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Photo Gallery: Tour of California Team Bikes
The bikes of the top pro riders gather in Long Beach
on May 13, 2018
The Lotto Jumbo bikes stand out with their classic Bianchi celeste color scheme.
Saturday was the day for riders to get an easy spin to open up their legs prior to stage 1. The team’s yellow accents run from the Lazer helmets to the Pioneer power meters.
Some Lotto riders choose Vision’s Metron one piece, aero bar stem combo.
Can you guess which bike belongs to climber and sprinter here? Shimano Dura Ace wheels get it done.
Sepp Kuss is one of two new American neo-pros on the Netherlands World Tour squad.
Neilson Powless is the other new American neo-pro. “CV” stands for Bianchi’s uses of Countervail frame technology that dampens road vibration.
The World Tour squad from the Netherlands gather in Southern California under the Long Beach aquarium.
Axeon Hagens Berman are racing the World Tour races aboard aluminum Specialized Allez bikes.
The meaty welds show-off the aluminum frame construction of the Specialized.
The team uses SRAM Red eTap drivetrains.
The fork is a carbon piece though that pairs with the aluminum frame.
No cables with the SRAM eTap which leave open cable routing guides.
Trek-Segafredo will be are on hand with their Project One Madone team bikes.
Toms Skujins has had great success here in the past so we can look for him in the breakaways.
We saw many one-piece aero bars on hand on plenty of team bikes here at TOC. The Trek Madones use their Isospeed decoupler front and rear.
Some riders chose to ride their race wheels with tubulars which made them bring extra tubular tires for their rides.
Trek offers their Project One paint job for customers as well as their Pro Team.
Trek Segafredo is one of the top American Professional World Teams here for TOC.
Some of the BMC riders chose to get their spin in on the trainer with their time trial bikes.
It’s hard to find a pro’s bike in the pits that doesn’t have a long stem that’s in a slammed position.
BMC has their World Tour team on hand here at ATOC as long as their Pro-Continental Hincapie squad.
A more traditional bar and stem system on the BMC team rider’s bikes.
The Russian Katusha squad hopes to make Canyon proud with their new U.S. presence.
Marcel Kittel will be looking to take the yellow jersey on the first stage.
More one piece bar and stem systems on the Canyon bikes.
They also have the traditional bar/stem combo as well. K-Edge handles the computer mount duties.
If you haven’t noticed, this is a Canyon bike.
Katusha will also be using the wireless SRAM eTap system with Quark power meters.
After each stage every bike will get a thorough cleaning by the mechanics.
BMC is also supporting the Holowesko – Citadel squad here at TOC.
The trailer of the Hincapie squad is full of spare bikes for each rider.
Tj Eisenhart will be looking to crack the top ten in California.
Mechanics were busy getting the more complicated time trial bikes set up.
Pro tip, grip tape is more common then bar tape on the time trial bars.
EF – Education First showed up in class with their Tesla team cars.
Rally Cycling though answered back with their beautiful NSX.
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