Though the street to this yr’s Giro d’Italia hasn’t been the smoothest for Geraint Thomas this season, the Ineos captain finds himself on the high of the Giro basic classification after some sturdy driving and the unlucky departure of race chief Remco Evenepoel as a result of COVID-19
This might probably be the final Giro that Thomas rides. The Welshman has ridden for Ineos Grenadiers – beforehand Staff Sky – for nearly the whole lot of his stellar profession. Becoming a member of in 2010, the yr of the Staff’s inception, he has raced on Pinarello bikes completely.
In an expert street profession that features a 2018 Tour de France victory, a number of stage race and single day wins, in addition to a Commonwealth Video games street race title for Wales. Thomas will lengthy be remembered as a gritty, no-nonsense rider, who has delivered on the very highest stage for over a decade.
We’ve got appeared again by the Welshman’s race bikes from this yr in addition to earlier years, together with a number of iterations of the Pinarello Dogma in addition to cutting-edge TT tech and Paris Roubaix suspension setups.
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What’s Geraint Thomas’ bike for 2023?
Not a lot has modified in any respect for the Ineos Pinarello Dogma bike package deal general for 2023. The group package itself, which is made by Bioracer, received a splash of color and that is mirrored with the bike paint scheme. The fork legs and high tube acquire an orange, crimson and purple sample for 2023.
Thomas and nearly all of the Ineos riders are utilizing the MOST Talon (Pinarello’s personal element model) built-in handlebar and stem setup, which Pinarello has refined over the previous couple of years to save lots of weight. The seatpost can also be proprietary to the Dogma body.
Shimano gives the groupset and wheels with a Dura-Ace R9200 12-speed groupset, together with hydraulic brakes and an influence meter chainset. Shimano Dura-Ace wheels in a variety of depths are additionally included within the package deal. Ineos even have entry to Princeton carbonworks wheels for street and TT occasions. Staff Ineos use Continental tyres, often a variant of the new GP5000 vary.
The saddle is an Arione mannequin offered by Fizik, while what certainly have to be the most well-liked bottle cage within the World Tour: The Elite Leggero carbon is on bottle obligation.
What dimension is Geraint Thomas bike?
Geraint Thomas rides a Measurement 56 Pinarello Dogma F which has a stack of 613.3mm and a attain of 393.3mm (assuming it is an off-the-peg geometry).
At round 183cm in top, Thomas has a good bit of inline seatpost exhibiting on his bike and his Fizik Arione saddle is ready just about in the midst of the rails, at odds with the development for extra excessive saddle place setups within the Professional peloton presently, together with that seen on his teammate Tom Pidcock’s bike.
There seems to be to be a single 5mm spacer on high of the headset bearing high cowl and the MOST built-in stem seems to be to be round 130mm (he has used 131mm prior to now) with what we might guess is a 40 or 42cm bar, that means no super-narrow handlebars and turned-in levers for the Welshman as per rival Remco Evenepoel’s bike.
Geraint Thomas bike: Specs
|Body||Pinarello Dogma F – 56cm|
|Groupset||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9250 12-speed|
|Brakes||Shimano Dura-Ace 9270 hydraulic disc|
|Wheelset||Shimano Dura-Ace C36/C50/C60 tubeless prepared / Princeton Carbonworks choices|
|Tyres||Continental Grand Prix 5000 – tubeless – a number of choices accessible|
|Handlebar||Most Talon Extremely Quick one-piece cockpit|
|Stem||Most Talon Extremely Quick one-piece cockpit|
|Chainset||Shimano Dura ace FC-9200P|
|Energy meter||Shimano Dura ace FC-9200P|
|Pedals||Shimano Dura-Ace R9200|
|Bottle cages||Elite Leggero Carbon|
|Bottles||Elite Fly Ineos Grenadiers|
|Bar tape||Most Superlight|
|Pc||Garmin Edge 830|
G’s bike is a full manufacturing unit spec no-nonsense affair. Except for the splash of additional color within the paint job, the spec is just like earlier years with Dura-Ace R9200 in every single place, together with the R9200 P energy meter chainset. Dura ace SPD-SL pedals are additionally fitted. Apparently Shimano was so pleased with the 9100 pedals they did not hassle updating them with the R9200 groupset. The six largest sprockets on the cassette are titanium, with Thomas working a 34t max sprocket dimension on his C60 wheel.
A chunk of rubber has been used to cinch the di2 wire down towards the rear mech to minimise the danger of it being pulled out. That is one thing that may be noticed on a whole lot of Shimano-equipped WorldTour bikes.
There’s additionally an indication of some contemporary grease on the drive aspect finish of the thru-axle. There is no danger of those axles seizing with the bikes being attended to every day nevertheless it’s greatest follow and minimises any potential creaking.
The Dura-Ace R9200 brake calipers are paired with Dura-Ace RT-CL900 disc rotors finishing the complete manufacturing unit spec. A number of riders have been seen utilizing XTR disc brake rotors borrowed from the Shimano MTB vary over the previous couple of years. The brand new technology Shimano calipers have an improved brake pad clearance which ought to minimise disc rub; a typical criticism for riders. The tiny rubber bleed port cowl can also be lacking from Thomas’s brake caliper. The mechanics could have left it off if they’re bleeding the brakes commonly or to save lots of a tiny little bit of weight: Each gram counts at this stage.
On this iteration of his bike the wheels are shod with Continental GP5000 S TR tubeless tyres, which the group has switched to after years on Continentals all-conquering Competitors PRO LTD tubulars.
In his 17-year profession, Thomas has solely ridden for 2 totally different skilled groups (albeit with just a few title modifications alongside the best way) not many for such an skilled rider. Signing for Barloworld as a neo-pro (first-year skilled) in 2007 Thomas raced his first Tour de France that yr on Cannondale bikes.
