Chris Froome’s Pinarello Dogma F10
Team Sky’s Chris Froome is attempting to win his fourth Tour de France in a row aboard the Pinarello Dogma F10. Launched in January, the F10 is an update to the successful Dogma F8 and features improved aerodynamics and a seven percent increase in the frame’s stiffness-to-weight ratio. Froome rode the F8 X-Light to victory in the 2017 Tour, and in a few weeks, we’ll know if the F10 is also Tour-winning bike. In our opinion, the new bike has the same magic of the old; like its predecessor, the F10 is a Bicycling Editors’ Choice Winner.
As befits one of the world’s best cyclists, Froome gets a customized finish on his bike. In years past, Froome’s rhinoceros mascot was significantly more pronounced. The custom touches on his 2017 bike are much more subtle.
As the winner of last year’s Tour, Froome gets to wear number one in this year’s race. Froome’s bike is fitted with a carbon number holder, and mechanics cut his number to follow the curves of the frame. At the start of the 2017 Tour, we observed that most of Team Sky was aboard the F10 X-Light frame. This bike, which was shot before the start of Stage Four, does not carry Pinarello’s X-Light designation, but we expect that Froome will be on an X-Light in later stages.