New Pinarello Dogma hardtail with stiffness-boosting BB shell to debut at World Championships

Can the new Pinarello Dogma XC conquer the ferocious Glentress course?


Pinarello’s new hardtail version of the Dogma XC cross-country race bike will make its racing debut at the 2023 World Championships in Glentress. The Dogma XC Hardtail follows the release of the full-suspension Dogma in May.

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The bike is said to have been designed with input from Ineos Grenadiers riders Tom Pidcock and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, is designed around a 100mm fork, and features a very unusual bottom bracket shell.

What’s going on with that bottom bracket?

Just like the full-suspension Dogma XC, the hardtail features an eye-catching BB.

Just like its full-suspension stablemate, the new Dogma XC hardtail is designed around an unusual bottom bracket junction.

A small strut connects the down tube to the seat tube, creating a third triangle at the base of the seat tube. Pinarello says this design improves pedalling stiffness.

Asymmetric frame

The Dogma XC hardtail takes Pinarello’s signature asymmetric frame design to another level

The Dogma XC hardtail also inherits Pinarello’s signature asymmetric rear triangle.

The left-hand side (non-drive side) of the rear triangle is reinforced, which, according to Pinarello’s claims, enables the bike to counter-balance the forces put into the drivetrain for a more balanced energy transfer.

The Dogma XC hardtail has taken this design even further, employing visible asymmetries in the seat stays and chain stays.

Integrated cockpit

A one-piece carbon cockpit promises to keep things light and stiff

The Dogma’s cockpit is made of carbon and features a one-piece integrated design and internal cable routing.

To prevent the cockpit from damaging the frame in the event of a crash, the Dogma hardtail’s headset features an internal steering lock.

Dropper post compatible

The Dogma XC Hardtail is dropper post-compatible.

With modern cross-country race courses getting ever more technical and demanding, it’s perhaps no surprise to see the new Dogma XC hardtail boasting dropper post compatibility.

The frame uses a 30.9mm seat tube and has internal cable routing, should you want to fit a dropper.

Pricing, specs and availability

Pinarello is yet to release any information regarding the pricing, specifications and availability of the new Dogma XC hardtail.

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Currently, the new bike is being exclusively ridden by Tom Pidcock and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot. We look forward to seeing it ridden to battle on the fast and technical Glentress course at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships this weekend.