WorldTour team bikes: everything you need to know

The bikes and equipment for all of the 2017 WorldTour teams

This article was originally published on Cyclingnews

The 2017 season sees a raft of changes in the WorldTour bikes line up.

With two teams folding, a Pro Continental team making the step up to WorldTour and Lampre-Merida splitting in two, change was inevitable. 

While there were rumours we might see a reduction in the number of teams for 2017, the UCI decided last year to keep it at 18 teams competing.

(This article was updated on February 2017)

Recent news

New tech and paint jobs have graced the peloton, with Argon 18 moving to Astana, Colnago partnering with UAE Abu Dhabi (formerly Lampre-Merida) and Factor Bikes making their WorldTour debut with AG2R La Mondiale.

Domenico Pozzovivo's Factor O2
Domenico Pozzovivo's Factor O2

Peter Sagan’s move to Bora-Hansgrohe gave the team enough WorldTour points on his own to promote the team to WorldTour status, although Sagan is not the only headline signing for the team.

Peter Sagan's S-Works Venge ViAS Disc
Peter Sagan's S-Works Venge ViAS Disc

Specialized has partnered with Bora-Hansgrohe for the 2017 season and beyond, and the World Champion unveiled a new custom frame, matching helmet and gold wheels at the Tour Down Under.

Michael Valgren's Argon 18
Michael Valgren's Argon 18

The end of Argon18’s partnership with the Bora team has not resulted in a WorldTour omission for the Canadian brand.

Announcing a partnership with WorldTour team Astana for three seasons, the Kazakh outfit will ride aboard the Gallium Pro, Nitrogen Pro and E-118 Next time trial bike.

With Astana’s leader, Vincenzo Nibali, bound for Bahrain-Merida in 2017, Fabio Aru has set his sights on the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España.

Could we see a Grand Tour victory in Argon18’s first season in the WorldTour ranks?

2017 will also be the first foray in the WorldTour ranks for Factor Bikes after a season with Pro Continental team ONE Pro Cycling.

Ben Swift's Colnago C60
Ben Swift's Colnago C60

Colnago also rejoins the WorldTour ranks with UAE-Abu Dhabi after a one-year hiatus following the demotion of Europcar at the end of 2016.

Individual time trial world champion, Tony Martin, will be wearing the rainbow jersey aboard the Canyon Speedmax having recently signed for Team Katusha.

Canyon will also stay with the Spanish veteran Alejandro Valverde and Tour de France hopeful Nairo Quintana’s team Movistar for the upcoming season.

Cobbled classics

Mat Hayman won the 2016 Paris-Roubaix aboard an aero Scott Foil
Mat Hayman won the 2016 Paris-Roubaix aboard an aero Scott Foil

For the cobbled classics there will be slight changes in terms of which bike models certain teams use, with more forgiving endurance options available.

However, Mat Hayman famously won last year’s Paris-Roubaix on the aero Scott Foil. Further to this, the UCI announced in October that it would instate a second disc brake trial with ‘rounded’ discs and we have already seen Tom Boonen and Marcel Kittel win on disc brakes in 2017.

At the season openers in Australia and Argentina, many teams were equipped with the existing Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 series groupsets.

Although the latest Dura-Ace 9100 series groupset was launched at last year’s Tour de France, only Team Sky and FDJ were partially using the new groupset. 

Chris Froome was the first WorldTour rider to race on the full groupset and Shimano 9100 series wheels. It is expected that the remainder of the WorldTour peloton will be racing on the full groupsets in time for the spring Classics. 

Cyclingnews and BikeRadar has been busy snapping new-season bikes around the world at the first pro races of the year — all of which can be seen in the gallery above and list below.

2017 WorldTour teams and their bikes — confirmed equipment

AG2R La Mondiale

  • Bike manufacturer: Factor
  • Road bike models: O2 / ONE / ONE-S
  • Time trial models: SLICK
  • Wheels: Mavic
  • Groupset: Shimano

Astana

  • Bike manufacturer: Argon 18
  • Road bike models: Gallium Pro / Nitrogen Pro
  • Time trial models: E-118 Next
  • Wheels: Vision/Corima
  • Groupset: FSA/Shimano

BMC

  • Bike manufacturer: BMC
  • Road bike models: Teammachine SLR01 / Granfondo 01 RBX
  • Time trial models: Timemachine 01
  • Wheels: Shimano
  • Groupset: Shimano

Cannondale-Drapac

  • Bike manufacturer: Cannondale
  • Road bike models: Supersix / Synapse
  • Time trial models: Slice
  • Wheels: Mavic
  • Groupset: Shimano

Dimension Data

  • Bike manufacturer: Cervélo
  • Road bike models: R5 / S5
  • Time trial models: P5
  • Wheels: Enve
  • Groupset: Rotor / Shimano

Etixx-Quickstep

  • Bike manufacturer: Specialized
  • Road bike models: Tarmac / Roubaix / Venge
  • Time trial models: Shiv
  • Wheels: Roval & HED
  • Groupset: Shimano

FDJ

  • Bike manufacturer: LaPierre
  • Road bike models: Xelius / Aircode SL
  • Time trial models: Aerostorm DRS
  • Wheels: Shimano
  • Groupset: Shimano

UAE-Abu Dhabi

  • Bike manufacturer: Colnago
  • Road bike models: C60 / Concept / V1-R
  • Time trial models: K-Zero
  • Wheels: Campagnolo
  • Groupset: Campagnolo

Bahrain Merida

  • Bike manufacturer: Merida
  • Road bike models: Scultura / Reacto
  • Time trial models: Warp
  • Wheels: Fulcrum
  • Groupset: Shimano

Lotto Soudal

  • Bike manufacturer: Ridley
  • Road bike models: Helium / Noah
  • Time trial models: Dean
  • Wheels: Campagnolo
  • Groupset: Campagnolo

Movistar

  • Bike manufacturer: Canyon
  • Road bike models: Ultimate / Aeroad
  • Time trial models: Speedmax
  • Wheels: Campagnolo
  • Groupset: Campagnolo

Orica BE

  • Bike manufacturer: Scott
  • Road bike models: Addict / Foil
  • Time trial models: Plasma
  • Wheels: Shimano
  • Groupset: Shimano

Sunweb Giant

  • Bike manufacturer: Giant
  • Road bike models: Propel / TCR / Defy
  • Time trial models: Trinity
  • Wheels: Shimano
  • Groupset: Shimano

Katusha

  • Bike manufacturer: Canyon
  • Road bike models: Ultimate / Aeroad
  • Time trial models: Speedmax
  • Wheels: Zipp
  • Groupset: SRAM

Lotto Jumbo

  • Bike manufacturer: Bianchi
  • Road bike models: Oltre / Infinito / Specialissima
  • Time trial models: Aquila
  • Wheels: Shimano
  • Groupset: Shimano

Sky

  • Bike manufacturer: Pinarello
  • Road bike models: Dogma
  • Time trial models: Bolide
  • Wheels: Shimano
  • Groupset: Shimano

Trek-Segafredo

  • Bike manufacturer: Trek
  • Road bike models: Madone / Domane / Emonda
  • Time trial models: Speed
  • Wheels: Bontrager
  • Groupset: Shimano

Bora-Hansgrohe

  • Bike manufacturer: Specialized
  • Road bike models: Tarmac / Roubaix / Venge
  • Time trial models: Shiv
  • Wheels: Roval
  • Groupset: Shimano

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