Bikes of the 2016 WorldTour, see them here Australia’s Santos Tour Down Under. It’s the kick off to the WorldTour season and a chance to view what’s new in the world of road tech. Here, we have a gallery of the 2016 bikes of the 18 WorldTour teams.
There isn’t a whole lot of change at the start of the 2016 season, a few new colours here and there, and the subtle swap of saddle or wheels sprinkled in.
The biggest change is Katusha’s move to SRAM and associated Zipp components. Having come from Mavic wheels and tyres , the Russian team now is on Continental rubber. Riders in this team are already using the new eTap wireless shifting, as are Ag2r.
As SRAM currently don’t offer direct-mount rim brakes, Katusha are re-using Shimano Dura-Ace brakes from the past season on its Canyon Aeroad bikes.
Swiss team IAM Cycling moves from cockpit sponsor Ritchey to Scott’s own Syncros. New WorldTour entrant, Dimension Data has made a similar change, switching from 3T to Enve bar and stem combination to match its Cervelo bikes.
Both Ettix-Quick Step and Tinkoff continue to wait for their FSA groupsets, but in the meantime, the Specialized -sponsored teams are seen […]