Pinarello Bolide F time trial bike is extremely quick in time for le Tour!


On the eve of the time trial Grand Départ of the 2022 Tour de France, Pinarello says the brand new Bolide F is their “quickest bike ever”. The slippery-looking, signature curvy Bolide F would be the TT bike of selection for the INEOS Grenadiers staff this weekend, together with World time trial champion Filippo Ganna and his GC staff chief Geraint Thomas. Will or not it’s sufficient to catapult an INEOS rider into the maillot jaune from the beginning?

We’ll quickly discover out…

Pinarello Bolide F aero time trial bike

Pinarello Bolide F aero time trial bike, Tour de Suisse

all c. Pinarello, photograph by Getty Photos

The staff has already had some good outcomes on the latest Tour de Suisse & Ganna simply gained a Italian TT nationwide championship on a camouflaged model of the brand new Pinarello Bolide F. However Copenhagen will see its first official unveiling.

The brand new bike doesn’t look totally unfamiliar, as it’s the pure evolution of the Bolide TR we’ve seen since round 2018, though largely in triathlon and even monitor variants. However that’s the place Pinarello has been refining the aerodynamic efficiency of this platform, they usually says it’s effectively… quicker than ever now.

Pinarello Bolide F aero time trial bike, CFD

Pinarello stresses that it was extra advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) design capabilities that allowed their engineers to “considerably enhance aerodynamics” on the brand new Bolide F time trial bike.

What’s new to make the bike quicker?

Pinarello Bolide F aero time trial bike, racing camp

photograph by Dash Biking Company

Boosting pace wasn’t solely reducing drag, but additionally reducing rolling resistance. The truth is, including disc brakes in CFD elevated drag by 1.4% over the previous rim brake model. Then, larger tires meant extra frontal space. However they clawed that again by reshaping the rear finish with new dropped seatstays, a cleaner seat cluster, and refined chainstays. Curiously not claiming there may be much less body drag than earlier than however that it’s “inside 0.04% (0.0075N) of the earlier Bolide TT”. As an alternative, the bike is quicker combining aerodynamics & rolling resistance, plus improved disc braking management.

Pinarello Bolide F aero time trial bike, frame

In the long run, it additionally appears just like the rear misplaced quite a lot of that signature Pinarello wavy shaping, in favor of higher aerodynamics.

Pinarello Bolide F aero time trial bike, 3d-printed aerobars

Up entrance although, drag is lowered, due to the brand new aero basebar & aero extensions, claiming a 2-3% enchancment over complete drag. Pinarello execs get much more beneficial properties than that with customized 3D-printed titanium aero extensions. However now beginner cyclists (with sufficiently fats pocketbooks) can get the identical professional customized therapy too, scanning their forearms within the UK or Italy to completely kind the final word aero match.

Pinarello Bolide F aero time trial bike, geometry

The brand new Pinarello Bolide F can also be lighter. Whereas no tremendous gentle climber, Pinarello was capable of shave 170g off the body package (together with its brakes). Now the entire Bolide F TT disc brake body package comes right down to a claimed 2265g for the most important dimension, together with body, fork, headset, seatpost, disc brake calipers & hydraulic traces. The uncooked body alone is simply 1100g.

Pinarello Bolide F aero time trial bike, top detail

The brand new Bolide F is even stiffer, too. Optimized tube shaping, improved uncooked materials, and new layups yield 17% extra backside bracket stiffness, 7% extra headtube stiffness, and for the fork 12% extra front-to-back stiffness & 5% extra lateral stiffness.

Pinarello Bolide F aero time trial bike, racing

photograph by Dash Biking Company

The entire enhancements are mentioned to be actually noticeable whereas racing… quicker on the flats, faster out of the corners, and extra composed dealing with total.

Tech particulars

Pinarello Bolide F aero time trial bike, detail

• Toray M40X carbon fiber mix
• Uneven aero body
• new built-in Bolide F TT Onda fork
• Whole built-in cable routing (TiCR) for a smooth cockpit
• unconventional combo of a 1.5″ higher and 1.25″ decrease headset bearing to steadiness integration & aerodynamics

Pinarello Bolide F aero time trial bike, NDS detail

• Italian thread BB, as a result of why not!
• UCI-approved for racing in opposition to the clock
• Flat mount disc brakes & 12mm thru-axles
• Max 28mm tire clearance
• claimed 1100g body weight for the most important 55cm uncooked unpainted body

Pinarello Bolide F – Choices & Availability

Pinarello Bolide F aero time trial bike, Top Ganna

2022 Pinarello Bolide F World Champ High Ganna version

The brand new Pinarello Bolide F is technically already obtainable for pre-order out of your native supplier in 4 inventory sizes, though no phrase how a lot it would truly value or when it would present up within the bike store. We do know that you simply gained’t have the ability to get the World Champ rainbow strip High Gun High Ganna version… that one is reserved for Filippo Ganna. Client bikes shall be matte black with white Pinarello decals.

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