Tom Pidcock offered a preview of the new Pinarello cyclocross bike he could use in his first cross-country season as an Ineos Grenadiers rider.
Pidcock had a breakthrough season in the elite of cyclocross last winter, aboard a Specialized Crux bike in Trinity Racing colors.
He then joined Ineos Grenadiers in February, riding Pinarello bikes on the road but a blackened BMC mountain bike when he won Olympic gold, as the Italian brand does not yet make a cross country mountain bike.
Pinarello launched their Crossista + cyclocross bike at the end of 2018, but hasn’t released a new version in years. Now, however, Pidcock appears to have a new version on their hands.
In an article on Strava featuring a recent 111km off-road ride in Andorra, Pidcock included two photos of his bike.
On the navy Pinarello frame, the word “Crossista” stands out in gold along the top tube, while there also appears to be a gold “F” on the seat tube, which could indicate that it will follow the Dogma F road bike launch earlier this year.
The top tube itself is the biggest indicator that this is a new frame. Previously flat, it now features a noticeable crease, likely designed for a more comfortable shoulder when running with the bike.
Elsewhere, the frame has less curvature than on the previous version, with apparently lowered seat stays contributing to a more compact rear triangle.
The bike looks race-ready, with personal touches for Pidcock including British flag accents on the seat tube and remains in honor of his status as British champion. There is also a gold stripe on the fork, which could be a nod to Pidcock’s status as an Olympic mountain bike champion, but could also be part of the standard color scheme given the gold of the Crossista logo and another gold flash above the British colors.
Pidcock photographed his new bike covered in mud on a ride in the hills of Andorra, where he racked up 3,199 meters of elevation gain over 111 km. He had a large bottle on the bike, as well as a small bag tucked under his integrated Most handlebars / stem.
Pidcock is set to begin his cyclo-cross campaign on December 4th during the Superprestige round at Boom.
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