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PEZ First Trip: Pinarello Dogma X

PEZ First Trip: Pinarello Dogma X


Pinarello is a marque that wants no introduction. And the varied incarnations of their Dogma F is the stuff of legend. With Sky, Chris Froome received  the Tour de France thrice plus a Giro and Vuelta on the Dogma F. Egan Bernal adopted as much as win the TdF with Ineos. Plus there’s Michael Kwiatkowski successful Milan-SanRemo (Sky) and Dyan Van Baarle successful Paris-Roubaix (Ineos). And don’t overlook Mark Cavendish successful on the Champs Eylsee on a Dogma F (with Sky and carrying the World Champion rainbow jersey).

Dogma F

Dogma X

However Pinarello is breaking the mould with the brand new Dogma X. It’s not a full-on race bike, however has the pedigree and DNA. It’s not a conventional endurance bike that may generally be missing within the efficiency division. And it’s not a gravel bike however greater than able to using off-road.

PEZ was a part of the gaggle of motorcycle media invited to Treviso to preview and launch the brand new Dogma X (in addition to the up to date X Sequence vary).

In the event you’re questioning what a gaggle of motorcycle media seems to be like

Dogma X

The Dogma F lineage is unmistakable

Right here’s what Pinarello has to say concerning the new Dogma X:

  • The DOGMA X is impressed by riders who take pleasure in lengthy days within the saddle. This distinctive machine has been crafted to characteristic new, pioneering X-STAYS know-how and unprecedented tire clearance, and its distinctive ENDURANCE geometry and technical design strikes the proper steadiness of efficiency and journey consolation, reshaping how we take into consideration endurance and pace.
  • The DOGMA X leverages trendy carbon know-how and gives beneficiant 35mm tire clearance to supply a totally new expertise.
  • The state-of-the-art X-STAYS soak up vibrations with out sacrificing body weight or BB stiffness.
  • The X-STAYS are based mostly on fastidiously chosen carbon fiber layup patterns and a diminished diameter within the curved prime stays. This dampens vibrations while growing lateral stiffness to compensate for the elongation of the chain stays.
  • By doubling the attachment factors, the highest stays disperse forces on two factors of the seat tube to additional cut back vibration switch to the bike owner’s again.
  • When paired with a beneficiant 35mm tire clearance and trendy endurance wheels, the Dogma X supplies consolation while nonetheless guaranteeing low weight and excessive speeds.

NOTE: The entire above appears like an awesome recipe for a motorcycle to race the Hell of the North aka Paris-Roubaix, however Pinarello made it clear that the Dogma X is NOT a motorcycle Workforce Ineos can be using.

X marks the spot

Specs and Pricing

Despite the fact that Pinarello payments the Dogma X as having endurance geometry, that’s actually a misnomer IMHO. In the event you examine the Dogma X to the Dogma F and the Endurance Sequence (which has extra conventional endurance geometry), it sits nearly within the center between the 2.

Dogma X (yellow arrow) geometry is much less aggressive than Dogma F (purple line) however extra aggressive then X Sequence

Name it a much less aggressive race place or a extra aggressive endurance place. In some methods, Pinarello has created a brand new class.

Listed here are the specs for the 11 completely different sizes provided.


The Dogma X can be out there in 4 completely different colorways and both Shimano Di2 or Campagnolo Tremendous Document Wi-fi builds — in addition to a naked frameset. Simply bear in mind it’s a Pinarello and be ready for premium pricing.

Mannequin Colour Spec Wheels Cockpit Pricing (MSRP)
Dogma X Xolar Black Shimano DA Di2 PM Princeton Carbonworks Grit 5440 Talon Extremely Mild $15,500
Dogma X Xolar Solar Shimano DA Di2 PM Princeton Carbonworks Grit 5440 Talon Extremely Mild $15,500
Dogma X Xolar Blue Shimano DA Di2 PM Princeton Carbonworks Grit 5440 Talon Extremely Mild $15,500
Dogma X Xolar Inexperienced Shimano DA Di2 PM Princeton Carbonworks Grit 5440 Talon Extremely Mild $15,500
Dogma X Xolar Black Campagnolo SR WRL Bora WTO 45 Talon Extremely Mild $16,000
Dogma X Xolar Black Frameset $6,950
Dogma X Xolar Solar Frameset $6,950
Dogma X Xolar Blue Frameset $6,950
Dogma X Xolar Inexperienced Frameset $6,950


If that’s a bit wealthy in your tastes, the X Sequence (no X-STAYS and a shorter, extra upright geometry) is a bit more pockets pleasant.

