Whether you want all the kit so you can overtake cars, or just look like the pros, we’ve got the best bits from Le Tour that you can own.
Pinarello Dogma 2
pinarello dogma 2
The Pinarello Dogma 2 was used by Team Sky to win last year’s Tour, and by Bradley Wiggins to take gold at the Olympics. And it's available to buy, assuming £4000 seems like a fair price for the framset alone. It does weigh less than a kilo, if that helps swing it.
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
The Cav's Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic gears are the most state of the art kit you’ll find attached to a bike. Thanks to button shifting will not only ensure your gears change first time, every time, but you can also have satellite shifters so you don’t have to move position to change gear. Yours for £850.
The Kask Mojito is the official Tour de France 2013 helmet adopted by Team Sky. Yours for £120, it’s Italian designed and made with 26 large air vents, a reinforced frame and removable, washable pads. Handy for the sweatier rider.
Mavic Cosmic CXR80
mavic cosmic cxr80
Yes tyres are boring but Mavic Cosmic CXR80 tubular wheels are special. Not only are they used by team Garmin-Sharp, Liquigas-Cannondale, and Katusha but they feature textured tread on the sides. This adds grip and creates a more slippery boundary layer for air to pass over easily. And it'd want to for £1800 a pair.
Okay, so you won't see anyone on Le Tour using these Crono shoes from Bont. That’s because they’re banned for being too quick. These offer pure aerodynamics with not so much as a stitch to interrupt the smooth flow of the design from front to back. They’re made with time-trialing in mind. The cost of those precious seconds? A hefty £435.