Denis Campbell

Pro Bike: Bradley Wiggins’s Pinarello Dogma F8 from the Tour of Britain

A spectacular, patriotic bike for Bradley Wiggins’s last ever road race at the Tour of Britain

Pro Bike: Bradley Wiggins’s Pinarello Dogma F8 From The Tour Of Britain

Bradley Wiggins had a very special steed for his last road race Credit: Andy Jones

According to Cycling Weekly s very own ranking system, Bradley Wiggins1 is the fourth most successful British road rider of all time2, but once you through in the eight Olympic track medals that make him the most successful British Olympian, it s hard to argue that he isn t the greatest all round cyclist that these islands have ever produced.

Pro Bike: Bradley Wiggins’s Pinarello Dogma F8 From The Tour Of Britain

The top tube is a celebration of Wiggins s palmar s (Photo: Andy Jones)

It therefore seemed only right that, riding in his last ever road race at the Tour of Britain3, Wiggins should be given a very special Pinarello Dogma F84 to celebrate his career achievements and his status within British cycling.

Pro Bike: Bradley Wiggins’s Pinarello Dogma F8 From The Tour Of Britain

Gold decals are used throughout (Photo: Andy Jones)

If there s one thing this bike isn t, it s understated, with a huge Union Flag covering the top half of the frame, and the Pinarello, F8, and Team Wiggins decals (and even the K-Edge chain catcher just inside the chainset) coming in gold.

This theme is then continued with patriotic colour choices for the saddle and bottle cages.

Pro Bike: Bradley Wiggins’s Pinarello Dogma F8 From The Tour Of Britain

Even the chain catcher gets a splash of gold (Photo: Andy Jones)

Written along the top tube is a selection of Wiggins s biggest wins, ranging from his first World Championship victory in the individual pursuit in Stuttgart in 2003, through his incredible 2012 Tour de France triumph5, all the way to the Olympic gold in the team pursuit in Rio6 from just a few weeks ago.

Pro Bike: Bradley Wiggins’s Pinarello Dogma F8 From The Tour Of Britain

Like the rest of the team, Wiggins is using SRAM Red eTap (Photo: Andy Jones)

Looking past the spectacular paintjob, Wiggins s Pinarello Dogma F8 has the same build as those ridden by the rest of the team at the Tour of Britain, with a SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset7 and Zipp 404 Firestrike wheels.

Pro Bike: Bradley Wiggins’s Pinarello Dogma F8 From The Tour Of Britain

Wiggins s 140mm carbon stem looks rather tasty (Photo: Andy Jones)

However Wiggins does always have to have the odd little detail to stand out, choosing a whopping 140mm Most carbon stem and some pretty short cranks8 at just 170mm.

References

  1. ^ Bradley Wiggins (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ fourth most successful British road rider of all time (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ his last ever road race at the Tour of Britain (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  4. ^ Pinarello Dogma F8 (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  5. ^ incredible 2012 Tour de France triumph (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  6. ^ Olympic gold in the team pursuit in Rio (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  7. ^ SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  8. ^ pretty short cranks (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)