ipsenatorwrote a review of Pinarello Dogma K Hydro Road Frameset - 2015 on January 19, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
This bike is sooooo nice.
I built this up with Dura Ace Di2, Shimano 785 shifters/brakes, 3T bar and stem, and both Zipp 303 and HED Ardennes Plus for a spare wheelset. I also included Vittoria Open Corsa CX 700x25. The 25mm profile is perfect for the wide stance of both wheelsets. The bike has tons of clearance and could actually take a wider tire if desired.
Unpacking, i was super impressed. The bike was built and packaged very well. I only had to reassemble a small amount of parts. The detail work on the bike is fantastic. Pinarello did a great job on the paint, and making sure all the details are taken care of. The bike is a bit heavy which is something I had heard about Pinarello. It weighs 18.5 lbs which is a couple of pounds more than my friends Specialized Tarmac with similar components.
Once on the road, I found this bike to be very responsive. It corners really well. I felt a very big difference in cornering and in lateral stiffness compared to my 5 year old Cannondale Super Six that this is replacing. The bike is also a little harsher than the old bike. It is built like a sports car and you feel the road a little bit more than the super cushioned bikes that the other big names are pumping out.
One note of warning. You need to register your frame with Pinarello within 10 days of purchase to extend the warranty and crash replacement for an additional year. The bike took over 10 days to arrive, so I didn't have a serial number to register. Pinarello is very rigid on the extension policy. I really wish Competitive Cyclist would be aware of the warranty policies of the bikes they are selling. It would have been great for them to send me the serial number ahead of delivery, so I could get the extra year. An extra year is a big deal, especially when you consider it also extends the crash replacement protections. A total bummer for sure. If you buy a pinarello, get someone at Comp Cyclist to send you the info.