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World Championships bikes: Ben Swift's custom Pinarello F12 X-Light

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Ben Swift custom Pinarello f12

Ben Swift's custom painted Pinarello F12 X-Light
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Ben Swift custom Pinarello f12

The bike features the national colours, in celebration of Swift's title of British road race champion
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Ben Swift custom Pinarello f12

A closeup of the seat cluster, where the model name adorns the seat tube
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Ben Swift custom Pinarello f12

Here's a close up of the red, white and blue detailing on the frame
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Ben Swift custom Pinarello f12

The same adorns the fork, although a small piece of grip tape is used to protect the frame and hold the transponder steady
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Ben Swift custom Pinarello f12

The Pinarello name is also subtly placed behind the seat tube
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Ben Swift custom Pinarello f12

The bike is fitted with a Stages Dura-Ace R9100 LR power meter crank
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Ben Swift custom Pinarello f12

The rest of the groupset is also Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150
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Ben Swift custom Pinarello f12

Swift will also use Shimano satellite shifters, which simplify shifting while sprinting
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Ben Swift custom Pinarello f12

He will use MOST Talon X-Light integrated carbon handlebars
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Ben Swift custom Pinarello f12

No dimensions are printed, but the GB mechanic tells us it's a 130mm stem length
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Ben Swift custom Pinarello f12

These are wrapped in a grip tape, also from Pinarello's components brand, MOST.
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Ben Swift custom Pinarello f12

He will use a Fizik Arione saddle
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Ben Swift custom Pinarello f12

And he will use Elite Vico carbon bottle cages - a common sight in the pro peloton
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This Sunday, as Yorkshire wakes up to its final day of the UCI World Championships, an early start beckons for Ben Swift and the rest of the elite men vying for the title of world champion and the coveted rainbow jersey. 

Yorkshire-born Swift, who started the year by rupturing his spleen in a crash in Tenerife, will be hoping for good late-season form as he leads Great Britain on 280km of Yorkshire's grippy terrain. He'll be hoping for the kind of form that carried him to victory in the British Road Championships in June. 

As is commonplace in today's pro peloton, his national title earned Swift a new, custom-painted bike. Team Ineos sponsor, Pinarello, was quick to supply Swift with a Union Jack themed F12 X-Light. While Swift is loving his new set up – he even took to Instagram to show his appreciation – it's unquestionable that he would love another, and he'll do anything within his power to replace the red, white and blue for the blue, red, black, yellow and green of the rainbow jersey. 

Swift has the very best components to help him in his quest. His custom Pinarello is paired with Shimano Dura-Ace C40 tubular wheels, shod with Continental Pro Ltd tubular tyres. The bike is fitted with a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 Di2 groups, complete with satellite sprint shifters, a Stages Dura-Ace dual-sided power metre, a Fizik Arione saddle and Pinarello Most integrated carbon handlebars. 

Click through the gallery above for a closer look at Ben Swift's Pinarello F12 X-Light.

Ben Swift's Pinarello F12 X-Light full bike specifications

  • Frameset: Pinarello F12 X-Light
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-30
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Crankset: Stages Dura-Ace R9100LR
  • Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace C40 tubular
  • Tyres: Continental Pro Ltd tubular 25mm
  • Handlebars: Most Talon X-Light
  • Handlebar tape: Most
  • Stem: Most Talon X-Light
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 +4mm
  • Saddle: Fizik Arione
  • Seat post: Pinarello F12 proprietary
  • Bottle cages: Elite Vico Carbon