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WorldTour team bikes 2022: Cyclist’s complete guide

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5 Aug 2022
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With the Tour de France done and the 2022 season now edging towards its final act, most of the mid-season bike and tech launches have taken place, with new machines from Trek, ColnagoGiant, Cervélo and Canyon.

Last year saw Specialized take the title for most successful brand at Grand Tours, though it was helped by sponsoring two teams, while Jumbo-Visma’s Cervélos were not far behind, although given how July went that might have flipped.

The annual merry-go-round of bike sponsorship was quieter than usual over the winter with BikeExchange-Jayco’s switch to Giant and Liv bikes after a fleeting year with Bianchi the only major move.

There are, however, several new women’s WorldTour teams for this year, so more opportunities for sponsors without a presence to get involved in a huge year for women’s cycling what with the first Tour de France Femmes.

Below we take a closer look at the 2022 bikes and components of the men’s and women’s WorldTour.

Men’s and women's WorldTour team bikes 2022

AG2R-Citroën

After sharing the spotlight with Qhubeka last season, AG2R-Citroën are now the only team on BMCs.

  • Bike: BMC Teammachine SLR01, Timemachine Road, Timemachine 
  • Bottle cage: Elite Leggero 
  • Bottom bracket: Cema 
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 
  • Handlebar tape: Fizik Vento Microtex 
  • Pedals: Look Kéo Blade Ceramic, Ceramic Ti 
  • Saddle: Fizik Arione R1, Aliante R1, Antares R1, Antares Versus Evo, Argo Vento 
  • Tyres: Pirelli P Zero, Cinturato 
  • Wheels: Campagnolo Bora

Astana Qazaqstan

Astana’s setup is the same as 2021 despite changing pretty much the entire squad.

  • Bike: Wilier Filante SLR, Zero SLR, Turbine 
  • Bottle cage: Tacx 
  • Bottom bracket: Ceramic Speed BB86 
  • Computer: Garmin 
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 
  • Handlebar tape: Prologo 
  • Headset: FSA 
  • Pedals: Look Kéo Blade carbon 
  • Pulley: Ceramic Speed OSPW 
  • Saddle: Prologo Scratch 2 
  • Tyres: Vittoria Corsa 700×25 
  • Wheels: Corima 47WS Black

Bahrain Victorious 

Why fix something that isn’t broken? Bahrain were certainly victorious in 2021 and also kept the same setup.

Bora-Hansgrohe

Photo: Matthew Loveridge

The breakup was rough. Peter Sagan took everything with him and Bora went on the rebound and simultaneously got back with the ex and a younger man. Only the bike remains of those glorious times they had together, and they’ll look back fondly in time.

  • Bike: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7, Roubaix, Shiv TT Disc 
  • Bottle cage: Specialized 
  • Computer: Wahoo 
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 
  • Power meter: Shimano Dura-Ace 
  • Saddle: S-Works Power with Mirror 
  • Tyres: Specialized Turbo Cotton, new S-Works tyres?
  • Wheels: Roval CLX Rapide

Canyon-SRAM Racing

Wins. Wins everywhere. And that’s not just in reference to Kasia Niewiadoma’s 2022 season. The new Canyon-SRAM aesthetics are 10/10 and the tech remains unchanged.

Cofidis

Cofidis have a slightly new look this year with a sharper looking De Rosa to boot, they've also made a change in the wheel department, switching out Fulcrum and joining Astana on Corima.

  • Bike: De Rosa Merak, TT03
  • Bottle cage: Elite 
  • Computer: Wahoo 
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 
  • Pedals: Look 
  • Saddle: Selle Italia 
  • Tyres: Michelin 
  • Wheels: Corima MCC DX, WS Black DX, WS TT DX

EF Education-EasyPost

Photo: Matthew Loveridge

They’re undoubtedly the coolest team in the peloton, and this season's Palace Skateboards collab certainly added to their look at the Tour.

  • Bike: Cannondale SuperSix Evo, System Six, SuperSlice
  • Computer: Wahoo  
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 with FSA crankset
  • Handlebar tape: Prologo 
  • Saddle: Prologo 
  • Tyres: Vittoria  
  • Wheels: Vision Metron SL  

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

With the TIBCO-SVB team joining with the men’s EF team for 2022, they’ve bagged themselves a bunch of shared sponsors, including top tier aesthetics on their Cannondale and Vision wheels. This is the 'standard' design for both teams.

  • Bike: Cannondale SuperSix Evo, SystemSix, SuperSlice
  • Computer: Wahoo
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Handlebar tape: Prologo   
  • Power meter: 4iiii
  • Saddle: Prologo 
  • Tyres: Vittoria
  • Wheels: Vision Metron

FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig and co were on new Lapierre Xelius SL bikes in 2021 and that continues this year, but with a top tier new jersey.

