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A detailed look at Geraint Thomas’ Pinarello Dogma F at the Tour de France

A detailed look at Geraint Thomas' Pinarello Dogma F at the Tour de France

Geraint Thomas and the rest of the Ineos Grenadiers team have been riding the Pinarello Dogma F in the Tour de France since the road…

Thursday, Jul 14

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Geraint Thomas and the rest of the Ineos Grenadiers team have been riding the Pinarello Dogma F in the Tour de France since the road stages began on Stage 2 and they relinquished their new model Bolide F time trial bikes. We’ve got a detailed gallery of Adam Yates’ Bolide F as ridden on Stage 1.

The team’s switch to disc brakes and the reasons for this were widely understood as down to the added weight that discs provide. We’ve not weighed Thomas’ bike – covid rules prevented us from touching the bike at all – but we’d expect that unlike its predecessor, the Dogma F12, this new model can get much closer to the UCI’s 6.8kg weight limit.

Ineos Grenadiers continue to take steps to keep their bikes light though, including having them painted by Silverstone Paint Technology, who specialises in lightweight paint for Formula One cars. With a standard paint job adding between 50g and 100g to a bike’s weight there’s a marginal gain to be made here.

Thomas continues to run the older, 11-speed Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 groupset rather than the new 12-speed Dura-Ace R9200 version, but he’s kitted out with a 54/46T chainrings rather than the 53/39T that was the usual pro-level option with that groupset. They’re marked 11S.

As with the switch to disc brakes, pros can be slow to change what works for them. We’d be surprised if Thomas didn’t have a 12-speed option available to him, but it could also just as easily be due to […]

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