Pirelli cuts OEM deal with Pinarello

MILAN (BRAIN) — Pirelli will provide its PZero Velo tires for all Pinarello’s Dogma F10 bicycles this season. “It is with the greatest pleasure that we announce this OEM agreement with one of the world’s most prestigious bike makers,” said Antonella Lauriola, COO of the Velo Pirelli business unit

Pinarello announces its first e-MTB, the Andromeda Hybrid 9.9

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) —  Pinarello has announced its Andromeda Hybrid 9.9, the first in a range of electric mountain bikes for the brand. The company said the new bike uses “concepts studied and developed with the Dogma XM and Dogma XC” road bikes. The 29-inch carbon hardtail bike uses a Shimano Steps E8000 Series motor , a 120mm travel fork, 3.0-inch wide tires and thru axles front and rear

Pinarello launches new Dogma F10

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — Pinarello has launched the latest iteration of its Dogma road bike, the Dogma F10, which is being debuted by Team Sky at the Tour Down Under, which starts Friday. The F10 maintains the Dogma F8 all-around road bike characteristics, with increased stiffness, reduced aerodynamic drag and reduced weight. It has the same geometry as the F8.

Pinarello’s Dogma XC piques interest in Italy

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN)—Pinarello’s top retailers got their first look at the Dogma XC carbon 29er at the brand’s introduction of its 2013 product line in Treviso, Italy on Saturday. The hardtail mountain bike represents Pinarello’s first foray into big wheel bikes, and the first time the Italian brand has sold a mountain bike in the U.S

Pinarello enter MTB market wtih Dogma XC

After decades as a road-only brand, Pinarello have jumped into the mountain bike market with the Dogma XC hardtail.

The Dogma XC features a unique seat stay design that Pinarello calls “ONDA XC Asymmetric Twin Arms.” These stays attach to the seat tube above the top tube, at separate points from one another, and they also serve as the seatpost clamp.

Pinarello say this design dissipates vibrations well across a large surface area.

Also notable: the rear brake is mounted on the chain stay.?

To protect the down tube from the fork —?while also maintaining a lower dodwn tube —?Pinarello developed “ForkStopper” technology, which appears to be a bumper bolted to the underside of the down tube.

The frame has internal cable routing with options design for SRAM and Shimano.

The Dogma XC 9.9 is made with 60HM1K by Torayca carbon fiber with Nanoalloy technology. Torayca Nanoalloy technology has nano-particles embedded in the carbon fiber mesh that Pinarello say explode upon impact, preventing the fiber from breaking. The new Dogma XC will be on display for the first time to the public at the Granfondo LaPina in Treviso, Italy?on the 15th of July.

And a new Dogma for the road, too

Pinarello has updated its Dogma 2, as well, with internal cable routing for electronic transmission systems and a stronger, lighter carbon fiber.

The Dogma 65.1 Think 2 is available in 12 sizes and customizable on the company’s website with the MyWay program.

Team Sky move means new bike for Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish’s long-anticipated move to Team Sky brings with it some new teammates, many of them fellow Britons whom he’s raced alongside for years, and also some new equipment – and the sprinter is notoriously particular about his kit.

After a couple of years on Scott bikes – the 2009 Addict with Team Columbia and the 2010 Addict and Project F01 (later renamed the Foil) with HTC-Columbia – Cavendish spent the 2011 season with HTC-Highroad on Specialized’s new Venge aero road bike.

Team Sky have their own take on the road bike with aerodynamic features – the Pinarello Dogma 2, which you can read all about in our pro bike feature from this year’s Tour de France. The down tube on this striking-looking machine is shaped to improve airflow, the tapered head tube has a leading edge, the Onda fork has a ‘tail’ that integrates it with the down tube, and cables are routed internally, with flush entry and exit points.

The frame’s most unique feature, however, is its asymmetry – the chassis and fork are beefed up on the right-hand side, because that’s where the transmission (chainrings, chain, cassette and derailleurs) is. Pinarello say “chain pull” puts this side of the bike under greater stress so it needs to be stronger and stiffer.

Cavendish’s Venge weighed in at 16.86lb (7.65kg) when we caught up with him in May and his new race bike is likely to be in the same ballpark – teammate Alex Dowsett’s Dogma 2 is 17lb (7.71kg). While we’ve put in some miles on the Venge, we haven’t had any saddle time on the Dogma 2 yet, so we can’t compare the frames in terms of stiffness or ride feel.

Both teams use Shimano’s top-end electronic Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, so that’s one less thing for Cavendish to get used to. The ‘Manx Missile’ had been using his own signature PRO Vibe bits with HTC so it’ll be interesting to see whether he’s allowed to carry those over or will be obliged to use Deda cockpit kit like the rest of the squad.

Elsewhere, Sky use Veloflex tyres instead of Continental, Prologo saddles instead of Fizik. and Shimano rims rather than Zipp. For contractual reasons, Cavendish is unlikely to be able to test his new ride until the team training camp in January, so he’ll only have a couple of weeks to get up to speed with the new kit in time for the Tour Down Under..

Cavendish told Sky News he was “super-excited” to be joining Team Sky. “I know it’s a great, great setup there and it’s probably the biggest team in cycling right now so to be riding with the sponsors, with the team, with the management is going to be pretty special for me,” he said.