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Pro bike: Ian Stannard's Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2

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Ian Stannard's Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2 at the Tour of Britain

Ian Stannard's Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2 at the Tour of Britain (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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On the eve of the Tour of Britain, Stannard's bike was set up with blacked out Shimano Dura-Ace C50 wheels

On the eve of the Tour of Britain, Stannard's bike was set up with blacked out Shimano Dura-Ace C50 wheels (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Stannard prefers discontinued Shimano Dura-Ace 7810 pedals

Stannard prefers discontinued Shimano Dura-Ace 7810 pedals (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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SRM launched a crankset to match the new Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed groupset meaning mechanics no longer had to cannibalise older Dura Ace 7800 arms for 11-speed set ups

SRM launched a crankset to match the new Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed groupset meaning mechanics no longer had to cannibalise older Dura Ace 7800 arms for 11-speed set ups (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Relatively humble Elite Custom Race bottle holders are fitted as standard

Relatively humble Elite Custom Race bottle holders are fitted as standard (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Stannard's saddle is a fi'zi:k Antares with braided rails and the Versus 'relief zone' channel. Saddle set-back is 8.7cm

Stannard's saddle is a fi'zi:k Antares with braided rails and the Versus 'relief zone' channel. Saddle set-back is 8.7cm (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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The teardrop-shaped seatpost adds an aerodynamic touch to the frameset

The teardrop-shaped seatpost adds an aerodynamic touch to the frameset (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Stannard's bike is equipped with 2014 Shimano Dura-Ace components

Stannard's bike is equipped with 2014 Shimano Dura-Ace components (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Sky mechanics keep cabling neat with a rubber sleeve before it enters the frame

Sky mechanics keep cabling neat with a rubber sleeve before it enters the frame (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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The Dogma 65.1 uses a standard tapered headset set up 1 1/8" to 1 1.5"

The Dogma 65.1 uses a standard tapered headset set up 1 1/8" to 1 1.5" (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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At 1.89m (6'2") and using a 56cm frame, Stannard needs a long 141mm Pro Vibe stem. And it was pretty slammed, naturally

At 1.89m (6'2") and using a 56cm frame, Stannard needs a long 141mm Pro Vibe stem. And it was pretty slammed, naturally (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Shimano Dura-Ace sprint shifter buttons peak out on the inside of the drops. New Dura-Ace Di-2 can shift across the whole block if desired, but a Sky mechanic told us Stannard opted for the original one click, one gear mode on the levers

Shimano Dura-Ace sprint shifter buttons peak out on the inside of the drops. New Dura-Ace Di-2 can shift across the whole block if desired, but a Sky mechanic told us Stannard opted for the original one click, one gear mode on the levers (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Sky's bikes are always immaculately neat and tidy – Stannard's cockpit, with 42cm bars, is no exception

Sky's bikes are always immaculately neat and tidy – Stannard's cockpit, with 42cm bars, is no exception (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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There wasn't the slightest dink or scratch on Stannard's bike – reflected in the shiny newness of his Dura-Ace 9000 rear derailleur

There wasn't the slightest dink or scratch on Stannard's bike – reflected in the shiny newness of his Dura-Ace 9000 rear derailleur (Image credit: Sam Dansie)

This article originally appeared on Bikeradar.

Workhorse Ian Stannard's (Team Sky) role at the Tour of Britain is to shepherd team leader Bradley Wiggins to the team's first home tour win.

And so far the British team is enjoying success by every measure in the weather-beaten race. With a dominating performance in the stage 3 time trial, Wiggins holds a commanding lead with three stages left to run – including today's summit finish at Haytor in Devon – and 26-year-old Stannard lies second, 37 seconds behind his leader.

Given today's tough finale – the first summit finish in the modern race's ten-year history – Stannard, a heavy rouleur more at home on the flatlands than the hills, will likely fall back, prioritising work for Wiggins over personal standing.

Standing well over six foot, Stannard rides a relatively small 56cm Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2 frame. He compensates with fairly long stem and a saddle set-back nudging on towards 9cm.

The bike, in Sky's characteristic way, is the epitome of team issue consistency - it's a luxury of being one of the most well-supplied squads in the peloton. The standout deviation is Stannard's pedal preference – the discontinued Dura-Ace 7810s.

Click on the gallery for a closer look at Stannard's bike.

Complete bike specifications

Frame: Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2 (56cm)
Fork: Pinarello Onda
Headset: Pinarello 1"1/8 to 1" 1/2 integral system
Stem: Pro Vibe 141mm (c-t-c)
Handlebars: Pro, with classic drop (42cm c-t-c)
Tape: Pro Smart Silicon
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000
Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace ST-9070
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-9070
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace RD-9070
Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace ST-9070
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Aca CS-9000 (11-28)
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
Crankset: SRM Powermeter Shimano 11-speed (53-39)
Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace BB-9000
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace PD7810
Wheelset: Shimano C50 tubular
Front tire: Veloflex Carbon 23mm
Rear tire: Veloflex Carbon 23mm
Saddle: fi'zi:k Antares VS carbon braided
Seat post: Pinarello Dogma 65.1
Bottle cages: Elite Custom Race
Computer: SRM PowerControl7 (not shownn)

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.89m (6'2")
Rider's weight: 83kg (182lb)
Saddle height from BB (c-t): 821mm
Saddle setback: 87mm
Seat tube length, c-t: 575mm
Seat tube length, c-c: 560mm
Tip of saddle (nose to c of bar): 623mm
Head tube length: 165mm
Top tube length: 565mm
Total bicycle weight: 7.20kg (15.9lb) w/o computer