With Tom Pidcock taking an incredible victory atop Alpe d’Huez and his team-mate Geraint Thomas moving up into third place on the general classification , Team Ineos-Grenadiers are flying high at the Tour de France .
Of course, the rider is what makes the ultimate difference, but we all know having a good bike doesn’t hurt either.
What better time, therefore, to take a look at Team Ineos-Grenadiers’ Pinarello Dogma F – the latest all-round superbike from the Italian brand. Dogmatic pursuit of performance
This particular bike belongs to Geraint Thomas, the 2018 Tour de France champion (as denoted by the small yellow stripe at the top of the seat tube).
Thomas took that victory aboard a Pinarello Dogma F10 , an aero road bike with rim brakes and tubular wheels. Bike tech has moved on considerably since then, though.
Thomas, Pidcock and their team-mates are now all using a bike equipped with the hydraulic road disc brakes , tubeless tyres and one of the latest 12-speed electronic groupsets .
As you’d expect, this latest iteration of the Dogma platform is claimed to be stiffer, lighter and more aerodynamic than the previous Dogma F12 .The Dogma F continues with Pinarello’s distinctive wavy-tube design philosophy, with the kinked Onda fork being particularly distinctive.The frameset also uses asymmetric tube profiles, which Pinarello claims helps to balance out asymmetrical pedalling and braking forces. A lightweight aero all-rounder (apparently) While all of the pro bikes we saw at Tour’s Grand Depart , in Copenhagen, Denmark, weighed around 7.6 […]