Pro bike: Nairo Quintana’s Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2

Movistar climber’s super-light bike with Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 wheels

Movistar’s Nairo Quintana started stage 8 of the 2013 Tour de France 25 seconds behind the race leader. And, on the slopes of the Col de Pailhères, the 23-year-old Colombian climbing specialist attacked. He’s a dangerous rider and fancied causing some upsets after winning a tough stage in last year’s Critérium du Dauphiné and taking the Route du Sud.


With about 36km to go, Quiantana attacked from the elite group of favorites, quickly plowing through a few riders to ride at the head of the race. Climbing up the Ax 3 Domaines, he battled to hold off the world’s best climbers but was caught at about 5km to go by stage winner Chris Froome and Richie Porte, both of Team Sky. Quintana crossed the line with Alberto Contador and Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff Bank), 1:48 down on yellow jersey holder Froome.

BikeRadar checked out the Tour debutant’s bike on the eve of the first mountain stage in Albi. While the setup was stock Movistar kit, he was running on new Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 wheels, launched earlier this year.

The versatile but light wheelset and small 44cm frame mean the bike – without the SRM PowerControl 7 computer – tipped our scales at 6.89kg (15.19lb). That’s less than 10g over the UCI’s minimum weight requirement.

See our image gallery for full details on Quintana’s Pinarello.

The bora 35s use a triplicate 24-spoke lacing system on the back wheel, and 18 spokes up front:
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The Bora 35s use triplicate 24-spoke lacing on the back

Complete bike specifications

  • Frame: Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2 44cm
  • Fork: Onda Carbon
  • Headset: Pinarello 1 1/8in to 1 1/2in integral system
  • Stem: FSA OS 99, 125mm (c-t-c)
  • Handlebars:, FSA K-Force Compact, 40cm (c-t-c)
  • Tape: Pinarello
  • Front brake: Campagnolo Record D Skeleton
  • Rear brake: Campagnolo Record D Skeleton
  • Brake levers: Campagnolo Ergopower Ultra-Shift 
  • Front derailleur: Campagnolo Record EPS
  • Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Record EPS 
  • Shift levers: Campagnolo Ergopower Ultra-Shift 
  • Cassette: Campagnolo Record 11 11-27
  • Chain: Campagnolo Record 11-speed
  • Crankset: Campagnolo 11-speed Crankset 53/39
  • Bottom bracket: Pinarello Most Croxover
  • Pedals: Look Keo Blade
  • Wheelset: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35
  • Front tire: Vittoria Corsa CX 23-28
  • Rear tire: Vittoria Corsa CX 23-28
  • Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Team Edition
  • Seat post: Pinarello Dogma 65.1
  • Bottle cages: Elite Custom Race (2)
  • Computer: SRM PowerControl 7 (not shown)
  • Other accessories: SRM speed sensor

Critical measurements

  • Rider’s height: 1.66m (5ft 3in)
  • Rider’s weight: 57.3kg (126lb)
  • Saddle height: 695mm
  • Saddle setback: 50mm
  • Seat tube length, c-t: 455mm
  • Seat tube length, c-c: 440mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to c of bar: 534mm
  • Saddle-to-bar drop (vertical): 110mm
  • Head tube length: 110mm
  • Top tube length: 490mm
  • Total bicycle weight: 6.89kg (15.19lb) w/o computer