With its latest design, Pinarello eyes a future where any cyclist can have a 3D-printed bicycle that’s tailor-made for their body type.
From computer simulations to advanced 3D printing to the study of humpback whales — the newest bike from Pinarello takes inspiration from many sources.
The Italian bike company announced today what it calls “the first high-performance 3D-printed bike ever built.”
It made the Bolide F HR 3D specifically for Filippo Ganna, leveraging the greater flexibility of 3D printing to produce custom-made parts to fit his body better. Pinarello hopes this greater personalization will help Ganna set a new UCI Hour Record.
“3D printing allowed us to introduce new shapes and features that are impossible to replicate with existing carbon fiber techniques,” the company said in a press release. “With this new method, we have created a unique aerodynamic…