The Trek Segafredo team just got back from training camp, and by the looks of it, they are ready to hit the races.
For the 2022 season, the Trek Segafredo World Tour teams (men’s and women’s) will be on familiar equipment, with little to no changes in componentry over the last year. The team will ride the Trek Madone for most races, Trek Emonda for the hillier courses, and Trek Domane for events like Paris Roubaix, Liège–Bastogne–Liège, and other classics as riders see fit. The team will be on the trusted Trek Speed Concept for the time trials, a bike that Trek Factory Racing and Trek Segafredo helped craft into its world championship-winning form.
Componentry will be all Bontrager, and really — we don’t see a problem with that. The Bontrager Aelous RSL wheels are some of the fastest, best feeling wheels we tested last year, and it says a lot that the tubeless setup is good enough for the World Tour. The team has the choice between many depths of wheels; for climbing stages —Aeolus 37, for the classic and daily chores — Aeolus 51, and for cheating the wind — Aeolus 62.
Bars and stem combo range from Bontrager’s new RSL Aeolus one-piece combo to RSL stems and various bars for different terrain. Most will go with Bontrager’s ISOCore VR bar for the extra padding in the classics like Paris Roubaix.
Each member chooses what saddle fits them the best after consulting with the Trek Precision Fit crew. Most of the team will be using the Bontrager Aeolus saddle — designed for an aggressive aero position. The Aeolus is Bontrager’s first entry into the short nose power-style saddles and quickly became popular among the World Tour teams.
The team will ride exclusively on Pirelli tires, both tubeless and tubular. The go-to model for the team is the Pirelli P Zero TLR, and P Zero tubular. Trek is one of the few World Tour teams leaning toward tubeless rather than tubular, and Pirelli plays a significant role in this decision. Pirelli has worked with Trek-Segafredo riders for the last two years to test and improve their products and help the team perform at the world level. Pirelli’s tubeless tire P Zero TLR, piloted under Lizzie Deignan, was ridden the first-ever victory of Paris-Roubaix Femmes.
SRAM provides the shifting, braking, and power meters for the Trek Segafredo crew. The team will ride the SRAM Red components for all races and training, taking advantage of the wide range of the groupset. As for power measuring needs, the team will use the Quarg Red AXS Power meters.
Bontrager is the helmet and footwear supplier for the Trek Segafedo team. They will race both the Ballista and the Bontrager XXX shoes. For helmets, the rider will have the choice of the Velocis helmet or the Bontrager XXX Wavecel, depending on race conditions.
Santini of Italy creates all the race, training, and team casual wear. A partnership that started with Trek Factory racing and continued with Trek Segafredo over many years.
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