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Video: The best do-it-all Tour de France race bikes - Specialized, Canyon, Pinarello, Trek, Wilier, Colnago & Bianchi

With all things equal which are the six of the best do-it-all race bikes currently being ridden at the Tour de France?
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For the past few years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of teams that are offering just one bike to their riders for the majority of race days. The do-it-all race bike is back and we’d bet the mechanics of the Tour de France are rather happy about that. Here are some of the fastest in this year’s race.

We should point out right at the start that not all of our picks are the team’s only race bike option. Trek, for example, still offers its riders the Madone, but they’ve given the Emonda aero touches that make it suitable for the majority of stages. You’ll only see the faster riders on the Trek-Segafredo team opting for the more aero Madone.

The reason that the mechanics are going to be a bit happier with just one bike on offer comes down to simplicity. Just one type of road bike makes preparing for a race that bit easier. You only need spares of one frame model and that applies to all of the frame-specific parts like special seat posts and, increasingly these days, integrated handlebars.

Here's our pick of the best do-it-all race bikes in the 2021 Tour de France:

Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7

2021 Julian Alaphilippe Specialized Tarmac SL7 - 1

Read our review here

Canyon Aeroad CFR

2021 Mathieu van der Poel Canyon Aeroad yellow Tour de France - 1

Read our review here

Pinarello Dogma

2021 Pinarello Dogma F - 19.jpeg

Get all of the tech details here

Trek Emonda

Trek Segafredo Emonda 2021 - 1

Read our review here

Wilier Filante

2021 Wilier Filante.jpg

Read our review here

Colnago V3R 

2021 Pogacar Tour de France bike Campag Bora WTO wheels - 1

All of the juicy tech details are right here

Bianchi Specialissima

2021 Team BikeExchange Bianchi Specialissima - 1

The 2021 Specialissima is the first with disc brakes for the Italian brand

There’s our pick of the best all-rounders in the tour de France peloton! Obviously, there are more bikes we could have talked about: the Cannondale SuperSix Evo, the Factor Ostro VAM, the BMC TeamMachine SLR, the Scott Addict… the list goes on. Let us know which one is your favourite in the comments below, we're sure you’ll all agree!

Son of a Marathon runner, Nephew of a National 24hr Champion, the racing genetics have completely passed him by. After joining the road.cc staff in 2016 as a reviewer, Liam quickly started writing feature articles and news pieces. After a little time living in Canada, where he spent most of his time eating poutine, Liam returned with the launch of DealClincher, taking over the Editor role at the start of 2018. At the weekend, Liam can be found racing on the road both in the UK and abroad, though he prefers the muddy fields of cyclocross. To date, his biggest race win is to the front of the cafe queue.

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