Bike Porn: Bikes of the 2016 WorldTour

Now that the 2016 WorldTour season has kicked off with the Santos Tour Down Under, Cycling Tips, an Aussie online pro cycling magazine, has managed to get a peek at the exotic machines all 18 pro teams will be riding.

As Cycling Tips points out, there are no huge changes in this years bike sponsors, with the big S sitting on top with three teams: Astana, Etixx-Quickstep, and Tinkoff, followed by Canyon and Scott with two teams each: Katusha and Movistar on Canyon, and IAM and Orica-GreenEdge on Scott. Cervelo, Merida, Trek, Cannonade, BMC, Giant, Bianchi, Lapierre, Ridley and Pinarello round out the the WorldTour teams, all with one team.

As for groupsets, Shimano is still the favorite with its Dura Ace Di2 installed on 13 teams, followed by Campagnolo on three, and two on SRAM’s slick new wireless eTAP system. FSA and Rotor are still no shows, still in prototype form, but when they do show up, we’ll likely see FSA on Etixx-Quickstep and Rotor on Lampre-Merida or Dimension Data.

Wheels are also dominated by Shimano, with 6 teams preferring it’s extensive range of carbon hoops, but there is still a wide assortments of exotic wheel makers present including Enve, Zipp, Bontrager, Corima, DT Swiss, Fulcrum, Campagnolo, Roval and Mavic.

My personal favorite bike? The Viper Red Trek Madone of Trek Segafredo with it’s incredible aero shaping and completely hidden cabling…this bike looks fast sitting still. LottoNL-Jumbo’s Bianchi Oltre in classic celeste livery is also a thing a beauty, but please strip off the Shimano gruppo and wheels for some classic Campagnolo (yes, I would rather ride Shimano than Campy, but it’s heresy to put anything non-italian on a Bianchi). Sky’s Pinarello Dogma F8 is menacing and all business, while Tinkoff’s Specialized Venge VIAS is just plain FUGLY with it’s funky brake placement.

So without further ado, here are the 18 lust-worthy machines of the 2016 WorldTour…I hope you brought a drool bucket.

AG2R La Mondiale (ALM) : Focus

ag2r-focus

 

Astana (AST): Specialized

astana-specialized

 

BMC Racing Team (BMC): BMC

bmc-bmc

 

Cannondale (CPT): Cannondale

cannondale-cannodale

 

Team Dimension Data (DDD): Cervelo

dimension-cervelo

 

Etixx–Quick-Step (EQS): Specialized

etixx-specialized

 

FDJ (FDJ): Lapierre

fdj-lapierre

 

IAM Cycling (IAM): Scott

IAM-scott

 

Lampre–Merida (LAM): Merida

lampre-merida

 

Lotto–Soudal (LTS): Ridley

lotto-ridley

 

Movistar Team (MOV): Canyon

movistar-canyon

 

Orica–GreenEDGE (OGE): Scott

orica-scott

 

Giant–Alpecin (TGA): Giant

giant-giant

 

Team Katyusha (KAT): Canyon

katusha-canyon

 

LottoNL–Jumbo (TLJ): Bianchi

lottojumbo-bianchi

 

Team Sky (SKY): Pinarello

sky-pinarello

 

Tinkoff (TCS): Specialized

tinkoff-specialized

 

Trek–Segafredo (TFR): Trek

trek-trek

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