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...With the words 'glory through suffering' printed on the frame in Latin

Pinarello have produced some special Dogma bikes for Rapha Travel, the clothing company’s travel business, that will be available for their customers to ride during events such as the Le Grand Banc.

The frames are painted in a black finish with pink details, naturally, with one particular detail raising an eyebrow. They’ve included Rapha’s slogan, 'glory through suffering', at the top of the seatstays, but not in English – oh no! – in Latin: 'Ex Duris Gloria'.

The bikes, the same Dogmas as the ones Team Sky race, are fitted with Campagnolo Record groupsets and wheels and Fizik saddles, and they're fully maintained and serviced by Rapha Travel’s mechanic. As part of the retreat package you’ll even get a Garmin pre-programmed with the day’s route so all you have to worry about is pedalling the bike.

The retreats are group rides with guides and routes all planned, with full backup from experienced mechanics and soigneurs. This year they’re offering the Le Grand Banc which takes in the tranquil parts of rural Provence.

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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captain_slog [321 posts] 1 year ago
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We don't mind a bit of Latin round here.

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Some Fella [890 posts] 1 year ago
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For someone who has a sneering derision for a) people who ride Pinarellos and b) people who wear Rapha i have to say that that is a beautiful bicycle.

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MrGear [87 posts] 1 year ago
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Some Fella wrote:

For someone who has a sneering derision for a) people who ride Pinarellos and b) people who wear Rapha i have to say that that is a beautiful bicycle.

Great bikes, great clothes... what's not to like?

...Apart from the price.

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chorltonjon [36 posts] 1 year ago
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Da mihi osculum
Bella!

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movingtarget [144 posts] 1 year ago
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Some Fella wrote:

For someone who has a sneering derision for a) people who ride Pinarellos and b) people who wear Rapha i have to say that that is a beautiful bicycle.

That's a shame. As a Pinarello rider, I just have a sneering derision for people who are mean and act rude, not because of what they ride or wear.

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davecochrane [130 posts] 1 year ago
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If this was made available to buy, I'd be tempted to shift my road and tri bikes to fund it.

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ajmarshal1 [403 posts] 1 year ago
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Some Fella wrote:

For someone who has a sneering derision for a) people who ride Pinarellos and b) people who wear Rapha i have to say that that is a beautiful bicycle.

As a Rapha customer I feel genuinely sorry for you. It must be miserable spending your days worrying about other people.

Just ride your bike fella, you'll feel better. Well, until someone in Rapha on a Pinarello drops you on your favourite climb.

I think the Condor in that colour scheme is a nicer bike though. I just don't like Pinarellos.

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Argos74 [369 posts] 1 year ago
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Et moverem caput meum

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Some Fella [890 posts] 1 year ago
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Some people confirming my suspicions that Pinarello riders / Rapha wearers perhaps take themselves a bit too seriously and cant see when someone is being a bit ironic.

non teneas aurum totum quod splendet ut aurum

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Quince [382 posts] 1 year ago
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Out of all the really expensive things there are to do, having someone set up a really expensive bicycle for one's really expensive cycling holiday seems like a lovely choice.

Now people who only do really expensive things can also enjoy the simple pleasures of riding a bicycle too! Hooray for bicycles!

☆*・゜゚・*\(^O^)/*・゜゚・*☆

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mingsta [10 posts] 1 year ago
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ajmarshal1 wrote:
Some Fella wrote:

For someone who has a sneering derision for a) people who ride Pinarellos and b) people who wear Rapha i have to say that that is a beautiful bicycle.

As a Rapha customer I feel genuinely sorry for you. It must be miserable spending your days worrying about other people.

Just ride your bike fella, you'll feel better. Well, until someone in Rapha on a Pinarello drops you on your favourite climb.

I think the Condor in that colour scheme is a nicer bike though. I just don't like Pinarellos.

Okay don't cry, I think the first guy was being tongue in cheek.

