2017 Pinarello Dogma K8-S
What is an elite racing road bike with rear suspension?
In the words of Sir Bradley Wiggins, Olympic gold medalist and member of the WIGGINS team, it’s a “Game changer.” That is quite a claim, but Wiggins does have the credentials to make you listen. As many seasoned testers have confirmed, this bike is like no other.
There is a reason the Dogma K8-S is getting such rave reviews. For one it is a fresh take on what has been tried before with limited success. One of the main reasons the predecessors failed is because their rear suspensions were heavy. In fact when you think of rear suspension the first thought that most people have is it must be heavy. But the British and Italian engineers responsible for the Dogma K8-S have shown that this does not have to be true. The K8-S frame weighs less than a kilogram while retaining all the race winning quality Pinarello is known for.
The K8-S is very much a road racing bike competing at the highest levels. It shares a similar front triangle to the tried and true Dogma F8 with only minor tweaks to the geometry making it more stable in rough conditions. Make no mistake, this bike is a racer but it also has the comfort to make you question how they did it. It has 6mm-10mm of rear travel and testers across the world have confirmed that you really only feel the suspension when you need it. The K8-S has been raced on the cobbles of Paris Roubaix and stages of the Tour de France so needless to say it is a World Class machine.
But while the comfort is nice, so nice that this bike is well positioned to be your everyday rider as well as your racer, it is the added traction from the suspension that makes this bike handle so amazing. You never realized how much suspension helps in corners.
There are so many things to love about this bike, the lightness, the smoothness, the comfort, the traction. It is a bike that excels on so many levels that it will change road riding as we know it. It truly deserves the label “Game changer.”
Frame: Torayca T1100 1K Dream carbon
Fork: Torayca T1100 1K carbon Onda
Rear Stay Material: Carbon
Headset Included: Yes, integrated
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
Brake Type: Direct mount
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes, Pinarello carbon
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
Sizes: 44cm | 46.5cm | 50cm | 51.5cm | 53cm | 54cm | 55cm | 56cm | 57.5cm | 59.5cm |
Colors: 32 Black On Black, 29 Carbon Red, 30 Carbon Yellow Fluo, 31 White, 33 Red Carbon, MyWay (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.