There are normally about 20 teams which compete at the Tour de France. The teams customarily comprise of professional continental teams and WorldTour outfits. In addition, each team uses different bikes and equipment. You will typically find the following popular road bikes during the Tour de France:
Focus’ Izalco Max
This bike is manufactured by Focus and comes as the Izalco Max standard model. It has Zipp wheels and is the lightest bike from the German company. It is a great choice for racing that is simple and only comprises of one frameset unlike others with three. These bikes further do not have wires
This bike uses Corima wheels and has a unique paint job. The Tarmac was updated in 2014 to make it lighter and size-specific. It is built with nice frames but the parts remain the same just like the 2014 model. It uses Campagnolo Super Record EPS drivetrains and Campagnolo Super Record EPS drivetrains.
BMC’s TeamMachine SLR01
The BMC bike is a 2015 model. It is a revision of the 2014 model but did not change the equipment or bike. It is the same TeamMachine SLR01 that tackles mountains and general stage duties. It has the aero advantage and uses Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 group-sets, 3T finishing kit and SRM Power Meters.
Argon 18’s Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 /FSA
This bike is a product of the Canadian company Argon 18. It uses Vision wheels and is a recent entrant into the Tour de France. Argon 18 has operated for a number of years and has a wide range of bikes. This bike further resembles the aero features of the E-118 time trial bike. It also has a light frame.
Look’s Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
This bike uses American Classic wheels. It is a new model in the Look’s bike range. It is an aero road bike that has fork blades and a NACA air-foil profiles on the main frame tubes. Its cables are tacked inside. There are also two versions of this bike.
Cannondale’s Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 / FSA
This Cannondale bike uses Mavic wheels and is an inventive bike. It picks some of the features of the original SuperSix Evo. It has noticeable changes such as being lightweight, comfortable and stiff. It uses Cannondale SiSL2 chain-sets and FSA chain-rings, and equally makes use of SRM Power Meters. Its wheels have different widths for different conditions.
Orbea’s Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 / FSA
This bike has amazing Vision wheels. It is the latest in a long line of Orcas that have altered great details in the decade. It uses the stems, seat-posts and handlebars from FSA.
Specialized Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
You will find Roval wheels in this make. It has some heavyweights coming up and a range of bikes to choose from. It is a redesign of the first Venge which has existed since 2011. It has new tube profiles that have integrated stem and hides cables internally.
Colnago’s Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Besides it nice Campagnolo Bora wheels, this bike is an aero road bikes that uses truncated Naca air-foil tube shapes. It also has a rear brake mounted to the chain-stay. Furthermore, it is an all-round bike with painted white lugs.
Lapierre’s Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Its Shimano wheels will impress you. It is an improvement of its previous version with notable changes. It is light and has frames that make it comfortable. It also has a lower centre of gravity. Moreover, the tubes at the top of the frame are slender, and it has an attractive seat.