Bikes of the Tour – Bissell’s Pinarello Dogma 2

Tour of California

Bissell Pro Cycling Team’s bike of choice this year is Pinarello’s Dogma 2. A stiffer, lighter, and more aerodynamic frame than the previous Dogma. The Dogma 2 retains the same asymmetrical shaping of its predecessor, where there are no tubes shaped alike on the frame. According to Jim O’brien, lead mechanic for the team, “We believe we ride the fanciest bicycles on earth. There are no tubes on here that are perfectly symmetrical from side to side. This bike is a work of art.”

The Team runs Campagnolo 11 Speed Record, with gears that are tighter together, it allows the team riders more opportunity to find the optimum gear combination for any terrain the team may face. The team is also sponsored by Easton, the team utilizes the full range of Easton wheels, giving riders a choice depending on stage conditions. The team does not make use of Easton’s components though, instead opting to use Pinarello’s own brand MOST for their handlebar and seatpost needs.

Fizik saddles, Speedplay Pedals, and K-Edge chain catcher and number plate holder round out the gear found on the team’s race bikes.

Lead Mechanic Jim O’brien shows us Bissel Pro Cycling Team’s Pinarello Dogma 2 Race Bike…

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Bissel Pro Cycling Team’s Pinarello Dogma 2 Race Bike Gallery Below…

About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.

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