Team Sky have dominated the pro cycling scene for quite some time, with British dynamos Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome leading the charge. From the start, Pinarello have offered up their Dogma, a superior racing platform built for the most discerning of riders. With more riders looking for greater comfort without sacrificing performance and fit, Pinarello have responded with the Pinarello Dogma K10 frameset, a bike that combines endurance sensibility with legendary racing pedigree.
Like the Dogma F10, the Pinarello Dogma K10 frameset starts life with Toray T1100 1K Dream carbon fiber. By boasting one of the highest tensile strengths of any carbon fiber available, Pinarello managed to cut weight and increase stiffness in the bottom bracket area. Further, the K10 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 emphasizes stiffness where necessary. Flex Stays for the seat and chainstays to keep road chatter and vibration at bay, while utilizing a FlatBack profile for increased aerodynamics. The seat tube uses an asymmetric design as well, that keeps the frame stiff when pedaling, but light and compliant where necessary. The K10 shares the same Onda fork design as the F10, here tuned for greater compliance. It features fork flaps to redirect air where it is most aero. Step by step, Pinarello have managed to dial up stiffness and cut weight over the last Dogma K8 frameset.
The beauty of the Pinarello Dogma K10 frameset comes in how instantly recognizable it’s lineage is. The frameset picks up speed like few other bikes, and it’s stiffness out of the saddle ties it directly to its Tour-winning sibling. The K10 features a shorter reach and taller stack than the exceptionally racy F10, thus better positioning the rider for long days in the saddle. Tire clearance is increased to fit a 28c tire to provide better grip on descents, while taking the edge off of choppy pavement. Pinarello also saw fit to slightly increase its wheelbase over the F10, thus making the bike more predictable and less twitchy. The oft-praised Dogma ride quality remains, however, leaving a more user-friendly experience that won’t beat riders up as much at the end of a long ride.
The Pinarello Dogma K10 features all of the same frame integration as it’s Dogma siblings. This includes E-Link integration, allowing for a Shimano Di2 junction box to be neatly tucked into the downtube. They also use their aero seatpost and stem for superior aerodynamics. Make no mistake, the Dogma K10 is just as ready to tackle the local criterium as it is ready for an all-day adventure. It is available in 10 sizes (44-59.5cm), in Team Sky and 703 Black/Black colorways, as well as Pinarello’s MyWay custom color program.
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