Chris Froome's Team Sky Pinarello Bolide Time Trial Bike

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Chris Froome’s Pinarello Bolide is a marvel of aerodynamics and technology, from the carbon frame and wheels, to his custom 3D-printed aerobars and Osymetric chainrings.
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When it comes to a grand tour, every second counts. And for Chris Froome and Team Sky, no stone goes unturned in the pursuit of victory. His aerodynamic Pinarello Bolide time trial bike is designed for one thing — speed. His Fizik Tritone saddle was designed specifically for the demands of time trials. In addition to Shimano’s electronic Dura-Ace Di2 drivetrain, he rides 54-42 Osymetic chainrings, designed to maximize his pedal stroke, with the effective leverage of a 58-tooth big ring in the downstroke. His carbon PRO wheels — rear disc, front tri-spoke — are paired with 22mm Continental tires. The aerobars are custom 3D printed to fit Froome’s arms. Team mechanics use Muc-Off chain lubricant on every link, for ultimate power efficiency, while a crank-based Stages power meter measures Froome’s wattage.

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