2019 Pinarello Dyodo Force eRoad Bike
If you mostly relate to Pinarello as a brand that is raced at the Tour de France and other super high levels, then you may be unaware of just how much Pinarello has invested in providing bikes of all levels to all types of riders – from commuters to casual cyclists all the way to Grand Tour winners. And now with the Pinarello Dyodo, the Italian brand is opening up the e-road bike market to their American customers.
Since Pinarello would never release any e-bike that they didn’t feel confident would bring the same joy as a one of their best road bikes, they have taken great care to make sure the Dyodo rides and feels like a real Pinarello, something Giovanni would have wanted to have ridden if he were still with us. So their first goal was to make it as light as possible. Choosing a high quality carbon for the frame almost goes without saying, and then for the motor and battery option, they have joined forces with the Ebikemotion X35 pedal assist system. Weighing just 3.5kg, this is the lightest pedal assist system currently on the market, and it is also just about the smartest as well.
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. Recognizing that aerodynamics is equally important whether trying to save your battery or your legs, they have taken most of the recent aero advancements made on the Bollide, F10, and Prince, and applied them to the Dyodo. So the Flat Back tube profiles, the concave shape of the seat tube and fork flaps all work together to keep the bike moving smoothly through the wind. They have also more or less kept as much of the geometry as the Prince and Dogma, including the same wheelbase as the Prince for super stable handling. Just small tweaks like marginally higher head tube and a 1 1/8 to 1 1/2 tapered headset to give the front end that Pinarello assured feel.
As for the motor assist, it will cut out once you are riding over 20m/h and though Pinarello says that battery life is contingent on a number of things, they suggest a reasonable expectation is that you can do approximately a 4,000ft climb in maximum support mode. That’s pretty good. Something else you can be happy about with the Ebikemotion set up is that the 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.
Aside from all this smart-bike setup, you can count on enjoying all those Pinarello touches that make their bikes so classic. Clean lines with internal cable routing, an Italian threaded bottom bracket, tire clearance up to 28mm and availability in five sizes from 46.5 to 58cm will mean that nearly everyone will be able to find the perfect match. And if you are prone to have range anxiety, an extra battery will be available that will fit neatly into the down tube bottle cage.
The Pinarello Dyodo will be the type of e-road bike that will give you the motivation to do special exploring without having to worry about running out of steam. At this point, perhaps your biggest question is what’s the bike name all about. Well, in naming the Dyodo, Pinarello took inspiration from the diode, the first asymmetric electrical conductor discovered by German physicist Ferdinand Braun in 1874. We love a little history lesson to spice up our rides.
Frame: Dyodo carbon
Fork: Dyodo disc
Brakes: SRAM Force Hydro Disc DM 160mm
Shifters: SRAM Force HRD
Crank: SRAM Force 22 50/34T
Front Derailleur: SRAM Force 22
Cassette: SRAM Force 22 11-32T
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force 22
Chain: SRAM Force
Wheelset: Mavic Aksuim Disc (Tubeless Ready)
Tires: Pirelli Cinturato Velo 28c
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: 960 Carbon Red, 964 BoB
Weight: 12.0kg | 26.5lbs
*Specs are subject to change. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.