Anyone who has a love of Pinarello will be very excited to see not only that they are bringing back the Prince line, but they have given it a seriously sweet update. The Pinarello Prince FX takes advantage of many of the aero advancements Pinarello has made in the past six or seven years with the F8 and F10, but manages to do so while still looking elegant and offering a comfortable ride.
This FX version of the new Prince has been designed for the riders who want to push themselves and their bike. Pinarello has used their Carbon T900 carbon with the a-symmetric layup that they have perfected over the years to ensure the FX will feel as snappy and responsive as possible without sacrificing a smooth ride even over rougher roads. The drivetrain side receives a sturdier layup than the non-drivetrain side to account for the greater forces exerted on the side with the drivetrain. And since the tubes are using the Pinarello FlatBack profile, you will be able to enjoy the aero benefits without sacrificing the sort of weight compromise that often hampers aerodynamic frames.
The Prince traditionally slots in between the aggressive race ready Dogmas and the more relaxed GAN, but that doesn’t mean that this couldn’t be a Saturday night crit slayer if that’s what you are looking for. It’s an all-around beauty that is ready for whatever type of road riding you have in mind. And since it has been designed to work with tires up to 28mm wide, you won’t have to turn around once your road unexpectedly turns to gravel. That’s actually something pretty special for a Pinarello non-disc road bike since they usually max out at 25mm.
If you remember the early Onda forks and seatstays with the exaggerated waves, then you’ll be wondering whether the new Ondas are related in name only, but that’s not really the case. True they are an evolution of the idea and work towards softening the ride without losing the rigidity that we need to keep the handling sharp. Consequently, the fork has a reverse wave of sorts and Pinarello has added what they call “fork flaps” which are essentially little fairings to the rear of the dropout to increase stiffness and enhance the aerodynamics of that problematic area. Then, with perhaps the most noticeable part of this redesign, the seatstays intersect with the seat tube much lower down than the old Prince, stiffening the rear end and modernizing the whole pleasing look.
Frame: T900 carbon
Fork: Pinarello Onda FX
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, Pinarello drop-in 1 1/2" - 1 1/2"
Bottom Bracket Type: 70mm | Italian threaded
Cable Routing: Internal, electronic or mechanical compatible
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Max Tire Clearance: 28mm
Brake Type: Caliper
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes
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: 264 BOB, 265 Red
*Specs are subject to change. Please contact email@example.com for more info.
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 5 years.