Why We Like The Dyodo eRoad Bike
Many of us are familiar with Pinarello as the brand of bikes that Team Sky powers to some of the most prestigious road race victories on the calendar. We marvel at how quickly the pros are able to ride their bikes and appear nearly tireless during the longest stage races and often wonder what that sensation would feel like. PED jokes aside, what if we told you the Dyodo eRoad Bike from Pinarello allowed you to do just that and whether you're just getting into road cycling and you'd like to keep up with your buddies, wonder how much more you'd commute with electric assist, or maybe you have a health condition and want to ride just as fast and as far as you used to? Well, electric-assist can help. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the Pinarello Dyodo has the same design and clean lines as its World Tour winning Dogma and you'd have to look real hard to even notice that it's an eRoad bike.
The good news is the Dyodo also rides as a Pinarello should thanks to its material choice, tapered steerer, and geometry. What you get is a bike that's stiff under power, corners like it's on rails, and it's super light as well, with power assist on demand. Pinarello builds almost all of its frames exclusively out of carbon fiber, so getting the frame construction where it needed to be wasn't a hard task for the brand, however, the Dyodo differs from the brand's first eRoad offering, the Nytro, by moving the motor to the rear hub, in this instance, the Ebikemotion X35 pedal-assist system, and the battery is hidden away from sight in the frame's downtube. The motor and battery only add 7.7lbs to the build making it one of the lightest pedal assist systems on the market as well as one of the cleanest looking setups.
The hub-based motor adds 250-watts and is powered by a battery that's fully recharged in 4 hours. This allows Pinarello to get the center of gravity low and allow it to build the frame, especially its downtube and bottom bracket junction, retaining house-favorite Italian threading, much like its traditional, non-eRoad frames, where it enjoys class-leading stiffness and weight numbers. It uses T700 unidirectional carbon, just like on the brand's Prince, as its proven itself to be very lightweight but also very resilient. Another returning frame construction feature is its asymmetrical design building in extra strength and responsiveness as the bike sees different forces on the drive and non-drive sides.
Pinarello also recognized that cheating the wind is just as important in saving yours or your batteries' reserves and employed aerodynamic features we've seen before on its Bolide and Dogma F10 frames to the Dyodo, think Flat Back tube profiles and fork flaps, helping to smooth the passing wind and reduce turbulence. A quick peek at the geometry chart reveals that the numbers are more akin to a race bike than an endurance cruiser and that translates to stable handling at speed with just enough agility on twisty descents.
The pedal assist motor will help up to speeds of 20mph, after that, you're on your own. Battery life depends on many factors including elevation, rider weight, wind, etc., however, a good approximation is around 4,000ft of elevation gain in maximum support mode. Pinarello is working on an additional water bottle-mounted battery that can double the range. Furthermore, the Ebikemotion hub is set up with a PAS Sensor that uses 20 magnets to detect how much power to add or disengage to your effort so you don't incur undue friction while coasting. Unit controls happen via an iWoc button that's easy to reach on the frame's top tube. You can choose the level of support from zero to maximum with a press of the button and the system pairs with an app where you can customize settings for each push that's easy to access from your phone or a smartwatch.
Other bike features include a full SRAM Force build kit complete with hydraulic disc brakes. Cockpit duties are handled by Pinarello's house brand Most and the rolling stock consists of Mavic Aksium Tubeless Disc wheels. Altogether, it’s a bike that will literally give you a boost on group rides and allow you to ride with speed even if you don't have the time to train like a pro.
- A pedal-assist bike for group rides or commutes
- The hub-based motor is lighter and offers a cleaner setup
- Race geometry is similar to its GT-winning Dogma
- T700 carbon fiber from the experts at Toray is light and durable
- Italian threaded bottom bracket is creak-free and easy to service
- Tire clearance up to 28mm for better grip and comfort
- SRAM Force group offers plenty of gearing and powerful brakes
- Pinarello's palmares speak for themselves
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