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!