Kazakh team Astana will ride Argon 18 bikes in 2017, instead of Specialized. The UCI WorldTour team will also be switching the components and drivetrain sponsor: they’ll use FSA gears and Vision wheels and components (they were using Campagnolo drivetrain).

The team riders will first use the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset at the beginning of the season, but then gradually will switch to FSA’s new WE electronic gears.

Astana signed a three-year deal with the Montreal-based bike producer. The team also revealed their new kit – Turquoise-Black in color with a few yellow touches, produced by Giordana, the Italian Cycling Apparel. Schwalbe will be the tire sponsor.

Astana will ride Argon 18 bikes - Astana Argon 18 bike and kit
Astana’s new Argon 18 bike and Giordana kit. The team announced on their Facebook page: “The new look of Astana Pro Team in 2017: you can start to get used to it! “
Astana Argon 18 bike
Astana Pro Team General Manager and former Olympic road race champion (2012) Alexander Vinokourov, sports manager Dmitriy Fofonov, sports director Dmitri Sedoun and Argon 18 CEO Gervais Rioux posing with the Kazakh team’s new Argon 18 Gallium Pro bike. The Astana riders will be able to choose between the Gallium Pro road frame and the Nitrogen Pro aero road frame, and they’ll use the E-118 model in the time trials.

Astana team also published a video on youtube about their new bike and kit:

2017 Astana Team: New Argon18 bike and new Giordana cycling clothing
M. Özgür Nevres

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