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Team Sunweb's 2018 Giant TCR for the Men's team

Team Sunweb's 2018 Giant TCR for the Men's team
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The bike is equipped with a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 electronic groupset and power meter

The bike is equipped with a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 electronic groupset and power meter
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Team Sunweb have opted to switch from Shimano wheels to Giant wheels for the 2018 season

Team Sunweb have opted to switch from Shimano wheels to Giant wheels for the 2018 season
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The team will be one of three WorldTour teams using Shimano power meters this year

The team will be one of three WorldTour teams using Shimano power meters this year
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Kamna has standard gearing of 53/39 up front and 11-28 to the rear

Kamna has standard gearing of 53/39 up front and 11-28 to the rear
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A closer look at the Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 front derailleur

A closer look at the Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 front derailleur
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Giant produce the majority of the finishing kit, including bottle cages and bidons

Giant produce the majority of the finishing kit, including bottle cages and bidons
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 shifters are paired with the cockpit

Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 shifters are paired with the cockpit
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Sprint shifter buttons are located on the drops of the Langma

Sprint shifter buttons are located on the drops of the Langma
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Key design details run consistent between the men's and women's machines

Key design details run consistent between the men's and women's machines
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The uber expensive Giant Contact SLR Fluc stem is priced at over £200

The uber expensive Giant Contact SLR Fluc stem is priced at over £200
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Unlike the men's bikes, the Liv was equipped with the slightly older Dura-Ace 9000 series pedals

Unlike the men's bikes, the Liv was equipped with the slightly older Dura-Ace 9000 series pedals
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The women's team used the Giant SLR 0 wheels for the 2017 season

The women's team used the Giant SLR 0 wheels for the 2017 season
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Many of the components are identical on the men's and women's bikes

Many of the components are identical on the men's and women's bikes
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Dura-Ace chain, cassette and derailleurs adorn the Liv

Dura-Ace chain, cassette and derailleurs adorn the Liv
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The women's team also use a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 drivetrain but with a Pioneer power meter

The women's team also use a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 drivetrain but with a Pioneer power meter
(Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The Langma features the same seat mast and cap design as the Giant TCR

The Langma features the same seat mast and cap design as the Giant TCR
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Both bikes feature Giant Ride Sense speed sensors

Both bikes feature Giant Ride Sense speed sensors
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The bike is equipped with 160mm rotors at the front and 140mm rotors at the rear of the bike

The bike is equipped with 160mm rotors at the front and 140mm rotors at the rear of the bike
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A look at the disc rotors and front wheel

A look at the disc rotors and front wheel
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Neat weaving of the handlebar tape on the drops

Neat weaving of the handlebar tape on the drops
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The development team bikes are still equipped with Dura-Ace chains and cassettes

The development team bikes are still equipped with Dura-Ace chains and cassettes
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The disc brake equipped TCR is paired with the older non-series Shimano hydraulic disc/electronic shifter levers

The disc brake equipped TCR is paired with the older non-series Shimano hydraulic disc/electronic shifter levers
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The development team ride the same Giant SLR wheels as the men's and women's teams

The development team ride the same Giant SLR wheels as the men's and women's teams
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Unlike the men's and women's team, the development riders are equipped with the slightly older Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series Di2 groupset

Unlike the men's and women's team, the development riders are equipped with the slightly older Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series Di2 groupset
(Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Team Sunweb's development team have been training on the TCR Disc model

Team Sunweb's development team have been training on the TCR Disc model
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Team Sunweb's 2018 Liv Langma for the Women's team

Team Sunweb's 2018 Liv Langma for the Women's team
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A look at the bike from the non-drive side

A look at the bike from the non-drive side
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Neat cable routing to the rear derailleur

Neat cable routing to the rear derailleur
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The team opts for Dura-Ace R9100 series pedals

The team opts for Dura-Ace R9100 series pedals
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This bike was fitted with an early prototype of the Shimano power meter

This bike was fitted with an early prototype of the Shimano power meter
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The Dura-Ace R9100 brakes are paired with carbon specific brake pads

The Dura-Ace R9100 brakes are paired with carbon specific brake pads
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A closer look at the front brake on the TCR

A closer look at the front brake on the TCR
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The team's motto adorns the top tube of the bike

The team's motto adorns the top tube of the bike
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Fouriers supply a neat Di2 junction box mount that sits under the stem

Fouriers supply a neat Di2 junction box mount that sits under the stem
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Giant produce the saddle for the TCR attached at the top of the seat mast with a cap

Giant produce the saddle for the TCR attached at the top of the seat mast with a cap
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The carbon frame has an integrated seat mast

The carbon frame has an integrated seat mast
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A Giant speed sensor is located on the rear wheel

A Giant speed sensor is located on the rear wheel
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The wheels are recommended for race only

The wheels are recommended for race only
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The Giant SLR 0 wheels have just 16 spokes on the front

The Giant SLR 0 wheels have just 16 spokes on the front
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Team Sunweb will continue to ride the bikes of former title sponsor Giant and Liv for the 2018 season.

Several key changes for the men’s bikes include Shimano’s new power meter, and swapping out Shimano wheels for Giant’s own line of carbon race wheels.

The men’s and women’s bikes are equipped with full Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 electronic groupsets, while Giant provide the wheels and finishing kit for the Giants and Livs respectively.

The women’s team’s and development squad’s bikes are paired with Pioneer power meters, which also supplied the men’s team in the 2017 season.

Giant is the biggest bicycle company in the world and produces an array of models for men and women, the latter models branded as Liv Cycles. Based in the bicycle production hub of Taiwan, the brand also produces an array of high-end finishing kit for both the teams’ bikes, including saddles, bottle cages, cockpits and wheels.

The women’s team raced on the Giant SLR 0 series wheels in 2017 and the men’s team have swapped out Shimano wheels for their own line for the first time this year.

The development squad are equipped with the slightly older Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series groupsets and have been training on disc brake-equipped Giant TCRs.

Click or swipe through the gallery above to see more of Team Sunweb’s men’s, women’s and development riders’ bikes for the 2018 season.

Full specification

Men’s bikes: Giant TCR, Propel, Defy, Trinity (TT)
Women’s bikes: Liv Langma, Envie, Avail, Avow (TT)

Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Front/rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace
Crankset (Men’s): Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P with integrated power meter
Crankset (Women’s): Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 with Pioneer power meter
Wheelset: Giant SLR 0 series
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
Handlebars: Giant (various)
Stem: Giant (various)
Headset: Giant/Fouriers
Tape/grips: Giant (various)
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100/9000 series
Saddles: Giant (various)
Bottle cages: Giant AirWay
Computer: TBC
Other accessories: Giant RideSense speed and cadence sensor