How Much Does a Tour de France Bike Cost?

How Much Does a Tour de France Bike Cost ? Julian Alaphilipe in Green jersey, Mathieu van der Poel in Yellow jersey, Tadej Pogačar in White jersey, and Ide Schelling in Polka Dot jersey at the start of the 3rd TdF 2021 Stage (©A.S.O./Pauline Ballet)

This year’s Tour de France begins this week, so I thought it would be interesting to learn more about the bikes used by pro cyclists.

I gathered the prices of all road bikes used by all cycling teams (World Tour + Pro Continental) on the Tour de France since 2020 and did the math.

So…

How much does a Tour de France bike cost?

The average Tour de France bike price was 10,540 USD (~9,970 EUR, ~8,580 GBP, ~15,210 AUD) in 2020, 11,170 USD (~10,580 EUR, ~9100 GBP, ~16,150 AUD) in 2021, and 12,030 USD (~11,380 EUR, ~9800 GBP, ~17,370 AUD) in 2022.

Continue reading to learn more about the prices and also the limitations of this research.

Abbreviations used: PT – Pro Tour Team, WT – World Tour Team

A Few Words About This Research

When searching for the prices of the TdF road bikes, I faced multiple challenges:

  1. The bike prices vary depending on the bike specifications and components. Additionally, some teams use unique combinations that are not sold as a whole package to the end customer.
  2. Not all prices were available (e.g., on the manufacturers’ websites), and I had to use multiple sources.
  3. The prices of some bikes were not available in USD (the main currency used for this research), so I had to convert the price from different currencies. These conversions are based on the conversion rates of June 2022.
  4. The pricing of bikes is different in various regions.
  5. Teams usually get bikes available to the public the following year, roughly halfway through the season (during Grand Tours like Giro d’Italia or Tour de France).

This means that the overall results are slightly skewed, but I did my best to provide you with the most accurate answers.


Tour de France Bike Cost in 2022

NOTE: The 2022 Tour de France is taking place between the 1st of June 2022 and the 24th of June 2022. It’s currently not confirmed which bikes the riders will ride. So, I gathered data for the bikes they used in the first part of the season. I will update this article once more info is available.

Most teams used two types of road bikes – aero and lightweight. However, this trend seems to move toward one all-rounder road bike. As a result, teams like BORA – hansgrohe, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team, INEOS Grenadiers, etc., use only one type of road bike for all stages.

The following table shows the bikes of all teams participating in the 2022 Tour de France.

TeamAero BikeLightweight Bike
AG2R Citroën TeamBMC Timemachine RoadBMC Teammachine SLR01 Team
Astana Qazaqstan TeamWilier Filante SLRWilier Zero SLR
Bahrain - VictoriousMerida Reacto Disc TeamMerida Scultura Disc Team
BORA - hansgrohe Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7
CofidisDe Rosa MerakDe Rosa Merak
EF Education-EasyPost Cannondale SystemSix Hi-Mod DiscCannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Disc
Groupama - FDJLapierre Aircode DRS 9.0Lapierre Xelius SL3
INEOS GrenadiersPinarello Dogma FPinarello Dogma F
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux Cube Litening C68XCUBE Litening TE
Israel - Premier Tech Factor Ostro VAM
Factor One
Factor O2 VAM
Jumbo-VismaCervelo S5Cervelo R5
Cervelo Caledonia 5
Lotto SoudalRidley Noah Fast DiscRidley Helium SLX Disc
Movistar TeamCanyon Aeroad CFR DiscCanyon Ultimate CF SLX 9 Disc
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7
Team BikeExchange - Jayco Giant Propel Advanced DiscGiant TCR Advanced SL Disc
Team DSMScott Foil RCScott Addict RC
Trek - SegafredoTrek Madone SLRTrek Emonda SLR
UAE Team EmiratesColnago ConceptColnago V3Rs
Colnago C64
Alpecin-DeceuninckCanyon Aeroad CFR DiscCanyon Ultimate CF SLX 9 Disc
Team Arkéa-Samsic (PT)Canyon Aeroad CFR DiscCanyon Ultimate CF SLX 9 Disc
Team Total Direct Energie (PT)Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7
B&B Hotels - KTM (PT)KTM Revelator Lisse PrestigeKTM Revelator Alto Exonic
List of the teams that participated in the 2022 Tour de France and their bikes.

The 2022 Tour de France bike price varies between 8,500 USD and 16,200 USD.

The average 2022 Tour de France bike costs 12,030 USD (~11,380 EUR, ~9800 GBP, ~17,370 AUD).

The most expensive 2022 Tour de France bike was the BMC Teammachine SLR01 TEAM. It costs an estimated 15,999 USD (~15,140 EUR, ~12,020 GBP, ~23,100 AUD).

The most affordable 2022 Tour de France bike was Lapierre Aircode DRS 9.0. It costs an estimated 8,500 USD (~15,140 EUR, ~12,020 GBP, ~23,100 AUD).

The Average Price of the Tour de France Team Bikes in 2020, 2021, and 2022
The Average Price of the Tour de France Team Bikes in 2020, 2021, and 2022. The prices of 2022 bikes are based on the bikes used by the teams before TdF 2022.

You might also be interested in these road bikes’ price statistics. They illustrate the diminishing returns of high-end bikes.


Tour de France Bike Cost in 2021

The following table shows the bikes of all teams participating in the 2021 Tour de France.

