Ineos-Grenadiers pro bike: Elia Viviani’s Pinarello Dogma F

The Italian sprinter is riding the latest version of the Dogma which has kept the same silhouette over the last decade

Clock14:30, Saturday 27th January 2024
The Pinarello Dogma F

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The Pinarello Dogma F

It’s been a case of ‘so close yet so far’ for Elia Viviani over the opening block of road racing in Australia throughout January. The Ineos-Grenadiers rider was edged out by the dominant Sam Welsford (Bora-Hansgrohe) into second on the third stage of the Tour Down Under, missing out on what would have been only his second WorldTour win since 2019. This isn't the first time the sprinter has been pipped to the post this year. He suffered the same fate behind Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty) at the Surf Coast Classic.

Despite a winless start, the omens appear to be good for Viviani, who has shown he's more than capable of delivering world-class sprint performances.

This season, he will be doing it atop his Pinarello Dogma F bike, which we saw at the Tour Down Under. Here’s a closer look at the bike that will help to propel Viviani in sprints throughout the 2024 season.

Latest model, same design

For many fans, the Pinarello Dogma F is the most easily recognisable bike in the WorldTour peloton. That’s partly thanks to the Italian brand’s consistency over the years, meaning that the bike has retained a strikingly similar silhouette throughout its various iterations. Ineos-Grenadiers’ success has also played a big part in this familiarity, with its seven Tour de France victories since 2012 placing the bike front and centre on our television screens.

Released in 2021, the Dogma F hasn’t veered from this familiarity, barring the decision to ditch the numerical suffix from the name. The bike is still asymmetrical, just like its F12 predecessor, with differing profiles on the chainstays and seatstays on the left and right sides of the bike. Perhaps the only obvious change from last season is the new colourway, with orange and black swapped in for navy and red.

There are some other subtle changes to the previous F12 model, though, mainly in the form of a redesigned Onda fork. According to Pinarello, it “delivers precise turning abilities, stability and reduction of longitudinal and lateral shocks”.

The relatively deep tube profiles combine to create a bike that, on first appearances, looks like an aero bike. In reality, it’s one of the original superbikes that’s designed to be at home on any terrain, from Viviani’s favoured flat roads to Geraint Thomas' high mountain passes.

Considering Ineos’ previous Grand Tour success, the latest Pinarello Dogma has a grand legacy to live up to. It’s struggled to reach those lofty heights just yet, although that has more to do with the current distribution of rider talent as opposed to the bike itself.

Sprint set-up

It wasn’t too surprising to see Viviani’s set-up buck some recent trends, specifically in terms of the gearing. The Italian’s 54/40t Shimano Dura-Ace groupset was standard enough, but the 11-30t cassette was a little narrower than most riders are now using - 11-34t is the cassette of choice for most riders.

We saw the bike ahead of stage 1 of the Tour Down Under which featured some climbing but nothing of note, hence why a wider selection of gears wasn’t necessary. Even so, it proved to be a disappointing start to the race for Viviani who failed to challenge the top 10, finishing 32nd.

Hidden on the inner side of the chainrings was a K-Edge chain catcher. These are common in the pro peloton and will catch the chain if it jumps off the rings.

Deep-section Shimano wheels

Prepared for a fast day of racing and the sprint finish, Viviani opted for the Shimano Dura-Ace C60 wheelset. Many riders use the C50 but a deeper-section wheel has more of an aero advantage in a sprint

The wheels were paired with Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR tyres in a 28mm width.

Finishing touches

Ineos Grenadiers use saddles provided by Prologo, and on the team bikes, the short-nose Scratch M5 saddle seemed to be the most popular. Like many of his teammates, Viviani opted for the Scratch M5 on his bike.

An integrated handlebar and step from Most, Pinarello's in-house component brand, created a sleek look at the front of the bike, while Elite Leggero bottle cages completed the build.

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Bike Specification
Bike
  • year

    2024

  • model

    Dogma F

  • Manufacturer

    Pinarello

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