  • Bike: Lapierre Aircode DRS, Xelius SL, Aérostorm DRS
  • Bottle cage: Elite 
  • Computer: Garmin
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Handlebar tape: Prologo
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Saddle: Prologo
  • Tyres: Continental Competition
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace

Groupama-FDJ

Although their names and kits are slightly different, the FDJ men’s squad also sport Lapierre and Shimano.

  • Bike: Lapierre Aircode DRS, Xelius SL, Aérostorm DRS
  • Bottle cage: Elite Leggero Carbon
  • Computer: Garmin
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Handlebar tape: Prologo
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Saddle: Prologo Scratch
  • Tyres: Continental Competition Pro LTD
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace

Human Powered Health

New Women’s WorldTour outfit Human Powered Health made a big switch from previous moniker Rally Cycling in 2022 but they’re sticking to Felt bikes, SRAM groupset and Vision wheels.

  • Bike: Felt AR, FR 
  • Bottle cage: Arundel 
  • Computer: Wahoo 
  • Groupset: SRAM Force eTap AXS 
  • Handlebar tape: Prologo 
  • Pedals: Time 
  • Saddle: Prologo 
  • Tyres: Goodyear 
  • Wheels: Vision Metron SL

Ineos Grenadiers 

Photo: Matthew Loveridge

Pinarello’s Dogma F launched last year so that's what the Grenadiers will be on this year and, as you can see, the team has finally committed to discs

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

While their kit is divisive, Intermarché’s Cube Litening and Newmen wheels look sensational. A new Litening has been rumoured to be on the circuit too but hasn't yet been officially released so keep your eyes peeled.

  • Bike: Cube Litening C:68X, Aerium TT
  • Bottle cage: Elite 
  • Computer: Bryton Rider 750 
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 
  • Handlebar tape: Prologo 
  • Pedals: Look Kéo Blade Carbon Ti 
  • Pulley: CeramicSpeed OSPW
  • Saddle: Prologo 
  • Tyres: Continental GP5000 S TR 
  • Wheels: Newmen Advanced SL

Israel-Premier Tech

Chris Froome wanted oval chainrings that bad that Israel-Premier Tech ditched Shimano in favour of Rotor for 2022. Bold, but we rate it.

  • Bike:  Factor Ostro VAM, O2 VAM, ONE Disc, SLiCK Disc 
  • Bottle cage: Elite 
  • Computer: Hammerhead Karoo 2 
  • Groupset: Rotor (including Aldhu Carbon and aluminium cranks and Q Rings chainrings 
  • Power meter: Rotor INspider 
  • Pulley: CeramicSpeed OSPW 
  • Saddle: Selle Italia 
  • Tyres: Maxxis 
  • Wheels: Black Inc TWENTY, THIRTY, FORTY-FIVE and SIXTY

Liv Racing Xstra

Liv Racing Xstra have changed nothing apart from the extra, sorry Xstra, addition in their name, it’s still Liv bikes and Cadex wheels.

  • Bike: Liv Langma, EnviLiv, Brava 
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS 
  • Power meter: Quarq 
  • Tyres: Cadex 
  • Wheels: Cadex

Lotto Soudal

Lotto Soudal stick with Ridley – with a new TT bike coming this year – but have moved on from Campagnolo for Shimano Dura-Ace and DT Swiss wheels.

  • Bike: Ridley Helium SLX Disc, Noah Fast Disc, Dean Fast Disc  
  • Computer: Garmin 
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 (KMC chains) 
  • Handlebar tape: Lizard Skin 
  • Pedals: Look Kéo Blade Carbon Ti 
  • Saddle: Selle Italia 
  • Tyres: Vittoria Corsa 
  • Wheels: DT Swiss 

Movistar Team

Photo: Matthew Loveridge

Movistar’s men’s and women’s teams are the same unit, so use the same stuff. That means Canyon, SRAM and Zipp lead the way. We recently spotted the Spanish outfit with a brand new, unreleased Canyon Ultimate at the Tour de France.

  • Bike: Canyon Aeroad CFR, Canyon Ultimate, Speedmax CFR TT
  • Bottle cage: Elite 
  • Computer: Garmin 
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS 
  • Handlebar tape: Lizard Skins 
  • Pedals: Look Kéo Blade Carbon Ti 
  • Power meter: Quarq 
  • Saddle: Fizik Antares Versus Evo 00 
  • Tyres: Continental 
  • Wheels: Zipp

QuickStep Alpha Vinyl

Kit-wise, the most predictable team in the peloton. It’s always going to be Specialized and Shimano here, barring something extraordinary taking place.

