Prince Disk Ultegra Road Bike
Pinarello's Prince Disk Ultegra Road Bike stands as the result of trickled down technology from the current flagship Dogma F12, however, with a more forgiving ride and subtle tweaks to the frame's tube shaping and performance characteristics.
Styling that is unmistakably Pinarello casts graceful and performance-first silhouettes from every angle. And the new Prince Disk is no exception thanks to its Flatback tube profiles that result in aerodynamic optimization across every centimeter of the frame. Differences between it and the Dogma F12 are few, however, to tone down the F12's harsh riding qualities for the mid-level Prince, the down tube is narrower (vertically) than its high-performance sibling. The chainstays are another area of focus, which Pinarello makes larger overall compared to the previous Prince for a significant improvement in lateral stiffness that Pinarello claims the rider will feel as soon as the pedals are turned. Overall, the Prince's frame consists of slightly heavier and less stiff T600 unidirectional carbon, compared to the Dogma F12, in an effort by Pinarello to achieve ideal stiffness/performance standard for demanding racers, but at a lower cost.
Aerodynamic optimization is a priority for Pinarello, as seen with the TiCR (Total Internal Cable Routing), which cleans up the front end to reduce aerodynamic drag caused by exposed cable housing. Only the rear derailleur cable and front disc brake hose make subtle appearances where required for operation. Other than the integrated cable routing, the most prominent alteration to the Prince is the new fork, which flows directly into the main triangle for improved aerodynamics. Subtle fork flaps at the axle extend aerodynamic engineering advancements and smooth airflow over high turbulence areas. On a quest to end the aerodynamic agitation wattle bottles tend to produce, the Prince receives an updated bottom bracket exterior — taken directly from the F12 — that allows the seat tube's water bottle to sit 5mm lower in the triangle for more optimized airflow.
The Prince Disk is equipped with the Shimano Ultegra drivetrain to deliver trusted and proven reliability for demanding racers, and flat-mount disc brakes for a high degree of power and modulation that can support 160mm rotors.
- Updated Prince receives massive inspiration from Pinarello's Dogma F12
- New fork and fully integrated cable housing optimize aerodynamics
- Stronger chain stays enhance lateral stiffness for hard accelerations
- Lowered water bottle reduces air turbulence in the main triangle
- Trusted Shimano Ultegra drivetrain in a compact gear-ratio