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WorldTour team bikes 2022: a breakdown

In-depth
27 Jan 2021
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With Omloop Het Nieuwsblad fast approaching and the Australian national championships already underway, it is about time we reminded ourselves of the bikes set to be used during the 2022 season.

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.

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

There are, however, several new women's WorldTour teams, so more opportunities for sponsors without a presence to get involved and for us fans, more colours to get acquainted with.

Below we take a closer look at the men's and women's WorldTour teams of the 2022 seasons, dissect any big changes and see what bikes they will be hoping to guide to glory.

Men's WorldTour team bikes 2021

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 also stays the same 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.

Bike: Merida Reacto Disc Team, Scultura Disc Team, Time Warp TT 
Bottle cage: Elite 
Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Handlebar tape: Prologo 
Power meter: Shimano Dura-Ace 
Saddle: Prologo Scratch M5, Scratch M5 CPC, Dimension, Dimension Tri 
Tyres: Continental Competition Pro ALX LTD 700×25 
Wheels: Vision Metron SL 45 Disc and 60 Disc

Bora-Hansgrohe

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

Bike: Canyon Aeroad CFR 
Computer: 
Garmin 
Groupset: 
SRAM Red eTap AXS 
Power meter: 
Quarq 
Saddle: 
Ergon 
Tyres: 
Schwalbe 
Wheels: Zipp

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 
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

We're patiently waiting for the reveal of their new Rapha kit, you'd think bike details will come at the same time. Come on guys, the season's already started.

Bike:  Cannondale 
Computer: Garmin  
Groupset: 
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 
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'll share lots of the same partners, so we should get the news at the same time.

Bike:  Cannondale 
Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Handlebar tape: Prologo   
Saddle: Prologo 
Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace

FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine 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 – formerly Rally Cycling – haven't revealed their 2022 bikes yet but it doesn't seem like they'll be switching from Felt bikes, SRAM groupset and Vision wheels.

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

Ineos Grenadiers 

Pinarello's Dogma F launched last year so that's what the Grenadiers will be on this year and, as you can see, disc brakes are allll the way in.

Bike: Pinarello Dogma F, Bolide TT 
Bottle cage: Elite 
Computer: Garmin 
Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 
Handlebar tape: Most Ultragrip 
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 
Saddle: Fizik 
Tyres: Continental 
Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

While their kit is divisive, Intermarché's Cube Litening and Newmen wheels look sensational.

Bike: Cube Litening C:68X 
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 also haven't revealed much about their kit and gear for this season yet, but you can be sure they'll be racing on Liv bikes and with 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

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.

Bike:  Canyon Aeroad CFR, 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

Kitwise, the most reliable team in the peloton. It's always going to be Specialized and Shimano here barring something insane.

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 Dics

Team BikeExchange Jayco

The biggest change in the peloton is the BikeExchange Jayco teams sadly leaving their Bianchis behind for Giant and Liv bikes with wheels, saddle and all sorts from Cadex.

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 
Saddle: Giant, Cadex Boost 
Tyres: Cadex 
Wheels: Cadex 36, 42, 65, Aero Disc, 4-Spoke 

Team DSM

Their riders might leave but their corporate and technological partners don't.

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

Team Jumbo-Visma

Wout van Aert. Marianne Vos. Primož Roglič. Coryn Labecki. Tom Dumoulin. Anna Henderson. Get used to seeing Cervélo winning big races in 2022.

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 they'll see the light and incorporate that into the clothing 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.'

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

UAE Team ADQ

UAE's new women's team takes 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

No need to change a winning formula. Rumour has it this Colnago might be the bike to do the Tour-Vuelta double this year.

Bike:  Colnago V3Rs 
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

We're hoping Dare reflects Uno-X's racing style in their first season in the Women's WorldTour. We're still waiting for more details and pictures of their bikes though.

Bike: Dare 
Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Wheels: DT Swiss