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Pro Bikes of the 2019 WorldTour

January 15, 2019
Pro Bikes of the 2019 WorldTour

With the first WorldTour race of the 2019 season launching down under, the eyes of the world’s cycling media once again turn to the hills of Adelaide with the Santos Tour Down Under providing the opportunity to glimpse all the new kits, riders and equipment that make up the professional peloton for the upcoming season.

So, as is now tradition, we snuck our way into the pits and bring you a profile of each team bike including the bike manufacturer, groupset, wheels and component choice for the 18 WorldTour teams.

AG2R LA MONDIALE

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Having saddled up on Factor bikes for the previous two seasons, French outfit AG2R La Mondiale has made the switch to Belgian-designed Eddy Merckx frames for 2019. Previously seen under the riders from Quick-Step Floors back in 2011, Eddy Merckx bikes have recently been acquired by Belgium Cycling Factory, so we’re eagerly awaiting confirmation of new models under the squad as the year progresses.

The only manufacturer to carry over from the previous year is Mavic, who provide the wheelsets, with Campagnolo providing partial groupsets, Rotor providing cranksets and powermeters while KMC chains and Deda Elementi finishing kits complete the build kit.

  • Bike manufacturer: Eddy Merckx

  • Groupset: Campagnolo / ROTOR / KMC

  • Wheels: Mavic

  • Cockpit: Deda Elementi

ASTANA PRO TEAM

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One of the few teams to carry on without change for 2019, Canadian bike brand Argon-18 remains as the bike sponsor for Astana. The bikes are outfitted with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 shifting, FSA cockpit, and cranks with the team continuing their use of Corima wheels for the coming season.

  • Bike manufacturer: Argon-18

  • Groupset: FSA / Shimano

  • Wheels: Corima

  • Cockpit: FSA

BAHRAIN–MERIDA

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Bahrain Merida once again continues to use bikes courtesy of their title sponsor, Merida. Riders have a choice between both the lightweight Scultura and aerodynamic Reacto. Shimano Di2 groupsets, complete with slick SRM powermeters and Fulcrum wheelsets complete the package for the team.

  • Bike manufacturer: Merida

  • Groupset: Shimano / SRM

  • Wheels: Fulcrum

  • Cockpit: Vision

BORA-HANSGROHE

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A true sign of where the road cycling industry is headed, German outfit Bora-Hansgrohe has gone all in on disc brakes for 2019, with no rim brake options available for its riders, which includes three-time world champion, Peter Sagan. The team makes use of the recently unveiled S-Works Venge aero bike, with the lightweight SL6 Tarmac Disc also available at the teams' disposal.

Specialized also handle much of the build kit with frames, forks, powermeters, and wheelsets all coming courtesy of the American company, whilst Shimano groupsets, PRO cockpits finish off each bike.

  • Bike manufacturer: Specialized

  • Groupset: Shimano

  • Wheels: Roval

  • Cockpit: PRO Bike Gear

CCC TEAM

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The newest squad to hit the WorldTour, the CCC Team carries over from the now-defunct BMC Racing outfit, and with a new name, title sponsor and rider line-up, comes a new range of equipment for 2019.

Giant has made the switch from Sunweb to the American registered team, providing both its aerodynamic Propel and lightweight TCR along with wheelsets, cockpits, saddles, computers, and bidon cages for 2019. Shimano provides its 9150 Dura Ace Di2 groupsets with matching powermeters, whilst Italian outfit Vittoria provides the rubber.

  • Bike manufacturer: Giant

  • Groupset: Shimano

  • Wheels: Giant

  • Cockpit: Giant

DECEUNINCK QUICK-STEP

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The winningest team of the 2018 season with 90 victories continue into the new year with a choice of either the lightweight Specialized Tarmac SL6 Disc or aero Venge steeds. Shimano once again provides the shifting with the team now also utilising its powermeters while Specialized's in-house wheel brand Roval provide the rolling stock. The cockpit remains on brand with Shimano's proprietary component brand PRO providing bars and stems to the team for 2019.

  • Bike manufacturer: Specialized

  • Groupset: Shimano

  • Wheels: Shimano

  • Cockpit: PRO Bike Gear

TEAM DIMENSION-DATA

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South-African registered team Dimension Data is one of four outfits to change bike manufacturer for 2019, making the change over to BMC. The team is expected to alternate the recently released aerodynamic TimeMachine and the race proven TeamMachine.

The rest of the build kit is a high-end affair with ENVE providing the wheelsets and cockpit, ROTOR providing the crankset and powermeter with Shimano taking care of the shifting and KMC chains tying the whole package together.

  • Bike manufacturer: BMC

  • Groupset: Shimano / ROTOR / KMC

  • Wheels: Enve

  • Cockpit: Enve

EF PRO CYCLING

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With slick new paint schemes, a new aero steed to choose from, and one of the most polarizing kits in the peloton, EF Pro Cycling is back, bigger and bolder in 2019. Sticking with Cannondale bikes, the riders will alternate between its perennial race machine, the Supersix Evo, and the recently unveiled aerodynamic SystemSix.

Shimano stays on as groupset provider with FSA cranksets and cockpits, Power2Max powermeters and Vision wheelsets shod with Vittoria rubber.

  • Bike manufacturer: Cannondale

  • Groupset: Shimano

  • Wheels: Vision

  • Cockpit: FSA

Groupama-FDJ

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The French team remains loyal to French brand Lapierre, with whom it has been partnered for 17 years. The bikes are all Shimano-equipped right down to the wheels, this follows up to the cockpit, with Shimano’s in-house componentry brand PRO Bike Gear providing bars and stems.

