Pro bike: Chris Froome's Pinarello Dogma F8

Stripped-down Di2 shifter buttons, oval rings and Stages power

The reigning champion of the Tour de France will roll off the start in Leeds, England Saturday aboard a new Pinarello Dogma F8, a curvaceous Italian machine with some interesting aerodynamic flair and a mix of professional polish and handmade alterations.

Truncated aerofoil tubing - called FlatBack in Pinarello parlance - a tidy integrated seatpost clamp, internal cable routing and a bowlegged fork borrowed from the company's Bolide time trial bike all suggest aero gains over Froome’s previous 65.1.

While the majority of the machine features showroom-level parts, there is also a bit of DIY handiwork present, from the blacked-out Osymetric chainrings and K-Edge Garmin mount to the partially disassembled Di2 climber switch next to the stem.

But functionality is clearly the top priority regardless. Built up with Shimano Dura-Ace C50 wheels, the bike flirts with the UCI legal limit minimum weight of 6.8kg, tipping the BIkeRadar scale at 15.08lb / 6.84kg.

Power-meter duties are handled by Stages, the small single-crank device that measures wattage output at the left leg and doubles it for a single power number.

Will all of this add up to another Tour de France win? Time will tell.

Complete bike specifications

  • Frameset: Pinarello F8
  • Headset: Pinarello integrated, 1 1/8-to-1 1/2in tapered
  • Stem: PRO alloy, 120mm
  • Handlebars: PRO Vibe, 40cm
  • Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
  • Shift/brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-9070
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-9070
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000 11-28t
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace FC-9000, 172.5mm
  • Chainrings: Osymetric
  • Power meter: Stages
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace C50
  • Tyres: Veloflex Carbon tubulars
  • Saddle: fi'zi:k Antares
  • Seat post: Pinarello F8
  • Computer: Garmin Edge 510
  • Bottle cage: Elite Custom Race
  • Other accessories: K-Edge Garmin mount (blacked out)

Critical measurements

  • Rider's height: 1.85m (6ft 1in)
  • Reach, saddle tip to bar: 59cm
  • Drop, saddle top to handlebar top: 12cm
  • Saddle height: 80cm
  • Stem length: 124mm

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