2019 WorldTour Bikes Guide | New Pro Team Bikes


(intense sound effects) – There’s been a bit of a
shake-up in the world tour, because the bike
sponsorship merry-go-round has well and truly happened
between 2018 and 2019. Let’s have a look at who’s using what. (techno music) The squad of AG2R La Mondiale have changed after two seasons with Factor frames and forks to the Belgian brand, Eddy Merckx, who make a return to the top level after Quick Step previously used the brand back in 2011. That’s not the only new
thing about AG2R, though, because now they’re using
Campagnolo groupsets. Bars and stems now come
from Deda Elementi, and tires by Vredestein, who make a return to the World Tour for the first time in quite a while. Rotor power meters replace SRM and KMC chains replace Shimano. Astana have been using Argon 18 framesets for the last two seasons, and continue the trend into 2019. Wheels, just like in 2018, are Corima. And Astana remain the only
team in the World Tour using that brand. Groupsets are Shimano. For 2019, they look to
be set on WOLFPACK tires, but previously we have seen them use multiple brands in one season. Bahrain Merida enter their
third season of existence, naturally continue to use
Merida frames and forks, and the groupsets, they’re from Shimano with the exception of the chain sets because the squad actually decide to use the ultra-bling THM Clavicula models with the integrated SRM power meter. Wheels there provided by Fulcrum and they’re wrapped up in
rubber from Continental. For the third year running,
too, is Bora Hansgrohe, and the frame sets of Specialized and groupsets of Shimano. Wheels, they come from Roval, who are the wheel brand of Specialized, and tires, they too come from Specialized. As do the handlebars
when using the aerobike such as the Venge. Otherwise the squad can be seen using bars and stems from Pro, who are actually part of Shimano. A new squad for 2019, CCC. Now this team came to life
from the BMC racing team, but BMC didn’t decide to
carry the sponsorship over. Instead, Giant stepped up to provide the frames and forks. Groupsets provided by Shimano, and the bars and stems are
just like the frame, Giant. And wheels, they’re
labeled as #Overachieve, which is something I spotted a
few times last year at races, and the tires, well
they come from Vittoria. Dimension Data is a fitting
team to come after CCC, as Dimension Data, they’re
using the brand BMC for their frame sets in 2019. Groupsets are Shimano, with the exception of the chain set, which is Rotor, and the chain, which is KMC. Wheels are ENVE, who
have been with the team for a number of seasons now, and Vittoria tires finish
off those wheels nicely. And finally, Astute saddles,
they’ve been replaced with Selle Italia for this year. And we were very privileged
to be able to film the 2019 bikes of EF
Education First pro cycling, as they were under a strict embargo, and with plenty of prying eyes while we had to go undercover. The team, they have largely stuck with the same setup from 2018, so that means Cannondale frames and forks, and Shimano groupsets and Vision wheels. The change though, is that this season, the power meter is no longer SRM. They’ve made the switch to Power2Max. Not making any changes for 2019
is the team of Groupama FDJ. Lapierre frameset, Shimano
groupsets and wheels, and the wheels, well, they’ve
got Continental tires on them. Groupama FDJ are one of the few teams to not have disc brake bikes
available to their riders. But after speaking to staff,
they have been trialing a few so keep your eyes peeled. Another team making no
changes for 2019 is that of Katusha Alpecin. SRAM continue to provide groupsets, and Quarq, the power meters. And the wheels, yep, they stick with Zipp, and they’re wrapped up
with Continental rubber. The frame and forks come from Canyon, as do the finishing kits of the bars, stems, and seat posts. Now at this point, we’re
going to run through some of the UCI women’s teams that were at the tour down under. Now, with there being 37
teams in this category, not every team was
represented at the race, so we looked at as many of these teams that we could. Rally UHC made the change
to Felt frames and forks after using Diamondback for
the past couple of seasons. Hed continue to supply the wheels, and they have Kenda
tubulars fitted to them. SRAM are the groupset supplier, along with Quarq power meters. Team Tibco are using Fuji frames, Shimano groupsets, and interestingly, a
Praxis Works chainset. Edco supply the wheels,
and Maxxis the tires. Oval are the bars and
stems, as well as seat posts and Prologo provide the saddles. The Italian squad of
BePink are using frames from Italian brand Kemo
with Shimano groupsets fitted to them. Ambrosio supply the wheels, and they’re fitted with Schwalbe tires. Deda Elementi provide the
stems, bars, and seat posts. The Astana women’s team, just
like their male counterpart, use Argon 18 framesets
with Shimano groupsets, and also Corima wheels
with FSA finishing kits. The differences between
them and the men’s squad are that the women
actually use FSA chainsets and Veloflex tires. The Mitchelton-Scott women
