After decades as a road-only brand, Pinarello are getting serious about the mountain bike market with the Dogma XC hardtail (anyone remember the Pinarello FV1?).
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 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.
Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2