Last week, Team Wiggins unveiled that the 2018 Pinarello Dogma F10 will be used by its riders this season. The bright new colours were on show alongside the new Le Col team kit at the Lululemon store on Regent Street, London, and we’ve taken a closer look at the bike in our gallery above.
Team Wiggins was initially incepted as part of the journey to the Rio Olympics, which Bradley Wiggins, Owain Doull and Steven Burke were part of and went on to win Gold in the team pursuit at the 2016 Games.
The British Continental team has since shifted its focus to developing promising youth riders, and has five previous riders now riding in the WorldTour.
The team has rising star Tom Pidcock on its books for the 2018 road season. The Yorkshire born 18-year-old already has British, European and World junior cyclocross titles, as well as the junior time trial world championships in his palmares.
While WorldTour teams have budgets of tens of millions of Euros, Continental teams’ budgets are significantly less, and striking a balance between performance and these budgets is a more difficult task.
Team Wiggins’ Pinarello Dogma F10 for 2018Josh Evans/Immediate Media
Team Wiggins seems to have struck the balance well, however, using the same framesets as the biggest WorldTour team Team Sky, along with top-of-the-line wheels from Zipp and finishing kit that exceeds the standard of several WorldTour teams.
Like several WorldTour teams, Team Wiggins opts for Continental Competition ALX 25mm tubular tyresJosh Evans/Immediate Media
Continental Competition ALX tubular tyres are the same tyres as the likes of Bahrain-Merida, FDJ and Mitchelton-Scott from the WorldTour scene.
Katusha-Alpecin is the only WorldTour team to use drivetrain components from SRAM and Team Wiggins opts to run groupsets from the same brand, albeit the mechanical version of the Red groupset.
At the team launch, Bradley Wiggins talked about the team’s bikes for 2018: “When we sat down at the start [of the team] we talked about what we wanted. We wanted the best bikes, so we got Pinarello. We wanted the best wheels, so we got Zipp and groupset we went SRAM.
“Luckily those guys said they’d love to get involved with something like that. At the time we also had Rapha and we are very grateful for their support. We managed to get everyone we wanted when we started.
“A lot of teams you first go to, you get lumped with not a lot of great material. For me it was always the time trials, you wanted the best wheels when you’re time trialling and when I was at Sky the first few years Shimano wasn’t great, they certainly didn’t have a great time trial setup. I was always saying ‘can I just use Zipps without the stickers on’ and really pushing to try and get the best wheels.
“Now these guys can turn up with Giro helmets, speedsuits from Le Col, Zipp wheels, everything. We’re very fortunate.”
Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Team Wiggins’ Pinarello Dogma F10.
Team Wiggins Pinarello Dogma F10 full specification