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edd23 [47 posts] 1 year ago
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Stunning bike, want one  1

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Sudor [184 posts] 1 year ago
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somnia vendunt abundántibus

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Chuck [520 posts] 1 year ago
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Some Fella wrote:

Some people confirming my suspicions that Pinarello riders / Rapha wearers perhaps take themselves a bit too seriously and cant see when someone is being a bit ironic.

The Clarkson defence?

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Some Fella [890 posts] 1 year ago
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Ha ha - yes - busted!
He is my leader.

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alotronic [437 posts] 1 year ago
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ajmarshal1 wrote:
Some Fella wrote:

For someone who has a sneering derision for a) people who ride Pinarellos and b) people who wear Rapha i have to say that that is a beautiful bicycle.

As a Rapha customer I feel genuinely sorry for you. It must be miserable spending your days worrying about other people.

Just ride your bike fella, you'll feel better. Well, until someone in Rapha on a Pinarello drops you on your favourite climb.

Yeah, you blew the generous 'just ride' message with your own sneering-derision superiority there... and kinda missed that guy you were quoting was 'getting over himself' to offer a complement.

I rode 400k yesterday with 50ish guys and gals who ride everything from latest ti and carbon lovelies to old pieces of crap and everything in between. I suspect some of them even wore Rapha. Yes, the Audax crew. And why do I like them? No one would even think of passing judgement on anyones bike or kit because... it's a lot less important than the fact you're out riding your bike.

We are a small tribe who the rest of the world doesn't give a shit about. Do you really think the vast majority of people in cars think 'oh, he's cool because he's got an gaba top on or he's riding a cervelo'?? Nope they just think 'effing cyclist'.

So, lets try that again - Just ride your bike fella (and wave at everyone who is doing the same regardless of that they wear), you'll feel better.

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ajmarshal1 [403 posts] 1 year ago
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alotronic wrote:
ajmarshal1 wrote:
Some Fella wrote:

For someone who has a sneering derision for a) people who ride Pinarellos and b) people who wear Rapha i have to say that that is a beautiful bicycle.

As a Rapha customer I feel genuinely sorry for you. It must be miserable spending your days worrying about other people.

Just ride your bike fella, you'll feel better. Well, until someone in Rapha on a Pinarello drops you on your favourite climb.

Yeah, you blew the generous 'just ride' message with your own sneering-derision superiority there... and kinda missed that guy you were quoting was 'getting over himself' to offer a complement.

I rode 400k yesterday with 50ish guys and gals who ride everything from latest ti and carbon lovelies to old pieces of crap and everything in between. I suspect some of them even wore Rapha. Yes, the Audax crew. And why do I like them? No one would even think of passing judgement on anyones bike or kit because... it's a lot less important than the fact you're out riding your bike.

We are a small tribe who the rest of the world doesn't give a shit about. Do you really think the vast majority of people in cars think 'oh, he's cool because he's got an gaba top on or he's riding a cervelo'?? Nope they just think 'effing cyclist'.

So, lets try that again - Just ride your bike fella (and wave at everyone who is doing the same regardless of that they wear), you'll feel better.

Amazing. We have gone full circle and got nowhere. I'm sure 'Some Fella' was just issuing banter. My retort was in the same vein.

This forum seriously needs the stick pulled out of it's arse.

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davecochrane [130 posts] 1 year ago
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Hmmm you've got me off investigating that now...!!  4

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clayfit [68 posts] 1 year ago
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Just needs the stem slamming, and the sticky-up bit cutting off the steerer tube.

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Al__S [957 posts] 1 year ago
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the latin inscription makes it VERY easy to mock. Other than that it is rather pretty! But that inscription- oh my, the pretentiousness of it.

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Northernbike [229 posts] 1 year ago
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suffering is all well and good but I'd ask for a triple and some mudguards on that if I was going on a rapha holiday