Each Tom Pidcock and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot seem to have raced the current French Cup in Guerét on new prototype Pinarello mountain bikes. Ferrand rode to a transparent victory within the Girls’s XC Race while Pidcock needed to retire with a mechanical within the males’s brief monitor occasion.
Each riders have been using Pinarello Prototype mountain bikes lined in black and white camouflage designs. The bikes have been each full suspension fashions and are absolutely a robust signal Pinarello needs to re-enter the MTB house. An apparent alternative given the calibre of its two MTB stars.
Pinarello doesn’t presently produce an MTB mannequin, though it has in years passed by. Pidcock has raced up till this level on an unmarked BMC Fourstroke mannequin. The Italian model is definitely eager to have each Pidcock and Ferrand-Prevot racing on Pinarello MTB’S.
Within the Instagram submit beneath first shared by the Escape Collective (opens in new tab), you possibly can see a shot of Pidcock aboard the brand new bike on the beginning line.
The presently unknown Pinarello mannequin seems to make use of a carbon fibre body with a curved high tube form which shares some design cues with the Crossista cyclo cross bike developed with Pidcock.
SR Suntour suspension has featured on Pidcock’s MTB’s for the previous few years and an digital management field of types could be seen mounted to the rear shock and entrance forks. The rear shock is mounted excessive underneath the highest tube with a cut up yoke-style linkage. Down on the backside bracket a niche across the seat tube and bb shell might be to enhance trip traits or so as to add additional linkage or shock positioning choices.
29-inch Princeton Carbonworks wheels have been used, wrapped in Continental Race King tyres. Princeton additionally does not look to promote a devoted MTB wheelset at current, so this might effectively be one other new element for the construct.
Pidcock used a mechanical Shimano XTR rear derailleur and shifter paired with top-tier XTR brakes. Maybe displaying some concern a few Di2 wire rattled free over tough floor. Pidcock additionally ran a dropper submit for the course.
Lastly, up-front, a really brief head tube options alongside a one-piece carbon fibre MOST handlebar and stem. MOST – Pinarello’s in-house element model does not promote an MTB bar presently so this additionally seems to be a brand new element.
We’ll replace this story with extra particulars if we be taught extra from Pinarello or Ineos Grenadiers.