2024 Men's WorldTour bikes: A guide to the bikes, groupsets, and tech of the top-tier teams

A complete run-down of equipment suppliers to all 18 top-tier teams, as well as the latest sponsorship transfers and tech trends

ClockUpdated 1 minutes ago. Published 17:03, Tuesday 14th November 2023

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Every bike in the men's WorldTour in 2024

The 2024 WorldTour season is set to deliver another year of unforgettable racing.

Like at the beginning of every season, there will be a short period of familiarisation as teams emerge from their winter hibernations with new riders, kit and, for some, names – It will take us a while, for example, to get used to Visma-Lease a Bike.

Luckily, there is much more consistency in the realms of bike tech, where teams only tend to make major changes every few seasons when their current brand partnerships come to an end. 2024 is no different, with most teams riding the same bikes, groupsets and wheels as the previous season, although there are some notable changes.

Here’s a complete guide to all of the bikes, groupsets, wheels and tyres that every team at Men’s WorldTour level will use during the 2024 season.

Tech partnerships can change at any time, so we’ll keep this guide updated as and when any more new partnerships are announced.

WorldTour bike sponsorship changes for 2024

Unlike the wild world of rider transfers, the bike brand transfer merry-go-round isn’t quite as intense, so there’s always a degree of stability and familiarity. Most teams sign multi-year deals with their selected brands, so the opportunity to swap to a different one only comes around every few seasons - unless a team is willing to break a partnership off early, but that can lead to some public spats, as Lotto Dstny found out in 2023.

Luckily, there doesn’t appear to be any such animosity between Lapierre and Groupama-FDJ who have called an end to their 22-year partnership ahead of the 2024 season. The French team is making the switch to Wilier, which already sponsors fellow WorldTour team Astana Qazaqstan. Groupama-FDJ are one of only two men’s WorldTour that will definitely be riding different bikes in 2024.

Fellow French team Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale joined them on this list after switching to Decathlon-owned Van Rysel bikes from BMC. AG2R have been partnered with BMC since 2021 and the Swiss brand has been an ever-present in the WorldTour peloton for over a decade.

Elsewhere, there are currently no changes. That means that the two most successful teams, UAE Team Emirates and Visma-Lease a Bike, will continue to ride Colnago and Cervélo bikes, respectively. Ineos Grenadiers’ long-standing partnership with Pinarello is still going strong, while Canyon and Specialized have been joined by Wilier in the list of brands which sponsor more than one team. Canyon is partnered with Alpecin-Deceuninck and Movistar, while Specialized is a long-term partner of Soudal Quick-Step and Bora-Hansgrohe.

Shimano dominance continues, Campagnolo clings to WorldTour status

While Canyon and Specialized win the popularity stakes for bikes, Shimano completely eclipses it on the groupset front. The Japanese manufacturer has dominated the WorldTour peloton for a number of years now and it only appears to be getting stronger.

Fourteen of the 18 men's WorldTour teams used the Dura-Ace groupset in 2023 and that number hasn't budged in 2024, although its line-up has changed with Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale hopping aboard from Campagnolo while Bora-Hansgrohe have headed to SRAM.

Leading the best of the rest, SRAM sponsored three teams in 2023 and but that is up to four with the addition of Bora. Among the other SRAM-sponsored teams are Visma-Lease a Bike, Lidl-Trek and Movistar. Despite its inferior numbers, SRAM boasts a flawless Grand Tour record in 2023, teaming up with Jumbo-Visma to win the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España.

Campagnolo’s stay at WorldTour level has come to an end after AG2R made the switch to Shimano as a part of its partnership with Van Rysel. Unless another team makes a last-ditch change, the historic Italian brand won't be sponsoring any men's or women's WorldTour teams in 2024.

Alpecin-Deceuninck

Canyon’s bikes have topped the podium at multiple Monuments and Grand Tours over the last few seasons, usually at the hands of either Mathieu van der Poel or Jasper Philipsen. Last year’s palmarès included wins at both Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix, before Philipsen topped off a four-stage haul with the green jersey at the Tour de France.

All of those victories came atop the aero-focussed Aeroad, but the team also uses the lightweight Ultimate for climbing stages.

