Tour de France Bikes 2023: Who Is Riding What, And How Much Does A Tour de France Bike Cost?

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There are some people who watch the Tour de France simply to let to let the French countryside pour over them for three weeks. And there are those who tune into the most famous bike race just to gaze longingly at the Tour de France bikes.

The Tour de France is by far the biggest cycling race in the calendar, one that transcends this niche sport, and the biggest bike and component manufacturers want their equipment in lights.

When the riders gather in the Spanish city of Bilbao for the Grande Depart of the 110th edition of the race, we mere mortals watch and live in hope that these bikes and the technology that drives them will trickle down and become a touch more affordable.

If you are one of those fans that drool over the latest aero-road frame then this article is for you. We have compiled all the bikes and components used by the Tour de France 2023 teams in case you get a sudden urge to go out and spend all your hard-earned cash.

Let’s dive into the bikes in the Tour de France!

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How Much Does A Tour de France Bike Cost?

The bikes for the Tour de France are the very best that is available – so you won’t be shocked to learn that they don’t come cheap.

The cost of bikes for Tour de France 2023 varies from team to team with each team having their own budgets but a rough estimate would be between $13,000 and $16,000 (USD) for each bike.

With each team having eight riders and all the spare bikes needed to get across France, the bike sponsors are spending a lot of money, both in fees and free equipment.

For such an investment, they want their logos in the frame when a rider crosses the line.

The eagle-eyed tech lovers out there though can usually spot one or two riders in the peloton going “off-brand”, using equipment not from their sponsors.

These exceptions are only made for the biggest stars – Peter Sagan being a prime example – but it means that one of the most important tools in the mechanics’ chest is the humble black permanent marker to cover up those non-contract logos.

The most expensive bike in the pro peloton is the Pinarello Bolide F time trial bike ridden by the Ineos Grenadiers team, which comes in at an eye-watering $50,000 (USD) – likely making them the most expensive bikes in Tour de France history.

The cost of the wheels alone on this machine makes my trusty road bike blush.

Which Bikes and Equipment Is Each Team Using?

Below we’ve listed the frames and components used by each team at the Tour de France 2023, in alphabetical order.

AG2R Citroën Team

  • Frame Manufacturer: BMC
  • Components Manufacturer: Campagnolo
  • Road Bike Frame: BMC Teammachine SLR01/BMC Timemachine Road 01
  • Time Trial Bike: BMC Timemachine

This is the third year running that the French World Tour team will be riding BMC bikes, although in 2023 it comes with a bright blue frame instead of the previous black and white colorway.

The bold red cockpit remains with its integrated alloy mount to neatly hold Garmin and Wahoo devices.

AG2R Citroën Team is also the only team equipped with a venerable Campagnolo groupset, with the majority of teams sporting Shimano Dura-Ace groups.

Keep an eye out also for the latest Fizik Aliante saddle.


  • Frame Manufacturer: Canyon
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: Canyon Aeroad/Canyon Ultimate
  • Time Trial Bike: Canyon Speedmax TT

After the very public failure of Matthew van der Poel’s front end during a bike race in 2021, Canyon went back to the drawing board and redesigned the Aeroad from the ground up.

The result is a new integrated front end that offers industry-leading adjustment.

It is also a remarkably light bike for all its aero credentials, weighing in at just 500 g over the UCI minimum weight limit.

Astana Qazaqstan Team

  • Frame Manufacturer: Wilier Triestina
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: Wilier Triestina Filante SLR/Wilier Triestina Filante Zero SLR
  • Time Trial Bike: Wilier Triestina SLR TT

Will Mark Cavendish snatch the stage-wins record that Eddy Merckx has held on to since 1975?

The Manx Missile will be pinning his hopes, in his last Tour de France, on the Wilier Filante SLR for stage win number 35.

As you’d expect from Wilier, it’s a very, very pretty bike.


  • Frame Manufacturer: Merida
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: Merida Reacto/Merida Scultura
  • Time Trial Bike: Merida Time Warp TT

In a change from the red, black and blue team colors, the Merida bikes have been given something of a makeover for the Tour de France with new Pearl Edition bikes, designed to celebrate the history of fishing in the Arabian Gulf.


