2020 Pinarello Dyodo Gravel Ultegra eGravel Bike
Though we admit to being inclined to covet our Strava KOMs and QOMs, we were also unabashedly smitten with the Pinarello Dyodo Gravel e-bike. It is just so fun and snappy, in a way that Pinarello does better than anyone else. As a close sibling to the road version of the Dyodo, this Dyodo Gravel offers all the e-advancements of the Dyodo with the added benefit of being designed to get you further, faster over rougher roads than your legs would be able to carry you on your own.
E-gravel bikes just make so much sense. For anyone with a tight riding schedule sandwiched in between work and family obligations, the idea of distance unpaved exploration may sound appealing, but the reality is that there are only so many hours in a day, and it can be a big help to have that extra oomph the Ebikemotion X35 pedal assist system can offer. Combining the lightest pedal assist system currently on the market with the Dyodo Gravel’s lightweight, durable carbon frame means that this will be among the lightest e-gravel bikes you can find. It will help you make proper use of your skill and fitness as well as the added Ebikemotion power to go that extra bit further.
Pinarello has gravelized the Dyodo Gravel e-bike first and foremost by giving it a much bigger tire clearance. Though the 28mm of the Dyodo isn’t too shabby and could get you through most vineyard gravel paths, the Dyodo Gravel offers the chance to put on much beefier 42mm tires. You can even swap out your 700c for some 650b wheels and stick on chunky 2.1 inch tires if you really see yourself wanting to go into the unknown. Another tweak they have made for the Dyodo Gravel is to give it a slightly less racy geometry, more appropriate for the types of rougher gravel trails you’ll likely want to seek out. This is a bike that you will want to be comfortable for those longer days in the saddle on rough surfaces. Comfort will be essential, and so you’ll not want to have issues with your back or shoulders being too stretched into a position better suited for when your races heat up.
Since Pinarello have long proved their expertise in finding the perfect balance between comfort and stiff performance in their carbon bikes, it comes as no surprise that the Dyodo Gravel e-bike lives up to all our high expectations. And you’ll probably like the fact that this doesn’t look like an e-bike, even on close inspection. That’s thanks to the beauty and economy of the Ebikemotion X35 pedal assist system. The X35 works with a 250 watt hub motor and a battery neatly hidden in the down tube. Pinarello particularly liked this set up because it allowed them to create a stiff and light frame since the battery requires only small cutouts in the frame material, rather than large sections of the tubing which would naturally compromise the overall strength of the frame. They used a T700 unidirectional carbon because not only is it light, but it also is very durable and resistant to breaking. They employed and enhanced their asymmetrical designs as well in order to ensure the frame is strong enough to be responsive even in the face of leg and motor forces.
If you are not entirely familiar with how these pedal assist e-bikes work, the motor assist actually cuts out once you are riding over 20m/h. So it’s not necessarily something you will be using all the time. It’ll be great though for those long, unexpected gravel climbs you’ll face on some exploratory ride. And if you are wondering how long you have before your battery starts plonking out, Pinarello says that battery life is contingent on a number of things, though they suggest a reasonable expectation is that you can do approximately a 4,000ft climb in maximum support mode. In addition to that, the Ebikemotion hub has a PAS Sensor that uses 20 magnets embedded in the cassette lockring to detect how much power to put out or to disengage completely. So you won’t suffer unwanted friction when coasting. To control the whole thing, you have an iWoc button on the top tube just behind the head tube that allows you to control the level of motorized assistance. You can go from no support to Low to Medium to High with an easy press of the button. And the iWoc system pairs with an app where you can customize just what amount of push you want from each setting, among other things, and can be used with your phone or a smart watch.
The Pinarello Dyodo Gravel e-bike offers all the pleasure and limits the pain of taking your bike deep off the grid.
Frame: Dyodo Toray T700 carbon
Fork: Dyodo Grevil disc
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra R8070, RT86 160mm
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra R8020
Crank: Shimano Ultegra R8000 50/34T
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-32T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Chain: Shimano HG701
Wheelset: Vision Trimax 30 (Tubeless Ready)
Tires: Vittoria Terreno Zero 35c
Handlebar: MOst Jaguar XA Aero
Stem: MOst Tiger Alu Aero
Seatpost: Aero Full Carbon UD
Saddle: MOst X3
Sizes: 46.5cm | 50cm | 53cm | 55cm | 58cm |
Colors: 506 Petrol
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