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Pro bike: Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2

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Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) will finish out his road career on this Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2

Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) will finish out his road career on this Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2
(Image credit: Daniel Benson)
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Team Sky uses Shimano Dura-Ace carbon tubulars for racing

Team Sky uses Shimano Dura-Ace carbon tubulars for racing
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The shape of the fork flows neatly into the down tube

The shape of the fork flows neatly into the down tube
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Ultralight Speedplay Nanogram pedals also supposedly help with Wiggins' knee problems

Ultralight Speedplay Nanogram pedals also supposedly help with Wiggins' knee problems
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The controlled downshift movement on Shimano's Di2 electronic drivetrain minimizes the need for a supplemental chain catcher

The controlled downshift movement on Shimano's Di2 electronic drivetrain minimizes the need for a supplemental chain catcher
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A supplemental set of buttons on next to the stem lets Wiggins shift while climbing on the tops

A supplemental set of buttons on next to the stem lets Wiggins shift while climbing on the tops
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Note the team branding on the hubs

Note the team branding on the hubs
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Team Sky bikes get a bit more blue this year

Team Sky bikes get a bit more blue this year
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The Pinarello carbon seatpost is topped with a fi'zi:k Arione CX Carbon saddle

The Pinarello carbon seatpost is topped with a fi'zi:k Arione CX Carbon saddle
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Wiggins has announced that he'll move back on to the track after this season

Wiggins has announced that he'll move back on to the track after this season
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The headset is topped with a custom British-themed cap, complete with a red anodized aluminum bolt

The headset is topped with a custom British-themed cap, complete with a red anodized aluminum bolt
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Cable routing is especially neat and tidy thanks to piggybacked ports on the frame and a section of heat shrink tubing

Cable routing is especially neat and tidy thanks to piggybacked ports on the frame and a section of heat shrink tubing
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Wiggins uses an all-alloy cockpit from team sponsor PRO

Wiggins uses an all-alloy cockpit from team sponsor PRO
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New 11-speed Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070 shifters for Sir Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky)

New 11-speed Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070 shifters for Sir Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky)
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Team wheels are wrapped with Veloflex tubulars for racing

Team wheels are wrapped with Veloflex tubulars for racing
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This article originally published on BikeRadar

Bradley Wiggins has confirmed that he will once again return to indoor racing with a focus on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio but not before finishing out his road career with Team Sky. We hopped over to Mallorca, Spain for an up-close-and-personal look at Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2.

While Wiggins may be the only knighted road cyclist in history, his Pinarello is quite the standard machine. Save for the decidedly understated team livery, it's little different from what anyone with a spare US$12k can purchase off the shelf.

Wiggins stands at a lanky 1.9m (6ft 3in) tall so his 812mm saddle height, 100mm saddle setback, and 177.5mm-long crankarms are no surprise. As is typical for cyclists of this caliber, however, Wiggins rides an undersized frame measuring just 56cm that allows for an unusually low front end, particularly when paired with the custom 137mm-long PRO stem that's slammed down atop the headset cover.

The build kit is Shimano supplied nearly across the board, including a complete Dura-Ace Di2 9070 group with a satellite shifter next to the stem for climbing, a PRO aluminum cockpit with upturned compact-bend handlebars, and a mix of Dura-Ace wheels depending on the situation. Wiggins' machine was set up with C35 clinchers for a training ride when we caught up with it at the team hotel but 50mm-deep carbon tubulars and Veloflex tires are more typical for race mode.

Lightweight nods are limited to a fi'zi:k Arione CX saddle with carbon fiber rails and Speedplay's feathery Zero Nanogram pedals. In addition to saving weight, Team Sky head mechanic Rajen Murugayan says the pedals' more generous adjustability and rotational float also help Wiggins with some lingering knee issues. Related to that, Wiggins also notably switched last year from his long-standing Osymetric non-round chainrings to standard Dura-Ace round ones.

The entire team has changed power meters, too, moving from SRM to Stages. While there is some debate on the reasoning behind the move, the Stages meters' user-replaceable batteries should make life easier on the mechanics. Likewise, the Stages meters' lower cost should mean that the team will have more of them to go around so they won't have to swap as often – if at all – as before.

We unfortunately didn't have a scale on hand at the team hotel but given known weights of similar builds, we expect Wiggins' machine to be right at the UCI-mandated 6.8kg (14.99lb) minimum when in full race trim.

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Complete bike specifications

Frame: Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2, 56cm
Fork: Pinarello Onda 2
Headset: Pinarello integrated, 1 1/8-to-1 1/2in tapered
Stem: PRO Vibe 7S custom, 137mm x -6°
Handlebar: PRO Vibe Compact, 44cm (c-c)
Tape: PRO PU SL
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000
Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-9070
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-9070
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-9070
Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-9070 w/ satellite shifters
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace FC-9000, 177.5mm, 53/39T
Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace SM-BB9000
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Nanogram
Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace WH-9000-C35-CL (training)/ Shimano Dura-Ace WH-9000-C50-TU (racing)
Front tire: Continental Grand Prix (training)/ Veloflex tubular (racing)
Rear tire: Continental Grand Prix (training)/ Veloflex tubular (racing)
Saddle: fi'zi:k Arione CX
Seatpost: Pinarello
Bottle cages: Elite Custom Race (2)
Other accessories: Stages Cycling power meter, Garmin Edge computer, Bar Fly 2.0 computer mount

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.90m (6ft 3in)
Rider's weight: 69kg (152lb)
Saddle height from BB, c-t: 812mm
Saddle setback: 100mm
Seat tube length (c-t): 560mm
Seat tube length (c-c): 575mm
Head tube length: 165mm
Top tube length (effective): 565mm