Pinarello Bolide 2014. For over a year Pinarello Lab technicians and engineers, in close collaboration with Team Sky, have worked to improve the time trial bike which swept the 2012 Tour de France. And the fruit is BOLIDE. According to Pinarello, compared to the previous Graal, the total aerodynamic impact is reduced by 15%.
The UCI-approved BOLIDE is fully compatible with both mechanical and electronic groupsets; the position of the water bottle can be lowered towards the bottom bracket to increase aerodynamic performance; the sections of the down tube are optimized to “hide” the bottle from the airflow; horizontal rear dropouts (as normally used on track bikes), in order to adjust and move the wheel closer to the frame; in the bottom bracket there is a special area designed to accommodate the SRM® sensor.