British champion's bike given a new paintjob for 2016

Having unveiled their new-look Pinarello Dogma F8 team bikes yesterday, Team Sky have given us a sneak preview of the custom white, red, and blue paintjob that Peter Kennaugh will be riding for the 2016 season.

After successfully defending his title of British national champion in 2015, the Manxman certainly deserves an update of the paintjob from the machine that he raced on last season. The new machine carries the same pattern as the the new team bike, with diagonal lines on the fork and seat tubes.


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This gives the bike a little more colour than his 2015 bike, which was given an almost completely white paintjob. That bike was also split in two, with the right side having blue decals, and the left side having blue decals.

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The photo that Team Sky put on their Instagram only shows the left side of Kennaugh’s Pinarello Dogma F8, showing all the decals in red. We’ll have to wait and see whether the ones on the left side are blue, as in 2015.

As for the rest of the componentry there seems to be little change, with the team, unlike Katusha, sticking with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 for 2016. This also means Pro bars and stem, and Elite bottle cages, and although the photo only shows the frame and fork, we can safely assume that Sky will still be using Shimano wheels.

  • J1

    I loved the different coloured writing on either side, nice touch and a superb looking bike overall. Can still be mistaken for the Dutch champion though!

  • Liz Miller

    Looks like red and blue there to me?