Details confirmed of the handlebars and pedals that Wiggins will use in his Hour Record attempt

After we were given the briefest of brief glimpses of Bradley Wiggins’s Hour Record bike last week, more details have emerged about the machine the four time Olympic champion will ride in his attempt this Sunday.

Pinarello is yet to give full details on the frame, although we’re pretty sure it will be a track version of the Pinarello Bolide time trial bike that Wiggins rode during his time at Team Sky, but we have now received confirmation of the handlebars and pedals to be used.

We’ll start with the most exciting of the two: the handlebars. According to 3DPrint.com, Wiggins will be using a custom pair of 3D printed titanium handlebars. These have been produced specifically for the record attempt, and will have been designed to keep Wiggins’s shoulders as narrow as possible while still keeping him in position that is comfortable enough to maintain for the full hour.

Wiggins's pedal by Andy Jones

Wiggins will be riding Speedplay’s new Zero Aero pedal

3D printed components and equipment could have huge potential in the cycling world, with the possibility of creating more intricate designs at a much lower cost compared to traditional manufacturing methods. We just hope Wiggins’s bars work a bit better than this 3D printed bike from a Canadian university…

For his pedals and cleats, Wiggins will be sticking with the long term partnership that he has had with Speedplay, using the company’s new Zero Aero pedals that he rode in his attempt at the British 10-mile time trial record last month, combined with the Zero Aero Walkable cleats.

It might seem odd to challenge for one of the most iconic records in cycling in a pair of cleats that are essentially designed to make it easier to walk in and out of cafes, but they also feature a dimpled surface (matched on the bottom side of the pedals) similar to a gold ball which should, in theory, create a turbulant layer of air that will stay close to the surface of the pedal and cleat for longer, therefore reducing drag.

Finally we’re told that Wiggins will be riding a white and black version of the Bolide in Pinarello’s video, no doubt with plenty of trademark target roundels adorning the frame.

Watch Andy Birdsall, Wiggins’s minute man, try to hold off the World Time Trial Champion.

  • James Rider

    Until you can fully justify those opinions properly I’m not listening.

  • Tim lewis

    I would pay good money to see wiggins fail..

  • Tim lewis

    James rider.. I respect all professional riders except sulky boy wiggins!!! He’s an ignorant loser

  • John Westwell

    Wiggins is like most elite sportsmen in that he hates losing. I don’t remember Chris Froome being a bundle of joy when he retired from the Tour last year. Or saying much when he came third in the Tour de Romandie after going there to win it, apart from coming up with excuses about why his form wasn’t where it should be after illness, etc. I don’t think Wiggins and Froome are very different in terms of personality, and I bet if Kennaugh or Henao ride off the front on a mountain stage at this year’s Tour, Froome’s reaction will be exactly the same as Wiggns’s.

    I hope that Wiggins will break the hour record on Sunday – it seems like a win-win for British cycling. Why anyone would want him to fail is beyond me.

  • hedgemagnet

    Please stop projecting. You infantile oaf

  • James Rider

    What on Earth are you on about? Clearly you know nothing about cycling and enjoy attacking individual riders for fun. Oh, and please learn how to spell…

  • Tim lewis

    Dr madhav .. Wiggins is an ignorant sulky bad loser .. Team sky he thought revolved around him .. Then when things didn’t go his way he throws his toys out his pram,,,

  • Tim lewis

    John west well … Wiggins is ignorant self centred sulky loser .. Team sky are better without him .. i really hope he doesn’t beat the hour record just to see what excuses he comes out with this time

  • Tim lewis

    Dr madhav. Wiggins is self centred ignorant bad loser. How on this earth is that class.. Why did it take him 1 year to pay Chris froome his share of the tour winners prize money.. Is that class.. He’s a sulky loser

  • John Westwell

    You possibly don’t understand how cycling teams work. It isn’t a free-for-all where everyone races for themselves. Froome was there to work for Wiggins, and (whether or not he was better than him on a particular day) unless he was given freedom to attack on his own, his job was to shepherd Wiggins to the finish. The competition for Wiggins came from Nibali and Valverde, and he was able to beat them quite comfortably. The following year, Froome had the support of his team mates when he won the Tour.

  • Dr.Madhav

    You must be a sore loser in your life!!

    In reality, Froome et al are attention seeking mass. Wiggins is class.

  • Tim lewis

    I read on cycling news website that wiggins welcomes competition from other top pros to tackle the hour record.. Shame he didn’t have any real competition in that fascicle Tour de France .. Oh sorry I forgot his much better team mate Chris froome was told not to leave sulky boy on a certain mountain stage!! SHAME ON YOU WIGGINS !!!!

  • hedgemagnet

    After all his talk, Wiggins had better smash it out of the park. Or else.

  • Tim lewis

    Such a shame Chris froome wasn’t there.. He would of left sulky boy wiggins in the dust.. At least then a real Tour de France champion would of one and not a selfish ignorant bad loser like wiggins !!!