Riders will alternate between the aerodynamic Aircode SL and lightweight Xelius SL for the 2019 season.

  • Bike manufacturer: Lapierre

  • Groupset: Shimano

  • Wheels: Shimano

  • Cockpit: PRO Bike Gear

TEAM JUMBO-VISMA

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Dutch outfit Jumbo-Visma may have a title sponsor change, however, continue into 2019 with little change in equipment save for a new powermeter sponsor, with Shimano providing its Dura Ace powermeter units to the team. Itallian outfit Bianchi once again provides its Oltre XR4 (aero), Specialissima (lightweight), and Infinito (endurance) framesets to the team while the groupsets are from Shimano and finishing kits courtesy of Vision.

  • Bike manufacturer: Bianchi

  • Groupset: Shimano

  • Wheels: Shimano

  • Cockpit: Vision

KATUSHA-ALPECIN

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Katusha continues its partnership with German direct-to-customer outfit Canyon, offering up its Aeroad CF SLX Disc (aero), and Ultimate CF CLX Disc (lightweight) framesets complete with SRAM eTAP electronic shifting. The 2019 bikes look to be using prototype 12-speed eTAP groupsets, complete with updated cranksets, we expect to hear news of a market-wide release soon.

Canyon also provides the cockpit componentry with wheelsets coming courtesy of Zipp and saddles from Selle Italia.

  • Bike manufacturer: Canyon

  • Groupset: SRAM

  • Wheels: ZIPP

  • Cockpit: Canyon

LOTTO SOUDAL

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Proud Belgian squad Lotto-Soudal continues aboard Ridley bikes for 2019, with the team alternating between the aero Noah Fast and lightweight Helium SLX framesets. Industry pioneers Campagnolo provide the groupsets, with the team rolling on a yet to be released EPS version of the recently unveiled 12-Speed Super Record groupset. Campagnolo wheels match the groupsets with Deda, SRM and Selle Italia providing the cockpit, powermeter, and saddles.

  • Bike manufacturer: Ridley

  • Groupset: Campagnolo

  • Wheels: Campagnolo

  • Cockpit: Deda

MITCHELTON-SCOTT

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Australia's own WorldTour team have access to both the Scott Foil (aero) and Scott Addict (lightweight) frames. Like many others in the peloton, Shimano is the groupset of choice with touchpoints coming from Scott's own proprietary component brand Syncros.

Interestingly, Mitchelton-Scott is the only squad in the WorldTour rolling on Pirelli rubber, with the iconic Italian company re-entering the sport in 2018.

  • Bike manufacturer: Scott

  • Groupset: Shimano

  • Wheels: Shimano

  • Cockpit: Syncros

MOVISTAR TEAM

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Whilst rival Canyon squad Katusha-Alpecin has gone all-in on discs for 2019, Spanish outfit Movistar look set to continue exclusively on rim-braked models of the Aeroad CF SLX and Ultimate CF SLX for the coming season. As is the case with other Campagnolo backed teams in the peloton, the squad is using new 12-speed EPS Super Record groupsets. Power2Max carry over as powermeter supplier whilst team colour matched Campagnolo Bora wheels also feature.

  • Bike manufacturer: Canyon

  • Groupset: Campagnolo

  • Wheels: Campagnolo

  • Cockpit: Canyon

TEAM SKY

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After recently announcing that 2019 would be the last year Team Sky would run as we have come to know it, the Grand Tour specialist squad kicks off the new season with largely the same equipment as the previous year. Pinarello remains the bike supplier with the squad rolling on F10 Dogma framesets. Shimano carries over as groupset, powermeter and wheelset supplier whilst Pinarello’s in-house componentry brand MØST provide the cockpit.

  • Bike manufacturer: Pinarello

  • Groupset: Shimano

  • Wheels: Shimano

  • Cockpit: MØST

TEAM SUNWEB

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Same name, radically different equipment. Dutch outfit Sunweb rolls into 2019 with a host of equipment changes from the previous year. Now rolling on Cervelo framesets, the team has their choice of the recently overhauled aero S5 and lightweight R5 bikes for the upcoming season. Shimano provides the groupset, powermeter, and wheelsets whilst its in-house componentry brand PRO provides the handlebars (where applicable), stems, and saddles.

  • Bike manufacturer: Cervelo

  • Groupset: Shimano

  • Wheels: Shimano

  • Cockpit: Cervelo / PRO Bike Gear

TREK-SEGAFREDO

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The U.S. based squad continue with title sponsor Trek bike frames in the form of the Emonda Disc, the recently overhauled Madone SLR Disc (aero) and Domane (endurance). The main change for 2019 sees the squad change groupset supplier from Shimano to SRAM, with the team rolling on the same unreleased 12-speed eTAP groupsets as rival SRAM squad, Katusha-Alpecin.

Trek’s own in-house componentry brand Bontrager supplies the cockpits, saddles, and rolling stock with Continental handling rubber duties.

  • Bike manufacturer: Trek

  • Groupset: SRAM

  • Wheels: Bontrager

  • Cockpit: Bontrager

UAE-TEAM EMIRATES

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The most iconically Italian package in the WorldTour peloton has to be the Emirati-based squad of UAE-Team Emirates. Colnago supplies a mix of Concept, V2-R and C64 frames coupled with 12-speed Campagnolo EPS groupsets and Bora wheels. Continuing with the Italian theme, Deda Elementi provides the cockpit, whilst Prologo continues as the saddle sponsor.

  • Bike manufacturer: Colnago

  • Groupset: Campagnolo

  • Wheels: Campagnolo

  • Cockpit: Deda Elementi