Just in time for the run-up to the year’s biggest races, Team Ineos (formerly Team Sky) will now be aboard a brand new Pinarello Dogma F12. From the design brain trust in Treviso, Italy, Fausto Pinarello and his team of engineers have come up with new and improved carbon weaponry for Chris Froome and teammates to claim yet another Tour de France victory.
Here’s what the release had to say….
“Pinarello has been the main technical partner of Team Sky since its foundation in 2009. This partnership has seen the development of 12 different road bikes and 3 time trial bikes that have been successfully used by the team to win races across the world.
While creating the Dogma F12 we decided to develop two different projects together; a version with disc brakes, the Dogma F12 Disk, and one with traditional brakes, the Dogma F12. This way we were able to apply common improvements, but at the same time study specific and dedicated technical solutions for each model. One of the main targets of the new Dogma F12 was to maintain the “all-around” characteristic, which means a stiff and light bike with excellent aerodynamic balance; a combination allowing the unique “Pinarello feeling”, synonymous for agility and precision through every corner. The Dogma F12 is the result of the perfect tool to enhance the rider performance for every route.
“The Dogma F12 frame and fork have many refinements that have been developed in order to provide an aerodynamic advantage. The results are a drag reduction of 7.3% and a savings of 8 watts at 40km/h compared to the Dogma F10.
“To enhance the F12’s responsiveness and the power transmission, the chainstay cross sections have been completely redesigned to increase stiffness without adding weight. The new cross section in combination with the Torayca 1100 1K, the best carbon available, ensure an improvement in lateral stiffness by 10% .
“The biggest improvement on the Dogma F12 is the complete cable routing integration. The PinaLab developed a specific handlebar and headset design that enables the correct cable functionality and allows integration of all possible brake & gear combinations (disc or rim; mechanical or electronic).
The new integrated handlebar, the Most Talon Ultra, is 10.3% lighter, 8.6% stiffer and is 5% more efficient through drag compared to the Most Talon Aero.”
Geometries: • 13 frame sizes for both model versions (Rim and Disk) • Head tube stack reduced by 5mm for sizes 530 and up to meet the needs of the more sportive riders • 16 integrated handlebar sizes.
SPECS: DOGMA F12 DISC
Carbon Torayca T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nanoalloy Technology Asymmetric Frame Fork ONDA F12 with ForkFlap™ TiCR™ Total Internal Cable Routing E-Link™ Drop in Bearing System 1” 1/2 – 1”1/2 Italian thread BB Seatclamp TwinForce 3XAir™ two positions available for the second bottle FlatBack Profile UCI Approved RAD SYSTEM Disk brake Front Axle 100x12mm Shimano Rear Axle 142x12mm Shimano Disc Flat Mount max 160mm Max Tire 700x28mm Weight: 840g; raw frame.
“Since May 2014, the year of introducing the Dogma F8, all Pinarello models identified by the initial “F” are recognized as the most famous and winning bikes in the world. Team Sky, riding the F8, won more than 90 races in 3 years and with the F10 has won 4 out of 6 Grand Tours in just 2 seasons. Everyone can still remember Chris Froome winning the Tour, Vuelta, and Giro all in a row between the 2017 and 2018 season.”
SPECS: DOGMA F12 OLD SCHOOL
Carbon Torayca T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nanoalloy Technology Asymmetric Frame Fork ONDA F12 with ForkFlap™ TiCR™ All Internal Cable Routing E-Link™ Drop in Bearing System 1” 1/2 – 1”1/2 Italian thread BB Seatclamp TwinForce 3XAir™ two positions available for the second bottle FlatBack Profile Direct Mount Brake system UCI Approved Max Tire 700x28mm Weight: 820g; raw frame.