Pinarello is celebrating 4x Tour winner Chris Froome getting back on the bike after his nasty summer crash with the unveiling of their even lighter Dogma F12 XLight road bike. The Dogma F12 got a major overhaul with more aero gains, more integration, and even improved tire clearance this past spring. But now in their classic X-Light configuration it sheds some extra grams too…

Pinarello Dogma F12 XLight lightweight carbon aero road bike

Pinarello Dogma F12 XLight aero road bike, lightweight carbon aerodynamic road bike

The beauty of Pinarello’s X-Light concept is that the details remain the same, but the bike just gets lighter. Stiffness & aerodynamic improvements vs. the F10 all carry over – 10% more lateral stiffness and a claimed free 8W or 1 second per kilometer at 40km/hr.

Dogma F12 XLight weight savings

Pinarello Dogma F12 XLight aero road bike, lightweight carbon aerodynamic road bike

The Dogma F12 XLight sheds its weight by getting a more carefully optimized material mix & layup schedule. It predominantly uses an ultra hi-mod Torayca T1100G UD unidirectional carbon material (vs. the traditional T1000 1K weave of the standard frameset) with its own lower resin content. That allows Pinarello to drop 60g or ~7% off the frameset, but it requires some additional mold modifications and a slower, more controlled manufacturing process to work with the less forgiving materials.

Pinarello Dogma F12 XLight aero road bike, lightweight carbon aerodynamic road bike

Starting with a claimed 820g rim brake frame & 840g disc frame (unpainted, frame-only weight claims), total framesets shed 60g off both rim & disc brake variants. It is spec’d with the same Onda F12 fork with aero ForkFlap tips, so likely frame weights come down to around 760g for raw rim brake frame & 780g for raw disc brake frames.

Pinarello Dogma F12 XLight aero road bike, lightweight carbon aerodynamic road bike

Froome got back to competition this week, so Pinarello painted up this one-off bike to welcome their champ back into the fray. While you’d have to earn a bunch of Grand Tour victories to get the same paint job, the F12 XLight is available with a few more conventional finishes.

Tech details

Pinarello Dogma F12 XLight aero road bike, lightweight carbon aerodynamic road bike

Both rim & disc brake bikes are UCI approved and come in a wide eleven size range from 44-59.5cm seattubes. Both share the asymmetric aerodynamic frame improvements of the standard F12 with total internal cable routing (TiCR), sleek but external hidden seatpost clamp, multi-position bottle cage bosses, a threaded BB, and drop-in 1.5″ straight headset. It also gets built up with Pinarello house-brand Most Talon Ultra integrated handlebar and their proprietary aero seatpost, all with titanium hardware. Tire clearance remains the same as the F12 for use with 28mm tires on modern wheels.

Pinarello Dogma F12 XLight aero road bike, lightweight carbon aerodynamic road bike Pinarello Dogma F12 XLight aero road bike, lightweight carbon aerodynamic road bike

The standard F12 is available in shops now. This new Dogma F12 XLight is said to be open for pre-order now through your local Pinarello dealer – with Black-on-Black and Team Ineos replica paint jobs for either braking preference, or a mostly white UK National Champ replica in disc brake only.

Pinarello.com

11 COMMENTS

  1. They need to do something. Remember the drama of them running non “official” sponsor wheels at the TDF? They bought the team those LIGHTWEIGHT (brand) wheels because the Pinarello’s are so heavy they couldn’t even get them down to the legal weight minimum. The riders were not happy about that so they put those wheels on for certain stages to make them feel better.

    • @dirk, if you really believe this weight story, that’s typical Sky/Ineos strategy to misslead the other teams (like when they had the UK riders not wearing sox on the Olympics just to have the other teams do the same). even if the frame was 1000g (so 25% more than announced) it wouldn’t be any problem to reach the 6.8kg using some proper components. the F10 was 880g for the frame in 56 and 413 for the fork… seat-post was on the heavy side… but noting stopping you to be way below the 6.8kg

      • Have you weighed a F10 or F12 frame? In reality they are a lot heavier. The stated weights are raw frames without hardware. My local shop sells a good number of these and they haven’t seen one single frame under 1000g… But hey, it’s a Pinarello…

        • Size 55 (not 56, my mistake) F10 XL frame 883g + fork 413g + 90g seat-clamp (black color) measured by Tour Magazine in Feb 2018
          The F10 Disc frame was 1028 + 451 for the fork (still 55)

  2. I speed read this as my eyes usually glaze over any mention of Pinarello. But I admit, I wanted the punch line – what’s the price of all this goodness? I’ll bet this frameset costs far more than any bike I’ve ever bought (and I ride good stuff).

    • Sir, would you put a dollar figure on a bible? I think not….so, while you maybe correct. Do not blame dentists for having enough money for this bike (and saving for the Porsche)

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