Undoubtedly, the winningest road bike of recent years has been the Dogma F8 by Pinarello. With the current Dogma taking the world’s fastest riders to almost countless Pro Tour podium visits, Pinarello has relentlessly tested and improved their premium model to meet and exceed the demands of such riders as Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins. Each iteration of the Dogma racing bike has taken the approach of applying asymmetry and aerodynamics to the latest carbon fiber construction techniques. For 2017 we see an all new Pinarello, the Dogma F10, bred from the same stock but enriched with the latest in technological advancements that are only available by working hands-on with the most talented engineers and the world’s fastest teams.
Pinarello is ringing in 2017 with the release of their latest road racing weapon the Dogma F10. Following in the footsteps of the now legendary Dogma F8 won’t be easy, but Pinarello is proving that they have plenty of sharp ideas to implant into their newest creation. At Pinarello there is always an emphasis on aerodynamics and asymmetry throughout the frame, and neither of these are allowed to diminish the top-end bike’s exceptional ride quality. The F10 sees the evolution of the tried-and-true Think Asymetric design philosophy – utilizing larger tubes on the frame’s drive side – with a frame design that subtly transfers power and responsiveness without harshness or discomfort to the rider. With lessons learned from the speciality Bolide Hour Record and TT bikes the F10 gets a dose of next-level aerodynamics with no portion of the frame overlooked in the design process. Noticeable advancements are found from tip-to-tail starting at the front fork. Pinarello dubs the unique dropout shape Fork Flap and transfers their use to the F10 to reduce drag at the bike’s leading end. Onto the frame’s downtube we find a concave top-section that allows air to flow more smoothly around the downtube, over the water-bottles and past the seat-tube, in turn reducing drag in this crucial area by over 12%. The seat-tube itself is purposefully off-center and features a pronounced conical shape in comparison to the F8. This asymmetry and idealized shape build a stiffer structure while removing material and weight form the frame. With each step Pinarello has been able to increase stiffness by 7% and dial down the weight by over 6%, which is impressive considering its predecessor is already one of the most capable race bikes of all time.
Not known to ignore even the smallest details Pinarello has looked to the future to give the Dogma F10 seamless adaptability to any and all mechanical or electronic shifting systems. Internal cable routing is as much a boon to aesthetics as it is to aerodynamics and Pinarello keeps the bike looking clean with integrated guides for sleek performance. Riders opting for use of the new Dura Ace Di2 gruppo are rewarded with ease of access to the interior downtube, called E-Link, for ease of set-up and maintenance. To keep the custom Pinarello seatpost in place is their Twin Force Clamp technology that utilizes two smaller, low-torque screws that reduce risk of over-tightening the all-carbon parts. After much success with the proprietary Toray T1100 carbon, used in the F8, Pinarello has chosen to use this lightweight, resilient and strong material to build the F10. In doing so they have developed the all-new Dogma F10 with intensified responsiveness, focused power transfer, and a superior ride quality that is as perceptible on the first pedal stroke as it is on the last.