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Movistar continue with Canyon and Campagnolo. Power2Max supplies the power meters

Movistar continue with Canyon and Campagnolo. Power2Max supplies the power meters (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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We're meant to be impartial, but we can't help it, we like this. Tinkoff in new colours.

We're meant to be impartial, but we can't help it, we like this. Tinkoff in new colours. (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Adam Blythe of Tinkoff was the exception, riding this new Venge in black

Adam Blythe of Tinkoff was the exception, riding this new Venge in black (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Not the team colours, here's Peter Kennaugh national champion colours

Not the team colours, here's Peter Kennaugh national champion colours (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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For 2016, Etixx-Quick Step will be riding Shimano Dura-Ace groups instead of the last year's rumoured FSA

For 2016, Etixx-Quick Step will be riding Shimano Dura-Ace groups instead of the last year's rumoured FSA (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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The Trek Factory Racing team are using a range of special Project-One bike. Here's an example of the standard team bike for 2016, belonging to recently crowned Australian National champion - Jack Bobridge

The Trek Factory Racing team are using a range of special Project-One bike. Here's an example of the standard team bike for 2016, belonging to recently crowned Australian National champion - Jack Bobridge (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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The Team Sky Pinarello F8 has new paint for 2016

The Team Sky Pinarello F8 has new paint for 2016 (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Lampre-Merida and the new Scultura

Lampre-Merida and the new Scultura (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Not quite a WorldTour team, but Pro-Continental team Drapac Pro Cycling continues on SwiftCarbon bikes and SRAM for 2016. Here's a very special ride from Graeme Brown, find the full story on our site

Not quite a WorldTour team, but Pro-Continental team Drapac Pro Cycling continues on SwiftCarbon bikes and SRAM for 2016. Here's a very special ride from Graeme Brown, find the full story on our site (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Orica-GreenEdge are racing their home race on last year's bikes. A little strange given Simon Gerrans is a favourite for the win and other Scott-sponsored team, IAM Cycling, have the new Foil

Orica-GreenEdge are racing their home race on last year's bikes. A little strange given Simon Gerrans is a favourite for the win and other Scott-sponsored team, IAM Cycling, have the new Foil (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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First year in the WorldTour, DimensionData are now on Enve cockpit components

First year in the WorldTour, DimensionData are now on Enve cockpit components (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Hard to tell, BMC has revised its graphics for 2016. Otherwise it's the same proven setup

Hard to tell, BMC has revised its graphics for 2016. Otherwise it's the same proven setup (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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The bikes of FDJ look rather unchanged from last year, here's the Lapierre Aircode SL

The bikes of FDJ look rather unchanged from last year, here's the Lapierre Aircode SL (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Cannondale Pro Cycling are on the recently updated SuperSix Evo

Cannondale Pro Cycling are on the recently updated SuperSix Evo (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Swiss team IAM Cycling Scott are now using Syncros components in place of last year's Ritchey. Here's the new Foil team bike

Swiss team IAM Cycling Scott are now using Syncros components in place of last year's Ritchey. Here's the new Foil team bike (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Ag2r on the Focus Izalco Max get new colours and SRAM eTap shifting

Ag2r on the Focus Izalco Max get new colours and SRAM eTap shifting (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Riding celeste Bianchi's is the Dutch team LottoNL-Jumbo

Riding celeste Bianchi's is the Dutch team LottoNL-Jumbo (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Plenty of changes here, Katusha move to SRAM, Zipp and Continental for 2016

Plenty of changes here, Katusha move to SRAM, Zipp and Continental for 2016 (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Ridley gets some nice new paint and a change of saddle sponsor, now Selle Italia

Ridley gets some nice new paint and a change of saddle sponsor, now Selle Italia (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Giant-Alpecin get slightly revised graphics for 2016. Here's the new TCR Advanced SL team bike

Giant-Alpecin get slightly revised graphics for 2016. Here's the new TCR Advanced SL team bike (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Astana has a slight change in crank, moving to Campagnolo/SRM from S-Works/SRM

Astana has a slight change in crank, moving to Campagnolo/SRM from S-Works/SRM (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)
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Bikes of the 2016 WorldTour, see them here

Bikes of the 2016 WorldTour, see them here (Image credit: David Rome / Immediate Media)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Australia’s Tour Down Under. It’s the kick off to the WorldTour season and a chance to view what’s new in the world of road tech. Here, we have a gallery of the 2016 bikes of the 18 WorldTour teams.

There isn’t a whole lot of change at the start of the 2016 season, a few new colours here and there, and the subtle swap of saddle or wheels sprinkled in.

The biggest change is Katusha’s move to SRAM and associated Zipp components. Having come from Mavic wheels and tyres, the Russian team now is on Continental rubber. Riders in this team are already using the new eTap wireless shifting, as are Ag2r.

As SRAM currently don’t offer direct-mount rim brakes, Katusha are re-using Shimano Dura-Ace brakes from the past season on its Canyon Aeroad bikes.

Swiss team IAM Cycling moves from cockpit sponsor Ritchey to Scott’s own Syncros. New WorldTour entrant, Dimension Data has made a similar change, switching from 3T to Enve bar and stem combination to match its Cervelo bikes.

Word is that both Ettix-Quick Step and Tinkoff will not be riding FSA groupsets for 2016. Instead, both Specialized-sponsored teams are seen using far more complete Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groups rather then last year's FSA/Shimano smorgasboard.

Sponsored by Campagnolo, Astana appears to have replaced the Specialized S-Works SRM cranks with the Italian-company’s own. Fellow Campagnolo sponsored team Lotto-Soudal, who are on Ridley bikes, have swapped from San-Marco to Selle Italia saddles.

To make your own comparisons, view the full 2015 WorldTour round-up here. For on-going coverage from the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under, visit our hub page. 

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