Category: Pro Bikes

Pro Bike Gallery: CCC’s new Giant TCR

Team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice 2019 - Team Presentation
CCC Team riders will join the WorldTour in 2019 aboard Giant’s TCR Advanced SL. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice 2019 - Team Presentation
The simple, all-black paint on the frame makes the team-color orange water bottles pop nicely. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice 2019 - Team Presentation
New sponsor, new look, same hashtag on the Giant carbon fiber rims, which are prototype wheels. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice 2019 - Team Presentation
While the climbers will be right at home on the TCR Advanced SL, it won’t be surprising to see some riders on Giant’s aero bike, the Propel, throughout the season. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice 2019 - Team Presentation
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 adorns the new bikes. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice 2019 - Team Presentation
Subdued aesthetics is an understatement here. It’s easy to miss the details, like the CCC Team branding on the fork. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice 2019 - Team Presentation
Each bike is decked out in all Shimano Dura-Ace parts. Serge Pauwels is running the Dura-Ace power meter. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice 2019 - Team Presentation
The seat mast design helps maintain a consistent seat height, improves comfort, reduces weight, and improves stiffness. A Contact SLR saddle rounds out a nearly all-Giant component build. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice 2019 - Team Presentation
Rim brakes still reign supreme in the pro peloton. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice 2019 - Team Presentation
It’s all Dura-Ace, right on down to the pedals. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice 2019 - Team Presentation
The Giant NeosTrack head unit is so new the plastic hasn’t even been peeled back yet. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice 2019 - Team Presentation
The sleek seat tube/top tube junction is molded as one piece, thanks to the seat mast design that replaces a more traditional seatpost. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice 2019 - Team Presentation
Serge Pauwels took this TCR Advanced SL for a spin on a training ride in sunny Spain. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

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Gallery: Alejandro Valverde’s rainbow bike

Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
After he won world championships, Alejandro Valverde received a special bike from sponsor Canyon Bicycles. Canyon’s Andres Walzer (L) traveled to Italy to deliver the champion’s bike. Movistar team manager Eusebio Unzue is pictured on the right. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
To match his rainbow jersey, Valverde got a rainbow bike. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
The rainbow colors on the Canyon Ultimate CF SLX stand out from a distance. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
Canyon opted for a fade on the front and bands on the seat tube. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
Valverde will be familiar with the Ultimate CF SLX frame, having ridden it to victory in Switzerland. Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
Top tube graphics detail the Spaniard’s accomplishment. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
The bike speaks for itself. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
Even Valverde’s Power2Max power meter, mounted to a Campagnolo Super Record crank, has rainbow accents. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
Valverde will sit atop this Fizik Antares, with subtle rainbow accents, of course. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
Valverde will continue to ride rim brakes for the time being. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
The carbon Campanolo Bora Ultra wheels are also made to match the rainbow motif. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
Valverde still rides Campagnolo’s 11-speed gear cluster, although the Italian company recently announced a 12-speed drivetrain. Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
It’s safe to say this chain will often be in the big chainring. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
UCI approved, rainbow colors and all. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
Canyon’s integrated bar/stem combo affords one more spot for branding. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
Joaquín Rojas couldn’t resist a selfie with his teammate and world champion. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Alejandro Valverde's rainbow bike
You have to yield for that rainbow jersey. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

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Pro Bike Gallery: Romain Bardet’s limited edition Factor O2

This top-end rig features custom graphics throughout.

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Pro Bike Gallery: Gaviria’s Specialized S-Works Venge

Fernando Gaviria goes all-in with disc brakes on his new Specialized S-Works Venge for the tour de France.

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Gallery: Yuri Hauswald’s Dirty Kanza XL bike

Former Dirty Kanza winner Yuri Hauswald is going big this year on the 350-mile DK XL route. Here’s a look at his bike for the race.

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Gallery: Rebecca Rusch’s Dirty Kanza rig

For the inaugural edition of DK XL, a 350-mile gravel adventure, Rebecca Rusch has a tricked-out Niner RLT 9 RDO.

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Pro Bike Gallery: Rohan Dennis’s BMC Timemachine

Australian TT champ Rohan Dennis rides to victory in the Giro’s stage 16 time trial aboard BMC’s aerodynamic machine.

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Pro Bike Gallery: Simon Yates’s Scott Addict

Simon Yates rides a Scott Addict with numerous options for shifting and superlight touches everywhere.

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Pro Bike Gallery: Tom Dumoulin’s Giant Trinity TT bike

The pressure is on for Tom Dumoulin to perform in the Giro’s critical stage 16 time trial. Here’s his weapon of choice.

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Pro Bike Gallery: Sebastian Langeveld’s Cannondale Synapse

EF Education First-Drapac rider Sebastian Langeveld will ride disc brakes at Roubaix after making the podium in 2017.

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