Way back when, certain teams used a bike in Paris-Roubaix equipped with Rock Shox suspension forks. This was, and still is, a source of great hilarity among many in cycling despite the fact powerful French hero Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle won two editions of the race on that bike in a row, and Andrei Tchmil added another for good measure a year later.
Anyway, the point is scepticism/cynicism and cycling tend to go hand in hand. Which surely has to be at least part of the reason why most brands, despite ever increasing new technologies and tube shapes, tend to stick to the fundamentals when it comes to making bikes, and avoid anything too outlandish. Not Pinarello. Step forward the Dogma K8-S.
Most brands, despite ever increasing new technologies and tube shapes, tend to stick to the fundamentals when it comes to making bikes and avoid anything too outlandish. Not Pinarello.
Last year, the Italian cycling institution unveiled a bike that really turned heads. It was designed in conjunction with engineers from Jaguar (just like the Dogma F8) from the partnership the two began through their mutual association with Team Sky.
The design, as you can tell, is based heavily on the Dogma F8 bike Team Sky ride day-to-day but with one key difference: it has an elastomer-based suspension system at the back called the DSS 1.0.