Which Tour de France bike would you pick?

If you could ride away on any one bike at the Tour, which one would it be?

New machines from Specialized, Trek, Orbea and Argon 18 have joined a 2017 Tour de France peloton already filled with some of the tastiest bikes on the planet. If you could pick just one, what would it be and why?

Beyond the brand new bikes, there are also scores of special edition machines with custom paint jobs for various riders like Mark Cavendish (now sadly abandoned), Andre Greipel and Chris Froome.

Here's a quick recap of bikes launched at the Tour:

The new Trek Emonda weighs a claimed 640g in a size 56cm frame
The new Trek Emonda weighs a claimed 640g in a size 56cm frame

And of course we are seeing disc road bikes at the Tour now too:

The Giant Propel Disc runs Di2 and hydraulic lines through the bar and stem and into the frame
The Giant Propel Disc runs Di2 and hydraulic lines through the bar and stem and into the frame

So, what would it be for you?

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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