  • Bike: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 
  • Bottle cage: Tacx 
  • Bottom bracket: CeramicSpeed 
  • Computer: Garmin 
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 
  • Handlebar tape: Supacaz 
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 
  • Power meter: Shimano Dura-Ace 
  • Saddle: Specialized S-Works Power with Mirror 
  • Tyres: Specialized Turbo Cotton 
  • Wheels: Roval Rapide CLX, Alpinist CLX, CLX 50, CLX 64, 321 Discs

Team BikeExchange Jayco

Photo: Matthew Loveridge

The biggest change in the peloton is the BikeExchange-Jayco teams leaving their Bianchis behind for Giant and Liv bikes with wheels, saddle and all sorts from in-house brand Cadex. We also spotted an unreleased Giant Propel aero bike at the Tour.

  • Bike: Giant TCR Advanced SL Disc, Propel Advanced SL Disc, Trinity Advanced Pro TT, Liv Langma Advanced Disc SL 
  • Bottle cage: Giant 
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Saddle: Giant, Cadex Boost 
  • Tyres: Cadex 
  • Wheels: Cadex 36, 42, 65, Aero Disc, 4-Spoke 

Team DSM

Photo: Russ Elllis (Cycling Images)

Their riders might leave but their corporate and technological partners don’t. Given DSM were the first to be spotted riding the new R9200-series Dura-Ace groupset, their choice of drivetrain is a given. Above you can see the bikes old and new on display at the Tour de France Femmes as Scott released its new Foil RC just before the Tour.

  • Bike: Scott Addict RC, Foil RC, Plasma 
  • Bottle cage: Elite 
  • Computer: Wahoo 
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 
  • Saddle: PRO 
  • Tyres: Vittoria Corsa 
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace

Team Jumbo-Visma

Photo: Godingimages

Winners. Everywhere. Men and women, mountains, sprints and time-trials. Cervélo's new S5s have been raced for a while this season but were officially released just after the men's Tour.

  • Bike: Cervélo R5, S5, Caledonia, P5 
  • Bottle cage: Tacx 
  • Computer: Garmin 
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 
  • Handlebar tape: Fizik 
  • Saddle: Fizik 
  • Tyres: Vittoria 
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace

Team Roland Cogeas Edelweiss

Look! It’s Look in the WorldTour! Hopefully the team will see the light and incorporate the bike maker’s iconic branding into the kit design for next year.

  • Bike: Look 795 Blade RS, 785 Huez RS, 796 Monoblade RS 
  • Bottle cage: Elite 
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 
  • Pedals: Look Kéo Blade Carbon Ti 
  • Saddle: Selle San Marco 
  • Wheels: Corima

Team SD Worx

You could argue that SD Worx is the best women’s team. You could also argue they have a really nice bike.

  • Bike: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 
  • Bottle cage: Tacx 
  • Computer: Garmin 
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS 
  • Pedals: Time 
  • Power meter: Quarq 
  • Saddle: Specialized S-Works Power 
  • Tyres: Specialized Turbo Cotton 
  • Wheels: Zipp

Trek-Segafredo

‘F***ing SRAM.’ – Bauke Mollema, 2019. The least quiet launch of the year came in the shape of the new Trek Madone SLR with a crazy looking hole in the seatpost. This one, featuring a gold chain, is Mads Pedersen's.

  • Bike: Trek Émonda SLR 9, Madone SLR 9, Domane SLR 9, Speed Concept 
  • Computer: Wahoo 
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS 
  • Power meter: Quarq 
  • Saddle: Bontrager Verse Pro 
  • Tyres: Pirelli P Zero Race
  • Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus RSL

UAE Team ADQ

UAE’s new women’s team took over from Alé-BTC-Ljubjana and boy do they have a nice bike to show for it.

  • Bike: Colnago V3Rs 
  • Bottle cage: Elite 
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 
  • Handlebar tape: Prologo 
  • Saddle: Prologo 
  • Tyres: Pirelli P Zero Race
  • Wheels: Campagnolo Bora WTO

UAE Team Emirates

Photo: Matthew Loveridge

While it has been officially announced UAE Team Emirates have mostly moved on from the V3Rs to Colnago Prototipo bikes, it's not actually confirmed that the Prototipo will become the new V4Rs yet, nor have details been released. This Prototipo is Tadej Pogačar's.

  • Bike: Colnago Prototipo, TT01 
  • Bottle cage: Elite 
  • Computer: SRM PowerControl 8 
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 
  • Handlebar tape:  Prologo 
  • Pedals: Look Kéo Blade Carbon Ti 
  • Saddle: Prologo 
  • Tyres: Pirelli P Zero Race SL 
  • Wheels: Campagnolo Bora WTO

Uno-X Pro Cycling

Debut WorldTour seasons for both team and bike. The Norwegian side has some exciting riders and will be hoping to make their competition see red, like their very visible Dare bikes.

  • Bike: Dare MA-AFO, VSRu, TSRf (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • OSPW: CeramicSpeed
  • Saddle: Prologo
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Pro One
  • Wheels: DT Swiss

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