Tour of California Pro Bike Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery Tour of California


Electronic shifting, carbon wheels, power meters and 140mm stems are all the rage in the pro peloton.


This funky wishbone-style seat tube was spotted on a Cannondale team bike.


Current Road Race World Champion Philippe Gilbert has a TeamMachine in full rainbow stripes regalia.


It was a complete mob scene waiting for Sagan to show his face, but this Cannondale representative was far more accessible.


Radioshack Leopard Trek is one of the few teams that has riders using the top-mounted Di2 climbing shifter for the rear derailleur.


Sporting a mix of old a new, most of the RadioShack Leopard Trek bikes featured the new 9070 11-speed Dura Ace Di2 shifting with older Dura Ace cranks sporting SRM power meters.


This Seasucker portable bike rack found on a 5 Hour Energy team car secures to any roof with high power suction cups.

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    Sex Appeal

    Vacansoliel-DCM riders are aboard these beautiful Bianchi Oltres with Campagnolo Super Record EPS electronic shifting and FFWD carbon wheels.
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    Choices

    BMC is running both the TeamMachine SLR01 and the Impec at this year’s TOC. Thor Hushovd is on the Impec, while everyone else is rocking the SLR01.
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    BMC Bikes

    The SLR01 outfitted with 9070 11-speed Dura Ace Di2.
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    Special Edition

    Current world road race champion Philippe Gilbert has a BMC TeamMachine in full rainbow stripes regalia.
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    World Champ

    And if you don’t know, now you know, sucka.
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    Winning Bike?

    Overall race favorite Tejay van Garderen’s bike is outfitted with 9070 Dura Ace Di2.
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    Something Different

    This funky wishbone-style seat tube was spotted on a Cannondale team bike.
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    Capable Stand-In

    It was a complete mob scene waiting for Peter Sagan to show his face, but this Cannondale representative was far more accessible.
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    No. 2

    Peter Sagan’s backup bike.
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    Peter the Powerful

    Peter Sagan sports a SRM on his Cannondale crankset.
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    Northern Neighbor

    The 5 Hour Energy team is rocking Devinci Leo SL frames for 2013. Devinci is a Canadian brand that has been around for decades, but has recently come on strong in the states.
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    Sharp Ride

    Team Garmin Sharp is aboard these stealthy Cervelo R5s outfitted with Dura Ace Di2, Rotor cranks and Mavic Cosmic carbon wheels.
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    Showing Flair

    Alex Howes of the Team Garmin-Sharp team showing off his patriotic flair; the only piece of flair we could find on any bike today. This man deserves a time bonus.
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    Long Stem

    Sprinting ace J.J. Hadeo of the Jamis-Hagens Berman team sports a long 140mm stem on his Jamis, a trend we found common with many bikes today.
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    Made in Italy

    The Bissell Pro Cycling Team is going full Italiano, outfitting their riders with Pinarello Dogmas with Campy Super Record and carbon Campy Bora wheels.
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    French Flair

    Sylvain Chavanel’s S-Works.
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    Power Outfit

    Nearly every rider on the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team sports Quarq power meters paired to S-Works carbon cranks.
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    Reliabel Red

    The Omega Pharma-Quick Step team is sticking with good old mechanical shifting courtesy of SRAM Red.
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    Suckers

    This Seasucker portable bike rack found on a 5 Hour Energy team car secures to any roof with high power suction cups.
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    This and That

    RadioShack Leopard Trek was among the first teams to pull into the lot with a mix of Domane and Madone bikes.
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    Mix and Match

    Sporting a mix of old a new, most of the RadioShack Leopard Trek bikes featured the new 9070 11-speed Dura Ace Di2 shifting with older Dura Ace cranks sporting SRM power meters.
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    Press The Button

    Radioshack Leopard Trek is one of the few teams that has riders using the top-mounted Di2 climbing shifter for the rear derailleur.
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    The Jens

    Guess whose bike this is.
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    No Power

    Andy Schleck decided to go sans-power meter for the ToC.
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    Eye Spy

    Gawkers ran amok before the Stage 1 start in Escondido.
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    Schleck's Bike

    Andy Schleck opted for the soft ride feel of the Trek Domane.
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    UHC Team Bike

    For 2013, the UnitedHealthCare team is aboard Neilpryde Alize bikes sporting SRAM Red and ENVE wheels.
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    UHC Team Bike

    Every UHC team bike was equipped with ROTOR cranks.
About the author: Kurt Gensheimer

Kurt Gensheimer thinks the bicycle is man’s most perfect invention. He firmly believes ‘singlespeed’ is a compound word. He sometimes wears a disco ball helmet. He is also known as Genshammer. He is a Gemini and sleeps outside in a hammock.


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