WorldTour team bikes 2023: Everything you need to know

The bikes that will be used by the best riders in the business during the year ahead

We’ve all started to get our heads around the snazzy new jerseys for WorldTour teams in 2023, but what about the bikes they’ll be riding? The start of a new year often sees changes in sponsors and kit suppliers, meaning riders might have to get used to new groupsets, shoes, frames, clothing and even nutrition throughout the off-season. In 2023, many of the WorldTour team bikes remain the same, but there are a few key changes to brand partnerships that it is worth keeping an eye on if you want to remain up to date with the fastest kit in the game. 

One of the biggest changes for 2023 is team Jumbo-Visma’s decision to move from Shimano to SRAM components, meaning that riders will have to get used to an entirely new shifting system for the year ahead. We’ve already seen the likes of Wout van Aert use SRAM on the cyclo-cross field with great success, though, so we don’t see it being a huge issue for the riders who likely will have had time to get used to the new set-up on training camps well before the start of 2023. UAE Team Emirates is also changing groupsets, moving away from tradition as they have chosen Shimano over Campagnolo for the 2023 season.

When it comes to bikes, only two teams are changing frame suppliers out of the men’s WorldTour teams, with Arkéa-Samsic switching to Bianchi from Canyon and Cofidis moving to Look bikes instead of De Rosa. On the women’s side, Israel-Premier Tech Roland’s switch from Look to Factor bikes is the only change we’ll see.

There are also a number of rumours swirling around about potential new releases for 2023, with some SRAM sponsored teams spotted riding prototype shifters on training camps which could indicate an upgrade to the brand’s premium road groupset coming soon. Lorena Wiebes of Team SD Worx was seen using unrecognised handlebars aboard her Specialized Tarmac SL7 which might be a sign of new road bike coming from the American brand, while Cofidis have shared images of their riders using a Look bike which doesn’t yet seem to be released to the general public. 

So, we’ll keep our eyes and ears open for any changes as the season progresses, but as things stand, here’s everything you need to know about each WorldTour team's bikes and kit for the 2023 season.

AG2R Citroën Team

Image: Vincent Curutchet/AG2R Citroën Team

BMC Teammachine SLR01, BMC Timemachine (TT)

While French team AG2R Citroën have kept the same kit for 2023, their bikes have seen some upgrades. In 2023, riders such as Greg van Avermaet and Andrea Vendrame will race on the BMC Teammachine SLR01 LTD made with a Premium TCC race-engineered carbon frame. It is said to be aerodynamic and light, excellent for climbing mountains but also suitable for fast flat stages, the kind of versatility required of a bike which will be used in Grand Tours. It has been created using BMC’s proprietary ACE technology which aims to optimise bikes by calculating frame cross sections, carbon layups and geometry based on performance values. BMC says that thousands of virtual prototypes are created until the perfect bike is achieved. BMC’s Teammachine SLR01 LTD also has fully integrated cable routing to further help with aerodynamic efficiency and is dressed with a Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed groupset and Campagnolo wheels. 

Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record 

Wheels: Campagnolo Bora Ultra WTO

Astana Qazaqstan Team

Image: Wilier

Wilier Zero SLR and Filante SLR, Wilier Turbine (TT)

Astana Qazaqstan will be aboard the Wilier Zero SLR for most of their races in 2023. While we do occasionally see them aboard the Filante SLR, the Zero is more of an all-rounder and used for the majority of the team’s racing. For 2023, both the Zero SLR and Filante SLR have been given a nice upgrade to their aesthetics, covered in what is described as a ‘chrome-plated graphite’ to create a stunning blue pattern on the frames. The Filante sees a lighter blue colour fade into silver on the rear of the frame, while the SLR fades into a darker blue colour instead. Aside from the snazzy new paint jobs, the bikes underneath are the same as Astana used in 2022. The Filante has wide fork legs and rounded tube cut-offs to minimise drag, while the Wilier Zero SLR places more of a focus on achieving a light overall weight while maintaining a high stiffness-to-weight ratio.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace

Wheels: Corima

Bahrain-Victorious

Image: Charly Lopez/Bahrain Victorious

Merida Reacto 6000, Merida Scultura, Merida Warp (TT)

