*SEE PART 2 OF THE 2014 WORLD TOUR BIKES HERE

For the most part, there’s not much new with regards to new technologies or models that have come out in 2014. There have been a few swaps with bike sponsorships and teams folding, but by in large things have stayed the same.

Most of the mechanics are still adding in lead weights into various parts of the frame to get up to the 6.8kg weight limit (usually into the bottom bracket). Read more about the UCI’s 6.8kg weight limit here.

What’s in:

The new(ish) 35mm Campagnolo Bora wheels
Campagnolo EPS internal battery (except for one). All Di2 had internal battery except for Bianchi (Belkin).
Almost all the teams were riding 25mm tyres
Some Lotto-Belisol riders still loving their 38mm wide bars (this is extremely narrow for those of you unfamiliar)

What’s out:

Orbea (Euskatel)
Felt (Shimano-Agos, now Shimano-Giant)
Movistar changed from Pinarello to Canyon
Belkin swapped Giant with Team Shimano-Giant and picked up Vacansoleil-DCM’s Bianchi’s.
23mm tyres

Groupset counts (WorldTour teams only):

Shimano: 10 teams
Campagnolo: 5 teams
SRAM: 3 teams

*This is the same count as last year, even though some shuffling around has been done.

SEE THE 2013 WORLD TOUR BIKES HERE

Best in show

Many of the bikes were no different to look at than going into any high end bike shop, but there were a few that stood out to me

The two bikes that caught my eye, for no particular reason other than looks and “feel” (i.e. when I held them) were the Omega Pharma Quickstep Specialized Venge, Cannondale EVO. I haven’t had the pleasure of riding the Cannondale EVO yet but I can vouch for the ride of the Venge.

Enjoy.