2017 Pinarello Dogma K8
The Dogma K8 is more than just a thing of beauty, it is a bike that is at the very cutting edge of new technology.
The Dogma K8 is made of the finest Torayca T1100 1k carbon, the most advanced bike building carbon in the world. It has a lightweight frame and has the Dogma racing pedigree. A longer wheelbase and slightly more upright riding position than the F8 makes the K8 an endurance machine. Above all, this is a true Pinarello and the bike to own for 2017.
The Dogma K8 shares the asymmetrical frame design of Pinarello’s other top road bikes. Asymmetry is important because every bike is naturally asymmetrical. The weight of the bike is skewed by the drivetrain and all the power goes to the right side, making pedaling naturally inefficient. Pinarello has responded to this by removing carbon from the side that has too much flex and adding carbon to the side that has too little. It is Pinarello’s way of using asymmetry to create symmetry.
Other things of note about this bike is that every aspect of its design has gone through Pinarello’s stringent test for quality and that close attention to detail that Pinarello is known for. All of Pinarello’s top bikes come with the Think2 system of cable routing. A system that allows the cable to be routed internally through the frame of the bike with the choice between mechanical and electronic left up to the rider, as they are both of which are compatible with the bike. It is just one more option that Pinarello offers that shows that Pinarello always has the riders at the forefront of its design.
The tubes are cutting edge. They are made with what Pinarello calls the FlatBack profile. The FlatBack system came about because a true aerodynamic tube would have a ratio of 8:1, but the UCI only allows a maximum ratio of 3:1. The problem is that this ratio results in an oval or egg shape tube and that increases drag considerably- making for a much slower bike. Pinarello innovated a tube design that minimizes this drag while staying in the confines of the 3:1 ratio. It flattened the backs of Dogma K8’s tubes. This cut down on drag considerably and helped make the Dogma K8 among the fastest road bikes in the world.
As a Dogma, this bike is made with the skill and precision that comprises the whole Dogma brand. Don’t be surprised to see this bike atop the podium in 2017.
Frame: Torayca T1100 1K nanoalloy carbon
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: QR 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: Caliper
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: QR x 130
Sizes: 44cm | 46.5cm | 50cm | 51.5 | 53cm | 54cm | 55cm | 56cm | 57.5cm | 59.5cm |
Colors: 901 Carbon Red, 903 Carbon Sky
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.