Team Sky will race on the new Pinarello F10 in 2017 as the successful partnership between the team and Italian company enters its eighth year.
Sir Dave Brailsford
Pinarello have been a big contributor to our success and we have worked closely with them since our inception.
Jeppesen said: “The F10 is the latest in a long line of cutting-edge and forward-thinking bikes from Pinarello, exemplifying the wonderful relationship we’ve enjoyed with them since the team’s inception. We were delighted to extend our partnership through to 2020 in the summer and firmly believe that the F10 is the best bike they’ve ever produced. Now we can’t wait to see it on the road in 2017.”
Drag has been reduced around the new concave down tube by 12.6% while modifications to the fork dropouts, in line with the work done on the Pinarello Bolide TT, have reduced drag in that area by up to 10%.
The junction of the new Shimano DuraAce Di2 will also be integrated into the down tube, making it easily accessible for adjustment, while all cables will be internally routed.
The added stiffness has come from further revolutionary developments in Pinarello’s asymmetric frame designs. Utilising the material Torayca T1100 1K, ensuring the highest tensile strength in the world, the frame is built to optimally counteract the asymmetric forces put through the bike, provided a stiffer and more balanced ride.
The partnership between Team Sky and Pinarello, which was extended for a further four years in 2016, has always been based on genuine collaboration, and this has again been true with the development of the new F10.
We were delighted to extend our partnership through to 2020 in the summer and firmly believe that the F10 is the best bike they’ve ever produce
Froome said: "I’ve always valued the way Pinarello work so closely with the team and the riders. It’s a true partnership. They make sure they are providing us with the best possible equipment for all types of racing. They are always seeking to go one better and that’s what they’ve done with the F10.
“I’ve been working on the new F10 with Pinarello for a long time now and so I’m really looking forward to starting my season on it. It’s a natural born winner.”