ride on an identical setup to the men’s outfit, so Scott Frames, Shimano
groupsets, Shimano wheels, Pirelli tires, and Syncros bars, stems, seatposts, and saddles. The Belgian squad of
Doltcini-Van Ecyk Sport are using Wilier Triestina bikes with Shimano groupsets fitted on them, Fast Forward wheels with Vittoria tires, and Ritchey finish it off nicely with bars, stems, and handlebars. A new team for 2019 is that of CCC Liv, and the team that includes
11-time World Champion and two-time Olympic
champion Marianne Vos. They will be riding Liv framesets fitted with SRAM components, Giant wheels, and Vittoria tires. And the handlebars and stems, well, they’re supplied by Giant, too. The Mexican squad of Swapit Agolico were a late invitation to
the women’s tour down under, so it didn’t have their latest bikes. But for 2019, they’re using
ZEROUNO frames and forks fitted with Shimano
groupsets, Vision wheels, and Maxxis tires. Now it’s time for the
final nine men’s teams. Jumbo Visma are sticking with
their tried and tested setups. And there appears to be just one change. Remaining with Bianchi framesets, and the groupsets and wheels,
sticking with Shimano. Tires, they’re from Vittoria. Where the change comes for
2019 is the power meter. Previously, the team
hailing from the Netherlands were using the Pioneer units but for this season,
they’ve changed to Shimano, but interestingly, stuck
with the Pioneer head units. Another team with no
change is the Belgian squad of Lotto Soudal. Belgian brand Ridley continue
to provide the frame and forks and Campagnolo the groupsets, and SRM the power meters. Wheels are Campagnolo
with tires from Vittoria, and, well, Deda Elementi
remain the sponsor of the bar, stems, and seat posts, and topped off with Selle Italia saddles. Australian squad Michelton Scott are not bucking the trend here, again sticking with the same
setups from the previous year which means Scott framesets,
Shimano groupsets, power meters, and wheels. And tires are from Pirelli, who made a return to the cycling scene a couple of years back. And the bars, stems,
seat posts, and saddles are all from Syncros. The Spanish team of Movistar, and home of current World
Champion Alejandro Valverde, stay with the same setup of 2018 for 2019. Canyon frames, forks,
bar stems, and seatposts, and Campagnolo groupsets and wheels. Power2Max, they continue
to supply the power meters, and Continental the tires. Patrick Lefevere’s Wolfpack
will be riding virtually the same bikes as in the 2018 season. A couple of small changes, though, come in the electronics department. The team have swapped
from 4iiii power meter to Shimano’s power meter, and the GPS units are Bryton, who make their first entry
into the World Tour arena. Framesets continue to
come from Specialized, as do the saddles, wheels, and tires. Ceramicspeed bearings are tucked away inside of the components
where they can be, and well, Shimano provide the rest. The Grand Tour specialist
squad of Team Sky are remaining to use the equipment that has seen them win all three Grand Tours. Pinarello are the brand
behind the frames and forks, and Shimano are now a
full groupset sponsor, including power meters,
having taken over fully from Stages after we
saw Shimano and Stages share power meter sponsorship for a year. Wheels are Shimano and tires, Continental. Pinarello’s in-house brand Most
provide the bars and stems. As of yet, we’ve not seen Team
Sky race on disc brake bike, despite having one
available for their use. We’ve got a big change now. Team Sunweb, who were using
the framesets of Giant, have made the change to
Cervélo for this season. Tom Dumoulin’s squad will be onboard the new S5 disc, as well
as the R-series frame. The most striking
difference about the new S5 is the presence of an
external steerer tube design on the fork, not to mention the Y-shaped handlebars. Groupsets are from
Shimano, as are the wheels, and the tires, they come from Continental. The squad of Grand Tour
contender Richie Porte remain on Trek frames and forks. The big change, though, well, that comes with the groupset as the squad make the change from Shimano to SRAM. Wheels and finishing components are sticking with Bontrager,
who are part of the Trek brand, and just like in 2018, the team will be using Vittoria tires. And finally, the UAE team Emirates Squad are continuing the use of Colnago framesets and forks for 2019. And it’s very much an Italian affair for the equipment choices. Campagnolo groupsets and wheels, Vittoria tires, and Deda
Elementi bars, stems, and seatposts. Saddle? Well, it’s got to be Italian,
so Prologo is their choice. The biggest changes in the
men’s World Tour this year comes in the area of groupsets. Shimano have lost two teams, so dropped from having
fourteen squads to twelve, and SRAM gained a team, meaning
they now have two teams. And Campagnolo, they’ve gone up to four. So there we are, the
2019 World Tour of bikes. Let me know your favorite down
in the comment section below and why. Personally, I’m gonna
go for CCC for the kit, and BMC for the bike. Don’t forget, too, to
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