Italy will use Filippo Ganna's Hour Record bike at the Olympics - and you can buy it for €29,000

The 3D printed Pinarello Bolide, developed from the Italian's Hour smash, will set you back a small fortune

Pinarello Bolid F HR 3D track bike for Olympic Games 2024
(Image credit: Pinarello)

If you watched Filippo Ganna decimate the Hour record back in October 2022 and wished you could be that fast… well, join the queue. You can, however, get just a little bit closer now that Pinarello has earmarked what is essentially the same frame for its Olympic campaign and put it on sale for a cool €28,750.

The 3D printed scalmalloy Bolide F HR 3D has been developed since Ganna set his 56.792km on the Grenchen velodrome in Switzerland, but the frame the Italian team will use at this year's Paris Olympic Games retains the same key features and the same geometry, says Pinarello. Standout points include a humpback whale-inspired (yes, you read that right) Aeronode pattern on the seat tube and seatpost, plus slimline bottom bracket and hubs.

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