Tour Down Under 2014 - bike tech gallery I

Belkin's Bianchis, Giant-Shimano team bikes, POC Octal Aero helmet, new Bontrager shoes

The Santos Tour Down Under is the first major WorldTour race of the season and sees the world’s top teams meet in Adelaide, Australia to compete in the heat.

As we found last year, logistical challenges of racing in another continent means many teams travel light and some even bring along older equipment, leaving it behind once the race is over.

But with a new season comes team changes, sponsor changes, new equipment to ride and a first chance for the public to see it all.  We spotted Belkin's new Bianchi machines, the bikes ridden by the new Giant-Shimano team, Garmin's Steele Von Hoff sporting a POC Octal Aero helmet, Frank Schleck's interesting looking Bontrager shoes, and Adam Hansen's own design footwear.

Kick your feet up and have a click through our extensive Tour Down Under image gallery and see what’s new (and old) amongst the pros.

Be sure to keep checking our Pro bikes section for more in-depth looks at some 2014 season favourites.

Team garmin-sharp recently signed with poc apparel - here steele von hoff shows us his octal aero lid: team garmin-sharp recently signed with poc apparel - here steele von hoff shows us his octal aero lid

David Rome

Editor, Australia
Having worked full-time within the cycling industry since 2006, Dave is our Australian editor based in Sydney. Riding and racing mountain, road and 'cross for over a decade, Dave's passion lies in the sport's technical aspects, and his tool collection is a true sign of that.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road and cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Fast and flowing singletrack with the occasional air is the dream. Also happy chasing tarmac bends.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Fuel EX 27.5, SwiftCarbon Detritovore, Salsa Chilli Con Crosso
  • Dream Bike: Custom Independent Fabrications titanium, SRAM Etap and Enve wheels/cockpit
  • Beer of Choice: Gin & tonic
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

Related Articles

Back to top