The distinctive black and blue Bolide aero machine comes in almost perfect condition, and with – as you would expect – a complete pro spec. Plus one of the most important things: Wiggins’s name on the top tube.
Retailer and manufacturer Dolan Bikes of Ormskirk has the Wiggins bike for sale in its ‘Factory Outlet’ store for £9,999.
The bike is offered, naturally, in only one size: 56.5cm. It is equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic drivetrain and Mavix CXR wheels shod with Mavic CXR-01 tyres.
The long 177.5mm cranks have a Stages power meter installed. Set-up of the Pinarello aero bars is to Wiggins’s specification.
Bartape appears to be minimal – just some lengths of grip tape to stop the hands from slipping. Chainrings are 58/44 matched to a tight ration 11-23 cassette.
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A Bolide model was first used by Wiggins during the 2013 Giro d’Italia. His main Bolide had gold rather than blue frame highlights, to mark his 2012 Olympic time trial gold medal. That leads us to believe that the model for sale is a back-up bike. Pinarello has just introduced a new Bolide model.
Given its provenance and near-perfect condition, the £9,999 asking price doesn’t seem wholly unreasonable as the Bolide frameset alone retailed for £9,300.