  • Road bikes: Canyon Aeroad CFR and Ultimate CFR
  • Time trial bike: Canyon Speedmax CFR
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Tyres: Vittoria

Arkéa–B&B Hotels

Few bike brands have as much pedigree within the sport as Bianchi. Its Celeste colourway has become a fan favourite but, beyond the looks, the Italian brand’s bikes have teamed up with some of the biggest names in cycling’s history, including Fausto Coppi.

After Jayco-AlUla jumped to Giant for 2022, Bianchi was briefly left without a home in the WorldTour, but it made a comeback with Arkéa-Samsic in 2023.

  • Road bikes: Bianchi Oltre RC and Specialissima RC
  • Time trial bike: Bianchi Aquila
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: Vision
  • Tyres: Continental

Read more: Bianchi launches updated 6.6kg Specialissima road bike

Astana Qazaqstan

After luring Mark Cavendish out of his planned retirement, Astana Qazaqstan will be hoping that the Manx Missile can make history by breaking the record for Tour de France stages win in 2024. He’ll attempt to do it atop a Wilier bike. Italian brand Wilier and the Kazakh team have been working together since 2020.

Last season there was some confusion over the team's wheel sponsor with both Corima and HED wheelsets making an appearance, but this year the team has switched to Vision.

  • Road bikes: Wilier Filante SLR and 0 SLR
  • Time trial bike: Wilier Turbine SLR
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: Vision
  • Tyres: Vittoria

Bahrain Victorious

Merida has supplied the bikes for Bahrain Victorious since the team’s inception in 2017 and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon. The pair extended the partnership into 2022 to an undisclosed time, only stating that it is a “multi-year partnership”. As a minimum, the team will race Merida bikes during the 2024 season, when it will be hoping to build on its 12 WorldTour wins in 2023.

A third of those came courtesy of Matej Mohorič who added another achievement to the Merida palmarès late in the season when he won the Gravel World Championships atop a then-unreleased Merida Silex.

  • Road bikes: Merida Reacto and Scultura
  • Time trial bike: Merida Time Warp
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: Vision
  • Tyres: Continental

Read more: Bahrain Victorious pro bike: Jack Haig’s Merida Reacto

Bora-Hansgrohe

Bora-Hansgrohe stole the transfer headlines in late 2023 when they signed Primož Roglič from Jumbo-Visma. The Slovenian will head up their GC ambitions at the Tour de France where he’ll hope to depose former teammate Jonas Vingegaard.

With a new team comes a new bike in the form of the Specialized Tarmac SL8. Released in August of 2023, it’s the latest version of Specialized’s do-it-all superbike. Unlike other brands, Specialized doesn’t offer dedicated climbing and aero bikes, instead packing everything into one machine.

The team also stole the tech headlines over the winter through their switch to SRAM, which may have been influenced by the arrival of Roglič, who has been using the American brand's groupsets over the last few seasons.

  • Road bikes: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8
  • Time trial bike: Specialized S-Works Shiv
  • Groupset: SRAM Red AXS
  • Wheels: Roval
  • Tyres: Specialized

Read more: Sam Welsford’s Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8

Cofidis

Victor Lafay brought Cofidis’ long, 15-year wait for a Tour de France victory to an end in 2023. He delivered the victory atop the Look 795 Blade RS which only broke cover at Eurobike in June, although the team had been riding it since swapping over from De Rosa at the beginning of the season.

Having only linked up for the 2023 season, it appears that it’s already been a Looky partnership for Cofidis, but can it propel them to more victories in 2024?

  • Road bikes: Look 795 Blade RS
  • Time trial bike: Look 796 Monoblade RS
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: Corima
  • Tyres: Michelin

Read more: Bryan Coquard's Look 795 Blade RS: Cofidis’ Do-It-All Superbike

Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale

AG2R Citroën will be one of the rare teams to switch bike brands for 2024 after Decathlon jumped on-board as co-title sponsors, bringing Van Rysel bikes with it. The team previously rode Decathlon bikes between 2000 and 2007.

That move has brought to an end the team's three-year partnership with BMC who will be absent from WorldTour level for the first time in over a decade. The team's switch to Shimano also means that Campagnolo is without a WorldTour team for 2024.

