Why We Like The Dogma F12 Disk Road Frameset
Sleek, aerodynamic, and ready to power through our next high-paced ride is the Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk. This premium race bike is proven at the highest levels of cycling including 3 Grand Tour wins, making it a powerful steed for achieving our training and racing goals.
The F12 Disk is designed from the top-down using an optimized layup of its Carbon Torayca T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nanoalloy Technology to enhance the ride quality and durability. The frame weight is reduced relative to the prior model F10 Disk, and only bothers the scales at an impressive 840 grams (unpainted), again only 20 paperclips more than the rim version of the F12. Pinarello's mastery of T1100 1K Dream allows it to further refine the layup, reducing redundant material and increasing the efficiency of the carbon to save weight and achieve its desired ride characteristics.
The new fork wasn't immune to the update wand either and gets an impressive 40-percent increase in torsional stiffness compared to the F10 Disk. You'll simply descend faster and brake later with the confidence of the more powerful and better-controlled braking. Additionally, its shapes and profiles receive further refinements to improve this critical leading-edge component. Pinarello claims a drag reduction of 7.3 percent, which equals a savings of 8 watts at a real-world speed of 40kmh, compared to the F10, certainly enough to affect the outcome of a race. Returning highlights include the ForkFlap, a design queue we've seen imitated on more and more competitors' disc brake aero forks.
We'd also be remiss if we didn't mention the increase in torsional and lateral stiffness at the bottom bracket by some 10 percent. Strong, powerful riders on the team such as Christian Knees and Ian Stannard will certainly appreciate this, and you'll be sure to notice it on the local bergs and cols that make up your favorite cycling loop. That additional stiffness doesn't come at the expense of ride quality, however, and we're also happy that F12 Disk can now accommodate up to a 28mm wide tire which adds oodles of grip and comfort while decreasing rolling resistance.
Besides better braking, perhaps our favorite feature with the F12 Disk is its ability to pair with the Most Talon Ultra integrated handlebar. The setup provides ultra-clean looks and watt-saving internal cable routing meaning no housing is exposed to your eyes or the wind. The numbers are also impressive: 8 percent stiffer, 5 percent more aero, and 10 percent lighter than before.
The Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk is available in 13 sizes from 42cm to 62cm and in a smattering of colors that allow you to build up your dream Dogma without sacrificing fit or finish.
- Pinarello's Grand Tour winning road cycling frame
- An all-around race-proven frameset that is aero and can climb
- Refined race-ready geometry is crit nimble and alpine descent stable
- Asymmetric design drops grams and boosts responsiveness
- Features Toray's premiere Japanese-made carbon composite
- Compatible with the latest MOst bar/stem for fully internal cable routing
- Clears up to 28mm wide tires
- 12mm thru-axles add stiffness and security
- Item #PINI00B
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