Dogma with stripped-down Di2 shifter buttons, oval rings and Stages power
This article first appeared on Bikeradar.
The reigning champion of the Tour de France, Chris Froome will roll off the start in Leeds, England Saturday aboard a new Pinarello Dogma F8, a curvaceous Italian machine with some interesting aerodynamic flair and a mix of professional polish and handmade alterations.
Truncated aerofoil tubing - called FlatBack in Pinarello parlance - a tidy integrated seatpost clamp, internal cable routing and a bowlegged fork borrowed from the company's Bolide time trial bike all suggest aero gains over Froome’s previous 65.1.
While the majority of the machine features showroom-level parts, there is also a bit of DIY handiwork present, from the blacked-out Osymetric chainrings and K-Edge Garmin mount to the partially disassembled Di2 climber switch next to the stem.
But functionality is clearly the top priority regardless. Built up with Shimano Dura-Ace C50 wheels, the bike flirts with the UCI legal limit minimum weight of 6.8kg, tipping the BIkeRadar scale at 15.08lb / 6.84kg.
Power-meter duties are handled by Stages, the small single-crank device that measures wattage output at the left leg and doubles it for a single power number.
Will this add up to another Tour de France win? Time will tell.
Complete bike specifications
Frameset: Pinarello F8
Headset: Pinarello integrated, 1 1/8-to-1 1/2in tapered
Stem: PRO alloy, 120mm
Handlebars: PRO Vibe, 40cm
Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Shift/brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-9070
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-9070
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000 11-28t
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace FC-9000, 172.5mm
Power meter: Stages
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace C50
Tyres: Veloflex Carbon tubulars
Saddle: fi'zi:k Antares
Seat post: Pinarello F8
Computer: Garmin Edge 510
Bottle cage: Elite Custom Race
Other accessories: K-Edge Garmin mount (blacked out)
Rider's height: 1.85m (6ft 1in)
Reach, saddle tip to bar: 59cm
Drop, saddle top to handlebar top: 12cm
Saddle height: 80cm
Stem length: 124mm
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