20 July 2014

Pro Pedals and Bikes

What kind of pedals do the pros use? 
What kind of bikes and components do the pros ride?

Visitors to my blog today are again wondering about the type of pedals world tour riders use on their bikes. I wrote two popular posts on the topic awhile ago and readers are landing on those previous topic pages, however I thought it good to offer a quick update on the 2014 equipment used by pro team.


I did not update these posts for the 2014 season, but here are the pedal brands used by the teams in 2014, plus their bikes and components.

Laurens Ten Dam's Belkin team Bianchi bike with Shimano pedals.  Photo by Willie Reichenstein for Pedal Dancer®
Mark Cavendish's SWorks Venge bike with Look pedals.  Photo by Willie Reichenstein for Pedal Dancer®
Christian Knees' Team Sky Pinarello bike with Shimano pedals.  Photo by Willie Reichenstein for Pedal Dancer®
Jens Voigt's Trek bike with Shimano pedals.  Photo by Willie Reichenstein for Pedal Dancer®

2014 Team, Bike Sponsor, Component (drivetrain) Sponsor, Pedal Sponsor:

Ag2r-La Mondiale: Focus bikes, Campagnolo, Look pedals

Astana: Specialized bikes, Campagnolo, Look Pedals

Belkin Pro Cycling: Bianchi bikes, Shimano, Shimano pedals (Pioneer)

BMC Racing Team: BMC bikes, Shimano, Shimano pedals

Cannondale: Cannondale bikes, SRAM, Speedplay pedals

Confidis: Look bikes, Shimano, Look pedals

Europcar: Colnago bikes, Campagnolo, Look pedals

FDJ.fr: Lapierre bikes, Shimano, Shimano pedals

Garmin-Sharp: Cervélo bikes, Shimano, Garmin pedals

Giant-Shimano: Giant bikes, Shimano, Shimano pedals

IAM Cycling: Scott bikes, Shimano, Shimano pedals

Orica-GreenEDGE: Scott bikes, Shimano, Shimano pedals

Lampre-Merida: Merida bikes, Shimano, Look pedals

Lotto-Belisol: Ridley bikes, Campagnolo, Look pedals

Movistar Team: Canyon bikes, Campagnolo, Look pedals

NetApp Endura: Fuji bikes, Shimano, Shimano pedals

Omega Pharma-Quickstep: Specialized bikes, SRAM, Look pedals

Team Katusha: Canyon bikes, Shimano, Look Pedals

Trek Factory Racing: Trek bikes, Shimano, Shimano pedals

Team Tinkoff-Saxo: Specialized bikes, SRAM, Looks pedals

Team Sky: Pinarello bikes, Shimano, Shimano Pedals

Although these equipment brands sponsor the teams, there will be some swapping out depending on rider requirements. 

As you can see Speedplay pedals have all but dissapeared in the peloton, you will find them limited to Cannondale Pro Cycling team bikes, and on Drapac Professional Cycling Team (they ride Swift Carbon bikes with SRAM), and some others.

Also see the list at: Pro bikes: Who’s riding what in 2014, and what it all means, By Caley Fretz, VeloNews. Published Jan. 23, 2014

According to CyclingTips, the groupset count for 2014 is (WorldTour teams only):
  • Shimano: 10 teams
  • Campagnolo: 5 teams
  • SRAM: 3 teams
There are excellent photos of each team bike by Cycling Tips: See the bikes part 1. and See the bikes, part 2.