The Pinarello Dogma 60.1 team bike seen here is that of 22-year-old sprinter Ben Swift, the former track rider from Rotherham who moved to Sky from Russian squad Katusha earlier this year.
Based around the Italian marque’s flagship frame, which is adorned with the usual swoops and strange tube shapes, it’s one of the best-looking and most well-equipped rigs in the peloton.
As befits Team Sky’s cutting-edge approach to preparation, marketing and presentation, the technology found on this bike is impressive. The best of everything and the latest in racing and training equipment has made its way onto the squad’s machines.
The spec includes an SRM power meter – the all-new PowerControl 7 unit – plus prototype Shimano Dura-Ace 7810 composite pedals and prototype C50 composite tubular wheels. These complement the complete Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset – Sky are one of several teams at this year’s Tour Down Under to run the electronic shifting system.
Team sky run an all-shimano drivetrain complete with srm: team sky run an all-shimano drivetrain complete with srmGreg Johnson
Initial PowerControl units were tested by Mark Cavendish and George Hincapie at last year’s Tour de France, and the British super squad have their riders measuring power through the German company’s latest.
The pedals are almost completely constructed from composite material, save for the small alloy plate. There’s no word about production as yet, but watch this space for news on when to expect them on the market.
The same applies to the wheelset – there’s still no word on the likelihood of these hoops going into production. They’re an impressive-looking wheel, though, and both the 50mm and 35mm versions have proven popular with professional teams during the 2009 season and into 2010.
The rims may be prototypes, but the vittoria corsa evo tubular tyres are proven winners: the rims may be prototypes, but the vittoria corsa evo tubular tyres are proven winnersGreg Johnson
While the Di2 gruppo hasn’t been spotted on many production bikes, it has been increasingly adopted by Shimano-sponsored teams as part of the promotion and continued testing process – a second generation of the Japanese company’s flagship groupset may make an appearance sometime this year or next.
Swift’s down tube features the Latin phrase “Is Qui Est Est Is Qui Non Est Consectatur” which apparently translates to: “He who is, is. He who is not, seeks (or perseveres).” Nice.
Frame: Pinarello Dogma 60.1
Headset: Pinarello integrated
Stem: Deda Zero100 (135mm)
Handlebars: Deda Newton (420mm)
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 7900
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 7900
Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 (11-23)
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 7900
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 (53/39)
Bottom bracket: Pinarello Crossover
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace carbon prototype
Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace C50 tubular
Rims: Shimano Dura-Ace C50 tubular
Front hub: Shimano Dura-Ace
Rear hub: Shimano Dura-Ace
Spokes: 16 F, 20 R
Front tyre: Vittoria Corsa EVO tubular
Rear tyre: Vittoria Corsa EVO tubular
Saddle: Prologo Scratch Pro TR
Seatpost: Pinarello MOST
Bottle cages: Elite
Computer: SRM PowerControl7
Rider’s height: 1.79m (5ft 10in)
Rider’s weight: 65kg
Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 745mm
Saddle setback: 25mm
Seat tube length, c-t: 565mm
Seat tube length, c-c: 505mm
Tip of saddle nose to C of bars (next to stem): 575mm