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