Chris Froome's New Ultralight Pinarello F8 Climbing Bike | Tour De France 2016

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Chris Froome has a new bike at this years Tour De France! A very exclusive Pinarello F8 X-Lite, tricked out especially for the mountain stages. Check it out.

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Only 200 of these new X-Lite Pinarellos are available to buy, and you'll need to be a racing snake too as they have a weight limit of just 70kg on them! Still, you have to cut corners to save 80g some times.

The rest of the bike also comes under some close scrutiny with weight. Super light bottle cages from Elite, a sleek one piece bar and stem from Pro, and a carbon saddle from fi'zi:k.

Drivetrain and wheel duties are all taken care of by Shimano Dura-Ace, with the exception of the chainrings which are the wild looking Osymmetrics.

Weight is a mightily impressive 6.81kg.

Music: Lonely Star - Einar Erlander

Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com

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