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A first ride review of the new Pinarello Dogma F: An exceptional bike, but the gains are too marginal

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As per my reflections on the tech trends I expect to see ahead of the Tour de France I find myself yet again penning things in a departure lounge. Press launches are predominantly a chance for brands to show off their latest wares in a carefully crafted environment, and this is never more true than for a flagship bike. The outgoing Dogma F had been a bit of an outlier in its time insofar as it was a ‘one bike’ solution to Ineos Grenadiers’ racing needs. Pinarello is quick to point out that other brands have decided to follow suit in recent times, but regardless of what everyone else is doing the new Dogma F takes over as a like-for-like single bike solution for climbing, aero, and Classics duties. 

All the changes and the more technical aspects of the bike are detailed in our new Pinarello F launch story, but for those of you unwilling to get stuck in the weeds of carbon moduli, the headline figures are a 108g weight saving, 40g of which comes from a new cockpit, a 0.2% improvement in the drag coefficient, and an increased tyre clearance up to 30c. As we are increasingly seeing, the changes to bike models are becoming ever more iterative and marginal. 

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