Pinarello Dogma K10S Disk suspension controlled by internal sensors and your Garmin

Endurance bike has 1cm of elastomer/hydraulic suspension

The new Pinarello Dogma K10S Disk endurance road bike features rear elastomer suspension that is controlled by both a Garmin Edge computer and internal sensors. The 1cm elastomer suspension can be activated and locked out via an app on an Edge, or automatically while riding, via gyroscopes and accelerometers Pinarello has built into the bike's seat tube. 

Automatic rear suspension system, called eDSS 2.0, race-tested by Team Sky

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Following on the heels of the Dogma F10 race bike used by Team Sky at the Tour de France and the just-launched Dogma K10 rim-brake endurance bike, the new Dogma K10D Disk mixes aero shaping with endurance geometry and disc brakes.

Like most endurance bikes, the Dogma K10S Disk has a relatively taller and slacker head tube compared to a straight ahead race bike, plus a longer wheelbase, and clearance for 28mm tires

The cushioning is elastomer, and the lock-out is hydraulic
The cushioning is elastomer, and the lock-out is hydraulic

Gyroscopes, accelerometers and automatic suspension adjustment

But the big news of course is the rear suspension on the machine, and the mechanisms used to control it. The rear shock is elastomer based, with hydraulics used to tune the performance in conjunction with signals sent from sensors inside the seat tube and a Garmin Edge computer running a Pinarello app. 

Using a Garmin , the shock can be set for 'soft' or 'hard' performance, essentially functioning like a mechanical lock-out. 

System use can be monitored on a smartphone (via Bluetooth), and the lockout can be controlled on a Garmin (via ANT+)
System use can be monitored on a smartphone (via Bluetooth), and the lockout can be controlled on a Garmin (via ANT+)

The system can be set to automatically switch between active (soft) or locked out (hard) based on road conditions as detected by gyroscopes and accelerometers inside the bike's seat tube. 

BikeRadar first reported on an early version of this system when we spotted Team Sky racing on prototypes in April.

The system works on Bluetooth and ANT+, with a USB charging port
The system works on Bluetooth and ANT+, with a USB charging port

Pinarello first launched rear suspension with the Dogma K8S in 2015. It was a similar design to that used a decade earlier by Trek.  

Trek has since switched over to pivots within the road frame as a means of suspending the rider, like on the Domane.

Specialized recently took a different approach, adding suspension on the front end of the bike, with the head-tube-mounted Future Shock on its new Roubaix

Details on Pinarello Dogma K10S Disk pricing and availability aren't yet available. 

While pricing isn't yet available, Pinarello is showing bikes in top-shelf Shimano, SRAM (shown here) and Campagnolo builds
While pricing isn't yet available, Pinarello is showing bikes in top-shelf Shimano, SRAM (shown here) and Campagnolo builds

Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
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