Last May, Pinarello introduced the Dogma F8 as it’s top level racing road bike. It was the result of their collaboration with Team Sky riders and fellow team sponsor Jaguar, using the automotive partner’s expertise in aerodynamics to make their asymmetric frames slip through the wind better.
Now, that bike is getting a disc brake variant, likely to debut under Team Sky late in the 2015 racing season (disc brakes will be tested in two UCI events this year, starting in August).
Other than what you can see here, details are non-existent, but we can see that it’s using the new Shimano flat-mount disc brake standard and that they’ll be spec’d with hydraulic brakes, FSA Vision wheels and their MOST house brand cockpit.
And this isn’t the only new disc brake bike Pinarello’s bringing to market in 2016. The new Gan road bike line will offer three standard versions and one disc brake model, and there are some interesting brake specs on them…
The new Gan road bikes are modeled after the Dogma, borrowing their curves, styling and aerodynamic cues. The differences are in layup and asymmetry, both getting watered down slightly to make the bike more comfortable for the non pro. It’s still a performance road bike, but the carbon fiber is a high strength blend that’s less stiff than the hi-mod fibers used in the Dogma. The asymmetry is still there, just less so.
Side to side, the Gan (left) is very similar to the Dogma (right) in appearance, keeping the flat back aero seat tube and pointed nose on the head tube. The rim brake models will have three options, the Gan RS, Gan R and Gan, with spec being the best aboard the RS but generally below what’ll be available on the Dogmas. Pricing and official info on all of these models is still under wraps until later this year.
There’ll be a single Gan Disc bike in the lineup, spec’d with Shimano’s BR-CX75 mechanical disc brakes. Interestingly, both here and on the Dogma Disc, the rotors are non-Shimano. The Dogma appears to have SRAM HSX two-piece rotors, and this Gan Disc gets TRP rotors.
Four colorways will be offered on the Gan Disc.
And if ever there was a bike that makes perfect sense for disc brakes, it’s their new Dogma K8-S micro suspension bike for the classics. Promo video below, then check our tech coverage of this bike here.