The new Pinarello DOGMA XC
Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:30
After weeks of speculation Pinarello has officially launched its long awaited entry into the MTB market. Pinarello officially begins its off road cycling program with the same philosophy that has made it one of the most important names in road cycling; continuous innovation. A cycling company of historic fame well known for its advanced and game changing designs for road racing, Pinarello has applied its capacity to find performance and speed enhancing solutions to the off road platform.
In stark contrast to the widely held belief that nothing new could be done to a hardtail MTB frame, the new DOGMA XC 9.9 is a striking example of innovation that offers a wide array of advanced solutions, most notably its rear triangle with ONDA XC Asymmetric Twin Arms. This new revolutionary system separates the seat stays both vertically and laterally, dissipating vibrations in a more uniform way across larger surface area, giving this frame a comfort without rival in a hardtail mountain bike without losing responsiveness.
In an effort to increase both stability and comfort the engineers at the Pinarello Lab looked at traditional hardtail frame designs and tried to improve upon them. Traditional frames have the seat stays connected to both the seat tube and top tube at the same point which allows for vibrations and impact to travel from the rear wheel directly to the top tube. Pinarello divided the frame into two separate triangles by moving the seat stays slightly higher than the top tube eliminating the possibility of shock transfer from the rear triangle to the top tube giving this frame more stability.
The rear triangle was revisited to improve not only comfort and stability but also braking. Pinarello broke with traditional rear brake placement and moved the mount to the chainstay. Chainstays are more robust tubes in order to keep the frame more reactive and moving the brake to this tube makes for a more efficient and stronger overall construction. Putting a brake on an asymmetrical rear triangle guarantees the cyclist more symmetrical braking.
The engineers even looked at previously overlooked aspects of the mountain bike frame such as the seat post clamp. The seat clamp has a revolutionary design with a new 4-bolt construction directly mounted to the seat stays.
Until now MTB manufacturers have had to raise down tubes to avoid impact with forks. This is a limit and it compromises an efficient geometry. To improve performance the right geometry must have priority over other variables. Pinarello has developed a new design, giving the down tube an angle that offers better handling, stability and responsiveness.
To address the issue of fork impact Pinarello has developed ForkStopper technology that allows for the use of a more correct geometry but also protects both the frame and components in the event of a fall or crash. The DOGMA XC 9.9 offers also solutions for cable management and transmission efficiency. Internal cable routing keeps a clean line but also makes for a longer lasting transmission as mud, water and grime are kept away from the cables. An integrated front derailleur mount has also been strategically placed on the asymmetric seat tube. Great shifting performance on the front derailleur can only be obtained with the correct angles for any given component a consumer may choose to mount. With this in mind Pinarello has developed a system that offers two routing options on the same frame; one specifically designed for SRAM and the other for Shimano.
Pinarello has spared no expense in obtaining the best materials available to construct its world famous road frames and continues in this fashion for the new mountain bike range. The DOGMA XC 9.9 is constructed with an exclusive carbon: 60HM1K by Torayca with Nanoalloy technology. The extraordinary Torayca Nanoalloy™ technology consists of nano-particles embedded in the carbon fiber mesh that explode upon impact preventing the fiber from breaking. The new 60HM1K carbon with Nanoalloy™ technology will add 23% to that advantage, making a material that is 59% more resistant than traditional fibers. Using a highly resistant and reliable fiber such as Torayca 60HM1K Nanoalloy™ allows Pinarello to employ less material compared to traditional fibers, hence the final weight is lower, even as stability and safety are improved.
The new Dogma XC will be on display for the first time to the public at the Granfondo LaPina which takes place in Treviso, Italy on the 15th of July. Consumers can experience the Dogma XC first hand at the demo events of Eurobike in Germany, ExpoBici in Padova (Italy) and the EICA trade show in Verona (Italy).
Pinarello is a historic producer of high level cycles for competition based in Treviso, Italy.
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:19
I'd ride that ANY day of the week!!!
The thing on the down-tube in question:
That is a fork stopper, to help stop your fork fro turning so much you break off your brake levers on the top-tube.
Giving up lasts forever!!!
Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:29
In that case it's a pretty cool idea.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:34
Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:29
Gooi hul naam weg man
Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:28
What the hell is symmetrical braking on the rear wheel?
Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:37
What the hell is symmetrical braking on the rear wheel?
I was hoping someone can answer this too, sounds like marketing BS to me