A lot of different brands have brought out specially painted bikes for their athletes to ride at Rio 2016, with Canyon and Merida unveiling green and yellow bikes, while Pinarello has given Wout Poels a very nice Dogma F8 with orange decals. But our favourite of the lot is Specialized’s Torch paintjob, which will change colour from orange to yellow when the temperature hits 22ºC.
And now you can get your hands on bikes and equipment with this snazzy look, with Specialized rolling out the look to many of its most popular lines.
You can see the complete collection here, but on the road side of things (there’s a colour-changing FSR mountain bike frame if that’s the sort of thing you’re into) there are two colour-changing framesets to choose from: the men’s S-Works Tarmac and the women’s S-Works Amira, priced at £2,800 and £2,500 respectively.
If this is a little outside your budget for a frame, then you can also get Tarmac Comp and Amira Comp complete bikes with Shimano Ultegra for £2,400 and £2,100 respectively, although these won’t change colour.
Now all you need is some decent weather over 22ºC to see if it all works.