2019 Pinarello Prince Ultegra Di2 Bike
Once you jump on the Pinarello Prince you will discover just how wildly good Pinarello can make even those bikes they classify as mid-range. Responsive and supple at the same time, it will look so good on your group ride that even those with the F10 will feel a twinge of envy.
This reincarnation of the Prince line is exciting not only for what developments it represents, but also the classic Pinarello handling and flair. As opposed to the newly minted Prince FX, the Prince is intended for riders who are most focused on long distance comfort and less inclined to jump into an aggressive crit race. It has been made from Pinarello’s T700 Carbon, which will be a touch heavier than the T900 used on the FX, and has received the type of layup that will help absorb the road chatter that can quickly start to ruin a ride. But to ensure that the responsiveness is still there when you need it, they have used their a-symmetric layup where 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 smaller rear triangle with the seatstays hitting much lower on the seat tube will also tighten up the ride making sure all accelerations get the most out of the power you are putting down.
Adding to the comfort side of things, the geometry has been made a touch more endurance oriented with a shorter reach and higher stack than their more racy frames which will go towards easing the tension in your neck and back over the long haul. The Onda fork and seatstays will also help enhance the comfort levels softening the ride without losing the rigidity. The handling is just as sharp as you would expect from a top drawer F10 because the Onda Fork receives the same level of attention here. Pinarello has included their “fork flaps” which are essentially little fairings to the rear of the dropout to increase stiffness and enhance the aerodynamics.
This is the rim brake version of the Pinarello Prince, but it will still be able to take tires up to 28mm wide, which will also have a big impact on the level of ride comfort. It will also mean that a little extra gravel on the roads won’t be the least trouble. Many Pinarello bikes max out at 25mm tires, so this is potentially a great addition for those riders who had yearned for wider tires.
The Pinarello Prince will be available as a complete build from Wrench Science, and comes in an incredible 11 sizes, plus an Easy Fit option with a geometry geared towards the size needs of women riders. Pinarello has always felt it is important to offer a wide range of sizes and has invested in the molds that will make their bikes available to riders of just about any height.
Frame: Prince T700 carbon
Fork: Pinarello Onda carbon with ForkFlap
Headset: Pinarello drop-in
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2
Crank: Shimano Ultegra R8000 50/34T
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-28T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2
Chain: Shimano Ultegra
Wheelset: Fulcrum Racing 5
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 25c
Handlebar: MOst Jaguar XA Aero
Stem: MOst Tiger Alu Aero
Seatpost: Aero Full Carbon 12K
Saddle: Fizik Antares R7
Sizes: 44cm | 46.5cm | 50cm | 51.5cm | 53cm | 54cm | 55cm | 56cm | 57.5cm | 59.5cm | 62cm |
Colors: 715 Carbon Red, 716 BoB, 717 White Orange
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.