We've always got time for a bit of bike porn here at Cycling Weekly, so here's our pick of the eight sexiest bikes we've spotted so far this year - and one we're not so sure about. And don't worry, it's all safe for work...

Bike sponsors love to provide their stars with bespoke paint jobs for the big races or to celebrate victories. So these are our picks of the custom pro machines rolled out so far this year.

Fernando Gaviria’s S-Works Venge ViAS

Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

For Quick Step Floors’s Giro d’Italia sprint star, a custom sparkly purple aero machine was the order of the day. It looks super-sleek, but still quite understated with its mainly black components, although a black chainset and bar tape might have finished things off just that bit better.

Thibault Pinot’s Lapierre Aircode

Thibaut Pinot Lapierre

Photo: Sunada

We’re off to Lapierre’s launch of its new bike this week, so expect more details soon. But we really like the lines of Pinot’s machine, particularly the way the seatstays meld into the curvy seat tube. And the white and blue colour scheme looks great in the Mediterranean sun.

Steven Kruijswijk’s Bianchi Oltre XR4

OK, so it’s not a custom machine, but the Oltre just looks really smart in Bianchi’s signature celeste and black and we like the matched black components. And as Kruijswijk never got to wear pink this year, we didn’t have to suffer a repeat of 2016’s pink and celeste mash up.

John Degenkolb’s Trek Domane

We really liked Dege’s Café Racer Trek Domane, which Trek-Segafredo rolled out for the Classics.

The understated silver and black bike even came with bolt-on name plates. It’s designed to mimic Degenkolb’s favourite café racer motorbike. It’s just a pity that Dege never rocked up to the start line in leathers and a motorcycle helmet to complete the look.

Mathieu van der Poel’s Stevens Super Prestige

Photo: Jack Chevell

Another man getting a motorsport inspired ride this year was cyclocross star van der Poel. In his case, the bike was inspired by the BMW M Series performance cars and sported BMW roundels and detailing as well as a rev counter on its silver and white paintwork.

André Greipel’s Ridley Noah SL

Greipel’s Ridley Noah SL looks just the substantial aero machine for one of the peloton’s strongmen. Its beefy profile is well set off by the black and white colour scheme with its touches of red. And we love the matched bar tape and the gorilla logos on the head tube and the pedals.

BMC Teammachine

BMC Teammachine SLR01

Photo: BMC

We’ve yet to see it in custom colours, but the new Teammachine looks special enough in its standard red paintwork.

The spare, angular lines and industrial aesthetic look all set for more Grand Tour stage wins and a splash of custom design, following Tejay van Garderen’s Giro stage win in the Dolomites.

Tom Boonen’s S-Works Venge ViAS Disc

Another entry from Specialized, who rolled out a white and gold disc braked Venge ViAS for Boonen’s last few Classics. The bike came complete with a guardian angel on the top tube and the words “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die”. Classy.

Vincenzo Nibali’s Merida Scultura

We’re not so sure what we make of Nibali’s black and (real) gold Merida though.

Sure, the names of all the past Giro d’Italia winners, including Nibali’s name twice, were a nice touch. But the gold leaf ribbon and gold detailing were just a bit too bling for our taste.

And all that gold must have weighed him down. Was this the bike that lost him the Giro?

  • J1

    Eww, what’s wrong with its seat tube?

  • Richard Jones

    I want to try crowd funding a new Idol.

  • John Senior

    So…if you were offered any of these bikes for free you’d refuse it? Generally these bikes are aesthetically and technically astonishing – also very expensive and unattainable for most of us.. exception is the Cervelo which is pretty ugly and if EBH knocked on my door and gave it to me I’d need to paint it matt black to diminish it,s less than lovely appearance.

  • Bodo Vosshenrich

    Nonthing there which is as pretty as my 2015 Felt AR frd with Lightweight Meilenstein and Dura Ace DI2. Wherever I take it, fellow cyclists begin to drool.

  • ummm…

    all i know is that the more money you put into a bike the nicer it looks and the faster you go……right?

  • ummm…

    hyperbole much?

  • ummm…

    what?! none of these bikes gave me a b0ner.

  • ron draycott

    Sorry, what was this feature? The seven nastiest bikes of all time?

  • Volata
  • Mark K

    Sorry but the Pinarello is making me gag.

  • Michael Hartley

    I Just love my Seven Axiom SLX
    Sooo comfortable. Looks brilliant and glides over the rough stuff

  • david watts

    Look frames are fantastic but too heavy given their high cost.

  • david watts

    You forgot the exceptional Scappa. Enough said

  • Tavis Hurn

    Most of these are very very ugly. There should be something in the rules.

  • Lenny

    The Ritchey was nice. All the others, meh.

  • zuhair

    That Ritchey’s got classic styling and heritage out the wazoo!

  • nortonpdj

    Whilst class is a hard thing to define (and of course it is purely subjective) I don’t think any of these bikes has it. The Enigma comes closest for me, but in general I think these bikes are too ugly or too loud.

  • Dan Dg Gottlieb

    how can you call that crossbike sexy or a beauty? It’s nothing special. the entire de rosa line of bikes this year is much better looking

  • Jason Rogerson

    Parlee ESX-R Custom or the Look Aerolight

  • Larry Page

    You damn British 🙂
    No style at all
    No specialissima out there

    Hahaha, canyon design

  • gh

    Indeed. My 200 quid Kinesis is much prettier than any of this lot.

  • NJAgent020

    FUGLY- each and every one.

  • winkybiker

    The Aerolight has been hit hard (very hard) with the ugly stick. The TT needs to be flatter and it clearly needs a shorter head-tube. The S5 should simply be killed with fire. The Parlee might grow on me (like that lump/growth has appeared on its TT) and the rest are fine. I actually quite like the Canyon (never thought I’d say that).

  • Mason Cycles should be on this list.