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Bolide

Pinarello is unveiling a new TT bike for Bradley Wiggins’ use at the Giro d’Italia. 
In the past Wiggins has ridden the “Graal” from Pinarello.

Mentioned features of the new “Bolide”:
-15% improvement in aerodynamics over the Graal due to:
   -new airfoil tube section
   -concave seat tube
   -brake integration
   -integrated handlebar with frame; electronic shifters are integrated into handlebars
   -internal cable routing
   -integration of all electronics into the frame; frame is also compatible with mechanical

The frame has also been increased in stiffness while losing weight (5% less than Graal) through use of new carbon layups, the unique to Pinarello Torayca 65HM1K, and BB86.

The frame is approved by the UCI.

The Pinarello DOGMA 65.1 Giro d’Italia Special Edition for 2013:

To go with the Chris King Espresso Tamper…..

The first Pinarello Dogma2 bikes equipped with Campagnolo’s new electronic gruppo, Electronic Power Shift, are part of a limited edition with a special color. Fifty examples of these Dogma2s equipped with the Super Record version of EPS will be available in the U.S.

It’s going to cost you to be among the first: $16,500 (retail price)!

The first Pinarello Dogma2 bikes equipped with Campagnolo’s new electronic gruppo, Electronic Power Shift, are part of a limited edition with a special color. Fifty examples of these Dogma2s equipped with the Super Record version of EPS will be available in the U.S.

It’s going to cost you to be among the first: $16,500 (retail price)!

The fake Chinese Pinarello frames, that have been appearing on internet sites,
ebay, etc., have been coined “Chinarello” frames.

One person, with a sense of humor, has come up with this for his fake:

If you are purchasing a Pinarello heed the advice from Pinarello:

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And yet again……..
another beautiful speed demon at the shop!!!
This time she won’t leave the shop,
other than with Mark Miller….

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The invaluable experience gained with DOGMA coupled with the grand tradition of Pinarello time trial bikes, and the new Pinarello Lab construction techniques SOE System (Simulation Optimize Evolution) contributed to the design of the new forms and the advanced technology employed in this extraordinary project. Compared to its predecessor, FM1, Graal has completely new geometries, steeper seat tube angles and a vertical seat post.

The new tube sections are created with computer, including the waves on the down tube, designed to minimize weight and maximize performance. The front brake is situated behind the fork, to further increase the aerodynamic coeffificient. GRAAL is available in two versions: one specififically designed for Shimano Di2 electronic shifting with cables run fully inside the frame and battery perfectly integrated into the rear chainstay. The second version, for mechanical drive trains, also has internal cables but no battery housing thus the chainstays are thinner.

To complete the project, we created a handlebar that perfectly integrates with the frame and forms a single body with it. The ANURA handlebar has internal passage for both electronic and mechanical cables to achieve clean forms and aerodynamics. Width 410 mm C/C and handlebar coupling equivalent 120 mm, 105 mm, 90 mm. Interchangeable extensions (various widths and tilt angles), adjustable in height and length. Adjustable pads. The GRAAL frame and ANURA handlebar are made of Torayca 60HM carbon fifibre with 1K fifinish and Nanoalloy technology.

Again, another gorgeous bike left the shop..