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Pinarello returns to mountain bikes with new Dogma XC

Published May 11, 2023

(BRAIN) — INEOS Grenadiers riders Pauline Ferrand-Prévot and Tom Pidcock will be competing on a brand new, full-suspension Pinarello Dogma XC development bike at the opening round of the UCI Cross-country World Cup in Nové Město, Czech Republic this weekend.

Pinarello began developing the bike last fall with testing by Ferrand-Prévot, Pidcock and the INEOS Grenadiers' technical team.

The bike is already a winner with Ferrand-Prévot taking victory on the bike's debut in a recent French Cup and Pidcock claiming victory in last weekend's Swiss Cup. The Dogma XC will be available commercially in March 2024 and there is a second, hardtail frame being developed to meet the demands of other World Cup circuits.

The company said testing with Pidcock identified priorities including "Extreme stiffness in the rear triangle and bottom bracket to offer maximum reactivity; Simple yet progressive kinematics to optimize travel and rebound; The ability to match suspension travel to the unique demands of each circuit; Lightness paired with exceptional drive and handling capabilities to excel on technical descents."

The resulting design has three pivot points and flex stays to save weight and improve stiffness. The rear triangle comprises two distinct semi-triangles fitted to a main rotation point using a unique design where two pins are molded to the carbon frame (patent pending). This results in the elimination of an external bridge, which allows for a reduced chain stay length. It also eliminate mud-accumulation areas and increases tire clearance.

Rear travel can be adjusted by moving the suspension connection point under the toptube and using different rear shocks.

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