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Egan Bernal’s Pinarello Dogma F12 X-Light | Tour de France 2019 Pro Bike

Egan Bernal’s Pinarello Dogma F12 X-Light | Tour de France 2019 Pro Bike

– This is a climber’s bike
in every sense of the term. It is the brand new
Pinarello Dogma F12 X-Light of Team Ineos’s Colombian
climbing sensation, Egan Bernal. (heavy metal music) I know a lot of you will
have already watched Ollie’s first look at the
new Dogma F12 back in April, so I’m not going to go
through it in great detail the changes over the F10
in the way that he did but I am going to go over a
few of the highlights now. Firstly and most obviously,
it’s the concave downtube here. Now without the bottles in, it’s hard to see what that achieves but when they are in, it all
becomes incredibly integrated and it the means that the
air flows around the frame and bottles much more smoothly
and it’s more aerodynamic. Now at the front there, the forks have also changed
fairly significantly from the F10, all again with
a view to extra aerodynamics. Now that includes these little bits here behind the quick releases at the bottom and also the fact that there’s
a much longer trailing edge at the top of the fork, much
deeper from front to back. The other very visible change over the F10 is this bowed toptube here. But slightly less visible is the fact that they’ve now got direct-mount brakes, as opposed to the single-mount
ones from the F10. Egan, as you can well see,
has opted for rim brakes but there is also a disc
brake option available. At the front, the cockpit, it is a Most Ultra Talon
integrated bar and stem, which Pinarello specifically designed for the brand new F12. As you can see, all of the
cables are hidden from view, except that one for the front brake there. He’s gone for a 13 centimeter-long stem, which I’ve just measured, and the bars are measuring 40 centimeters. center-to-center on the drops. Reasonably narrow but by
modern standards of pro riders, not the narrowest. Also on those bars is a
proprietary Garmin mount with a two-bolt design, which fixes it underneath the bars. Now I’m sure you’re wondering
what the difference is between the Dogma F12
and the Dogma F12 X-Light that we have here and you’ve
probably figured it out because the clue is in the title. This is bike is lighter. One of the ways that they’ve saved weight on the X-Light versus the standard F12 is by not having any paint on it. As you can see, it’s pretty
much bare carbon fiber. But the main way is the
fact that they’ve used T1100 G1K aerospace carbon fiber. That has a unidirectional weave, which means that they can
make it still strong enough but shed vital grams. And since the big difference between the standard
F12 and the F12 X-Light is the fact that it’s lighter, I think we should move the
scales part of this pro bike a bit earlier in the video. 6.66 kilos. It’s a devilishly light bike, isn’t it? Ollie just gave me that one, so blame him if it you didn’t like it. Now as a lot of you will know, that means that this bike is under the UCI’s minimum
weight limit of 6.8 kilograms so I’ve just been having a chat with chief mechanic at
Team Ineos Gary Blem about whether he’d be putting
artificial weight on this to meet that requirement. And his answer was no, they try not to put artificial weight in a certain part of the bike because it can throw
off the balance of it. So rather that do that, they will instead maybe put
some heavier bottle cages on, as opposed to these super
light ones from Elite, the Leggeros, that you can see there. They’ve currently got
titanium bolts back here on the seat clamp, which
they can change out for something heavier, too. So they will basically make sure they get over that 6.8 kilogram mark by changing out bits that won’t
affect the bike in any way. (heavy metal music) And it was also
interesting in that he said they won’t stop at 6.8, they’ll try to make sure
that it’s 6.85 kilograms on their scales, so 50 grams over, just in case there’s any discrepancy of what the UCI are using when they measure the bike
before the start of the race. Something else interesting that he said was the fact that when you clean the bike, there can, despite
using an air compressor, still be some water inside
or around parts of the bike, which can add little bits of extra weight so they will make sure that
they do the weigh-in again in the morning after it’s all evaporated. (heavy metal music) Now to give you a comparison, when Ollie measured the
normal F12 bike back in April, it came out at 6.97 kilograms, so there’s about 300 grams
difference between the two. 100 of that can be accounted for by the difference in the frame sets Probably a lot of the rest
of it can be accounted for by the fact that that bike had
much deeper section wheels. Here, Egan Bernal has currently got the Shimano Dura-Ace C40
carbon wheels on here. And it’s Shimano, of course, who provide the rest of the groupset too, beyond just the wheelset. Here at the front, he is running
170 millimeter-long cranks. He’s 1 meter, 75 too, so
that is reasonably short by that factor. He’s got 39 by 53 tooth chainrings. It’s Shimano Dura-Ace DI2 throughout. At the rear here on the cassette, he’s got an 11 up through to 30 but that could of course change, based on steeper climbs coming
up here later in the race. On the wheels are glued
Continental’s brand new Competition Pro Limited tubular tires, with lower rolling resistance,
amongst other improvements. They are in the 25 millimeter size there on this particular bike. Beyond that, we have got
a K-Edge chain catcher just down here to prevent the
chain from being dislodged and getting between the
frame and the inner chainring and also integrated into that is a magnet, which is needed for
the Shimano power meter that was integrated into the cranks there. And the final Shimano parts
are the pedals, Dura-Ace. These are the PD-R9100 model. At the top here, he’s
running a Fizik Antares carbon fiber-railed saddle. And you’ll notice behind it,
they’ve got some kind of mount. I think it’s for a kind of
data transponder of sorts but I’m not entirely sure on that one. One of the details that I most
love about this bike though is the finishing off of the bar tape. I love the fact that there’s no tape used to stick it at the end but rather, just a subtle piece of glue. It’s incredibly neat and
tidy, I’ve got to say. I’m sure you will all agree with me in thinking that that is
a stealth looking bike. Very interested to see
how Egan Bernal gets on at the Tour de France this year. Right, I’m almost finished. I was about to finish until
Peter basically saved me. The man behind the camera reminded me that I need to do a freehub test. I’m going to do that right now. Sound test, should I say. You ready, I’m going to do it properly. (whirring) Happy now? Just before I finish, one more thing that I missed out are these two marks that
you might have noticed on the Fizik saddle here. I’ve been speaking to Ollie and he’s been looking at a few other bikes that have something similar and apparently it’s down
to helping the mechanics get the saddle in exactly the right place when they’re using their measuring jigs. Right, that’s about it. If you have enjoyed looking at this bike, please give us the thumbs up on the icon just down below. If you’d like to get yourself some GCN French-related merchandise, you can find that over on And if you can’t get
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100 comments on “Egan Bernal’s Pinarello Dogma F12 X-Light | Tour de France 2019 Pro Bike

