Few new machines carry the expectation that accompanied the launch of Pinarello’s Dogma F8. Its predecessor, the Dogma 65.1 Think 2, was piloted to Tour de France victory by Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome in 2012 and 2013 respectively, before the launch of the Dogma F8 in May 2014.
The Pinarello F8, designed in association with Jaguar, bears little resemblance to that Tour-winning steed. Gone are the wavy fork and seatstays of old, and in come a series of truncated airfoil tube profiles, made from T11001K ‘dream carbon’. As a result, the Dogma F8 is said to be 12 per cent stiffer, 47 per cent more aerodynamic (reduced to 6.4 per cent when the rider is accounted for) and 120g lighter in a size 54cm. Our time on the Dogma F8, available in the UK as a frameset only, has revealed it as an alarmingly stiff – and fast – machine which we expect to win many races to come.
Price: £3,899 (frameset only)