Matej Mohorič claimed that he had "broken cycling" when he won Milan-San Remo using a dropper post abroad is Merida Scultura bike last year, and it seems like Bahrain Victorious will stick to the winning recipe in 2023, with the team switching between Merida Reacto and Merida Scultura race bikes throughout the season. The Reacto is an aero road bike which is aimed at reducing aerodynamic drag as much as possible, while the Scultura is more of a classic, all-round race bike which Merida says strikes a balance between being lightweight and aero. While we can expect to see most of the riders on the Reacto during the Classics, they may reach for the Scultura as they head into the mountains in Grand Tours. The team also plans to stick to the newest Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speed groupset with a power meter, alongside Vision Metron wheels in various depths depending on conditions. In a recent press conference at the team’s training camp when asked a question about his bike set-up for 2023, Mohorič himself replied: “I will still use the Merida Reacto bike but some minor details might change. That's all I can say for now. I guess we will see at the races the exact setup that we are going to use for next year.” Who knows what the Slovenian has got up his sleeve…

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace

Wheels: Vision

Bora-Hansgrohe

Image: Bora-Hansgrohe

Specialized Tarmac SL7, Specialized S-Works Shiv (TT)

Specialized is a brand which appears committed to an all-around race bike with aero properties which are not as pronounced as some of the other brands. Bora-Hansgrohe generally races solely on the SL7 throughout the year, given it is touted as a bike which can perform on a variety of terrain. For 2023, the team’s SL7 bike is painted in a black and green colourway with pops of red on the inside of the forks. Once again, they will use a Shimano Dura-Ace 12-speed groupset and a mix of Roval Rapide and Roval Alpinist wheels, with the former used as a more aerodynamic race wheel and the latter for when the road starts to head uphill. As it stands, Bora-Hansgrohe will stick to their Giro d’Italia winning bike for 2023, although rumours have been swirling about the possible release of a new Specialized SL8 coming in 2023 after Team SD Worx’s Lorena Wiebes was seen using unrecognised aero handlebars on a recent team training camp. We’ll keep our eyes peeled…

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace

Wheels: Roval

Cofidis

Image: Cofidis/Mathilde l'Azou

Look bikes

At the end of 2022, it was confirmed that Team Cofidis were moving away from De Rosa and returning to French brand Look, a company they are already familiar with after using as a bike partner from 2009-2014. At present, Look offers the lightweight 785 Huez RS or the 795 Blade RS aero bike, but images on the Cofidis Instagram page show riders using a new model of Look bike which appears to merge both previous options to create an all-round race bike with fully integrated cabling. 2023 also sees the team move from Campagnolo to Shimano and it seems like all team bikes will be equipped with an SRM Origin 9 crank-based power meter. It seems like it’s only a matter of time before Look releases all the juicy details of that snazzy new bike on which riders have been zooming around the roads of Spain.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace

Wheels: Corima

EF Education-EasyPost and EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

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Cannondale SuperSix Evo 4, SystemSix and SuperSlice (TT)

Although it is not yet released to the general public, the bike shown in recent images on both the men’s and women’s WorldTour team’s Instagram pages appears to be a brand new Cannondale SuperSix Evo 4. This new model looks more aerodynamic than the previous iteration with a reduced frontal area and it also seems to have a wider tyre clearance. It also appears that the new SuperSix Evo 4 has an internal routing system which is compatible with both integrated and non-integrated cockpits which should give more options for riders when searching for their perfect fit. The bike also features a Shimano Dura-Ace groupset, FSA K-Force chainset, a 4iii power meter and Vision wheels. As usual, Cannondale have treated us to a cool silver and pink paint job, with Olympic champion Richard Carapaz getting special treatment with some gold detailing to his race bike.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace

Wheels: Vision

Groupama-FDJ and FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope

Image: Groupama FDJ

Lapierre Xelius SL3, Lapierre Aircode DRS, Lapierre Aerostorm DRS (TT)

French brand Lapierre sponsors both the men’s Groupama-FDJ and women’s FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope WorldTour teams again in 2023 and gives both teams a couple of bike options. The team most commonly uses the Xelius model which is an all-round race bike that was updated last year, featuring an improved carbon lay-up. It has the French brand's 3D Tubular design where the seatstays attach to the top tube rather than the seat tube in an effort to improve comfort. The Lapierre Aircode DRS is a bike designed for sprinters and flat races, while the Xelius is primarily a climbing bike. While the men’s team bike is a plain black colour, the model for the women’s team is a striking blue and red colourway. Danish national champion Cecilie Uttrup-Ludwig also has a stunning custom red and white bike to match her 2023 jersey.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace 

Wheels: Shimano

Ineos Grenadiers

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Pinarello Dogma F, Bolide (TT)