  • Road bikes: Van Rysel RCR Pro
  • Time trial bike: Van Rysel XCR TT
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: Swiss Side
  • Tyres: Continental

Read more: A closer look at the Van Rysel bikes Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale will ride in 2024

dsm-firmenich

Having previously worked with the now Jayco-AlUla team, Scott moved across to dsm-firmenich in 2021 and the partnership was extended by an extra two years at the beginning of 2023. Along with its Foil, Addict and Plasma bikes, the team also uses finishing kit from Scott’s in-house Syncros brand, including saddles and cockpits. This was extended to include time-trial wheels in 2023 after Syncros released its Capital SL wheelset.

  • Road bikes: Scott Foil RC and Addict RC
  • Time trial bike: Scott Plasma RC
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: Shimano / Syncros
  • Tyres: Vittoria

Read more: Vuelta a España pro bike: Romain Bardet’s Scott Foil RC

EF Education-EasyPost

The American team’s long-standing relationship with Cannondale, dating back to 2015, will continue for the foreseeable future after they announced an extension to the partnership in 2023. That news came just after EF Pro Cycling had unveiled its new women’s team which will be co-sponsored by Cannondale: EF Education-Cannondale.

For 2024 both teams will rely on a familiar set of bikes in the form of the SuperSix EVO LAB71 and SystemSix Hi-MOD, which have been staples of Cannondale’s offering for nearly two decades.

  • Road bikes: Cannondale SuperSix EVO LAB71 and SystemSix Hi-MOD
  • Time trial bike: Cannondale SuperSlice
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: Vision
  • Tyres: Vittoria

Read more: EF Education-EasyPost pro bike: Archie Ryan’s Cannondale SuperSix EVO LAB71

Groupama-FDJ

Groupama-FDJ's 22-year collaboration with Lapierre will end at the end of 2023 as they make the switch to Wilier. The Italian brand will double up in the WorldTour peloton with two teams now on its roster.

There are still some unknowns as the team hasn't confirmed which components it will use, but its highly likely that Shimano will stay onboard to continue its over two-decade-long partnership with the French outfit.

  • Road bikes: Wilier Filante SLR
  • Time trial bike: Wilier Turbine SLR
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Tyres: Continental

Read more: Pro bike: A closer look at Groupama-FDJ's new Wilier Filante SLR

Ineos Grenadiers

Ever since the team entered the WorldTour peloton in 2010, Pinarello has been by Ineos Grenadiers’ side. That’s unlikely to change anytime soon with the Italian brand reviving its mountain bike range in 2023 in support of Ineos’ off-road ambitions.

On the road, the team will ride the familiar Dogma range which has gone through six different evolutions since the partnership began, all while retaining its familiar silhouette. Two-time time trial world champion Filippo Ganna and his teammates use the Bolide TT bike against the clock.

  • Road bikes: Pinarello Dogma F
  • Time trial bike: Pinarello Bolide
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: Shimano
  • Tyres: Continental

Read more: Tom Pidcock’s Pinarello Dogma F pro bike

Intermarché-Circus-Wanty

Intermarché-Circus-Wanty are another team with a long-standing partnership having first teamed up with Cube in 2015. That was when the team was at ProContinental level but they stepped up to the WorldTour in 2021, bringing Cube along with them.

Riders get to choose between the Cube Litening Aero C:68X and Air C:68X, plus the Aerium TT for time trials. Like most teams at WorldTour level, the bikes are partnered with Shimano’s Dura-Ace groupset, while they’re the only team to use Newmen wheels.

  • Road bikes: Cube Litening Aero C:68X and Air C:68X
  • Time trial bike: Aerium TT
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: Newmen
  • Tyres: Continental

Read more: Tour Down Under pro bike: Biniam Girmay’s Cube Litening Aero C:68X

Jayco AlUla

Jayco AlUla and Giant is one of the newest partnerships in the WorldTour peloton. After a brief one-year stint with Bianchi in 2022, the team moved across to Giant bikes for 2023 and that deal has since been extended to the end of 2027. Its range includes the aero-focussed Propel and the lightweight TCR, alongside the Trinity time trial bike. These are paired with wheels from Giant’s in-house CADEX brand. The Australian outfit are one of the many teams that uses Shimano groupsets.

