2013 Pinarello Dogma XC 29er Mountain Bike Photo’d & Weighed
The downtube and chainstays are massive, and the frame makes full use of their asymmetric thinking. The seatstays are considerably thick, too, especially compared to the current crop of tapeworm-flat stays designed to add compliance to a frame. Frame is hi-mod 60T Toray 1K woven carbon that incorporates their NanoAlloy materials to strengthen the frame and keep it intact upon impact.
Unique features include the Fork Stopper, which lets them get the geometry and handling the way they wanted…as opposed to running it at a steeper angle then flattening out to connect to the top tube.
The large downtube is flattened on the bottom to improve rigidity. Combined with the ability for the downtube to meet the head tube lower (thanks to the Fork Stopper), the design keeps the bike very laterally stiff. Note the slightly recessed headset on the top.
Seat clamp is another stand out. It’s designed to stop vibrations from the rear wheel from continuing through the frame. Flatter sections at the top flex slightly to minimize impact forces reaching the rider.
The Dogma XC is asymmetric all over the rear end.
The seat tube flares out to the full width of the BB on the non-drive side. Front derailleur is direct mount low.
Weight with SRAM XX build, Formula rotors, Crank Brothers cockpit and Fizik saddle, XTR pedals and a water bottle cage is 21lb 15oz (about 9.93kg).