The British Pro racer has won four times the Tour de France, two times the Vuelta a Espana and one time the Giro d’Italia.
Love him or hate him, you got to admit he is one of the greatest pro road bike racer.
It was unfortunate Chris Froome (aka Froomey) got badly injured during the 2019 season and couldn’t defend his Tour de France domination for the 2019 edition.
For the 2020 season Chris is racing on the new Pinarello Dogma F12 X Light which is claimed to be 200gr. lighter than the F12 version while being stiffer laterally.
As you will see Chris Froome is a unique rider who take great attention to details of his bike set up.
Everything about his position is designed to optimize performance and decrease drag.
In this post you will find:
- What is Chris Froome’s bike size
- How Chis optimize his aero position
- Why the GC teams like INEOS are racing on Rim brakes set up
- What is the weird looking chainrings on Chris’bike?
Chris Froome is 186cm tall and race on a 56cm Pinarello Dogma F12 X Light.
As the rest of the Ineos Team he races with rim brakes bike.
The bike will be easy to spot, it is mat black with 7 stripes: 4 yellow, 2 red and 1 pink; representing his wins of 3 Grand tours. I like it as it looks smart.
Look carefully the whole peloton and despite the 2020 trend for team to races with Disc bakes, the General Classification (GC) are all racing on Rim Brakes road bikes.
Few reasons for this; mainly coming from the fact that the Grand Tours are won in mountain stages and thus lighter wheels are preferred.
Faster time to change the wheels is also another big reason when each seconds count in a GC.
The wheels are the versatile 37mm Shimano Dura Ace 9100 series Tubulars with continental Competition Pro Ltd Latex 700×25 Tubulars.
The groupset is the Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9100 series 11 speed. Nothing exotic regarding the groupset as the team is sponsored by Shimano.
Chris uses a 175mm length fitted O-symetric 54 / 42 Teeths chainring.
He is one of the very few pro riders racing with O-Symetric chainrings. These chainrings are not oval shaped. They are designed to eliminate or at east reduce the dead spot the legs get when turning the cranks 360 degrees.
Chris has been racing with these since his first Tour de France victory.
The 11 speed cassette is a 11-30 Teeth Dura Ace Titanium.
Another particularity of Chris Froome bike set up is the 130mm length MOST iTalon stem combo with a 380mm width handlebar.
Aero optimization with minimal width, saving waste of Watts.
Below is the list of components of Chris Froome 2020 Pinarello Dogma F12 X-Light:
Frameset: Pinarello Dogma F12 X Light, Size 56cm Toray UD Carbon
Fork: Fork ONDA F12 with ForkFlap™ carbon, 9mm QR type, Rake 43mm, Fork length 373mm
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace Dual-Pivot BR-R9110-RS
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace Dual-Pivot BR-R9110-RS
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speeds
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150, braze-on
FSA K-Edge chain catcher.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 RD-R9150 11-speeds with Shimano Direct mount
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-R9100, 11-speed 11-30 teeth
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace CN-9100 11-speed
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 175mm 54/42 O-symetric chainrings or 53/39 for Mountain stages with Shimano power meter
Bottom bracket: Italian thread BB
Wheels: Shimano Dura Ace WH-R9100-C40-TU (Tubular)
Tires: Continental Competition Pro LTD 25mm width Tubulars
Stem: MOST 130mm length
Handlebar: MOST iTalon 380mm width
Bar tape: MOST
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace SPD-SL SP-R9100
Saddle: Fizik Antares RI Carbon rails
Seat post: Pinarello, 20mm offset
Bottle cages: Elite Custom Race+ carbon
Computer: Garmin mounted on MOST alloy mount
The bike components are expected to evolve during the season as Shimano might be releasing a new Dura Ace groupset in the second half of 2020 and some components sponsors might change.
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