Top 5 2018 pro bikes

This article first appeared on Bikeradar

It’s that time of year again when we cast our eyes to the Tour Down Under and take a look and what the pros will be riding in 2018.

Here are five bikes we think are well worth a closer look.

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1. Trek Emonda

Trek released a new Emonda in 2017, and surprise, surprise it’s got a touch lighter and stiffer. Although the lack of weight makes absolutely no difference to the pros because all the bikes have to be within the UCI 6.8kg weight limit.

But this could be all set to change in 2018 because many of Trek’s riders will be using disc-equipped versions of the Emonda during the grand tours.

In races that are often decided on the climbs, weight matters and crucially we suspect the disc-equipped Emonda still hits that 6.8kg weight target.

2. Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

3. Pinarello Dogma

4. Specialized Tarmac

5. Colnago V2-R

You can read more at Cyclingnews.com