The next yr Barloworld partnered up with Bianchi as a group sponsor, with the group driving the 928 fashions.
After signing for the newly fashioned Sky Procycling in 2010, Thomas hasn’t ridden for a distinct group or bike model. And has been racing on Pinarello Dogma fashions ever since. There are in all probability not many individuals on the earth higher certified to speak concerning the evolution of the Pinarello Dogma over time than Thomas. Because of the efforts of Thomas and his Staff Sky / Ineos teammates seven of the final eleven Tour de Frances have been received on Pinarello Dogmas, which is a fairly superb stat.
|2021-23||INEOS-Grenadiers||Pinarello Dogma F12 / F / Bolide TT|
|2020||Staff Ineos||Pinarello Dogma F12 / Bolide TT|
|2014-19||Staff Sky||Pinarello Dogma F8 / F10 / K10 / Bolide TT|
|2010-13||Sky Procycling||Pinarello Dogma 60.1 / 65.1k / Dogma 65.1 Assume 2 / Dogma 2 / Graal TT|
|2009||Barloworld Bianchi||Bianchi 928 Carbon|
|2007-8||Barloworld||Cannondale Supersix / SystemSix|
Geraint Thomas 2022 Pinarello Bolide F
The Pinarello Bolide TT bike has been the Pinarello time trial providing for a few years, changing the Graal mannequin fairly just a few years in the past now.
In 2022 Geraint Thomas was one in all a few Ineos riders seen on a brand new disc-equipped Bolide F TT bike on the Tour De Suisse, the place he completed second on the stage. The white and black camouflaged setup noticed the arrival of a revamped Bolide TT platform.
This silhouette and platform could nicely have fashioned a number of the foundation and start line for Fillipo Ganna’s hour-record-breaking Pinarello Bolide F HR 3D observe bike.
Geraint Thomas’ 2019 Pinarello Dogma F12
2019 noticed the discharge of the Pinarello Dogma F12, with Thomas driving each F10 and F12 fashions throughout this transitional yr.
The 2019 F12 nonetheless ran rim brakes however was so much nearer in seems to be and design to the bike we see at the moment. That includes a black and crimson paint scheme the bike had an outsized backside bracket junction to assist energy switch and a down tube mounted di2 charging port.
Thomas’ favoured Fizik Arione saddle can nonetheless be seen with white marks from the group mechanics to assist obtain the proper place setup.
Geraint Thomas 2019 Pinarello Dogma F10
Rewind to 2019 and the Dogma appeared slightly totally different: Right here we have got his rim brake F10.
This mannequin had a stealthy black paint job with white Pinarello logos and featured rim brakes and tubular tyres. The MOST built-in handlebar and stem are current right here, linking ahead to the bike of at the moment. The Continental Professional Ltd tubular tyres and rim brake Dura-Ace represents represents what was near the tip of an period of professional bike tech right here.
The bike additionally encompasses a white Welsh dragon on the fork leg and a Geraint Thomas title sticker with a Welsh flag for the patriotic rider.
Geraint Thomas’ 2018 Pinarello Dogma K10
The Pinarello Dogma K10 was Pinarello’s reply to the query of learn how to discover consolation at Paris Roubaix and different difficult early-season classics. It was solely within the Pinarello line for just a few years, and Thomas’ bike options some actually fascinating touches to deal with the Roubaix Pave.
The standout function of the K10 was the seat keep mount suspension unit. Completely different bikes had been geared up with the digital eDSS unit, or the non-electric DSS 1.0 model. The non-electronic model of the system contained a polymer that helped dampen out the roughness of the cobblestones for the race. Pinarello additionally produced a K10 mannequin with out the suspension system.
Elsewhere the bike featured a customized metal derailleur hanger to make sure easy shifting, FMB tubular tyres for Paris-Roubaix and a standard bar and stem which do look outdated in comparison with the slew of one-piece bar and stems now presently discovered within the peloton at the moment.
Geraint Thomas’ 2017 Pinarello Dogma F10
Thomas rode a Dogma F10 in 2017, and although an older model of the bike, the general construct listing stays very related. Dura-Ace wheels and groupsets are nonetheless current, simply that of the older technology. The Fizik Arione saddle continues to be in place too. The largest variations between this 2017 mannequin and newer variations are the non-integrated bars and stem.
The MOST built-in handlebars hadn’t been developed at this level so Thomas was utilizing Shimano PRO alloy stem and handlebars.
Geraint Thomas’ 2016 Pinarello Dogma F8
Staff Sky and Thomas rode the Dogma F8 in 2016 within the daring black-white and acquainted group sky blue color scheme.
Dura-Ace 9070 di2 groupsets had been in use in addition to C50 wheels. Thomas was additionally utilizing a barely extra conventional Professional handlebar with an ergonomic form that was extremely popular for just a few years.
Thomas was utilizing a barely bulkier Fizik Arione saddle right here, probably on account of his fractured pelvis from the 2013 Tour De France. It was nonetheless being marked with a white pen by group mechanics although to assist bike setup right here too.
Geraint Thomas’ 2013 Pinarello Dogma 2
The Dogma 2 was launched in 2011 and was used to win the 2012 Tour de France by Bradley Wiggins.
This Dogma 2 was ridden by Thomas in 2013 and actually evokes reminiscences of early Staff Sky branding and colors. Dura-Ace 7970 di2 digital shifting had arrived a few years beforehand and the early incarnation featured a big exterior battery and chunkier bigger diameter wiring.
Veloflex tyres had been additionally used for just a few years earlier than the group switched to Continental rubber, a partnership which continues to be in place at the moment.