Icing on the cake.
Pinarello's Dogma F10 proves time and time again that it comes from good stock. It's proven itself in the biggest one-day classics and in the Grand Tours, most recently at the Giro. The F10 manages to balance ride quality, weight, and aesthetics way better than most and maximizes performance while minimizing tradeoffs. About the only thing we reckon would take it over the top is the inclusion of disc brakes. It's certainly not mandatory for road riding, but, the power, modulation, and performance in wet weather all point the advantage towards discs and with the Dogma F10 Disk Road Frameset we feel like we get to have our cake and eat it too…but not too much, we still have hills to climb!
On the surface, it might appear that Pinarello simply adapted disc brake mounts to the existing F10 frame. This couldn't be further from the truth, since adding the mounts and reinforcing those areas would negatively affect the ride quality and take on a weight penalty. Pinarello has experience transforming their previous superbike, the F8, from rim to disc, so the exercise wasn't too foreign to them.
The F10 was already one of—if not the—favorite all-around road bike here at Competitive Cyclist, and the addition of disc brakes takes it over the top. Pinarello, already experts in asymmetric carbon layup design in drivetrain applications now are able to showcase this technique into handling disc braking loads. This results in creating areas of the frame that are durable and completely apt at handling the disc brake stresses that they'll see without overbuilding the entire frame, adding unnecessary weight, or making the ride overly harsh. Though the frame is significantly redesigned, Pinarello continues the use of an Italian threaded bottom bracket shell, which is easier to install, maintain, and keep creak-free than the PressFit standard.
The Onda fork is also redesigned to meet the demands of disc brakes. Thru-axles are used to secure the wheel to the dropouts, increasing the stiffness and allowing for out-of-the-saddle climbing efforts and sprinting with nary a brake rub. Pinarello adds fork flaps, essentially mini fairings, to the trailing edge of the dropouts to further increase stiffness and enhance the aerodynamics. A 12mm thru-axle is also used out back to secure the rear wheel.
Like the standard F10, this bike has clearance for tires up to 25mm. This is, after all, a road racing bike, and 25mm tires offer the best balance of aero efficiency and rolling resistance. This isn't as much clearance as other disc brake drop bar bikes on the market, and many might be disappointed by the lack of space for tires, but an F10 did win Strade in 2017 piloted by Sky's Kwiatkowski on Continental Competition 25mm tubular rolling stock. We doubt the majority of you looking at this frameset have ambitions to build this into your gravel grinding rig, but the bike does have some gravel riding in its pedigree.
The beautifully balanced geometry from the F10 carries over, and it has proven itself capable enough to carry riders comfortably into the third week of a stage race yet so confident on the descents that you feel like cornering hard enough to blister a tire. The addition of discs encourages you to push your speeds downhill even more with all of that braking power available at your fingertips.
- Tour-winning superbike now with disc brakes
- Pinarello's flagship frameset for all-conditions
- Perfectly dialed race geometry is surefooted and comfortable
- Asymmetric design is lightweight and responsive
- Features Toray's top, Japanese-made carbon composite
- Aerodynamic tubes originally developed in partnership with Jaguar
- Internal routing for mechanical and electronic drivetrains
- Thru-axles anchor wheels and add stiffness