Bike check: Tom Pidcock’s Pinarello Crossista F
Improved top tube and front triangle key features of British ‘crosser’s new rig
Tom Pidcock added a cyclocross rainbow jersey to his Olympic mountain bike gold medal on Sunday, running away with the elite men’s race at the World Championships, the first Brit to do so. Pidcock attacked on the fourth of nine laps and soloed to victory. It was Great Britain’s second gold of the Worlds weekend. Pidcock won on a brand-new bike from Pinarello, the new Crossista F.
As soon as the 2020/2021 cyclocross season ended and Pidcock began racing with the Ineos Grenadiers team, Pinarello started to develop a completely new cyclocross frame.
The key areas the designers sought to improve were the design of the top tube and of the front triangle, in order to give Pidcock a faster transition and a more comfortable hold in the running session.
Some additional improvements were also made to the bottom bracket height and the frame’s geometry, offering better control and a more precise riding position.
New internal cable routing and water draining holes were also designed for his new ride.
The first prototypes were tested in Treviso in early September 2021, with a second version delivered just in time for Pidcock’s cross debut in Boom in early December.