2017 Pinarello Dogma K8-S Disk
Sometimes you have a good thing going and you think that there’s just no way it can get any better, and then it does. Enter the Pinarello Dogma K8-S Disk.
The Dogma K8-S Disk is the disc brake version of the Dogma K8-S. It shares identical attributes to what made the Dogma K8-S a “Game changer” in the words of Sir Bradley Wiggens, but added best in class braking design with disc brakes. The front triangle is based off the tried and true Dogma F8, the bike that Chris Froome rode and won the Tour de France on twice, but has the addition of rear suspension, a more relaxed geometry, and disc brakes.
There is a reason the Dogma K8-S was released to rave reviews and has only been gaining momentum. Pinarello has always been known for outstanding riding bikes with elegant design. It was risky for them to introduce rear suspension to a road bike but Team Sky asked for it and Pinarello went to work. Pinarello tested the bike for years and realized the benefits were simply too good to ignore. Plus they realized there was no negative impact on the frames longevity.
As any avid road biker knows, the road is not always smooth. In fact with potholes, expansion cracks, rocks and other debris, riding a road bike can be perilous. Not surprisingly riders have said the K8-S makes the road feel much better than it is, and that can be critical if you ride rough roads regularly or for those those long days in the saddle where you just want that little extra bit of comfort.
The K8-S Disk shares the same 6mm-10mm of rear travel as the K8-S. Riders across the world have confirmed that you really only feel the suspension when you need it- like tearing across the cobbles of the spring classics like Paris Roubaix or rough roads in your own neck of the woods. The suspension also has the added benefit of improving traction in corners. You never realized how much braking bumps affect your handling in corners and how much more secure you feel with the suspension keeping the rear wheel on the ground.
And let’s not forget the disc brakes. There is a reason why the pinnacle of motorsport Formula One and Moto GP use disc brakes; they are the best. It’s only a matter of time before the trickle down technology of ceramic rotors and carbon calipers make it to our beloved road bikes. Now if you are a racer trying to save every little bit of weight then the K8-S is a better fit for you. But if you want to never worry about your brakes again and know you have the best braking period then get disc brakes. They perform the same regardless of conditions or distance used. This means on Mont Ventoux your brakes will work the same at the top as they will on the bottom regardless of rain or shine.
Pinarello has always been on the cutting edge of the biking world and this bike is no exception. If you want a bike that will flow over the road making it feel better than it ever has before, if you want a bike that has the best stopping power in the field, if you want a bike that looks as good as it performs, then look no further. Get a Dogma K8-S Disk. You won’t regret it.
Frame: Torayca T1100 1K Dream carbon
Fork: Torayca T1100 1K carbon Onda
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: 12mm Thru x 100mm
Head Tube Diameter Top: 28.6mm | 1 1/8"
Head Tube Diameter Bottom: 38.1mm | 1 1/2"
Headset Included: Yes, Pinarello drop-in
Bottom Bracket Type: 70mm | Italian threaded
Cable Routing: Internal, electric or mechanical compatible
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Flat mount disc
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes, Pinarello carbon
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 142
Sizes: 44cm | 46.5cm | 50cm | 51.5cm | 53cm | 54cm | 55cm | 56cm | 57.5cm | 59.5cm |
Colors: 034 Black Red, 037 Black On Black
Colors (Special Order): 035 Carbon Yellow Fluo, 038 Red Black, 036 White Black, My Way (custom colors)
Weight: 990g | 2.18lbs
Be sure to register your Pinarello on their website, pinarello.com
, within 10-days of receiving your bike or frame to receive the extended warranty totaling 3 years.