Pinarello has announced full details of its 2020 range including its first venture into the young and quickly evolving niche that is e-gravel.
In addition to the flagship Dogma F12, there’s now an even more exclusive and expensive option in the form of the F12 X-Light, whose frameset claims to be 100g lighter than the standard bike.
Nytro goes Gravel
Pinarello’s first foray into drop-bar e-bikes was the Nytro, first announced back in 2017. Now the brand has gone fat-tyred with the Nytro Gravel, an e-bike for more adventurous riding that’s based on the same lightweight Fazua motor-battery system.
Bearing some resemblance to the outlandish Grevil we reviewed recently, the Nytro frameset accepts tyres up to 700x42mm or 650bx2.1in. It will retail at £6,000 with SRAM Force 1 components and Fulcrum alloy wheels, and is expected to be available in October.
Dogma F12 X-Light and X-Light Disk
If the vanilla Dogma F12 just isn’t fancy enough, might the X-Light version tickle your pickle?
Available by special order only and with a rider weight limit of 85kg, the F12 X-Light’s frameset claims to be 100g lighter than the standard bike.
Pinarello says it achieved this by the use of “Torayca T1100 UD Dream Carbon” (the standard bike gets “Toracya T1100 1k Dream Carbon”, apparently) but it doesn’t go into more detail about how these weight savings were achieved. Given that the X-Light appears to be available in matt black or Team Ineos black only, it seems possible that the paintjob is a factor too.
This exclusivity comes at one hell of a price tag — the X-Light rim and disc framesets cost a full £1,000 more than their standard F12 counterparts, coming in at £6,000 and £6,200 respectively. They’ll be available from October also.
Prince FX Disk and Razha Disk
Pinarello has been pretty consistent about adding disc versions across its range. The latest rotor recipients are the mid-range (by Pinarello standards, it’s still eye-wateringly expensive) Prince FX and the comparatively affordable Razha.
Available from July, Prince FX Disk builds start at £5,500, while the Razha will come in a single Shimano 105 build for £2,500.