Pro bike: Richie Porte’s Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2
The bikes of Team Sky haven’t received many changes for 2014, with most component sponsors carrying-over. A recently announced move to Stages Cycling power meters represents the largest change, shedding a little weight and forcing a computer change.
Stages cycling is sky’s latest partnership announcement – adding less than 20g over a stock crank, it’s plenty lighter than the previous srm setup : stages cycling is sky’s latest partnership announcement – adding less than 20g over a stock crank, it’s plenty lighter than the previous srm setupDavid Rome/Future Publishing
Richie Porte is at the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under as the team leader, following on from his third place in the 2014 Australian Road National Championship race and his strong performance at the 2013 Tour de France.
The Team Sky bikes are seen as a dream bike of many with its Italian heritage, featuring the Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2 frameset as the base. The Dogma’s curvaceous lines and Sky’s new logo create a striking bike without screaming for attention.
Where 2013 saw two teams on Pinarello, this season Sky is now the only team as Movistar have moved across to Canyon bicycles. We’ve previously reviewed the highlights and features of this frameset, which can be viewed here.
Porte’s small frame size means bidon sizes must be kept small: porte’s small frame size means bidon sizes must be kept smallDavid Rome/Future Publishing
Porte’s 46.5cm frame size is at the smaller end of the 13 frame sizes offered by Pinarello. With such a compact frame comes issues of carrying water, and there isn’t room to fit larger bidons inside the frame.
The Tasmanian uses a complete 11-speed 9070 Di2 drivetrain and C50 Tubular wheels. Adding to the Shimano theme is in-house componentry brand – PRO. The handlebar and stem weren’t labelled but featured matching Team Sky stripes – however they appear to be the Vibe Carbon Compact and rather basic PLT respectively.
We’ve seen most teams using 11-25T cassettes this week, but Porte has opted for an 11-28T due to the ability to spin that little easier when combined with the standard 53/39 chainring sizes.
The pro components are very clearly team sky only – however it appears to be a basic plt stem and vibe carbon handlebar: the pro components are very clearly team sky only – however it appears to be a basic plt stem and vibe carbon handlebarDavid Rome/Future Publishing
Holding Porte’s Garmin in place (not pictured) is a BarFly 2.0 mount; while his bidons are kept safe with Elite Custom Race cages.
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Pinarello Dogma2 65.1 Think2
Fork: Pinarello Onda
Headset: Pinarello 1 1/8” to 1″ 1/2 integral system
Stem: PRO PLT, 120mm x -6 degrees
Handlebar: PRO Vibe Compact, 40cm (c-c)
Tape: PRO Smart-Silicon
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-9070
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-9070
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-9070
Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-9070
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000, 11-28T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000, 170mm, 53/39T + Stages Power left arm