Pinarello has launched the Grevil F, a new version of the Italian brand’s gravel race bike, which will replace the Grevil+ and Grevil.
The unmistakable asymmetric Pinarello design is retained, with the frame taking its design cues from the Dogma F, particularly with its seatstay junction. The carbon layup used is Toray T700, identical to the outgoing Pinarello Grevil, but not as premium as the T1100 used on the Dogma F or Grevil+.
The brand claims refinements to the frame result in the Grevil F being eight per cent stiffer at the bottom bracket compared to the original Grevil. It also claims a four per cent aerodynamic improvement, supposedly saving 5w at 40km/h over the outgoing model.
Claimed frame weight is 1,090g unpainted in a size 53 and the fork is claimed to weigh in at 500g.
Claimed weight for a complete bike with Campagnolo Ekar and Princeton Grit 4540 wheels is 8.55kg, or 8.85kg with Campagnolo Ekar and Fulcrum Rapid Red 500 wheels.
Pricing and availability is to be confirmed, as well as the future of the Grevil+.
Before we get started on the tech details, you can also check out our Pinarello Grevil F review, to read about how it rides.
While many of the latest gravel bikes are placing greater emphasis on ever-increasing versatility, and the new Grevil hints at that with its increased tyre clearance, Pinarello’s gravel bike is also race-focused. The brand’s strapline for the new Grevil is “full gas everywhere”.
This sees the hydraulic hoses and gear cables routed through the handlebar and stem before running alongside the round steerer tube. They then pass through the 1.5in upper headset bearing before heading to their various destinations through the frame.
Pinarello says this improves the aerodynamics, given there are no cables exposed.
Other aerodynamic nods include the flat-back profile on the down tube, inspired by the Dogma F, which the brand says “helps to reduce drag and offer significant watt savings”.
The Grevil F also retains the ‘Fork Flap’, a shroud that covers the front brake caliper and is claimed to reduce drag.
As for gravel-specific updates, Pinarello has designed a dedicated seat clamp for the Grevil F.
The brand says it didn’t want to use the Dogma F’s clamp, which is located to the rear of the seat tube, secured by two torx bolts.
Instead, it took inspiration from the Prince family and placed the clamp in front of the seatpost on the top of the top tube. This, Pinarello says, will keep the clamp safe from debris and dirt.
Both the driveside chainstay and seatstay are dropped slightly, in a bid to increase tyre clearance. The brand says this allows the rear triangle to be “symmetrical with a uniform response to pedal strokes”.
Pinarello has stuck with the wavy design, known as Onda, for the Grevil F’s fork and it has been designed with a dedicated 50mm rake. The brand says the fork offers “excellent vibration damping whilst still being extremely lightweight”.
As on the outgoing Grevil, the Grevil F features three bottle-cage locations, two in the main triangle and an additional mounting point under the down tube near the bottom bracket.
Riders are free to spec most 1x or 2x mechanical or electronic groupsets, because the frame features a removable front derailleur hanger. Pinarello says the only groupset you cannot fit is a mechanical SRAM 2x.
The brand says the Grevil F makes for a fast ride on the road, and the minimum tyre width recommended for the frame is 700x25mm. Or, at the other end of the spectrum, you can spec a set of 27.5in mountain bike tyres up to 2.1in wide.
Like all other Pinarellos, the frame uses an Italian threaded bottom bracket standard.
Pinarello Grevil geometry
Pinarello is using a size-specific geometry, which it says “ensures the same control across all frame sizes”. The geometry is on the racy end of the gravel spectrum, as we’d expect for the Grevil.
The seat tube angles have generally steepened by half a degree (a 72.5 to 74.5-degree range, up from the 72 to 74-degree range on the outgoing Grevil) to increase tyre clearance.
The reach has also increased on this updated platform, with a size 53cm coming in at 382mm compared to 374mm on the outgoing Grevil. However, this is not proportionate across the range because the largest 59cm size has a 3cm shorter reach than the outgoing Grevil.
Chainstay lengths are between 422 and 425mm, compared to 420 to 425mm on the previous Grevil. It’s uncommon for brands to vary chainstay lengths across frames, but it’s a welcome move, considering bigger bikes have longer front centres and a longer chainstay should balance that out to keep the rider centred.
|Head tube angle (degrees)||70.25||70.5||70.75||71.75||72||72.25|
|Seat tube angle (degrees)||74.5||74||73.75||73.5||73||72.5|
|Effective top tube length (mm)||520||535||547||560||577||597|
|Head tube length (mm)||120||135||155||165||180||200|
|Seat tube length centre to end (mm)||410||445||475||500||520||550|
|Chainstay length (mm)||422||422||422||425||425||425|