TeamAero BikeLightweight Bike
AGR Citroën TeamBMC Timemachine SLR01 TEAMBMC Teammachine SLR01 TEAM
Astana - Premier TechWilier Filante SLRWilier Zero SLR
Bahrain - VictoriousMerida Reacto Disc TeamMerida Scultura Disc Team
BORA - hansgroheSpecialized S-Works Tarmac SL7Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7
CofidisDe Rosa Pininfarina SKDe Rosa Merak
Deceuninck - Quick StepSpecialized S-Works Tarmac SL7Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7
EF Education - NippoCannondale SystemSix Hi-Mod DiscCannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Disc
Groupama - FDJLapierre Aircode DRSLapierre Xelius SL
INEOS GrenadiersPinarello Dogma F12 (rim)Pinarello Dogma F12 (rim)
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert MatériauxCube Litening C:68XCube Litening C:68X
Israel Start-Up NationFactor Ostro VAMFactor Ostro VAM
Lotto SoudalRidley Noah Fast DiscRidley Helium SLX Disc
Movistar TeamCanyon Aeroad CFR DiscCanyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc
Team BikeExchangeBianchi Oltre XR4Bianchi Specialissima
Team DSMScott Foil RCScott Addict RC
Team Jumbo-VismaCervelo S5Cervelo R5
Cervelo Caledonia
Team Qhubeka NextHashBMC Timemachine RoadBMC Teammachine SLR
Trek - SegafredoTrek Madone SLRTrek Emonda SLR
UAE Team EmiratesColnago ConceptColnago V3Rs
Colnago C64
Alpecin-Fenix (PT)Canyon Aeroad CFR DiscCanyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc
Team Arkéa-Samsic (PT)Canyon Aeroad CFR DiscCanyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc
Team TotalEnergies (PT)Wilier Filante SLRWilier Zero SLR
B&B Hotels p/b KTM (PT)KTM Revelator Lisse PrestigeKTM Revelator Alto Exonic
List of the teams that participated in the 2021 Tour de France and their bikes.

The 2021 Tour de France bike price varied between 8,660 USD and 14,400 USD.

The average 2021 Tour de France bike cost was 11,170 USD (~10,580 EUR, ~9100 GBP, ~16,150 AUD).

The most expensive 2021 Tour de France bike was the BMC Teammachine SLR01 TEAM. It cost an estimated 15,200 USD (~14,400 EUR, ~12,385 GBP, ~22,000 AUD).

The most affordable 2021 Tour de France bike was Merida Scultura Disc. It cost an estimated 8,400 USD (~8000 EUR, ~6850 GBP, ~12,100 AUD).

Check out the Tour de France bikes’ weights.

Tour de France Bike Cost in 2020

Most teams in 2020 (including those sponsored by Specialized) used two types of road bikes – aero and lightweight. Rim brakes were also more common than disc brakes.

The following table shows the bikes of all teams participating in the 2020 Tour de France.

TeamAero BikeLightweight Bike
AGR La MondialeEddy Merckx 525 DiscEddy Merckx Stockeu69 Rim
Astana Pro TeamWilier Zero SLRWilier Zero SLR
Bahrain - McLarenMerida Reacto Team-EMerida Scultura Disc
BORA - hansgrohe Specialized VengeSpecialized Tarmac
CCC TeamGiant Propel Adv SLGiant TCR Advanced SL
CofidisDe Rosa Pininfarina SKDe Rosa Merak
Deceuninck - Quick StepSpecialized VengeSpecialized Tarmac
EF Pro Cycling Cannondale SystemSixCannondale SuperSix Evo
Groupama - FDJLapierre AircodeLapierre Xelius SL 2 Disc
INEOS GrenadiersPinarello Dogma F12 (rim)Pinarello Dogma F12 (rim)
Israel Start-Up Nation Factor OneFactor O2 VAM
Lotto SoudalRidley Noah Fast DiscRidley Helium SLX Disc
Mitchelton-ScottSCOTT Addict RCSCOTT Addict RC
Movistar TeamCanyon Aeroad CF SLX Team MOVCanyon Ultimate CF SLX Team MOV
NTT Pro CyclingBMC Timemachine RoadBMC SLR Disc
Team Jumbo-VismaBianchi Oltre XR4Bianchi Infinito
Team SunwebCervelo S5Cervelo R5
Trek - SegafredoTrek MadoneTrek Domane
Trek Emonda
UAE Team EmiratesColnago ConceptColnago V3Rs
Colnago C64
Team Arkéa-Samsic (PT)Canyon Aeroad DiscCanyon Ultimate CF Disc
Team Total Direct Energie (PT)Wilier Zero SLRWilier Zero SLR
B&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM (PT)KTM Revelator Alto SonicKTM Revelator Alto Sonic
List of the teams that participated in the 2020 Tour de France and their bikes.

The average cost of a 2020 Tour de France bike was 10,540 USD (~9,970 EUR, ~8,580 GBP, ~15,210 AUD).


Are you a fan of the Tour de France? Then don’t miss these Tour de France statistics.


Tour de France Bikes FAQ


Conclusion

The average price of a TdF bike easily exceeds 10,000 USD. Therefore, these bikes are not suitable for ordinary mortals. Usually, only highly dedicated, passionate, or rich people buy them.

From the chart above, it’s clear that the average price increases yearly. So only time will tell how much a Tour de France bike will cost in 10 years.

I hope you find this research fascinating. It took me longer than expected, but I believe it was worth it.

Imagine having the historical data of bike prices since 2000, for example. The charts would be so cool!

How much would you be willing to spend on your road bike? Let me know in the comments.

In case you find any mistakes, don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you!

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