From Treviso with love; the Pinarello Dogma F10 that will be used by Team Sky this year.
Having scored major commercial success with its Dogma 8, Pinarello has unveiled the new bike that will be used by Team Sky this year, the Dogma F10.
To the eye it doesn’t appear radically different to the machine that carried Chris Froome to Tour de France victory in Paris six months ago.
However, the Italian bike makers are claimed it is both lighter and stiffer than its predecessor.
Pinarello says it has taken lessons from the Bolide TT bike.
In its launch material today, the company says a new concave down tube results in over 15 per cent less drag.
And it says the new down tube design has also assisted in reducing drag around the bottle cages and seat tube, claiming a reduction in drag of 12 per cent around the bottle cages.
And it is claim the new ForkFlap reduce drag at that part of the bike by 10 per cent.
It all adds up to what the company claims is a 20 per cent overall drag reduction compared to the F8. That’s one minute over 75km, based on its calculations.
The bike also boasts a couple of other neat features including the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 control box now being hidden in an embedded box inside the down tube, rather than hanging below the stem.
And the bike also sees a change to direct mount brake callipers, rather than dual pivot. The F10 retains some of the features of the F8 including the bottom bracket being externally threaded.
The bike is the eighth bike Pinarello has supplied to Team Sky in seven years. The company says the frame weighs 820g (for a 53cm).
In Team Sky livery, but there are a total of eight colour schemes to choose from
With a Team Sky rider on board
The head tube
Down tube battery point
No mistaking that it’s the F10!