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Pinarello Unveils the New Dogma F10

by Gaelen Merritt

January 10, 2017 (Trevisio, Italy) – Cicli Pinarello SpA, founded in 1952 by Giovanni (Nani) Pinarello, has unveiled the new flagship Dogma F10 with notable improvements over its award-winning F8 that has piloted Team Sky to more than 90 victories. With input from riders like Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins the F10 boasts increased stiffness, improved aerodynamics and lower weight.

Dogma F10  ©  Pinarello
To improve aerodynamics, a focus was also placed on reducing the overall drag of the entire system of “bike + rider”. The company’s huge amount of data derived from the development of Bolide HR and Bolide TT was used to improve aero performances of Dogma F10. Extensive computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations were conducted to demonstrate the aerodynamic superiority of a concave downtube, which shields the water bottle and enhances laminar air flow, improving frame drag a whopping 12.6% compared to the F8.

An interesting additional improvement that utilized Bolide data again is the new F10 fork that is designed to accommodate the presence of the quick release skewer, a so-called “fork flap”, to maintain maximum aerodynamic efficiency resulting fork drag reduction of up to 10%.

Fork Flap  ©  Pinarello

To increase stiffness, Pinarello has doubled down on its asymmetry concept. Increased tubing thickness on the drive side of the bike (chainset, chain and gears) has demonstrated though extensive computer and road testing to vastly improve lateral stiffness and address forces on that side especially during sprinting or climbing. The F10 boasts a slightly shifted downtube towards the drive side compared to the F8. This, combined with a unique carbon lay-up structure, that seeks to optimize local stresses with the carbon fibre itself, has resulted in a frameset more than 7% stiffer than the F8.

Dogma F10 Frame  ©  Pinarello

Along with these improvements in stiffness the F10 frameset weighs only 820 grams – a further 6.3% reduction over the F8. The main material used on the Dogma F10, is Torayca T1100 1K, claimed to ensure the highest tensile strength in the world and with improved asymmetry, Pinarello was able to use less material and achieve the lower weight.

The geometry on the Dogma F10 has been maintained the same as on the F8, which was judged by riders to be very precise and responsive even with the increased stiffness of the head tube and fork.

Other improvements focus on the integration of all parts to deliver optimal performance. E-Link ensures the junction of new Shimano DuraAce Di2 (EW-RS910) is integrated into the down tube, and easily accessible for adjustment and recharge. Along with internal cable routing for a better aerodynamics and aesthetics, Think2 technology means the frame is compatible both for mechanical or electronic group-sets.

E-Link  ©  Pinarello
The Dogma F10 is UCI approved and an all-around race machine that will soon debut with Team Sky later this month. The team’s partnership with Pinarello began in 2009 and will extend to 2020, and they hope to raise the bar even higher in pursuit of new victories.

According to the Canadian distributor, Uno Imports Inc., the F10 is shipping and will be arriving at dealers shortly; the MSRP will be announced soon as well.

Pinarello web site here.

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