Team Sunweb unveil bikes for 2018 season

Men's team and Development squad on Giant, Women's team on Liv

This article was originally published on Cyclingnews

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Team Sunweb will continue to ride the bikes of former title sponsor Giant and Liv for the 2018 season.

Several key changes for the men’s bikes include Shimano’s new power meter, and swapping out Shimano wheels for Giant’s own line of carbon race wheels.

The men’s and women’s bikes are equipped with full Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 electronic groupsets, while Giant provides the wheels and finishing kit for the Giants and Livs respectively.

The bikes for the women’s team and development squad are paired with Pioneer power meters, who also supplied the men’s team in the 2017 season.

Giant is the biggest bicycle company in the world and produces an array of models for men and women, the latter models branded as Liv Cycles. 

The team's motto adorns the top tube of the bike
The team’s motto adorns the top tube of the bike
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Based in the bicycle production hub of Taiwan, the brand also produces an array of high-end finishing kit for both the teams’ bikes, including saddles, bottle cages, cockpits and wheels.

The women’s team raced on the Giant SLR 0 series wheels in 2017 and the men’s team has swapped out Shimano wheels for its own line for the first time this year.

The development squad is equipped with the slightly older Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series groupsets and has been training on disc-brake-equipped Giant TCRs.

Click or swipe through the gallery above to see more of Team Sunweb’s men’s, women’s and development riders’ bikes for the 2018 season.

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Full specifications

  • Men’s bikes: Giant TCR, Propel, Defy, Trinity (TT)
  • Women’s bikes: Liv Langma, Envie, Avail, Avow (TT)
  • Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Front/rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Crankset (Men’s): Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P with integrated power meter
  • Crankset (Women’s): Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 with Pioneer power meter
  • Wheelset: Giant SLR 0 series
  • Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
  • Handlebars: Giant (various)
  • Stem: Giant (various)
  • Headset: Giant/Fouriers
  • Tape/grips: Giant (various)
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100/9000 series
  • Saddles: Giant (various) 
  • Bottle cages: Giant AirWay
  • Computer: TBC
  • Other accessories: Giant RideSense speed and cadence sensor