Pinarello Bolide TT Carbon Time Trial Bike – Reviews And Advanced Buyer’s Guide
The Bolide TT model is a stunning evolution of the Pinarello Bolide — with the main objective of reducing drag and reducing weight, the Bolide TT Carbon Time Trial Bike keeps that same stiffness and aerodynamic design as the current Pinarello Bolide.
This evolution has resulted in significant updates to the Bolide TT with a reduction of 350g from the total weight of the frame kit as well as improved aerodynamic performance.
Pinarello Bolide TT
Carbon Time Trial Bike
- Top-of-the-line time trial frameset
- The original Bolide
- Gorgeous aerodynamics
- Efficiency and delivery
- Torayca T1100 carbon
This new Bolide TT includes:
- A revision in the structure of the fork – now designed with airfoil section
- Replacement of the Press Fit BB with Italian threading
- Alloy Rear Dropouts
- Twin Force seatpost clamp (similar to one used in their road models)
- Optimization of the frame construction for internal cable routing and components for electronic groupsets
- Sloping top tube with airfoil section
- New downtube with concave flatback
- New trailing edge for rear brake cover
The revising of the structure of the fork has resulted in the new fork’s dropouts being designed with an airfoil section, which is directly inspired by the Bolide HR. The sloping top tube features an optimized airfoil section as well and the rear dropouts are now made of alloy.
The new downtube is interesting as it was designed with a concave flatback and section that is designed specifically to fit a water bottle while remaining aerodynamic. The bottom bracket is no longer Press Fit but has been replaced with Italian threading, which is true to the Italian brand.
The frame uses carbon via Torayca T1100, which gives an overall supreme stiffness as well as a reduction in weight from the Bolide 65HM1K carbon.
- Frame: Torayca T1100 1K Carbon
- Fork: Bolide T1100 1K Carbon
- Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
- Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
- Rear Stay: Carbon
- Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” – 1 1/4”
- BB Type: 70mm Italian Threaded Bottom Bracket
- Headset: Pinarello Drop-in Bearing (included)
- Cable Routing: Internal (Electric or Mechanical Compatible)
- Wheel Size: 700c
- Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom Pull
- Rear Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom Swing
- Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
- Brake Type: Caliper – Pinarello Integrated Hidden Aero Brakes
- Handlebar: Integrated 40cm wide bar with Aerobars, Straight or Angled up 23 degrees
- Stem: Bolide Integrated, 100mm or 120mm
- Seatpost Diameter: Aero
- Seatpost: Pinarello Carbon (included)
- Seatpost: Bolide Aero Carbon -22mm setback or zero setback (included)
- Seat Collar: Included
- Weight: 750g (1.65 pounds)
(CC: Center to Center / TT: Top Tube Length)
- 45.00cm cc | TT 48.80cm
- 52.50cm cc | TT 51.40cm
- 55.00cm cc | TT 54.50cm
This Pinarello Bolide TT Carbon Time Trial Bike is an exceptionally lightweight, streamlined, and gorgeous choice, most notably made by the Sky Team and Chris Fromme. With a stronger and more aerodynamic frame and a shedding of an incredible 350g off of the frame kit, this 750g bike is extremely stiff, will cut through the air like a knife, and has been optimized and updated with incredible design features.
The optimization of the frame construction included the internal arrangement of the electronic groupset components, which improves the aerodynamics from the last model and reduces drag. They even updated the bike with a new trailing edge for the rear brake cover.
The frame and fork are impressive — the carbon used for the Bolide TT is Torayca T1100 which reduces the weight while maintaining a stiff and aerodynamic frame.
The MSRP for this Pinarello Bolide TT is $14,499, however you can find it online for just a bit cheaper. This is a new model, so don’t expect to get one at any sort of steep discount.
The new Pinarello Bolide is officially available for pre-order in four sizes, although no date has been set for its arrival at bike shop. We do know that the World Champ rainbow strip Top Gun Top Ganna edition will not be accessible…that one is off limits to Filippo Ganna. Consumer models will have a matte black finish with white Pinarello logos.