Tour Down Under pro bike: Filippo Ganna’s Pinarello Dogma F

A familiar bike but a new colour scheme for the Ineos Grenadiers rider

Clock13:29, Monday 15th January 2024
Filippo Ganna's Pinarello Dogma F bike for the Tour Down Under


Filippo Ganna's Pinarello Dogma F bike for the Tour Down Under

The Tour Down Under kickstarts the men’s World Tour season this week with six days of racing around the balmy streets of Adelaide. It’s a chance for riders to measure their early season form, set the foundations for the season ahead and, for riders based in the northern hemisphere, escape colder climes for glorious sunshine.

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The first WorldTour race of the season is also an opportunity for fans to familiarise themselves with the many changes that have occurred in the WorldTour peloton since the 2023 season ended. Many riders have jumped on the transfer conveyor belt to move to pastures new while most teams have undergone their annual kit and bike redesigns. While some teams keep things simple with minimal changes, others go all out with complete switch ups.

Ineos Grenadiers have landed somewhere in the middle of the scale with their changes for 2024. We got our hands on Filippo Ganna’s Pinarello Dogma F ahead of the Australian race to take a closer look at the new design that adorns the team’s bikes and for a closer look at the Italian’s build for stage 1.

New colours and pattern

On first glance, the design on the 2024 Ineos Grenadiers bike doesn’t look too dissimilar to the one used for 2023, but there are some notable changes.

For a start, there’s been a complete revamp to the colour scheme, with the navy and predominantly red colours shipped out in favour of black and orange. It’s nothing too radical but the brighter orange shades are more eye-catching, helping the bike to stand out from the crowd.

In contrast to last year’s bike, where the navy was limited to the rear of the bike, the black shades are now dominant and extend across the top and down tubes where they meet the red to orange fade. Unsurprisingly for a team that has championed marginal gains, the use of black paint for the majority of the frame has minor performance benefits through added weight savings. These weight savings are a matter of grams, but every little helps.

Shimano’s WorldTour dominance

Shimano’s groupset dominance at WorldTour level shows no signs of abating in 2024. It sponsored 14 of the 18 teams in 2023 and it’s the same again for the upcoming season, with Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale added to its lineup, while Bora-Hansgrohe have departed for SRAM.

Ineos Grenadiers are one of those 14 teams having used the Japanese brand’s groupsets since their inception. That means that their riders will use the highest-tier Dura-Ace offering throughout the season, which Ganna has set up with a 54/40t chainset. It’s a popular size that the majority of riders are now using, although some of the bigger powerhouses err towards larger offerings. It’s a route Ganna has taken in the past, including at the 2023 Vuelta a Espana where we spotted him using a 56/44t option. The decision to downgrade to something smaller is due to the route of the opening stage which features nearly 2000m of climbing - that’s nothing too radical, but enough to make the more compact 54/40 chainset the better option.

The chainset is paired with an equally popular 11-34t cassette, providing a wide range of gears for both the flat and multiple ascents of Mengler Hill. For added protection, Ganna’s set-up also includes a K-Edge chain guard to prevent the chain from dropping off the inside of the small chainring.

Finishing kit

Shimano components dominate the rest of the build too, including the Dura-Ace C50 wheelset. These have mid-range 50mm rim depths which combine light weight and aerodynamic performance, something Shimano says makes them “at home in a wide range of conditions”.

The wheels are joined by trusty Continental Grand Prix 5000 tyres in a 28mm width - the days of 25mm dominance are now long gone and 28mm is common throughout the peloton.

The Shimano-dominated build continues with Dura-Ace pedals while Ganna also used the lesser-seen Prologo Nago saddle. Most riders on prologo-sponsored teams opt for the Scratch M5. A Most integrated bar and stem completes the build.

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