A spectacular, patriotic bike for Bradley Wiggins's last ever road race at the Tour of Britain

According to Cycling Weekly’s very own ranking system, Bradley Wiggins is the fourth most successful British road rider of all time, but once you through in the eight Olympic track medals that make him the most successful British Olympian, it’s hard to argue that he isn’t the greatest all round cyclist that these islands have ever produced.

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The top tube is a celebration of Wiggins’s palmarès (Photo: Andy Jones)

It therefore seemed only right that, riding in his last ever road race at the Tour of Britain, Wiggins should be given a very special Pinarello Dogma F8 to celebrate his career achievements and his status within British cycling.

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Gold decals are used throughout (Photo: Andy Jones)

If there’s one thing this bike isn’t, it’s understated, with a huge Union Flag covering the top half of the frame, and the Pinarello, F8, and Team Wiggins decals (and even the K-Edge chain catcher just inside the chainset) coming in gold. This theme is then continued with patriotic colour choices for the saddle and bottle cages.

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Even the chain catcher gets a splash of gold (Photo: Andy Jones)

Written along the top tube is a selection of Wiggins’s biggest wins, ranging from his first World Championship victory in the individual pursuit in Stuttgart in 2003, through his incredible 2012 Tour de France triumph, all the way to the Olympic gold in the team pursuit in Rio from just a few weeks ago.

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Like the rest of the team, Wiggins is using SRAM Red eTap (Photo: Andy Jones)

Looking past the spectacular paintjob, Wiggins’s Pinarello Dogma F8 has the same build as those ridden by the rest of the team at the Tour of Britain, with a SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset and Zipp 404 Firestrike wheels.

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Wiggins’s 140mm carbon stem looks rather tasty (Photo: Andy Jones)

However Wiggins does always have to have the odd little detail to stand out, choosing a whopping 140mm Most carbon stem and some pretty short cranks at just 170mm.

  • Ben Alexander

    you simply can’t beat black bar tape

  • simon peacock

    I’d say that aspect of the design is so subtle you have to point it out for most people to notice it and I doubt Sir Bradley had any design input. On the whole, an absolutely stunning piece of kit. I bet it rides as well as it looks.

  • SeanMcCuen

    I’d say it’s earned.

  • RobTM

    Yeah, Brad has so much to be modest about.. and his sponsers want that

  • @lukegraysonvelo

    Was admiring this up close yesterday at the Tour. It’s simply gorgeous. Sir Bradley even seemed to consider my suggestion of gold bar tape, probably just humouring me!

  • Ben Ranner

    nothing says modesty like having your own face painted in gold on the side of your bike.