Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
The Dogma2’s head tube and downtube are neatly integrated into the lines of the fork. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
Wiggins uses O-Symmetric chainrings, which change the effective gear ratio around the pedal stroke, creating a higher gear where a rider can generate the most power. Most of the team is on standard Shimano rings, though Chris Froome is also on the O-Symmetric rings. Interestingly, the old spacer that was used to move the front derailleur back and up a bit, designed to help the rings shift better, has been removed. A chain catcher is in place, just in case. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
Wiggins is hoping he can remove a 1 and a 0 from this number next year. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
Monday’s “flat” stage had nearly 2000m of climbing, so it’s no surprise that Wiggins went with an 11-27 cassette, likely so that he could keep it in the big ring over the day’s multiple small kickers. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
The new Shimano 9000 hubs on Wiggins’ C50 wheelset. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
Some might remember last year’s British mod-themed Tour rig. This year, a small flag is Wiggins’ only nod to the home country. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
Wiggins used to run double-wrap bar tape, but has changed to a single wrap this year. SRM gave him this yellow head unit shortly after he took the jersey. PRO Vibe bars round out the package. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
Tiny Di2 buttons sit under Wiggins’ bars. Mechanics say they simply took the plastic cover off a standard set of Di2 climbing shifters, saving a bit of weight and making the buttons easier to hit. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
Wiggins rode Shimano’s new, wide C50 wheels for Monday’s stage. He’s been riding C24 climbing wheels in the mountains. The tires are Veloflex Record 24mm. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
Dura-Ace Di2 hoods. The team hasn’t switched over to the new 9000 group yet, though some riders were testing it earlier in the year. Nobody is using it at the Tour. Neutral service is not yet set up for 11-speed Shimano wheels, so teams will likely wait until next year before rolling 9000 out at important events and under important riders. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
Internal Di2 routing and a chain keeper. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
The bike that Bradley Wiggins threw. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
When the seatpost sticker that delineates your saddle height is under the clearcoat, you know you’ve arrived. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
Dogma. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
Wiggins uses a 140cm PRO stem slammed onto the headset. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
Pinarello. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
Yellow and more yellow. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma2
Sky will ride Pinarello again in 2013. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com

PAU, France (VN) — Sky mechanics wouldn’t say a word about the technical problem Bradley Wiggins had near the start of Monday’s 15th stage, but something certainly went wrong. The maillot jaune chucked this bike into a field and grabbed a new one before being paced back onto the main group inside the first 15km.

Like the rest of his Sky squad, Wiggins rides a Pinarello Dogma2 with Shimano Di2, Shimano wheels, Shimano cockpit and a Fizik saddle. But his bike has a few small personal touches that set it apart from the regular Sky team bikes. And it’s covered in yellow, of course.

Wiggins rides Speedplay Zero pedals with longer axles, increasing his Q-factor. He matches them up with a pair of Bont Zero shoes drilled for 4-bolt Speedplay cleats, eliminating the need for an adapter plate. Most of the Sky squad is on Shimano pedals.

His cranks are 177.5mm long, matching his long, skinny legs.

Wiggins uses O-Symmetric chainrings, which change the effective gear ratio around the pedal stroke, creating a higher gear where a rider can generate the most power. Most of the team is on standard Shimano rings, though Chris Froome is also on the O-Symmetric rings.

A saddle height of 82cm and a reach from saddle tip to bars of 63cm is accommodated with a 60cm Pinarello frame and 140mm stem.