Pinarello produce bespoke Rapha Travel bikes

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

by David Arthur   May 24, 2014  

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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.

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We don't mind a bit of Latin round here.

Noli porcum linguere

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posted by captain_slog [267 posts]
24th May 2014 - 18:10

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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.

posted by Some Fella [747 posts]
24th May 2014 - 19:22

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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.

posted by MrGear [85 posts]
24th May 2014 - 19:51

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Da mihi osculum
Bella!

posted by chorltonjon [34 posts]
24th May 2014 - 20:32

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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.

Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. ~James E. Starrs

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posted by movingtarget [134 posts]
24th May 2014 - 20:41

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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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posted by davecochrane [101 posts]
24th May 2014 - 21:11

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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.

posted by ajmarshal1 [271 posts]
24th May 2014 - 21:56

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Et moverem caput meum

posted by Argos74 [289 posts]
24th May 2014 - 23:43

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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

posted by Some Fella [747 posts]
25th May 2014 - 0:02

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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・*☆

posted by Quince [128 posts]
25th May 2014 - 0:35

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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.

posted by mingsta [11 posts]
25th May 2014 - 1:21

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Stunning bike, want one Smile

posted by edd23 [35 posts]
25th May 2014 - 7:07

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somnia vendunt abundántibus

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posted by Sudor [179 posts]
25th May 2014 - 8:59

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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?

posted by Chuck [368 posts]
25th May 2014 - 11:24

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Ha ha - yes - busted!
He is my leader.

posted by Some Fella [747 posts]
25th May 2014 - 11:53

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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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posted by alotronic [262 posts]
25th May 2014 - 21:39

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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.

posted by ajmarshal1 [271 posts]
25th May 2014 - 23:14

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Hmmm you've got me off investigating that now...!! Big Grin

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posted by davecochrane [101 posts]
25th May 2014 - 23:33

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Just needs the stem slamming, and the sticky-up bit cutting off the steerer tube.

posted by clayfit [24 posts]
26th May 2014 - 8:12

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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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26th May 2014 - 8:38

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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

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posted by Northernbike [127 posts]
26th May 2014 - 18:50

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