  • Road bikes: Giant Propel Advanced SL and TCR Advanced SL Disc
  • Time trial bike: Giant Trinity Advanced Pro TT
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: CADEX
  • Tyres: Vittoria

Lidl-Trek

Lidl-Trek’s partnership with Trek resulted in some of the most eye-catching bikes at the 2023 Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes. As a part of its Project One service, which is available to anyone on the brand’s website, Trek allowed the team’s riders to customise their designs. The results were some very eye-catching iridescent designs.

Beyond the colourway, Trek’s Madone aero bike stands out from the crowd thanks to its unique seat tube design. It’s joined by the Émonda climbing bike, along with the SRAM Red groupset and wheels from Trek-owned Bontrager.

  • Road bikes: Trek Madone SLR 9 and Émonda SLR 9
  • Time trial bike: Trek Speed Concept SLR 9
  • Groupset: SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Wheels: Bontrager
  • Tyres: Pirelli

Read more: Lidl-Trek pro bike: Quinn Simmons’ Trek Madone SLR

Movistar

Movistar is one of two teams which uses Canyon bikes, alongside Alpecin-Deceuninck, making it the joint most popular brand in the WorldTour peloton. Of the two teams, Movistar has been partnered with the German brand for the longest and the team will ride its bikes for the eleventh season in a row in 2024.

Throughout that time the team has relied on the Canyon Aeroad and Ultimate bikes and it’ll be the same again in 2024. From using the most popular bike brand to bucking the groupset trend, Movistar is one of the rare teams that doesn’t use Shimano groupsets, instead teaming up with SRAM. Zipp wheels and Continental tyres complete their bikes.

  • Road bikes: Canyon Aeroad CFR and Ultimate CFR
  • Time trial bike: Canyon Speedmax CFR
  • Groupset: SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Wheels: Zipp
  • Tyres: Continental

Read more: Movistar pro bike: Iván García Cortina’s Canyon Aeroad CFR

Soudal Quick-Step

Soudal Quick-Step will line up with Specialized bikes again in 2024, specifically the S-Works Tarmac SL8.

Released ahead of the Vuelta a España in 2023, it’s another all-round race bike, designed to excel on every terrain, from sprints to the mountains. It has a tough task to match its predecessor, the SL7, which teamed up with Remco Evenepoel to win the World Championships, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Vuelta.

  • Road bikes: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8
  • Time trial bike: Specialized S-Works Shiv TT
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: Roval
  • Tyres: Specialized

Read more: Remco Evenepoel’s Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8

UAE Team Emirates

With Tadej Pogačar on the team’s roster, it’s no surprise that the Colnago V4Rs was one of the most successful bikes in the pro peloton in 2023. The Slovenian took 17 wins atop the bike, including two stage victories at the Tour de France before he triumphed at Il Lombardia for the third year in a row.

While Pogačar’s results stand out, he’s just one rider in a team that topped the UCI standings in 2023. With that kind of record on its palmarès, it’s safe to say that the V4Rs entered the pro peloton with a bang, having only been officially released just ahead of the 2023 season.

  • Road bikes: Colnago V4Rs
  • Time trial bike: Colnago TT1
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: ENVE
  • Tyres: Continental

Read more: Álvaro Hodeg’s Colnago V4Rs: UAE Team Emirates pro bike

Visma-Lease a bike

Visma-Lease a Bike enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in Grand Tour history 2023. They not only became the first team to win all three Grand Tours in a season, but they did it with three different riders.

Primož Roglič kicked things off with a dramatic victory at the Giro d’Italia, Jonas Vingegaard looked increasingly infallible as he defended his Tour de France title, and then Sepp Kuss surprised everyone by emerging from the shadows of his aforementioned teammates to win the Vuelta a España.

All of that was delivered on Cervélo bikes paired with the SRAM Red groupset. Just as notably in 2023, Jumbo-Visma started experimenting with 1x set-ups, using them for certain stages at all three Grand Tours.

It'll be the same again in 2024, except for a new colourway.

  • Road bikes: Cervélo S5 and R5
  • Time trial bike: Cervélo P5
  • Groupset: SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Wheels: Reserve
  • Tyres: Vittoria

Read more: Same colours, new design: A closer look at Visma-Lease a Bike’s 2024 Cervélo S5

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