This article originally appeared on BikeRadar
Pinarello announced the launch of the Dogma F10 — the brand's top end, aero-influenced race bike — back in January and we recently got our hands on one as part of our upcoming Superbike of the Year test.
The F10 is best thought of as an updated F8, rather than a radically new design, and carries over some of the aero shaping that was first developed for the brand's Bolide track and time trial bikes.
The Dogma F10 is best thought of as a refined F8
This indent on the downtube is designed to shield bottles from the wind
Key among these changes is the adoption of a recessed area on the downtube that is designed to help shield water bottles from the wind. Pinarello claims that this results in a 12.8 percent decrease in drag in this area of the bike.
Those with longer memories may also recall that Taiwanese brand Velocite claimed this design infringes upon its patents, though things seem to have gone quiet on that issue.
The legs of the fork are bowed to improve aerodynamics
Despite these changes, the new F10 is said to carry over the same and much loved ride characteristics of the F8 while managing to improve stiffness by 7 percent.
The claimed weight of a naked, unfinished frame is said to be 820g.
We love the look of the hidden seatpost clamps
The F8 is the best-selling bike in Pinarello's history and will continue to be offered alongside the F10 for the foreseeable future.
And before the pedants pitch up, no, there will be no Dogma F9 — Pinarello claims that the F8 disc takes the place of this and that the brand has no plans, at least for 2017, to produce a disc version of the F10.
Team Sky has already ridden the new F10 to a number of wins this season and if you're searching for a closer look at some of the bikes ridden by the team, check out our galleries in the below links:
- Michal Kwiatkowski's Strade Bianche Pinarello Dogma F10 - Gallery
- Chris Froome's Pinarello Dogma F10 – Pro Bike Gallery
That's one beefy flange and we love it
While our test bike isn't quite as tricked out as what the pros run, it's still a pretty nice build. Outfitted with a Dura Ace 9100 mechanical groupset and Fulcrum Racing zero wheels, our bike weighs in at 7.08kg. As pictured, it comes in at £7,750. International pricing was not available at the time of writing.
Keep your eyes peeled for a full review of the Dogma F10 in the coming months.