Pinarello’s top-tier Dogma F10 road bike debuted last year, raced to wins at Milano San Remo, Strade Bianche, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, among others. Team Sky seems to have put in good results on the bike, so no need for major changes in 2018. Instead, Pinarello is overhauling the look with a series of pleasantly subdued gradient fade paint jobs.

2018 Pinarello Dogma F10 gradient fade road bikes

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Pinarello rolled out several new Dogma F10 race bikes in 2017, starting with the first debut of the road racer in January, followed by the UCI approved disc version in mid-July, and a superlight F10X just under a week later. Then, after several Grand Tour wins, they even released some limited edition versions of the new bike.

Ametista, Fluorite & Vulcano
Diamond, Diamond Blue & Ambra

Now for 2018 the bike gets six new gradient schemes developed in their Treviso, Italy factory – Ametista, Fluorite, Vulcano, Diamond, Diamond Blue, and Ambra.

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Team Sky, Froomey replica

Add those to the Team Sky replicas and carry over black, white & red variations.


The 820g asymmetric T1100 carbon Dogma F10 frame and Onda F10 fork are available on their own as a frameset or in a number of complete bike builds from Pinarello. The Dogma F10 can also be customized with Pinarello’s MyWay online tool, although it looks like the gradients aren’t yet available there. So far the new F10 Disk also does not look to get the new 2018 gradients.


The Dogma F10 is available in a wide 13 size range from 42-62cm, with size-specific layups to deliver the same performance for all riders.


  1. The fades are somewhat similar to what Giant has started doing with their Propel line. Still not a fan of the swoopy-for-no-reason-whatsoever look of the latest Pinarello’s, but these paint schemes are pretty sharp.

  2. No doubting the speed on the bike, but I always felt these Pina bikes are best suited for those who truly relish speed over anything else. If your a racer, its perfect. Not to mention that you should be signed up for the specified geometry to get the best of it. It doesn’t have the best frame performance out there, but still competitive among its peers. Look elsewhere if your also looking for any frame compliance, it has very little to give.

    But hey, they built this frame to win races first and foremost so if those aren’t your priorities, choose otherwise. Lovely paintwork though.

    • Their frames also do a great job at holding value, look at used Dogma’s vs S-Works, Trek, and Cannondale bikes and the price they still command is amazing. Of course at their purchase price I’m always shocked when I see a guy rock up to a 3/4 or 4/5 Road race or crit on one of these machines. Ok some seasons you get lucky but eventually you are going to tip over at speed at one point in your racing career.

      • Part of the reason why I feel they hold value over others is due to the other brands watering down designs with lower grade carbon. Much of the general public isn’t well aware of the impact beyond the weight of the frame. So when you can pick up a similar looking frame at a notably lower cost, it impacts the residual losses are felt at the upper of frames to a higher degree. Don’t assume lower grade carbon versions are as good performers. The changes in carbon material properties aren’t linear and the mold and layout schedule are adjusted enough to make it work, but not to be ideal. It’s good, likely more than most need, but only the top model construction was done for ideal conditions.

        When you purchase an F10 or an F10 Xlight, the construction doesn’t change. This in part keeps that resale value a bit higher with the expectation that a numbers are lower due to cost.

        If someone wants to show up to a Cat5 race with such a bike, so be it. But money is much better spent on better training tools, program and work, and you general fit and how well your kit fits. After all that and you move into a 1/2, then you can consider something like an F10, finances permitting. Hey, some have plenty to burn.

        A crit race sounds like the wrong place for something like the F10 for a number of reasons. Especially since pack riding negates much of the aero benefits and its geometry isn’t quite ideal for crit style racing where lean is used more so heavily.

        But hey, if these folks didn’t purchase these kind of bikes, we might not have seen as many distinct models made.

What do you think?