British team Ineos Grenadiers continue their long standing relationship with Italian brand Pinarello into 2023 as they will race on the Pinarello Dogma F for the upcoming season. This is said to be a lightweight and aero all-rounder with Pinarello’s distinctive wavy-tube design philosophy. This is a bike that has already won some prestigious races and likely will continue to be at the forefront of pro cycling year on year. Ineos also use Shimano Dura-Ace 12-speed groupset and Shimano wheels for the majority of their road races, however, they have been known to use Princeton Carbonworks wheels and Aerocoach wheels for time trials and the occasional road race. While the bike underneath is the same as year’s previous, the Ineos Grenadiers’ Dogma for 2023 does feature a fresh new paint job with orange diamond patterning to match the team’s striking new jersey.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace

Wheels: Shimano (also use Princeton Carbonworks & Aerocoach)

Intermarché-Circus-Wanty

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Cube Litening C:68X, Aerium C:68

Belgian WorldTour team Intermarché-Circus-Wanty sticks to all the same equipment partners for 2023 as it had last season. Riders will race aboard Cube’s aero road bike, Litening C:68X, which Cube says aims to “go fast as efficiently as possible”. The frame features deep fork legs, head tube and down tube and was ridden by Biniam Girmay to his historic victory in Gent-Wevelgem last year. It also has its own integrated handlebar/stem to reduce the frontal area and Cube says it features a lighter and stiffer carbon than in the previous iteration. The bike has wheels from German brand Newmen and the team also will ride a Shimano Dura-Ace groupset in the upcoming season. 

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace

Wheels: Newmen

Jumbo-Visma

Image: Jumbo-Visma

Cervélo S5, R5, P5 (TT)

Both Jumbo-Visma men’s and women’s WorldTour teams will once again race into 2023 on Cervélo bikes. The brand debuted the new aero S5 model at the 2022 Tour de France where it was ridden to numerous stage wins by Wout van Aert and it took Jonas Vingegaard part-way to overall victory (he used the more climbing-focused R5 for the mountainous stages.) Although they will be on the same models of bike, Jumbo-Visma will have to get used to some big changes in 2023 as they move from Shimano groupsets to SRAM. They will use a Sram Red eTap groupset so riders will have to get their heads around a different shifting system. The team has also switched to Nimbl shoes this year and Oakley sunglasses which will also require some bedding in before the season properly begins.

Groupset: SRAM

Wheels: Reserve

Movistar Team

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Canyon Aeroad CFR, Ultimate CFR, Speedmax CFR (TT)

After a stellar season – especially for the women’s WorldTour squad who took the overall victory with Annemiek van Vleuten at the Tour de France Femmes – Movistar will stick to Canyon for 2023. The Aeroad will be used for flatter, sprint or Classics races, while the Ultimate is likely to be reserved for hillier days. Van Vleuten, for example, rode the Ultimate for the sprint stages of the Tour this year before switching the Ultimate for the final two mountainous stages. Movistar will also be using a SRAM wireless Red eTap AXS groupset which we expect to see some changes to in 2023 – the team has already been spotting riding on some prototype SRAM shifters on Instagram. Zipp wheels, Fizik saddles and Garmin computers complete Movistar’s set-up for the 2023 season

Groupset: SRAM

Wheels: Zipp

Soudal-Quick Step

Image: Wout Beel

Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7, Specialized S-Works Shiv TT

Like Bora-Hansgrohe, Soudal - Quick-Step will use their winning combination of Specialized and Shimano again for 2023. As far as we know, the team will use the very same set-up this year that Remco Evenepoel rode to Vuelta a España victory and a world championship title last year, aside from those sneaky rumours about the potential launch of a new Tarmac SL8. Most of the team will ride bikes in a standard blue and black paint job, while Evenepoel has been given special treatment with a world champion’s bike painted in a white base colour with the rainbow stripes on the rear of the frame – perhaps to remind anyone on his wheel who they are following up the road… 

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace

Wheels: Roval

Team Arkéa Samsic

Image: Thomas Maheux

Bianchi Oltre RC, Specialissima, Aquila (TT)

One of the few teams to change bike sponsor this year, Team Arkéa Samsic’s move up to the WorldTour means a move to Bianchi bikes for 2023. Riders will have a choice between the eye-catching Bianchi Oltre – an aero road bike which turned heads when it was released earlier this year thanks to its aggressive geometry and unique handlebar system – and the Specialissima which is Bianchi’s flagship climbing bike. The Italian brand claims that both models are versatile enough to be used on both flat and hilly terrain, so it will be interesting to see what Team Arkéa Samsic opts for most frequently in 2023. Alongside the newest Shimano Dura-Ace 12-speed groupset, Arkéa will also use Shimano wheels when out on the road and Vision wheels for time trials.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace 

Wheels: Shimano and Vision

Team DSM

Image: Team DSM

Scott Addict RC, Foil RC, Plasma (TT)

