BikeP0RN – Wiggin’s Dogma


A look back at the day I went walkabout with Sir Bradley Wiggin’s Pinarello Dogma 8 at the Tour of Britain

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BikeP0RN – Wiggins Dogma

It was stage 2 of the Aviva Tour of Britain and still early in the morning before the riders start to arrive for the day’s race. The teams are all starting to arrive and as always, it’s the mechanics and staff who get there first to secure their plot of tarmac for the team’s vehicles and bikes.


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One of the first to arrive each day was Team Wiggins where I’d see Martyn Ashfield, a Great Britain cycling team mechanic and owner of a bikeshop in Wales. I’d known Martyn for many years from my ten years with the team. On the roof of one of the cars was a custom painted Pinarello belonging to a Knight of the Realm, Sir Bradley Wiggins or ‘Wiggo’ has many prefer to call him.


Wiggo’s Pinarello Dogma F8 was given a fresh paint job for the Tour of Britain with reminders of his successes (not all) on the top tube to remind him of what a legend he is!
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I started to snap away and then had an idea. Up the road was a shop proudly boasting a MOD poster and some clothing in the window. What better backdrop for the bike than the shop so I asked the question. ‘No problem’ they said. So off I went with a team insider to get some pictures. Of course, as soon as the bike is in place, a crowd gather and start to do their own pics.


During the Tour, the Wiggins campsite at the start and finishes was always the most popular. Wiggo is still the biggest draw card in cycling despite having ‘retired’ from the road. Photos done, I saw Brad, who I had worked with whilst with GB, at the sign on and ‘fessed up to having got some pics of the bike at a Mod Show. A quick chat about it and a shake of hands and he was off to line up for the day’s stage.

As ever, the crowd were all over him for his autograph and the hour record holder and Tour de France winner obliged more often than not putting smiles on the faces of a lot of people.

So, to the photos…


Good to see Brad’s first World Championship win in Stuttgart 2003 (Ind. Pursuit) honoured on his top tube along with Olympic wins and Tour victory

Brad’s Pinarello Dogma F8 with the Black and Gold paintwork outside the Mod shop in Colne.


2. Equipped with SRAM’s new Red eTap wireless groupset. The front and rear derailleurs are powered by rechargeable battery packs (black thing on the back of the rear mech). They are said to have around 60 hours battery life which is extended because of a sleep mode which comes in when you are not shifting for longer periods of time (more than 30 seconds). Click the image for a bigger version.



Like so many teams at the Tour of Britain, all but a few that I saw, WIGGINS were on Continental’s 25mm Competition ProLtd tubs.


The changing of gears on the brake leavers has changed for this model.The left and right levers each control the up and down shifting at the rear whilst to move the chain on the chainset, you need to move both levers at the same time. Both levers have their own batteries.



Speedplay pedals for Wiggins. Chainset is regular SRAM Red 22 cranks and rings with an SRM power meter. Click the image for a bigger version.


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