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Pinarello unveils the Dogma F8 Disc

Pinarello Dogma F8 disc
Jordan Gibbons
26 May 2015

The Pinarello Dogma F8 gets hydraulic stoppers for Team SKY ahead of UCI testing.

Change is inevitable – even for the UCI. It’s taken time but finally they’ve buckled and are open to the idea of disc brakes, but not without a proper trial first. The way the UCI has opted to do this is by giving teams a chance to try them at different races this season, so the manufacturers have been forced to respond.

Pinarello released the disc version of the Dogma Think 65.1 almost exactly one year after the original frame debut and it’s the same tale here. Although details are thin on the ground we know that the bike stays virtually the same – same geometry, frame material, aerodynamics and stiffness – they’ve just added disc brakes. It’s interesting to see that they have shunned the current trend for bolt-thru axles, sticking with standard quick releases instead.

We reviewed the original Pinarello Dogma F8 a little while ago and whilst we had to compliment elements of the bike, we wondered if we were talented enough to really test it to the limit. You can read the full review here: Pinarello Dogma F8 review

Pinarello have opted for the new Shimano Flat Mount mounting system. The new Flat Mount calipers bolt up through the frame, rather than top down through the caliper. Visually this is much neater and hopefully it will be a little more aerodynamic too. Early adopters need not worry however as there will be a range of adapters available to fit existing disc brake systems.

Pricing and availability are yet to be announced but we’ll update this as soon as we know more.