Both the men’s and women’s Team DSM squads will race Scott bikes again in 2023. The recently-released Scott Foil – as ridden by the likes of Lorena Wiebes and Romain Bardet in the 2023 Tours de France – will be the team’s bike of choice for flat races and the Classics while the Addict is likely to be picked for races in the mountains. A video on the team’s Instagram revealed a stunning glitter blue paint job for the 2023 bikes which will undoubtedly stand out in the peloton. As one of the few teams sponsored by componentry giant Shimano (most other teams buy the groupsets for usage) the bikes will also be equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace groupsets and wheels for the season ahead. Scott’s Plasma time trial bike will be used for races against the clock – said to be one of the most aerodynamic machines on the market.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace

Wheels: Shimano

Team Jayco Alula

Giant Propel Advanced SL, TCR Advanced SL, Trinity (TT)

Images: Team Jayco Alula

Liv Langma, Envie, Avow (TT)

Despite a new name for 2023, both the men’s and women’s sides of Team Jayco Alula will remain on Giant/Liv bikes for the upcoming year. The men’s team will have a choice between the more aero focussed Giant Propel or the lightweight TCR model depending on a race’s parcours. The women’s WorldTour team will use Giant’s range of female-specific Liv models, choosing between the Langma and Envie. The Envie is an aero road bike, while the Langma is Liv’s answer to the Giant TCR (more of an all-round, lighter option.) Both teams will use Shimano Dura-Ace 12-speed groupset and Cadex wheels (Giant’s in-house wheel and components brand.) The women’s team bike features a blue and purple paint job to match with their kit, while the men’s has a navy and light blue patterning as seen on their 2023 team jersey.

Groupset: Shimano

Wheels: Cadex

Trek-Segafredo

Image: Trek-Segafredo

Trek Madone, Emonda, Domane, Speed Concept (TT)

After the big release of Trek’s radical Madone race bike at the Tour de France last year, which turned heads due to its hole in the seat tube and was said to be much more aerodynamic than the previous iteration, Trek-Segafredo will race on the same bikes in 2023. For races like Paris-Roubaix, the team will likely choose the compliant and comfortable Domane model, while the Emonda is reserved for the highest mountains as the lightest bike in the Trek line-up. The 2023 paint jobs are simple but striking, with the men’s team riding on bright red bikes and the women's squad on bikes with a baby blue base colour. Again, both teams will use SRAM components and Bontrager wheels (Trek’s own wheel brand.)

Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS

Wheels: Bontrager

UAE Team Emirates and UAE Team ADQ

Image: UAE Team Emirates

Image: UAE Team ADQ

Colnago V4Rs, TT1 (TT)

Big changes came for UAE Team Emirates and UAE Team ADQ last year when Colnago released its new V4Rs which it said had the goal to refine aerodynamics, stiffness, weight, comfort and strength. Both the men’s and women’s UAE squads will be riding the same bike in 2023 and they will also both use a 12-speed Shimano Dura-Ace groupset – a change from last year when both teams used Campagnolo on their bikes. Enve wheels are the hoops of choice for the UAE teams after they did numerous tests last year at the Milan Polytechnic wind tunnel with the aim of finding the fastest wheels and Enve was the brand that came out on top. The women’s team bike is painted in a plain black colour with yellow, pink and blue on the fork and handlebars to match the kit, while the men’s bike is black with red accents. The team also will move from SRM headsets to Wahoo computers for next year.

Groupset: Shimano

Wheels: Enve

Alpecin-Deceuninck

Van der Poel at the 2022 Tour de France, 2023 team bike photos have not yet been released by Alpecin-Deceuninck (Image: Zac Williams/SWpix)

Canyon Aeroad CFR, Ultimate CFR, Speedmax (TT)

Despite their move up to the WorldTour for the first time in 2023, Alpecin-Deceuninck, the team of multi-discipline superstar Mathieu van der Poel, will stick to the same bikes for the upcoming season. They will choose between the Canyon Aeroad and Ultimate depending on if the race is flat or hilly, and they will be aboard the Speedmax time trial bike too. Once again, the team will use Shimano Dura-Ace groupsets and wheels with Vittoria tyres, Sella Italia saddles and Wahoo head units. 

Canyon//SRAM Racing

Kasia Niewiadoma at the 2022 Women's Tour, 2023 team bike photos have not yet been released by Canyon//SRAM (Image: Alex Whitehead/SWpix)

Canyon Aeroad CFR, Ultimate CFR, Speedmax (TT)

As Canyon and SRAM both still remain as headline sponsors for the Women’s WorldTour team Canyon//SRAM Racing, the team will stick to the same bikes for 2023. Like Alpecin-Deceuninck, they will have a choice of two bikes (Aeroad or Ultimate) for road races depending on the terrain and will use a Speedmax time trial bike. With Magnus Bäckstedt joining the team as lead sports director next year, Canyon//SRAM will hope to have a bigger impact on the races with the likes of Tour de France Femmes hopeful Kasia Niewiadoma in 2023.