  • Frame Manufacturer: Specialized
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7/Specialized Roubaix
  • Time Trial Bike: Specialized Shiv TT

Bora-Hansgrohe is one of two WorldTour teams riding Specialized bikes, alongside Soudal Quick-Step.


  • Frame Manufacturer: Look
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: TBA
  • Time Trial Bike: TBA

Cofidis made the switch from De Rosa bikes to French manufacturer, Look, at the tail end of 2022, but details about the actual frameset have been thin on the ground.

An as-yet-unreleased road bike has been doing the rounds on the Cofidis social media pages recently, so it doesn’t look like the team will be using the 785 Huez RS or the more aero 795 Blade RS.

The new bike looks like much more of an all-rounder compared to these five-year-old models.

How much more high-profile a bike launch could a manufacturer want than the Tour de France?

EF Education-EasyPost

  • Frame Manufacturer: Cannondale
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: Cannondale SuperSix EVO/Cannondale SystemSix
  • Time Trial Bike: Cannondale SuperSlice TT

EF Education-EasyPost is a team I keep an eye on for nothing more than that I have always loved Cannondale bikes, and love to crack out the SuperSix EVO for a fast ride.

Of course, my version is several years old and cost a fraction of the price of these team machines. I am even more jealous of the fact that the new versions of the SuperSix EVO moved to a threaded bottom bracket rather than the press-fit version on my bike.


  • Frame Manufacturer: Lapierre
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: Lapierre Xelius SL3/Lapierre Aircode DRS
  • Time Trial Bike: Lapierre Aérostorm DRS

Groupama-FDJ continues to ride on the French brand Lapierre, as they have done since 2002.

INEOS Grenadiers

  • Frame Manufacturer: Pinarello
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: Pinarello Dogma F12
  • Time Trial Bike: Pinarello Bolide F TT

It is no accident that the team with the largest budget in the pro-peloton – Ineos Grenadiers – gets to ride the most expensive bike in the race, the Pinarello Bolide F TT.

The British team has relied on Pinarello bikes since their WorldTour debut way back in 2010 (riding in those days as Team Sky) and it is a partnership that has brought unparalleled success in the biggest race of the year.

They will be hoping to claw back some of that success in this year’s Tour – and the claimed 7.3% reduction in drag of the F12 compared to its predecessor is a step in the right direction.


  • Frame Manufacturer: Cube
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: Cube Litening Aero C:68X Pro
  • Time Trial Bike: Cube Aerium TT

The team has stuck with Cube frames this year, with the most innovative change happening on the Newmen wheels.

These feature a hidden Schrader valve in the rim to give a more aerodynamic profile saving a big fat 1 Watt compared to a standard Presta valve. Scoff all you like, but in the world of marginal gains, tiny improvements like this might well prove popular.

Time will tell if this catches on.


  • Frame Manufacturer: Cervélo
  • Components Manufacturer: SRAM
  • Road Bike Frame: Cervélo R5 Disc/S5/Caledonia
  • Time Trial Bike: Cervélo P5 TT

The Dutch team switched to Cervélo bikes back in 2021, going on to win their first Tour de France in 2022 with Jonas Vingegaard.

Keep an eye out to see if the 1x SRAM drivetrains that helped Primož Roglič win the Giro d’Italia a few weeks ago make an appearance (although the less said about his chain slipping off, the better).

Movistar Team

  • Frame Manufacturer: Canyon
  • Components Manufacturer: SRAM
  • Road Bike Frame: Aeroad CFR
  • Time Trial Bike: Speedmax CF SLX

No major changes in equipment this year for the Spanish WorldTour team.

Soudal-Quick Step

  • Frame Manufacturer: Specialized
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7/Specialized Roubaix
  • Time Trial Bike: Specialized Shiv TT

The Soudal-Quick-Step team is riding the same bikes as the Bora-Hansgrohe team, with very few changes from last year.

Team Arkéa Samsic

  • Frame Manufacturer: Bianchi
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: Bianchi Specialissima/Bianchi Oltre RC
  • Time Trial Bike: Bianchi Aquila TT

Having stepped up to WorldTour level, the French team has swapped Canyon bikes for the celeste allure of Bianchi.

