What these leaked bikes tell us about Tour de France tech and the future of design

Trek, Canyon, and Pinarello are all teasing unreleased bikes which follow a particular formula

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The Critérium du Dauphiné has long been regarded as the crucial final rehearsal before cycling’s biggest stage event, the Tour de France. However, the Dauphiné’s significance extends far beyond testing the main GC contenders - it is equally important for showcasing the latest in bike technology, and hinting at what consumers may even be riding by the end of the year. 

Both brands and teams aim to equip riders with the most advanced machinery their sponsors offer at the Tour de France, making the Dauphiné the ideal stage for testing new, often unreleased, bike tech in anger before the season's peak. The 2024 edition is no exception, with Pinarello, Trek, and Canyon teasing what look to be new bikes, all emphasizing a formula that seems set to dominate the next era of bike design.

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Joe Baker
Tech Writer

Joe is Cycling Weekly's tech writer. He's always had a love for bikes, since first riding a two wheeled steed before the age of four. Years down the line, Joe began racing at 16, and enjoyed great experiences internationally, racing in Italy, Spain and Belgium to name a few locations. Always interested in tech, Joe even piloted his Frankenstein hill climb bike to a Junior National Title in 2018.  After taking a step back from elite level racing in April 2022, Joe joined our team as a freelancer, before becoming Tech Writer in May 2023.