New for 2018, Team Sky's Pinarello bikes will feature a MOST integrated cockpit, with the Pinarello component brand becoming an official partner.

For the new season Team Sky riders will use a brand new cockpit designed by MOST, with the integrated handlebar Talon Aero 1K Di2, the iTalon GPS Support and the Ultragrip bar tape. The new cockpit gives an increased level of control to the riders, in addition to a best in class aerodynamic impact thanks to a perfect match with the Pinarello DOGMA F10 frame, yet also retains comfort for long distance rides.

Hours and hours of research and development by the Pinarello Lab ensures every single part has been designed looking for the perfect balance in terms of aerodynamics, weight and ride feeling. The result is an integrated handlebar, the Talon Aero 1k Di2, inspired by the F10’s aerodynamic design and perfectly integrated to the frame. 

The cockpit will be mounted with Ultragripbar tape. Developed specifically for Team Sky, this tape is incredibly light and guarantees a perfect grip. Made with innovative materials, Ultragriphas an inner layer designed for a great absorbability. The exterior layer, thanks to a secret special surface treatment, provides extraordinary grip in all weather conditions and a unique ride feeling even during long rides.

Team Sky Head of Technical Operations and Commercial Carsten Jeppesen said: “We’ve been working with Pinarello since our inception so bringing MOST into our partnership family enables us to take a more holistic view of future performance development. The cockpit represents a fundamental part of the bike, it plays such a crucial part of bike handling for our riders, so the opportunity to partner with MOST alongside Pinarello on a wholly integrated bike solution and design inclusive of the frame, forks, seat post and cockpit represents a natural progression for Team Sky.”
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