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This Pinarello FP3- all carbon beauty
is build up with Sram Rival, carbon stem/seatpost.
Fulcrum Racing Wheels
Size: 54 cm
Retail: $ 3300.=

Want to flash at Rouge Roubaix?
Show up on this sexy bike and all eyes will be on you;)

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Pinarello based the FP3 Dura Ace Road Bike on its world-famous Prince model,
only using slightly heavier 30HM12K carbon fiber to bring down the price.
The FP3 shares the same geometry as the Prince and has a monocoque front triangle bonded to a rear triangle and wide fork blades that increase stiffness and control up front.
Pinarello hit this eye-catching bikes frame with a selection of gorgeous hand-painted color schemes.
This gorgeous Pinarello FP3 Dura Ace retails at $5500.-
She is waiting for you on the floor

Like the smart bike builders they are, Fausto Pinarello and co. refined the designs of the now famous Prince and for 2009 have released the FP3 to appeal to that majority of cyclists who don’t buy $5000+ bikes, but still want the quality and heritage of a high end Euro road rig. The FP3 was launched for 2009 as a more affordable version of their popular Prince carbon frameset – ridden by pro Tour team Caisse d’Epargne. It shares geometry with the Prince and Dogma, while frame materials and build kits differ. Most importantly, it’s a chance to get on a fully equipped Pinarello for under $4000. Prices vary according to build kit, but versions offered include Shimano DA7800/ Ultegra, Campy Centaur, and coming soon a Dura-Ace 7900 version.Like most of the Treviso, Italy brand’s frames, the FP3 is traditional geometry – non-sloping top tubes, and slightly longer bikes than many of today’s popular compact designs. (The exceptions are a couple of the smallest sizes in the line up).
The FP3 joins a number of manufacturers with a 1-1/4 inch bearing at the headtube bottom (1-1/8 at the top), allowing a larger platform to anchor the forks and brace the front end where a lot of stress is taken. Pinarello’s US distributor Gita Bike reports the bell-shaped headtube does more than just look cool, adding both strength and smoothing the airflow at the front.Like most performance tilted bikes these days, the whole bottom bracket unit is pretty beefy – the downtube is massive, and carries that girth along it’s full length, even flaring to almost full width of the bb shell at the bottom. Each tube on the bike is shaped with purpose in mind- to deliver power to the road while allowing enough comfort to make it rideable. The seat tube is the only round tube on the frame, and hosts a traditionally fitted seatpost.This bike is not a bike of performance extremes – not the nimblest climber, the fastest descender, smoothest rouleur, or quickest handler. It does dose out a solid measure of performance in each category, and all with one of the coolest names in road cycling painted on the top tube.