Paris Carbon/Shimano Ultegra Di2 Complete Bike - 2012 $0.00
Item # PIN0104
The Pinarello Paris Carbon looks like its ProTour-level sibling, the more expensive Pinarello Dogma. It’s difficult to see the differences from ten feet, even from two feet. It takes advantage of the same asymmetrical engineering, all the advanced shaping, and the Onda fork and stays. In short, it takes the stuff that makes the Dogma the world-beating steed it is, and steps it down a tiny bit for the rest of us. A similar tale could be told for Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 group. That’s why our Paris Carbon/Shimano Ultegra Di2 Complete Bike is such a brilliant model. The Ultegra Di2 componentry is a perfect match for the frame as it combines the supreme function of Dura-Ace electronic shifting with a more reasonable cost.
The asymmetrical design of the frame is subtle. When you're within touching distance you'll see how the right half of the top tube is angular, while the left half is more squared-off. You'll see how the right leg of the Onda FPK1 fork is bigger and more curvaceous throughout its circumference in comparison to the left leg. The left chainstay is more muscular as it approaches the bottom bracket shell. Lastly, the right seatstay has added bulk towards the brake bridge.
Like the Dogma, the Paris is fabricated with an internal EPS form that serves as a mandrel, against which the carbon cloth is wrapped. Once all the layers are in place, it’s all clamped inside a mold to finish the shape. Pressure and heat cure the resin, and the EPS is melted out of the frame. This technology leads to the internal walls looking nearly as smooth as the outside. Smooth walls mean fewer voids; fewer voids result in a stronger, more durable bike frame. The Paris also uses Nanoalloy technology, microscopic particles that are embedded into the carbon and absorb kinetic energy. They're inert until the frame endures an impact and then they help absorb the force transmitted through the frame. This material makes the frame even more durable; an aspect that is quite attractive.
As much as they are alike, there are some tiny differences between the Paris and the Dogma. First, the external stiffening ribs you see on the Dogma's head tube, fork, and seat stays are absent on the Paris. That's no big deal; we don't put out pro-level wattage. Few do. The second difference is that the Paris is made from 50HM1.5K carbon-fiber cloth, where the Dogma uses 60HM1K. Breaking the code, the Paris uses 50-ton High Modulus carbon-fiber cloth with a 1.5k weave. This means the cloth used in creating the frame is designed to withstand 50 tons per cm as opposed to 60 tons, and the 1.5k weave is not as small as the 1k weave on the Dogma. It’s something you'll notice only if you really study the carbon fiber through the clear-coated sections of the frame.
What hasn't changed is the geometry and the overall ride characteristics. You can get into the same exact position on the Paris, and it will ride the same way in terms of cornering, climbing, and hammering on the flats. Only when you ride over bread loaf-sized pavé while at the edge of your ability or torque the frame with the limits of your power will you start to notice the changes, and even then, you might not. So you get a sweet riding frame that is a little more comfortable and a little heavier than the Dogma, at a much better price. The Paris, according to Pinarello, weighs 1030g for a raw 54cm frame (absent paint and metal pieces); a 53cm Dogma raw comes in at 950g.
The build kit consists of a complete set of Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 parts, including the brakes, shifters, derailleurs, and all of the necessary wiring components. The Ultegra compact crankset and 11/25 10-speed cassette offer a wide gear range with plenty of room on the bottom end to help you get over steep climbs. Pinarello outfits it with MOst steering components as well as their seat and seatpost. And finally, Fulcrum Racing 1 wheels and Challenge Gara tires round out the package.
The Pinarello Paris Carbon/Shimano Ultegra Di2 Complete Bike is available in Black on black and White/red. It comes in 10 sizes from 44 to 59.5cm. Only the first two, the 44cm and 46.5cm, have sloping top tubes; the rest have top tubes parallel to the ground. It has an Onda FPK1 carbon 50HM1.5K fork with a 1-1/8" to 1.5" tapered steerer tube. It uses the same replaceable derailleur hanger as the Dogma.
Steer Tube Type:
Fork Blade Shape:
Fulcrum Racing 1
Shimano Ultegra Di2
Front Derailleur Mount:
Shimano Ultegra Di2
Shimano Ultegra Di2
Shimano Ultegra 6700
50 / 34 t
1.125 - 1.5 in Pinarello
MOst Jaguar XC
MOst Tiger Ultra 3K
Shimano Ultegra 6701
11 - 25 t
Continental Grand Prix
700 c x 23 mm
MOst Tail C-Max
cycling, training, racing
5 years on frame
Paris and Dogma FP Frameset Geometry
Seat Tube Length
Top Tube Length
Fork to BB
Head Tube Length
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Pinarello Paris Carbon/Shimano Ultegra Di2 Complete Bike - 2012
Had this bike now for approximately 3 months .This bike is I would say is the best bike I have personally rode.The DI2 system works a treat and the handling of the gear chainging is so good when you ride up hills.For some reason the newer model is not as good,maybe thats because you cannot get this one anymore.If you find this model by it from me it's fantastic A++++++
Love the new shifting! The power transfer is more efficient than with my titanium bike. I have had some warranty issue with the Di2 system. Both Shimano and Backcountry have stood behind their products.
It mostly depends on how you ride. The more aggressive your position, the longer your torso is going to be along the top tube because you're more parallel. That said, there's only 10cm difference in top tube between the 51 and the 53, so that's really not significant (one stem size - easy fix).
It's easier to make a small bike fit larger, but it can become impossible to make a large bike fit smaller. Head tube height has been a limiting factor in my recent bike shopping. I would guess a 53 would work for you, but without knowing how you ride, it would be impossible to say.