Beautiful Bicycle - A Dreamy Orange Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on June 21, 2021

Orange isn't for everyone. The Pinarello Dogma will always polarize due to its unyielding dedication to the pursuit of speed. And Campagnolo Super Record? Well, that really isn't for everyone. But this bike - an amalgamation of Italian excellence - is just the right choice for its rider. We couldn't be happier with the result.

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk Campagnolo Super Record 12

Dogma: Infallible and Unyielding

We've had a long history with Pinarello, and even all the way back to the Dogma made of magnesium rather than carbon. For most of it, the Dogma has been the pinnacle of Pinarello engineering, design, and technology. It has also become one of, if not the, winningest road bike in history, seeing World Tour wins under Team Sky and now Ineos.

At the same time, we've watched as the Dogma has become better with each passing generation. The formula is simple: race-ready handling, lightning-quick acceleration, and a surprising bit of comfort. The latest Dogma F12 is a continual refinement to their formula, but has seen steps forward in aero efficiency and increased ride smoothness.

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk Campagnolo Super Record 12 custom build

So why is the Dogma so polarizing? People have always been able to point to something lighter, something stiffer, something with a bit more flash. But there is no substitute for a Pinarello, as this rider would agree.

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk chainstay detail custom build

Details

This build pulls out all the stops. Campagnolo Super Record EPS is almost jewel-like in its finish, particularly when one considers the carbon finish on the crank and brake lever blades. This makes Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 wheels a logical pairing, one of the fastest and smoothest wheels we've ever had in the shop. It manages a similar carbon finish to the rest of the Campagnolo kit. We're surprised other companies haven't tried to match what they're doing.

The MOST Talon Ultra handlebars were designed specifically for the Dogma F12, flowing neatly into the headset and spacers, but they also provide aero benefits due to its hidden cabling. The Fizik Arione saddle is a go-to for fast road bikes like this, just like the Schwalbe Pro One tires set up tubeless.

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk chainstay orange dream custom build

As you'd expect, all the stops have been pulled on this build with no compromises. It is truly a beautiful bicycle, regardless of how polarizing it might be. See the spec sheet below, as well as the rest of the Pinarello Dogma Gallery.

Components Spec

Frameset
Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk (A568 Mars Orange - 53cm)
Groupset Campagnolo Super Record 12 EPS
Gearing 172.5mm crank, 50/34t chainrings, 11-32t cassette
Wheelset Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 (Bright Label)
Tires Schwalbe Pro One (700c x 28mm)
Handlebar
MOST Talon Ultra (44cm/120mm)
Handlebar Tape ENVE Bar Tape (White)
Saddle
Fizik Arione R1 (Large)
Pedals
Garmin Vector 3
Accessories Garmin Edge 830 computer, Arundel Mandible cages (3k weave, matte)

Have any questions about the Pinarello Dogma , or want to build a Pinarello road bike for yourself? Contact us during business hours or any time to info@contenderbicycles.com.

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk chainstay detail custom build

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk chainstay detail custom build fork detail

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk chainstay detail custom build campagnolo bora 45 wheels

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk MOST Talon Ultra handlebar custom build

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk chainstay detail custom build

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk chainstay detail custom build

Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk chainstay detail custom build

Words by Alvin Holbrook. Photos by Berin Klawiter.


5 comments

  • Tim,
    I sent you a message with the pricing on the bike. But to break it down, the frameset is around $6500, the bars around $1000, and the rest brings the bike up to an upper-echelon price point.

    Alvin

    Alvin - Contender Bicycles on

  • beautiful! and my size How much?

    Tim Corrigan on

  • Agreed on both accounts. Thankfully, this size 53 is too big for me!

    Alvin - Contender Bicycles on

  • Stunning

    Justin on

  • Beautiful bike and just my setup! But 53 is too small (thankfully)

    Steven G Lea on

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