For the 2017 racing season, Team Sky will be riding aboard the all-new Pinarello Dogma F10. You’ll recall that I reviewed and loved the Dogma F8 last year, so any improvements to it will further solidify it as one of the most revered frames on the market. The Dogma F10 takes aerodynamics, stiffness and efficiency further to deliver marked improvements in all areas.

To the naked eye, the changes look subtle, but upon closer examination, they are easy to see. Here are the key highlights of the changes coming with the Dogma F10.

The Dogma F10 shown here in Red Magma with SRAM Red eTap.

Improved Aerodynamics

Taking queues from the Bolide TT that debuted at the 2016 Giro d’Italia, the Dogma F10 features an all-new downtube profile that further reduces drag and shields the water bottle (a significant source of drag). This truncated foil shape is also concave on the backside to further recess the water bottle, thus smoothing airflow. Additional enhancements were made throughout the frame to optimize airflow, but the downtube changes are the most noticeable and significant.

The concave downtube on the Dogma F10 shields the water bottle.

In addition, the fork now features a “Fork Flap,” which adds trailing edge material right behind the quick release. This small change yielded significant improvements in airflow at that point.

The Fork Flap further improves aerodynamics at the dropout.

Weight Reduction and Increased Stiffness

Of course, the goal is always to reduce overall weight. A size 53cm frame drops from 875 grams to 820 grams (-6.3%) while increasing overall lateral stiffness by 7% overall (headtube, bottom bracket).

Subtle (but significant) changes and sexy lines abound on the F10.

E-Link

For those running Shimano electronic groupsets, deciding where to stash the battery is a concern. In the past, many were housed in the seat tube, but accessibility is frustrating since nobody wants to mess with saddle height on a regular basis. So, the Dogma F10 now features E-Link which allows the Di2 battery to be housed inside the downtube and accessible without mucking with the bike.

The E-Link allows easy storage and access to the Di2 battery.

No Change in Geometry

F8 fans will be glad to know that the F10 will retain all the same handling and fit characteristics of the previous frame. I love how the F8 rides and handles, so adding the above changes to an existing, proven bike will be welcomed.

Other highlights include:

  • 25mm tire clearance (kind of a letdown as 28mm clearance should be standard)
  • Italian-threaded bottom bracket (hooray!)
  • Torayca T1100 carbon fiber (light, stiff and expensive)
  • Available in 13 frame sizes (kudos to Pinarello for continuing to deliver such specific sizing)

More Info: Visit Pinarello.com

 

About Author

A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 --sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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