Pinarello 2012 road and urban bikes – First look
By Warren Rossiter in Munich, Germany | Wednesday, July 27, 2011 11.00am
‘Only the Brave’ is Pinarello’s collaboration with the Italian fashion house Diesel Warren Rossiter
While the big story for 2012 is the new Dogma, we took a look around Pinarello’s stand at the Munich Bike Expo in Germany to see what else is on the horizon.
Only the brave?
Diesel are one of Italy’s best-known fashion brands and in collaboration with Pinarello they've created an urban singlespeed for 2012. Called 'Only the Brave', the understated colour palette does little to hide the awkward ‘pre-crashed’ frame shapes.
Pinarello's other new singlespeed is much more up our street. The steel Catena has neat chromed lugs and classic livery, and comes with matching finishing kit for a classy looking retro bike.
Joining the Kobh as another century-specific (read sportive) bike, the Rokh has typical Pinarello design touches like the Onda fork up front and an asymmetric rear. It's Shimano Di2 ready and is available complete with the new electronic Ultegra group.
Pinarello’s time trial machine tends to get overlooked when put up next to BMC, Specialized, Giant and Look’s integrated designs, but this stealth-black Graal with Campagnolo Super Record and Bora Ultimates looks immense. The frame's sculpted down tube may not add much when it comes to aerodynamic test data but it does look damn fast.
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