Mannequin Colour Spec Wheels Cockpit Pricing (MSRP)
X9 Xpeed Gold Shimano DA Di2 Shimano C50 Talon Extremely Mild $11,800
X7 Xpeed Pink Shimano Ultegra Di2 Most Carbon Ultrafast Talon Extremely Mild $8,800
X7 Xpeed Blue Shimano Ultegra Di2 Most Carbon Ultrafast Talon Extremely Mild $8,800
X5 Xolor Black Shimano 105 Di2 Fulcrum Racing 800 Alloy two piece $6,000
X5 Xolor White Shimano 105 Di2 Fulcrum Racing 800 Alloy two piece $6,000

Princeton Carbonworks wheels are to lust for

PEZ’s Take

I’ll begin by saying that IMHO the Dogma X is a phenomenal bike — particularly in what Pinarello calls the Xolar Solar colorway. The Xolar Blue is my second favourite. At a distance at first look, you’ll assume the Dogma is a race bike (in case you don’t instantly discover the ever so barely taller head tube for the body dimension and the truth that each the entrance finish and again finish aren’t fairly as “tight” as what you discover with a race bike). Solely while you rise up shut can you actually start to discern that it’s one thing else. I’ll let photos do as a lot of the speaking as potential.

Magnificence is within the eye of the beholder, however in case you don’t assume this can be a stunning bike you would possibly have to have your eyes checked

Distinctive Pinarello prime tube

The Dogma X is just not a function constructed aero bike, however the bike remains to be a lot aero. Pinarello nonetheless needs to you to have the ability to go quick on the Dogma X.

Hourglass headtube is all #aero enterprise

One-piece MOST Talon Extremely Mild stem/bar is extra #aero enterprise — as is the slender seat submit

#aero from the aft view too

Distinctive Onda fork

Tube shapes that wouldn’t be misplaced on a race bike

Though not full-on race, the entrance finish of the Dogma X is clearly extra efficiency oriented. The again finish, nonetheless, is extra slender/svelte and aimed extra at consolation.

Barely longer chainstays that may accommodate as much as 35 mm vast tires

The left (non-drive) chainstay is curved upwards — a design characteristic discovered on many CX bikes

The seat stays are additionally gently curved (and noticeably slender). The entire thought is to create extra compliance/consolation.

The double-juncture seat stays appear to be dropped seat stays, however actually aren’t. They really meet the body on the juncture of the seat tube and prime tube. The secondary level of contact decrease down the seat tube is meant to dissipate vibration by creating an alternate pathway to soak up shock.

The distinctive X could be a brake bridge on an old style rim brake bike. If nothing else, the X-STAYS are a murals.

PEZ First Trip

Pinarello hosted us for check rides on the Dogma X the day earlier than it was formally launched (September 22). They put collectively a 10-mile loop from the Borguluce Vineyard (the place we had lunch beforehand) that gave everybody the choice of using one, two, or three laps.

A number of bikes … one with my title

Observe the climbing nearly instantly (in accordance with Strava, the il mitico “collalto” – Alle De Pieri section is a  2.45 mile Cat 4 climb) and the virtually 2-mile lengthy gravel part

Fausto Pinarello main us out

Fare attenzione! When using with a bunch of completed riders (a lot of them former elite degree riders of their respective nations and a minimum of one former U23/Continental Professional rider) who’re youthful than you (as in most of them lower than half my age), believing you’ll have the ability to stick with them on the climb is a Quixotic quest. Nonetheless, I attempted. I used to be capable of cling on for possibly half the climb (if that). After that, it turned an train in survival/restoration.

The results of having to resist the truth of my superior years is that I ended up using in what I dubbed the “senior residents grupetto.” And the 4 of us included none apart from Fausto Pinarello!


It doesn’t get a lot better than using a Pinarello in Italy with Fausto Pinarello

PEZ First Impression

I’d by no means ridden an endurance bike so I wasn’t fairly positive how I’d match on a motorcycle designed with shorter attain and better stack. Placing on an extended stem was out of the query with the one-piece MOST Talon Extremely Mild stem/bar. However I used to be capable of get the stem decrease by having the mechanics take away as many spacers as potential. So not fully dialed-in, however because the saying goes “shut sufficient for presidency work.”

