First Look: Pinarello Paris – So Much Italian Style For So Little Spend

The trickle-down from Treviso arrives for the entry-level rider

Even if you weren’t a regular cyclist you’d be hard-pressed to not be familiar with the Pinarello bike brand as it has captured more Tour de France victories than any other modern bike brand. Founded in Treviso, Italy in 1952, Pinarello has cut a wide swathe through the sport’s history by producing not only the winningest bikes, but also some of the most stylish. And it’s in that vein that Pinarelllo is rolling out their new low-priced Paris.

Thanks to the Sky – and later Eneos teams, Pinarello’s annual colors in July have been yellow for years.

We just got our test bike that rolled on 28mm Vittoria Zaffiro tire mounted on Fulcrum wheels it hit the scales at 19.15 pounds with a 100.5cm wheelbase.  The Paris bikes are disc-specific  and run on a Shimano 105 drivetrain.  Best of all, the entry-Level Paris will sell for $2950. Look for a first ride report soon.

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“The tire clearances areas allows the brand new Pinarello Paris to mount tires up to 30 mm, without sacrificing stiffness and power transfer capacity. The choice of a slightly longer chain stays, compared with a road racing bike.”

 

“The basis behind the Pinarello Paris project is the will to create a versatile and comfortable
bike, that still maintains the famous Pinarello ride feeling. We have achieved this goal partly with an experienced choice of the tubes’ sections and profiles. And partly by introducing a new set of bike geometries, that ensure a comfortable and rational distribution of reach and stack values, between smaller and bigger sizes.”

 

like all Pinarello frames since the famous Dogma 60.1, this frame is also characterized by an evident asymmetry. The well-known Pinarello Asymmetric design establishes that the right side of the frame must be larger than the left side, to better counteract the asymmetric forces that come from the combined action of rider and chain, providing a stiffer and more balanced bike and allows more freedom to aerodynamically optimize the tube shape.

 

Along with the signature asymmetrical frame design, he hourglass headtube is just one part of the shape story of the Paris. The bike is outfitted with a Pinarello’s house-brand Most components.

 

“The connection between the fork’s head and the Down Tube is delicate area in regards of aerodynamic turbulences. Obtaining a “clean” and stable air flow around this zone allows improvement of the overall aero performances. This is why we spent time designing a connection between the fork’s head and Down Tube that is more intergraded.

 

PINARELLO PARIS TECH SPECS
Carbon T600 UD
Asymmetric frame
Italian thread BB
Drop In bearing system with tapered headset (1” 1/8 up; 1” ½ down)
Think 2, to fit electronical or mechanical groupsets on the same frame
Internal cable routing
FSC Frontal seat clamp, integrated and aerodynamic
Flatback profiles
Fork ONDA with Fork Flap
E-link  system
30 mm tires fitting
RAD SYSTEM Disc brake
Front Axle 100x12mm Shimano
Rear Axle 142x12mm Shimano
Disc Flat Mount max 160mm
Max Tire 700x30mm
Price: $2,950
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