’s biggest names. Among the 158 riders contesting this eight-day race this year are Thor Hushovd, Bradley Wiggins, Tom Boonen, Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan and Jens Voigt.

But while it’s exciting that all these stars are riding around the Golden State right now, we’re honestly more excited to check out their bikes. That’s why we sent The Angry Singlespeeder himself, Kurt Gensheimer, to get an up close look at some of these speed machines. Check out Kurt’s photo gallery below to see the bikes of Boonen, Hushovd, Wiggins, Sagan and others.

Photo Gallery: Pro bikes of the Amgen Tour of California Gallery
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Sky Ride

Race leader Bradley Wiggins and the rest of Team Sky pilot the Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2.
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Nickname Tag

Race leader Bradley Wiggins' bike -- He goes by Wiggo.
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Custom Everything

When you win the Tour de France, sponsors will put your name on anything.
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Flash and Dash

Belgian great Tom Boonen is riding a specially painted Specialized Venge with Zipp 404 wheels and a SRAM Red 22 drivetrain.
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Burly

The Zipp SL Sprint stem is made to take the abuse of the final mad dash to the line.
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Options

Some members of the OPQS team ride the Tarmac SL (left), while others opt for the Venge (right).
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Not New

While Specialized just released a new Tarmac, most members of the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team are still aboard the Tarmac SL.
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Trek Quiver

Rider's of the Trek Factory Racing team can choose between the Madone 7.9 or the Domane.
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Shut Up Legs

German Jens Voigt made the phrase famous. His bike of choice in California is the Trek Madone.
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Crowd Favorite

German Jens Voigt is among the pro peloton's most popular riders.
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Iso-Speed

Spanish rider Haimar Zubeldia opts to ride the rough-road smoothing Trek Domane.
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Optum Machine

The Diamondback Podium Equipe is bike of choice for the Optum team.
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Giant's Among Us

Team Giant-Shimano is of course aboard Giant TCR Advanced SL race bikes dressed with Shimano and PRO parts.
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Nerve Center

Climbing shift buttons on the Giant TCR Advanced SL's ridden by Team Giant-Shimano.
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Smile, You're On...

With the UCI finally examining on-bike mounted camera's, Team Giant-Shimano has been capturing footage with the new Shimano Sport Camera 1000.
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Peter the Great

Slovakian star Peter Sagan is hunting stage wins aboard Cannondale's SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod.
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Name Tag

That's Peter's bike.
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Sagan Machine

The "1" in 61 indicates that this bike belongs to the team leader. In this case it's Cannondale's Peter Sagan.
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Red Ride

Cannondale Pro Cycling gear shifting provided by SRAM Red 22.
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Power Measure

Sagan has an SRM power meter crank affixed to his Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
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Line Up

The full array of team Garmon-Sharp Cervelo's ready to race.
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Garmin's Gear

Team Garmin-Sharp is running the Cervélo R5, which has square tube shapes with rounded edges.
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Ovalized

Team Garmin-Sharp bike dressed with a set of Rotor rings and Garmin Vector power measuring pedals.
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Artsy

More than just a bike, this Team BMC Team Machine SLR01 provides a canvas for unique design.
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SRM On Board

Team BMC riders keep track of watts with SRM crank-based power meters.
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BMC Impec

Norwegian star Thor Hushovd gets a special paint job on his Team BMC Impec.
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Special Touches

That's the Norwegian flag embossed on Hushovd's head tube.
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Signature Model

In case you were wondering whose bike this is, it has Hushovd's name and signature on the seat tube.

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