Ineos Grenadiers will be kicking off their Tour de France marketing campaign on model new Pinarello Bolide F time-trial bikes. Effectively, four of them will.
Geraint Thomas, Dani Martínez and Filippo Ganna will be using to the 2022 prologue in Copenhagen on the new machine, which produced a winning debut at the Critérium du Dauphiné at the commencing of June many thanks to Ganna’s endeavours.
Adam Yates will also be wanging it spherical the Danish funds in the hopes of getting his GC marketing campaign off to a excellent commence – and you are going to detect apart from Ganna it will only be ridden by the three contenders to direct the workforce – and Cyclist had the chance to shell out some time with the bike of just one of Bury’s two biggest exports.
Exciting attributes to take note are the prototype Princeton Carbonworks wheels, AeroCoach chainring and new Continental GP5000 TT tyres, when quirks include things like the satellite shifters hooked up to the conventional Di2 TT shifters, an aero axle cover and a genuinely good use of spare interior tube on the rear derailleur hanger.
Adam Yates’s Pinarello Bolide F spec
|Frameset||Pinarello Bolide F|
|Levers||Shimano Dura-Ace R9270 TT levers with satellite shifters set to inside of bars|
|Brakes||Shimano Dura-Ace R9200|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace R9200|
|Entrance derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace R9200|
|Cassette||Shimano Dura-Ace R9200 11-30|
|Chain||Shimano Dura-Ace R9200|
|Tyres||Continental Grand Prix 5000 TT TdF 28mm rear, 25mm front|
|Bar and extensions||Most|
|Components||Elite Crono TT bottle cage, Garmin mount concerning extensions|
|Rider weight (approx)||58kg|
If you have retained up to speed with the launch of Pinarello’s new Dogma F and Grevil F bikes, you are going to recognise the asymmetrical aerodynamic tube shapes.
Dan Bigham – who operates for Ineos – was joking with fellow TTist Alex Dowsett at the British Countrywide Championships about efficiently making use of Continental GP5000s for a time-demo, and the aero-professional may possibly have been hinting at these seemingly brand name new ‘Grand Prix 5000 TT TdF’ tyres.
‘Experimental prototype’ is what it suggests on Princeton’s funky tri-spoke wheels, we’re presuming the technical term for these is ‘fast’.
The new setup characteristics narrower bars than the past Bolide, so it could possibly not be at its ideal in a complex prologue but in the later on 40km time-trial on Stage 20 it could give meaningful gains.
‘Do you want Simon’s bike?’ explained Ineos staff employees.
One particular for the chain catcher followers.
Internal tubes are officially aero.
The laptop or computer mount has a twist release on its underside, due to the fact there is not space involving the extensions to turn the head unit.
No clues on how lots of watts this will save at 50kmh.
Ask not what bicycle engineering can do for aerospace…
Ineos riders don’t want to use synchro shift when they are racing, so the satellite shifters command the entrance derailleur.
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Pictures: Matthew Loveridge