Pinarello’s ‘Quickest Bike Ever’ Debuts at Tour de France Stage 1: Bolide F Time Trial

The parents at Pinarello are within the behavior of utilizing the Tour de France as a launch pad for his or her superbikes. This yr, the model claims that it’s created its quickest craft ever.

Final yr, Pinarello’s Dogma F hit the tour and ignited hopes of clinching one other victory for the model, which carried seven of the final 10 tour winners to the yellow jersey.

Tadej Pogačar and Colnago had different concepts. However the bike was clearly a performer for the riders of INEOS Grenadiers, as INEOS rider Richard Caparaz took third place, 7 minutes behind Pogačar.

This yr, Pinarello will discipline the Bolide F TT time trial bike, calling it the quickest bike the corporate has ever made.

Pinarello says the Bolide F TT is the quickest bike the corporate has ever made.

‘Quickest Bike Ever’

pinarello bolide f tt
INEOS Grenadiers rider Filippo Ganna on the redesigned Pinarello Bolide F TT; (pictures/Pinarello)

Pinarello mentioned its engineers primarily centered on dialing within the dealing with capabilities of the bike and reducing down on rolling resistance.

The Bolide F TT makes use of disc brakes, in contrast to earlier Bolide fashions with built-in rim brakes. Disc brakes enable for extra dependable braking and bigger tires. The Bolide F has clearance for as much as 28 mm. Nonetheless, disc brakes additionally created a slight aerodynamic penalty.

Pinarello Bolide F TT. Overhead side view.
The Pinarello Bolide F TT is lighter and extra aerodynamic in comparison with earlier Bolide fashions.

The model says a redesign of the seat tube, seat submit, and chain stays evened out the deficit, bringing the complete drag produced by the bike and rider to inside 0.04% of the earlier Bolide TT, in accordance with Pinarello.

Further updates to the handlebars and extensions produce 2-3% enhancements in complete drag, Pinarello mentioned.

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Pinarello Bolide F TT Onda Fork.
Pinarello Bolide F TT includes a Bolide F TT Onda fork.

For execs, each single alternative to chop drag issues. Pinarello mentioned most of its skilled riders use customized 3D-printed bar extensions designed round scans of athletes’ forearms.

The model now affords that function to most of the people, too. Consumers, nevertheless, should make it out to a scanning middle within the U.Okay. or Italy for that function.

Pinarello Bolide F TT.
INEOS Grenadiers riders will debut the Bolide F TT at Stage 1 of the Tour de France on Friday.

Diminished Body Weight (Claimed)

Pinarello Bolide F TT. Seat post detail view.
Redesigns of the seat submit and different areas of the bike allowed Pinarello to include disc brakes with out taking an aerodynamic penalty.

Apart from improved aerodynamics, Pinarello says the Bolide F TT body package with brakes included weighs 2,265 g. That marks a 170g discount in weight in comparison with the earlier, rim-brake Bolide TT. That bike weighed 2,435 g in measurement 55.

The Bolide F TT is stiffer throughout. New tube shapes and carbon layup patterns on the bike produced positive aspects in stiffness at 17% within the backside bracket space. The pinnacle tube is 7% stiffer. The fork is also 12% stiffer from entrance to again and 5% stiffer back and forth.

Different key options embody Carbon Toray M40X, Pinarello’s signature Uneven body, Bolide F TT Onda fork, and TiCR complete built-in cable routing.

Pinarello designed the Bolide F TT utilizing Computational Fluid Dynamics and lab testing, together with a hefty serving to of real-world racing.

Among the many Grenadiers utilizing the Bolide F are Filippo Ganna, together with Geraint Thomas, Adam Yates, and Felipe Martinez. Whereas the official launch of the bike is ready for the opening stage of the Tour de France, the Bolide F has already gone by the wringer.

A disguised type of the bike appeared beneath Thomas and Martinez within the Tour de Suisse earlier this month. Days later, Ganna additionally used it throughout his win on the nationwide time trial championships in Italy.

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Riders can snag their very own Bolide F TT in matte black with white decals. The bike is at present out there for preorder direct from Pinarello, and can hit retailers and sellers in a couple of weeks.

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