Are normal bikes the new normal at Paris-Roubaix?

Dylan van Baarle's almost-standard Pinarello Dogma F and more Paris-Roubaix tech highlights

Ineos at the start of Paris-Roubaix
(Image credit: Adam Becket/Cycling Weekly)

Last year we suggested that Sonny Colbrelli’s Merida Reacto was the most ‘normal’ bike ever to have won Paris-Roubaix. Is 2022 winner Dylan van Baarle’s Pinarello Dogma F more normal still?

Whereas Colbrelli - who was not defending his title after collapsing with unstable cardiac arrhythmia last month - swapped his integrated cockpit for a separate stem and round-profile bar for extra comfort, there was no such concession for Van Baarle and the rest of the Ineos team, who used the standard MOST Talon Ultra cockpit.

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