2017 Pinarello ALU Pista Bike
There is something so pure and beautiful about a track bike. Maybe it reminds us of those earliest bikes before there were such things as gears. Or maybe it’s that appeal of clean lines and cableless simplicity. Whatever it is, owning a track bike like the Pinarello Alu Pista can offer you seriously fun, new avenues of training options, especially in the wintertime when the roads are covered in snow and ice.
Even if you are not a trackie, if you have a velodrome near you, then having a bike set up to your specifications and size to take on the boards can be so much sweet fun that you will wonder why you never tried it before. And the great thing about the Pinarello Alu Pista is that is has all the stiffness you could want, mixing it perfectly with a bit of Italian style, but still won’t cost an arm and a leg to add to your collection. And you’ll be amazed at how much your pedaling style improves the more you work well with a fixie.
Made from lightweight and durable 6061 T6 aluminum, the Alu Pista can offer all the rigidity you need without heaping on the extra costs that high quality carbon necessitate. The fork still goes with the classic Pinarello Onda Carbon, keeping things light while ensuring razor sharp handling. The 70mm Italian threaded bottom bracket looks clean and traditional and can accommodate a wide range of cranks. The Pinarello house brand Most specs most the touch points with a Fizik Antares R7 doing faithful duty as the comfy saddle.
Of course your inner hipster might be interested in getting this as a commuter or maybe you are even crazy enough to consider Red Hook Crits as racing goals. But be aware that neither the frame nor the fork are drilled for brakes.
With six sizes from which to choose, you can likely find just the fit you need. The Pinarello Alu Pista is a modern take on a track classic, and will encourage you to be an even better cyclist.
Frame: Pista 6061 T6 aluminum
Fork: Pinarello Onda carbon
Headset: Pinarello Integrated
Crank: Sugino Mighty Comp Single
Bottom Bracket: Sugino
Chain: KMC ½” x 1/8”
Wheelset: Alex Solo
Tires: Vittoria Diamante Pro Pista
Handlebar: MOst Xylon PG compact
Handlebar Tape: Pinarello synthetic cork
Stem: MOst Tiger Alu
Seatpost: MOst alloy
Saddle: Fizik Antares R7
Sizes: 41.5cm | 45cm | 51cm | 52.5cm | 54cm | 57cm |
Colors: 83 Red Shiny
Weight (Frame Only): 1450g | 3.2lbs
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.