After a several year hiatus, Pinarello is resurrecting the Dogma name with a totally new for 2010 racing road bike: the Pinarello Dogma 60.1. Ã‚Â It takes the award-winning, highly regarded Prince frame and creates a new top-of-the-line road bike with some very interesting features.
Technical specs in a moment, we just can’t wait to say that it comes in a whopping 12 color schemes, all of which are dead sexy (“Black on Black” shown above, pictures of the other 11 colors after the break).
Now, about those specs…the frame uses asymetrical stays and differing features on each side of the bike. Ã‚Â Pinarello calls it “the beginning of a new generation of frames that will revolutionize the concept of racing bicycles.” Ã‚Â They claim it’s the first completely asymetric racing frame, with the right and left side having different shapes and sections.
Starting with the Prince’s frame, Pinarello used the proven shapes and geometry, then added a lot of new technology:
- Asymetrical frame design
- EPS Wrinkle Free System construction
- Exclusive 60HM1K carbon by Torayca
- Nanoalloy to prevent sudden breakage
- Diamond Finish exterior treatment
- 11 frame sizes
- Totally customizeable builds
These are all explained after the break with glorious, glorious photos (insert Homer Simpson aaaaaaaauuuuggghhhh here)…
BIKE SPECS OVERVIEW:
- Material: 60HM1K Carbon
- Fork: Onda 60HM1K Carbon 1-1/8″ to 1-1/4″ integrated system
- Rear Stays: Onda FP
- Frame Weight: ~900g Ã‚Â (size 54) Ã‚Â (NOTE: we’ve seen claims from 860g to 950g so far)
- Bottom Bracket: Most Croxover
- Sizes (regular top tube): 50 / 51.5 / 53 / 54 / 55 / 56 / 57.5 / 59.5
- Sizes (sloping top tube): 42 / 44 / 46.5
- Pricing…scroll to the bottom, you’ve gotta earn it.
Asymetrical Frame Design – Pinarello says lab testing shows a difference of 1 – 2 mm frame distortion from one side to the other during sprinting, showing that the load on the pedals combines with the torque of the chain pulling on the frame differently on the drive side versus non-drive side. Ã‚Â Their solutions to this were:
- Reinforced lower left section of top-tube to counter pulling forces on the handlebar.
- The right fork leg is noticeably larger and more angular in shape.
- The right seatstay is larger and stronger than the left.
- The right chainstay is thinner at the front, while the left chainstay is reinforced on the front and gets thinner toward the rear. Ã‚Â They say this is a typical breaking point of many frames.
60.1 HM1K Toray Carbon w/ Nano Alloy – Pinarello claims this particular carbon has a 59% better impact strength than standard carbon. Ã‚Â 60HM means a rigidity of 60 tons/cmÃ‚Â² and the 1K means 1,000 fibers per yarn. (Calfee has a great short lesson on Carbon Fiber here) Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Typically, the higher the HM number, the more brittle the carbon, which in theory would make the frame lighter but also more susceptible to impact fractures and breaking. Ã‚Â To prevent this from becoming an issue, the Toray Nano Alloy is a nanoscale elastomer that’s embedded between the carbon fibers that cushions impacts and prevents cracks from spreading. Ã‚Â So, the new Dogma is 23% more impact resistant than the Prince, and anywhere from 40g to 90g lighter per frame. Ã‚Â Pinarello has an exclusive use rights agreement for this carbon from Toray for cycling applications.
EPS Wrinkle Free Construction – Basically, the frame is laid up and laminated around an Expanded Polystyrene foam mold, which Pinarello claims allows them to have a more consistent frame thickness and it prevents micro-tears in the carbon that can occur in the more intricate sections of the mold during traditional manufacturing.
Diamond Finish – Fancy name for sparkly finish that accentuate’s their great color options. Ã‚Â Besides the paint, the frame uses heavily shaped tubes, internal cable routing and a “duckbill” aero head tube that add up to a striking appearance.
BRING ON THE COLORS:
Click on the image to see them at 900 pixels wide. Ã‚Â Trust us, it’s worth it.
White / Silver
White / Red
White / Blue
Black / Red
If you have to ask…
$5,500 for Frameset (frame, fork, headset and seatpost).
For the U.S. market, Gita Bike’s first shipment should be here August 15 with a limited edition Shimano Di2-equipped model that will cost…wait for it…$15,500. Ã‚Â It’ll have full Shimano Dura-Ace / Di2 build, including wheels, with Pinarello’s MOST Talon bar/stem combo, seatpost and seat. Ã‚Â Time to raid your kid’s piggy bank…
The Di2 build will be followed by (or potentially introduced simultaneously with) a Campagnolo Super Record bike. Ã‚Â Pricing on that one is TBD as they’re still determining which wheels will be spec’d on it.