2017 Pinarello Dogma K8-S Disk
If you are not Bradley Wiggins or Geraint Thomas bound by UCI rules or outmoded mores of the peloton, having a disc version is when the Dogma K8-S really starts to make sense. Even though having disc brakes in the pro peloton is still a very hot topic, for those of us who don’t have to worry about keeping the UCI happy, or are unlikely to end up in a 20 rider pile-up, disc brakes can be a lifesaver.
Pinarello understands that we normal riders want as much bling as our pocketbooks can afford, but first and foremost, we want to be comfortable and safe on our bikes. With the Dogma K8-S Disc, we get the benefit of the suspension that Pinarello and Jaguar integrated into the rear triangle for Team Sky Roubaix racers, while also having the added help of the disc braking capabilities, since let’s face it, we’ll probably be taking this bad boy out in all sorts of rainy wet weather, where the disc brakes really begin to shine. If you are having trouble imagining a situation where you would really need a bike like this, just think back to the last time you were exploring some new routes only to have to turn around when you hit some rough, unpaved forest roads. Or how about those heart stopping moments when you are descending in the rain and realize that your brakes aren’t grabbing the way you’d like? Are you just going to pray that nothing runs out in front of you? Better to get a lightweight road bike that can support these sorts of situations without hampering your ride feel. That’s what the Dogma K8-S Disc is all about.
What’s the point of suspension? Yes, it softens the bumps that travel through your bum, but really it enhances performance since flowing over the bumps without losing contact with the ground surface is the way to keep your speed up. It’s the same thing with mountain biking; suspension only incidentally makes a ride more comfortable, but what you really want is not to be bouncing all over the place. Get your traction and get going. The front triangle of the K8-S Disc can boast the same top-quality carbon fiber that makes the F8 and F10 Dogmas. That means that you can still enjoy the same crazy strength to weight ratio of those racing frames. The carbon has been layered in a way to accommodate the different forces that disc brakes will introduce to the frame. Pinarello sticks with its exceptional asymmetric design for the carbon layup. It means that the regions that take the brunt of the pedalling forces, like the drivetrain side for instance, receive a layering of the Toray T1100 1K carbon fiber that will increase its ability to withstand the forces. This frame has been developed to be used with flat mount disc standard, which means you’ll be able to build it up with the latest and greatest of hydraulic brakes. Thru axles have also been included, so that you can count on the strength and stability of the frame even when you are slamming on the brakes.
You can also look to take advantage of the attention to the aerodynamic details that Pinarello and their collaboration with designers at Jaguar have lavished on it. You’ll be getting the Flat Back shaping on the down tube, seat tube, and seat stays, to help you cut through the winds, while the geometry has been adjusted with a longer wheelbase and a moderately more upright riding position to give the bike more comfort and stability when raced over your local gravel trails. Though obviously aforward thinking company, Pinarello sticks with their Italian threaded bottom bracket, which makes it a pretty compatible frame for lots of cranks, and no worries about press fit squeaking. The tapered 1 1/2 to 1 1/8 headset will increase strength and stability in steering. Keeping the lines clean and aero, all cable routing is internal, and the frame is compatible with all mechanical and electric groupsets. The frame can accommodate tires up to 30mm wide, so you can really turn this into the gravel grinder of your dreams. Since it comes in 10 sizes, it’s unlikely you won’t be able to find the fit that will suit you for those long endurance events that this bike will inspire you to want to do.
Whether you are looking to do a popular Gran Fondo or interested in having the snappiest most comfortable bike possible for your own solitary adventures, the Pinarello Dogma K8-S Disc will be the answer to all your rough road needs.
Frame: Torayca T1100 1K Dream carbon
Fork: Torayca T1100 1K carbon Onda
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: 12mm Thru x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, Pinarello drop-in
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/2”
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.