Pro bike: Luke Rowe’s Tour de France Pinarello Dogma K8-S

Cobbles bike for stage four of the Tour de France

With all British fans’ eyes on Bradley Wiggins at Paris-Roubaix this year, it was his Team Sky teammate Luke Rowe who rode to the better finish, coming eighth in the Roubaix velodrome at the Hell of the North.

Pro bike: luke rowe’s tour de france pinarello dogma k8-s

Video: Luke Rowe's Tour de France Pinarello Dogma K8-S

On Tuesday, the Tour de France will tackle a number of pavé sectors on stage four, and Rowe and many others will be racing the same bikes and the same style of wide tubulars they used back in April.

The 25-year-old will be riding the Pinarello Dogma K8-S elastomer-suspended frameset that the Italian company launched this year at the spring classics. The DSS1.0 elastomer suspension system gives the rear wheel 10mm of vertical travel.

Just as important are the plump FMB tubulars handmade just for the event.

Digital details are rounded out by a Stages power meter, Shimano Di2 shifting — including sprint shifters — and a Garmin Edge GPS computer.

Check out all his mechanical details below, and click through the gallery for a closer look at the bike Rowe will use in support of team leader Chris Froome for the cobbles of stage four of the Tour de France.

Pinarello rolled out its new dogma k8-s at the spring classics this year:
Pinarello rolled out its new dogma k8-s at the spring classics this year:

Complete bike specifications

  • Frame: Pinarello Dogma K8-S
  • Fork: Pinarello Dogma K8-S
  • Stem: Shimano PRO, 141mm
  • Handlebar: Shimano PRO
  • Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
  • Sprint shifter buttons: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000, 11-25T
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000, 53/44T, 175mm
  • Power meter: Stages Cycling
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace C50
  • Tubulars: FMB Paris-Roubaix, 27mm
  • Saddle: Fizik Arione
  • Other: K-Edge Garmin mount and chain catcher

Critical measurements

  • Rider's height: 183cm (6ft)
  • Rider's weight: 71kg (157lb)
  • Saddle height from BB, c-t: 82cm
  • Tip of saddle to centre of bar: 62.5cm
  • Saddle-to-bar drop: 13cm

Stay up to date with the latest Tour tech at our Tour de France 2015 homepage and be sure to visit Cyclingnews for complete race coverage.

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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