  1. Stickers are put on strange places which creates a really "cheap" look. It changes the already radical frame shape to much (in a negative way). Not my cup of tea (no offence).

  2. Why ineos race lightweight wheel and always give to gcn the bike with Dura ace wheels. It would be interesting to see the bike with those exclusive wheels

  3. Amazing that even with relatively off the shelf components, the bike is still under the UCI’s weight limit. Throwing clincher wheels/tires on there would maybe help with that. Or maybe it’s time to move the UCI limit?

  4. If I had two bikes ( S-Works Venge ) and ( Dogma F12 ) and asked you to pick one.. witch one you gonna pick ????

  5. So you have a 6,66kg climbing bike that is made heavier to 6,85kg. And you have the "heavy" veresion which weighs 6,95 kg. Don´t see the point of the x-light version…

  6. How about a GCN Pro Bike vid about Marianne Vos' bike sometime? I'd love to see a women's bike covered…

  7. What the point of the riders getting these 'light' bikes? I guess its for marketing purposes for the brand companies so the general public will buy it?

  8. Make a 6kg bike, fill frame with water, pass uci weigh in, dump water through secret valve in frame, vanquish competition.

  9. What is the point of getting an X-Light over the standard & then adding heavier components to get it to the weight of a regular F12? That is insanely counterintuitive.

  10. Hmm why Lightweight wheels on a 6,66kg bike. What would make sens is if they took the X-light disc version and paired it with Lightweight Wegweiser disc wheels . I wonder how close to the 6,8kg it would get

  11. 1:13 in and the close up of the front brake, looks very much like the brake blocks have been mounted the wrong way around.

  12. Yes clearly a transponder mount under the saddle, minus the actual transponder part which is possibly off being charged. You can see that it's held to the saddle rails with zip ties. So, not part of the bike but actually part of the transponder. Which raises the question, does the transponder add the additional needed 140 (or 145) grams to clear the UCI limit?

    Additional comment, the mechanic's explanation that he won't add "extra" weight for fear of throwing off the balance, but he will (randomly?) select heavier components such as bottle cages or seatpost bolts, makes zero sense. These actions or anything similar, would be indistinguishable from a balance standpoint from adding "extra" weights at those same locations on the frame. There might be an aerodynamic reason however, which would make more sense.

  13. I miss the days of team sky where the stem would be 132mm. Maybe that’s why they aren’t winning le tour.

  14. does anyone else notice that Ineos is using Lightweight wheels during stages of the Tour? If you look at the stage where Giana Moscon broke his frame you can see the entire team on Lightweights.

  15. If you had only watched yourself show us the transponders in yesterday's dimension data video, you would have known for sure. hahahaha.

  16. Why are they bothering with heavier bottle cages and such? If the aero wheels are as good as we're told why not put some of those on to increase the weight?

  17. at 4.49 – 11-30 cassette won't change to anything bigger in the mountains as dura- ace accommodates max 30

  18. Great videos and I enjoy seeing the latest kit. However it would be nice to hear more about what the manufacturers think separates their bike from the competition. Lighter? Stiffer, more agile or more stable at speed. This would add something more than just listing the components.

  19. I actually understood every single word you said, and particularly liked the description of the type of carbon used in the frame.
    Also I may begin copying the way you talk, even if it drives people nuts (since most people around here are clueless wankers anyway).
    To bring the weight up I would suggest adding those 2 little extra electronic gear shift buttons under the bar stem, Chris Froome and Team Sky had for the ride into Paris. OR just paint the dang thing… yellow!

  20. The wheels are a lie. He used Lightweight Meilenstein obermayr Tubular edition wheels in the real mountain stages.

  21. Yes, it's a marvel of technology, materials evolution and the weight is unbelievable, but…. no, it's not good looking. Would I ride one of those sorts of bikes if someone gave it to me? Oh yes, you bet! But on my wall I'd hang an old-school frame from the 60's, 70's or 80's, with chrome front and rear-forks, and paint-outlining the butted tubes… To me (yes, I'm old!) that's what a bike should look like!

  22. To me all bikes with bent or curved top tube look lame.
    It is as if the bike crashed into something breaking the frame.

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