Pinarello have marked the return to racing of Grand Tour winner Chris Froome with a special edition Dogma F12 X-Light
The Briton returned to racing at the recent Saitama Criterium in Japan only 14 weeks after a career threatening crash. To celebrate Froome’s comeback Pinarello have launched the brand-new Dogma F12 X-Light in a special edition colourway, with the paintwork marking each of the Grand Tour victories by the Team Ineos rider.
After first successfully testing the bike in competition in the prestigious World Tour races in June, the latest evolution of the F12 model is now available for the public market. As with previous models of the X-light collections, Pinarello have worked on the materials of the frame while maintaining the stiffness and aerodynamics, to significantly reduce weight.
Thanks to the special process of creating the Torayca T1100G UD material, much different from the traditional T1000 1K, this comes from using different resin content and the unidirectional texture of the fibre. Also using specially made moulds and a slower and more controlled production process, Pinarello were able to achieve a weight reduction of over 60g on the frame kit in the rim and disc version.
The main features of the new Dogma F12 X-light remain unchanged compared to the traditional model: more aero asymmetrical frame, total integration cables (TiCR) for improved aerodynamics, reinforced rear stays to increase responsiveness, Italian thread bottom bracket, and Headset Drop In with 1 “1/2 (upper) and 1” 1/2 (lower) bearings. These different solutions combined with the new integrated handlebar, the Most Talon Ultra, lead to an estimated savings of around 8 Watts.
Bikes and frames will be available to order in all 11 sizes in both rim and disc brake versions.