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All the new bikes we expect to see at the Tour de France

All the new bikes we expect to see at the Tour de France

A new Canyon Ultimate, Giant Propel, and countless other bikes to break cover in the coming weeks. Whether the result of two years of covid…

Tuesday, Jun 07

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A new Canyon Ultimate, Giant Propel, and countless other bikes to break cover in the coming weeks.

Whether the result of two years of covid delayed development or simply an exciting coincidence, 2022 is shaping up to be a fruitful year for new bike launches. Several brands have jumped the Tour de France start gun, making for a busy spring for new bike spotters the world over.

As more and more brands opt to have pro teams or the UCI frame list accidentally intentionally leak new bike news, the appearance, and equally the non-appearance, of new bikes often creates much speculation. Speculation on design merits, speculation on aero properties, good old speculation on how much it will weigh. We love to hypothesise what said bikes will offer if/when their existence is ever confirmed. Known unknowns

One thing is still for certain, all the brands, teams, and riders want their best equipment ready for the Tour de France. If a World Tour team bike is currently in (re)-development with a completion date expected this year, you can bet your bottom dollar everyone wants it for the Tour de France. Nobody wants to go into the biggest race of the year with the disadvantage of leaving their so-called new, better, faster, equipment still in the paint shop. As such, the Tour de France is still and likely always will be the hotbed for new cycling tech.

So what can we expect from TDF 2022? Well, as already mentioned, 2022 has been a busy year […]

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