Bikes Of The 2017 Pro Peloton Part 2


As promised, here comes part 2 of our look
at the WorldTour team bikes of 2017. Let’s start with the Cervélo bikes of Dimension
Data, they have some seriously flash components on board. The S5 or the R5 are the frame options, depending
on the race – we spotted a prototype R5 at the Dubai Tour, look out for the full release
once the Giro comes round this year. Other features include Rotor chainsets, CeramicSpeed
bearings and gold coloured KMC chains – it may not improve performance, but it sure looks
cool. FDJ stay in France for their bikes with Lapierre
– their options are the Xelius and the Aircode. The rest of their components come courtesy
of Shimano and their sister company, PRO. The French outfit has often been Shimano’s
team of choice when it comes to testing new equipment, which is why we’ve seen some
of their bikes equipped with bits and pieces of the new Shimano Dura Ace 9100 on their
bikes. Odd Christian Eiking had Shimano’s new power
meter on board at the Tour Down Under in January. BMC will be another beneficiary of new Dura
Ace kit in a few months’ time. For now, they’re on the older stuff, but
the frames, of course will remain the same, albeit in a simple, yet effective red and
white paint scheme this year. Their bike of choice is usually the TeamMachine,
but they can use the road version of the TimeMachine for those races where aerodynamics plays a
greater role. Could we even see the new RoadMachine in the
classics? Lotto Soudal, as they have for several years,
rely on Belgian company Ridley for their bikes. As well as the lightweight Helium and the
aerodynamic Noah, we may see the Fenix from time to time in the spring. The rest of the build has a very Italian flavour,
With Campagnolo, Deda and Selle Italia providing the componentry. Cannondale-Drapac look like they’re keen
to dabble with discs in 2017. We’ve seen their Supersix Evo painted up
with both rim and disc brakes, and many of their riders have been putting hydraulics
to the test in training. Quite a mix of components on this bike – the
shifting comes from Shimano, but chainrings are FSA, and cranks are Cannondale’s own
SiSL2s. Mavic provide the wheels, and Fizik the saddles
and bar tape. We’ve also noticed they’re running CeramicSpeed
oversize pulley wheels too. Trek-Segafredo are back with their familiar
trio of bikes, the Emonda, the Domane and the Madone. Apart from the groupset, which is Shimano
Dura Ace Di2, the rest of the kit stays in house, with wheels, bars, stems and
saddles all coming courtesy of Bontrager. A couple of subtle colour changes for you
now. Orica-Scott turn to a sleek, yet eyecatching
black with fluorescent trim. It’s nice, but it will be even nicer when
SRM send more head units to match the rest of the bike. Shimano and PRO provide the remainder
of the components. Sunweb don’t have Giant as a title sponsor,
but the Taiwanese company continues to provide the bikes – the TCR, Propel and Defy are all
options for the team, all in this attractive red white and black paintscheme to match the
new team kit. We’ve seen the TCR disc painted up in team
colours, and we understand the Sunweb Development Team have been making extensive use of it
– although it’s still yet to be seen if or when the WorldTour squad might follow suit. Finally, we bring you some Italian heritage
among the Dutch team Lotto NL-Jumbo. We’ll see the celeste of Bianchi in the
peloton for another year, and there are three frame choices to choose from, although the
Oltre will probably be favoured in most races. Finishing the build is a Shimano Dura Ace
groupset, FSA cockpit and Selle San Marco saddle. There we go, you’re up to date with all
the WorldTour bikes of 2017. Every Saturday throughout the year, we’ll
take an even closer look at these bikes – you can catch these, as well as every other GCN
video, by clicking on the globe to subscribe to the channel – it’s absolutely free! To see the bikes of the other 9 WorldTour
teams, click here for part 1. And for some pro bike tech from the Dubai
Tour with Dan and special guest Caley Fretz, click here.