Pinarello Dogma FS launched

11 Apr 2019

Pinarello Dogma FS launched

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Pinarello has launched the new Dogma FS ahead of Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix - the first electronic full suspension road bike.

Four years ago, Pinarello launched the Dogma K8s, presenting the first ultralight suspension system for a road bike (DSS 1.0, Dogma Suspension System), together with carbon fibre flexible rear stays. 
 
Two years later Pinarello introduced the new eDSS 2.0 (Electronic Dogma Suspension System), the first smart suspension for road bikes, immediately tested by our riders. 
 
Now they have introduced electronic front suspension.
 
The idea behind the Dogma FS is to guarantee unbeatable Pinarello handling and racing performance even on rough terrain. The Dogma Smart Adaptive System (DSAS) self-adapts the frame stiffness by means of its electronic front and rear suspension to maximise the bike’s stability. DSAS is able to adapt the suspension behaviour on each type of terrain, automatically locking or unlocking it, ensuring maximum performance and stiffness on smooth tarmac and optimum comfort on bumpy and rough roads. 
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Team Sky’s Head of Technical Operations, Carsten Jeppesen, said: “Road racing takes many forms, and in Pinarello we have great partner who recognises the need to support the team, and the diverse demands of our race calendar. The Dogma FS combines the latest in frame and electronic technology to give our riders a dynamic bike that is fully adaptable for all terrains, and can be controlled directly by the rider or fully automatic. It’s the perfect addition to our portfolio and is the latest result of our evolving partnership with Pinarello, giving our riders a unique handling and racing experience to help them optimise their performance.”
 
Luke Rowe said: “My first impressions of the Dogma FS have been very, very good - it gives us an edge going into Paris-Roubaix and will help us perform at the highest level on the cobbles. I’ve ridden it over lots of cobbles this week and it’s mega. As one of the first road bikes with a proper front and rear suspension, it feels special.”
Luke Rowe

Luke Rowe

As one of the first road bikes with a proper front and rear suspension, it feels special.
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DOGMA FS frame features

The fork has been completely redesigned in order to guarantee the integration with the electronic front suspension.
 
Fork rake has been slightly reduced to ensure the best force transmission.

The head tube is wider to integrate the DSAS electronic front suspension. It is shorter in order to guarantee 20mm of suspension travel and it has been reinforced to support the stresses coming from the rough terrain and the upper bearing is moved up to 1’ 1⁄4. 
 
Flex Stays technology 

The innovative frame of Dogma FS assembling the suspension in place of the monostay, has no rigid constrain between seatstays and seat tube, and thus allows greater vertical deflections of the chainstays. The chainstays of Dogma FS are therefore designed to allow almost 10mm of vertical deflection and, at the same time, to guarantee enough torsional stiffness of the rear triangle. 
 
The new DSAS System (DOGMA SMART ADAPTIVE SYSTEM) 
 
Front Suspension 

The core of the vibration absorption is a metal coil spring. The damping is provided by a hydraulic system that also allows the suspension to electronically change its state from unlock status, fully able to move along its travel, to lock, completely firm to allow best stiffness and power transmission on flat asphalt. 
 
Rear Suspension 

The core of the vibration absorption is an elastomer. The rear suspension implements an electro-hydraulic system which is able to switch the suspension state from unlock status, fully able to move along its travel, to lock, completely firm to allow best stiffness and power transmission on flat asphalt. 
 
Smart Battery Pack 

It is equipped with a CPU that runs the suspension control algorithms. It is able to collect data from gyroscopes and accelerometers to distinguish the road condition and change the state of the suspension itself. 
 
Rider Interface 

This component allows the rider to control the system status through the led, switch between manual mode and automatic mode, change action threshold or change between lock and unlock in manual mode. 
 
DOGMA FS IN NUMBERS 

DSAS system is able to absorb, on average, 42% of the vibration coming from the ground that directly means an increase in comfort and bike stability. A comparison between a traditional bike and the DOGMA FS on the famous Carrefour de l’Arbre cobbled sector showed that the rider on a Dogma FS was able to gain 15 seconds in two kilometres of cobbles against a rigid road bike.
 
DOGMA FS 

  • Carbon Torayca T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nanoalloy Technology Asymmetric Frame
  • Fork ONDA with ForkFlapTM
  • Think2 System with E-LinkTM 
  • ICRTM Internal Cable Routing
  • Drop in Bearing System 1” 1/4 - 1”1/2
  • Italian thread BB
  • Seatclamp TripleForce
  • 3XAirTM two positions available for the second bottle Dogma Smart Adaptive System
  • FlatBack Profile
  • Max Tyre 700x28mm
  • 4 sizes available: 530, 550, 560, 575
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