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The Tour de France bikes, ranked

Posted On: Jul 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The Tour de France bikes, ranked

CHARTRES, France - The Tour de France brings out the lightest and fastest bikes , and sometimes the best-looking. We visited the 22 teams to check out each squad's line.
We didn't consider weight, price, or tech; instead, if the bike looked thoughtfully put together, had attractive paint, was mated to a stylish wheelset, and had fine touches that made us drool a little, the better it did.
We considered only the regular bikes, so we excluded those with custom paint and one-offs, like the race leader's yellow BMC. Also, many teams have two or three types of bikes - a climbing bike , an aero bike , and a time-trial bike. We went with the bikes we saw the riders racing most often.
Here are the best-looking bikes at the Tour de France, ranked from meh to ooh! No. 22 - Team Sky's Pinarello Dogma
Chris Froome is the most successful three-week stage racer of this era, but his bike feels uninspired. All-black bicycles have peaked - or at least they should have. The Dogma is terrific, but looks-wise, meh.
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