Could this be the bike that Mark Cavendish pilots to Giro d’Italia and Tour de France stage wins and – perhaps – Olympic road race victory in 2012?

Cavendish’s Team Sky liveried Pinarello Dogma 2 is a very subtle affair. The black frame features white decals and blink-and-you’ll-miss-them rainbow stripes on the seat stay to celebrate the Manxman’s road race world title.

The bike is equipped with Shimano’s electric Dura-Ace Di2 groupset to give the sprint ace crisp shifts all the way to the line. Shimano also supplies its Dura-Ace C35 wheels.

This season, Sky has switched from Deda components to PRO – and Cavendish’s bike features PRO stem and handlebars. The saddle is provided by Fizik.

Cavendish moved to the Sky team from the now disbanded HTC-Highroad outfit, where he rode a Specialized Venge during the 2011 season that saw him become the first British rider to secure the green jersey at the Tour de France, followed by a win at the road race world championship in Copenhagen.

Cavendish is likely to give his new Pinarello its first competitive airing at the Tour of Qatar starting on February 5.

The Pinarello Dogma 2 frameset alone retails for around £4,000.

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  • Stepho

    “This bike is crazy sweet. I have this same bike in white and black with a touch of silver on the top tube. Equipped with Campy Super Record, Arundel Mandable cages, Zipp 101 shod with Conti 4000 G.P. tires and Fizik Arione CX carbon saddle.” – WFO

    Wow, I have a Dawes Super Galaxy (1985 model) in light blue and rust with gold trimming on the lugs, suntour friction shifters, weinman brakes, Blackburn rear carrier and Brooks B17 leather saddle. Goes like a slug on a lettuce leaf.

  • WFO

    This bike is crazy sweet. I have this same bike in white and black with a touch of silver on the top tube. Equipped with Campy Super Record, Arundel Mandable cages, Zipp 101 shod with Conti 4000 G.P. tires and Fizik Arione CX carbon saddle.

  • Darren Cripps

    ….just can’t help wondering how stiff it will be compared to the Venge….

  • Will Hirst

    Better start buying those lottery tickets. Its mad when a frame alone is worth more than my car.

  • Max

    a bit understated I think

  • andy

    Available to see at the London Bike Show this week!

  • tom

    i love the way it floats – presumably for less rolling resistance?

  • Karl

    Well the stripes are in the right place, on the back, that is the only way the other riders will see them anyway.

  • Joe

    i was expecting a bit more of a show on the WC stripes, god even my boardman shows more of the rainbow stripes than that.

    Still it is stealthy enough to move through the peleton and win so GO CAV!!!

  • arronski

    I want one !

  • Ralf

    WOW i would buy one of these anyday

  • Ian

    How much does it cost to buy one :)

  • JDunn

    I have a feeling Cav could ride a tricycle and still cause his rivals problems.