Groupset: SRAM

Wheels: Zipp

Fenix-Deceuninck

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Canyon Aeroad CFR, Ultimate CFR, Speedmax (TT)

New to the WorldTour for 2023, Fenix-Deceuninck will race on Canyon bikes this year, similarly to the Alpecin-Deceuninck men’s squad. For the majority of races, we can expect the team to use the Aeroad model, but the new Canyon Ultimate will be the choice for some of the climbers in the squad. Made up of a number of cyclo-cross riders who swap to skinny tyres for the road season as well as some specific road riders (including some exciting young up and coming talent), this is a team which we can expect to see at the forefront of many more races in the upcoming season.

Groupset: Shimano

Wheels: Shimano

Human Powered Health

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Felt AR Aero Road, FR Race, IA (TT)

Women’s WorldTour team Human Powered Health will race on Felt bikes again for 2023. The AR model will be the choice for the sprinters in the squad – namely former British champion Alice Barnes who joins the team for this season – while the FR race is a more traditional, round-tube race bike that could be used on a variety of terrain. The team’s bikes will be dressed with SRAM Red eTap AXS groupsets and Vision wheels, while Selle Italia saddles and Wahoo head units finish off the look for Human Powered Health who will also sport bright orange and purple jerseys for 2023.

Groupset: SRAM

Wheels: Vision

Israel Premier Tech Roland

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Factor Ostro, One, Hanzo (TT)

With the team’s 2023 name change from Roland Cogeas Edelweiss Squad to Israel Premier Tech Roland, they take on many of the same sponsors as the Israel Premier Tech men’s team (which has been relegated to ProTeam level for 2023). This means a move from Look bikes to Factor bikes, where they will have a choice of the Factor One, a bike more tailored towards going fast on the flat and the Factor Ostro, a bike solely designed to rip it up on the flatlands. The bikes will all be equipped with the new Shimano Dura-Ace 12-speed groupset and Black Inc wheels, while Jinga make the team’s clothing and Hammerhead are the headunits of choice.

Groupset: Shimano

Wheels: Black Inc

Liv Racing TeqFind

Image: Liv Racing TeqFind

Langma, Envie, Avow (TT)

Similarly to the women’s arm of Team Jayco Alula, Liv Racing TeqFind –unsurprisingly given their title sponsor – will use Liv bikes in 2023. With the experienced Spanish talent of Mavi García joining the squad for the upcoming season, the team will hope they are able to secure more results and become more present at the front of WorldTour races in the year ahead. As a climber, Liv’s Langma will likely be the bike of choice for García and those who will support her in the mountains, but it’s possible that we’ll see riders on the Langma model for the faster, Classics races. The team will use a SRAM Red eTap AXS groupset and Cadex wheels.

Groupset: SRAM

Wheels: Cadex

Team SD Worx

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Specialized Tarmac SL7, S-Works Shiv (TT)

Number one ranked Women’s WorldTour team, SD Worx, will race on Specialized Tarmac SL7 bikes again for 2023. The key change for 2023 will be the team’s usage of Roval wheels rather than Zipp wheels as they used last year – we expect they will switch between the Rapide and Alpinist models throughout the year depending on the type of terrain they are racing on. The 2023 bikes come in a stunning black, pink and purple colour fade to match the team kit, and we will certainly see a lot of these colours at the front of the peloton next year. With the signing of prolific sprinter Lorena Wiebes for 2023, SD Worx will be stronger than ever and looking to increase their win tally even further.

Groupset: SRAM

Wheels: Roval

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

Image: Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

Dare MA-AFO, Dare VSRu, Dare TSRf (TT)

During their second season in the women’s WorldTour, Uno-X Pro Cycling Team will race on Dare bikes again in 2023. With their team increasing to 16 riders for 2023, including former world champion Amalie Dideriksen, this is a squad which will be hoping to make themselves seen more often at the front of the peloton. The colorways of their Dare bikes should definitely help this, they are painted in a striking red colour with vivid white decals. The bikes have a Shimano Dura-Ace groupset at DT Swiss wheels, as well as Garmin computers. Uno-X’s team kit will be made by Bio Racer again in 2023.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Disc 12 Speed

Wheels: DT Swiss

Cover image by Chris Auld