Eric C.wrote a review of Pinarello Dogma F10 Road Frameset - 2018 on April 10, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Well, it looks like this is the first non-employee review.... and I can say without hesitation, unequivocally, this is the best bike I have ever ridden. Purchased this bike in December 2017 after my Dogma K8-S got smoked in a crash on a club ride. In the 3.5-4 months of ownership I've ridden just under 4k miles and I've dropped 9 hundos on it.
Too be candid, I'm not wealthy so spending this much money on a bike is a bit of a stretch purchase. And for me, when the price goes up, the expectations go up. The Dogma F10 has exceeded my lofty expectations.
It may sound superficial, but I care what my bike looks like. This bike is *gorgeous!* The design language is sexy, the lines flow, and the one I got is red magma. This supermodel looks like it is dripping red lipstick everywhere. If you get one of these, be prepared to talk about it, you're going to get a lot of questions. This is also an antidote for bike envy, if you've ever had it. You aren't going to experience that on the F10... I mean, I am aware of the concept of bike envy, but I don't have any personal experience with that since I ride Pinarello.
So the 10k question is how does it ride? In a word: friggin amazing. This bike is perfectly dialed-in and intuitive. Your thoughts had best be pure, because as soon as you start thinking it, the bike is going to be doing it. Turn-in is sharp without being twitchy and the rear end is predictable, stable, and responds well to trail braking. Power transfer is instant. But what really surprises me, especially coming from the Dogma K8-S, is how comfortable this bike is. I was expecting an ultra-stiff and possibly painful ride and that is not the case at all. I get off the bike after 100-115 miles and it is not an issue. The K8-S does a little better on mitigating the washboard, chatter type stuff, as you would expect -it does have a shock, afterall, but the gap on comfort is a lot closer than I would have thought. I have a bad back which led to the K8-S, so this may sound ridiculous when considering a superbike, but all day rideability was a concern, but not anymore.
I assembled the bike myself and I do my own maintenance as well. This may seem trivial, but I refuse to buy a bike with a pressfit BB. Thankfully, the Dogmas still have/use threaded BBs. And while the cables are routed internally through the frame, the cables are exposed at the bar/stem and brakes/derailleurs which makes the bike really easy to assemble and maintain, unlike a lot of other superbikes.
Overall, I'm very pleased with the bike. Every time I see my bike, I smile. Zero regrets. Oh, I live in Florida so aero is much more important than weight. Weight was not really a concern when I selected this bike or the parts on it (I went with mechanical DA 9100). But I know you roadies are going to ask, how much does it weigh. I'm small, so my bike is a 46.5cm. With Reynolds RZR92s as shown, the bike is in the 13 pound range. Aero and light. And red and Italian.
And wicked fast. I said fast, right? Did I mention that his bike is fast? Like when I'm in a group of cyclists coming off a steep bridge or hill, I'm coasting away from people who are pedaling like mad. Its true.
In closing, thank you to the Competitive Cycling staff, and especially my gear guru/account manager Greg Celentano. He patiently answered all my questions, helped with the build sheet, and helped me stay on target with the budget. I could not be happier with the bike or the overall experience.