The Pinarello Dogma F12 and Dogma F12 X-Light bikes to be ridden by the newly-named Ineos Grenadier team at the Tour de France have been unveiled.
While the bikes have the same spec as the current Dogma F12s, they’ve received a new paint job, replacing the previous colour scheme of the bikes – mainly black with maroon details – with a fresh look.
The new Tour de France bikes are an almost-black, very dark navy. That’s accented with a red stripe over the fork blades, down tube and seat tube, and will presumably match the new team’s jersey colours once they’re announced.
New colour, same spec
The rest of the bikes’ spec remains the same as that of the current team bikes, with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset and Dura-Ace wheels. It will be interesting to see if, as last year, there’s a swap out to Lightweight wheels for mountain stages at the Tour.
The Dogma F12 was launched last year by Pinarello, replacing its previous Tour-winning Dogma F10 and ridden to victory in last year’s race by Egan Bernal.
The changes from the F10 to the F12 were subtle. There was a new down tube, designed to shield the water bottles better from the wind for an aero advantage, and front-end integration increased, with full internal cable routing through the Most Talon Ultra bar/stem. Pinarello claimed a 5 per cent reduction in wind resistance from hiding the cables in the frame.
Other updates for the F12 included increased clearance for 28mm tyres, although Team Ineos continued to run 26mm Continental tubular tyres on its team bikes. The asymmetric frame shape and curvy profile of the F10 continued in the Dogma F12.
A replica bike is available to buy with either rim brakes or disc brakes, but Ineos Grenadier will be exclusively using rim brakes at the Tour de France. Pinarello
Interestingly, Pinarello shows the new team colours applied to its disc brake Dogma F12, as well as the rim brake model. Ineos has been one of the few teams to show no interest in a switch to disc brakes.
However, Pinarello says the team will be exclusively riding the rim brake bike at the Tour.
If you want the same look for yourself, the new Ineos Grenadier colour scheme will be an option on the rim and disc brake versions of both the Dogma F12 and Dogma F12 X-Light. Available from November 2020 at no extra cost.