My steed

NOTE: I requested for and obtained a dimension 50 cm body with out realizing the precise geometry of the bike, however realizing that may be the fitting dimension for a Dogma F. Now that I’ve really ridden the Dogma X, I might really go together with a smaller dimension 46.5 cm body, slam the stem, and placed on the longest stem/bar combo with a 40 cm vast bar. Even, then, I’d nonetheless be shorter and taller than a race place.

Positively a shorter stem than regular for me and I couldn’t get all of it the best way slammed as a result of the mechanics ran out of prime cap spacers

I believe it’s honest to say that none of us actually knew what to anticipate earlier than using the Dogma X. I additionally assume it’s honest to say that just about everybody got here away “stunned” and “impressed.”

Firstly, the Dogma X is a quick bike. Possibly not as quick as a Dogma F, however greater than quick sufficient for mere mortals. If in case you have the legs, the Dogma X can greater than maintain its personal in your native store/membership journey. I had no points translating pedal strokes into ahead momentum with no backside bracket flex.

Possibly not the widest of backside brackets, however nonetheless a lot beefy to place energy down

However what makes the Dogma X completely different is that (in comparison with a full-on race bike) it’s comfortably quick. A part of that’s right down to geometry (barely taller and barely shorter). Half is because of how the again finish of the bike has been designed a bit longer than what you’ll discover in a typical race bike and extra with compliance in thoughts. And a part of it’s with the ability to run wider tires at decrease pressures. A trifecta of types.


But it’s not consolation that comes on the expense of dealing with. By design, conventional endurance bikes have slower dealing with than race bikes so I used to be anticipating that. However the Dogma X wasn’t that. The headtube angle on the Dogma X isn’t fairly as steep as a Dogma F,  however with the Onda fork, the dealing with was something however gradual. “Sharp” and “exact” are two phrases that come to thoughts. “Steady” is one other one.

I do know 20-some odd miles is just not loads to guage a motorcycle, however two issues that stood out to me using the Dogma X:

  • I don’t journey loads of gravel, however the Dogma X on the gravel part was confidence inspiring to journey at pace. The bike simply “floats.” I hit a pothole the second time round.  Sufficient to eject a water bottle (for a nanosecond I thought of stopping to retrieve it).  Each the back and front absorbed the hit with aplomb.  I might really feel it however it wasn’t a “onerous” jolt. No drama in anyway. Didn’t throw my fingers off the bars.  No lack of management.  I might maintain my line and simply hold pedaling.  It’s additionally price noting that it didn’t throw the chain.
  • I might rail down the descents on the Dogma X. Particularly via quick, flowing curves, it simply wished to the maintain line I put it on. However the place I used to be significantly impressed was on a few blind hairpin turns (on typical barely two automobile vast Italian roads). I used to be capable of carry loads of pace and brake late going into the flip to wash off pace. As soon as I used to be deep sufficient into the flip and will see via the hairpin, I used to be capable of lean the bike into the flip, let go of the brakes, and simply let it roll via the apex and exit at pace.

Lastly, I skilled one “quirk” with the Dogma X:

  • Once I obtained out of the saddle and stood to climb, the again finish felt a bit “unfastened.” I’m unsure whether or not this was as a result of I used to be nonetheless a bit an excessive amount of “upright” with my place and my leverage factors had been completely different inflicting me to be barely out of “steadiness.” Or if it’s inherent within the design of the again finish that’s designed extra for consolation/compliance and isn’t fairly as tight (and responsive) as a race bike.


PEZ Preliminary Verdict

Twenty-something miles is just not sufficient render a remaining verdict, so I’m hoping I’ll get extra time using a Dogma X to see if my preliminary impressions maintain up. At a minimal, I’d wish to see if a smaller body with an extended/decrease stem/bar (which might nonetheless be greater/shorter than my regular place) makes a distinction with out of the saddle climbing.

However given the smile on my face after my first 20 miles on the Dogma X, it’s onerous to think about being something lower than a contented camper given the chance to journey extra miles.

Extra information at: https://pinarello.com

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