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The Ineos Grenadiers, freshly renamed after a 4×4 truck that looks an awful lot like a Land Rover, have released their updated kit and Pinarello bikes for the Tour de France.
Gone are the burgundy hues in favor of a lot of dark blue and the big, red A logo that defines the rebrand.
As before, the kit is provided by Castelli, and the bikes are Pinarello Dogma F12s XLights, built up with Shimano drivetrains in both disc and rim brake versions.
Wheels are also from Shimano. However, look for the team to swap to Lightweights for climbing stages, as they did for last year’s Tour de France. Black or unpainted frames are also likely to make an appearance, and the team will run the rim brake version of the bike, which falls closer to the 6.8kg weight limit, on most climbing stages.
This is Egan Bernal’s bike, specifically, in full sponsor-correct setup. The team has a history of tweaking things, primarily with weight in mind. The Xlight version of the F12 drops about 100 grams compared to the regular version, but hitting the 6.8kg weight limit has still proven difficult in the past.
Mechanics have also swapped out to various ceramic bearing and pulley options in the past, usually from Ceramic Speed. We’ll dig up some photos of these bikes from the race itself and see what the team has changed.