It is great to see the famous manufacturer back in the WorldTour and at the biggest bike race of them all.

Team Jayco AlUla

  • Frame Manufacturer: Giant
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: Giant Propel Advanced Disc/TCR Advanced SL Disc
  • Time Trial Bike: Giant Trinity Advanced Pro TT

Expect most of the team to stick to the Propel Advanced Disc, a bike loaded with aero features and yet tipping the scales under 7kg, rather than the slightly older TCR Advanced SL Disc.

Team DSM-Firmenich

  • Frame Manufacturer: SCOTT
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: SCOTT Foil RC
  • Time Trial Bike: SCOTT Plasma RC TT

Same supplier as last year, but the improvements in comfort and aerodynamics have seen the Foil RC take over from the Addict RC as the main bike of choice for the team.


  • Frame Manufacturer: Trek
  • Components Manufacturer: SRAM
  • Road Bike Frame: Trek Madone SLR/Émonda SLR/Domane
  • Time Trial Bike: Speed Concept (TT)

Similar kit to last year, although the 7th generation Madone looks to be preferred on the roads to the Émonda.

With Lidl taking over from Segafredo this year as co-sponsor, the real intrigue will be over the kit design given the idiosyncratic whimsy of the low-cost supermarket chain.

UAE Team Emirates

  • Frame Manufacturer: Colnago
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: Colnago V4Rs
  • Time Trial Bike: Colnago TT

The frame is essentially the same as last year’s Prototipo, having been given the official V4Rs moniker upon its relaunch but the team of Tadej Pogačar has shifted from Campagnolo to Shimano groupsets this year.

Lotto Dstny

  • Frame Manufacturer: Ridley
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: Noah FAST/Helium
  • Time Trial Bike: Dean Fast TT

The team was spotted riding unmarked prototypes at the recent Critérium du Dauphiné with a sleek matte black frame, so keep an eye out for something new in the Tour de France.


  • Frame Manufacturer: Specialized
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: Tarmac SL7/Roubaix
  • Time Trial Bike: Shiv TT Disc

Another Tour de France team using Specialized bikes this year, the Californian manufacturer having moved across when Peter Sagan joined the team.

The Slovakian three-time World Champion is still a huge star in the peloton and offers guaranteed exposure for Specialized.

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

  • Frame Manufacturer: DARE
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Road Bike Frame: DARE MA-AFO/DARE VSRu
  • Time Trial Bike: DARE TSRf

Perhaps not the most well-known bike manufacturer, but the Taiwanese company is one of the few brands that are direct-sale, meaning potentially big savings compared to the bigger names.

Israel-Premier Tech

  • Frame Manufacturer: Factor
  • Components Manufacturer: Shimano (FSA chainsets)
  • Road Bike Frame: Factor Ostro Vam (?)
  • Time Trial Bike: TBA

Cyclists have always blamed their equipment, but Chris Froome took it to another level recently. The four-time yellow jersey winner blamed “equipment issues” rather than his physical condition for his non-selection for the Tour.

As they say, a bad workman always blames his tool – although I am not sure you could call a four-time Tour de France champion a bad workman!

Speaking of equipment, Israel-Premier Tech has primarily used the Factor Ostro Vam this season, but with Factor rumored to be announcing a new road racing frame in the coming weeks, it would be no surprise to see it debuted at this year’s Tour de France.

Think we’ve missed something about Tour de France Bikes 2023? Let us know in the comments below!

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David rediscovered his love of two wheels and Lycra on an epic yet rainy multi-day cycle across Scotland's Western Isles. The experience led him to write a book about the adventure, "The Pull of the Bike", and David hasn't looked back since. Something of an expert in balancing cycling and running with family life, David can usually be found battling the North Sea winds and rolling hills of Aberdeenshire, but sometimes gets to experience cycling without leg warmers in the mountains of Europe. David mistakenly thought that his background in aero-mechanical engineering would give him access to marginal gains. Instead it gave him an inflated and dangerous sense of being able to fix things on the bike.

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