“DOGMA F8 achieves new significant numerical data, but more importantly, maintains the unique driving feeling, which made previous Pinarello Dogma bikes unbeatable. Whoever rides the new F8 DOGMA, will immediately perceive the extraordinary work done by our team, in creating a streamlined and aerodynamic bike without losing the typical characteristics of DOGMA: a powerful and responsive bike for every track. “
In the world of road biking there are numerous famous brands, but few hold a candle to the rich history of winning, and artistic design as Pinarello. At the Racery we have been fortunate to work with Team Sky ( www.teamsky.com ) enabling us to bring into our shop the very bikes ridden by these champions. From the Pinarello Dogma F8 to custom painted Team Sky Bikes these beauties won’t last long. As we have come to be known, as the place to buy pro tested used road bikes, we are pleased to add these amazing machines to our collection.
The Pinarello story
While Pinarello prides itself on leading the pack in modern bike design, it has remained true to its family roots, and the story of the company known as 'Cicli Pinarello', stretching back to 1952, is synonymous with cycling history in the second half of the twentieth century. It is a story of humble origins and hard work; of romance and of glorious success.
Giovanni Pinarello was born, the eighth of 12 brothers, in Catena di Villorba in 1922. Like so many rural Italians, he developed a passion for cycling, began racing, and in 1947, aged 25 and after over 60 victories as an amateur, he turned professional, scoring five wins over the next seven years.
His career as a pro cyclist overlapped, however, with his new vocation - building bicycles. In fact, Giovanni took his first steps as a frame-builder when he was just fifteen, and helped in the Paglianti factory; but the Pinarello family's connections with the industry stretched back even further, to 1922, when Giovanni's cousin, Alessandro, made bikes from a small factory.
In 1952, as his professional career came to an end, Giovanni opened his own factory in Treviso, where Pinarello is still based to this day. But the opening of the factory owed rather a lot to a major disappointment. Giovanni was forced to give up his place in his country's national tour, the 1952 Giro d'Italia, for a promising young Italian rider, Pasqualino Fornara. His sponsor, Bottechia, offered him a small fortune, 100,000 Lire, to miss the race - a sum of money that was invested in the Treviso factory and store.
As he began building bikes, Giovanni Pinarello's connections with the world of professional cycling proved crucial; he knew that by working closely with the top cyclists and teams he would be able to develop race-winning bikes, and that the resulting publicity would cement his reputation as a leading frame-builder, and help his company to grow exponentially.
In 1957 the small la Padovani team raced on Pinarello bicycles, and in 1960 Pinarello took a step into the world of big-time professional racing with his sponsorship of the Mainetti team. Six years later came a first international win - Guido de Rosso's victory in the Tour de l'Avenir. And in 1975 came success in the big one as far as Italians are concerned - the Giro d'Italia, courtesy of Fausto Bertoglio.
In the 1980s Pinarello confirmed itself as one of the world's leading bike manufacturers by winning some of the top races, including the 1981 Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España; the 1984 Olympic road race in Los Angeles; and in 1988 the biggest of all bike races, the 1988 Tour de France, thanks to Pedro Delgado. Then, of course, came Indurain in the 1990s, who, as well as his five Tour victories, won the Giro on two occasions, the Olympic time trial, world time trial and claimed the hour record - all on Pinarello bikes. Read more at www.teamsky.com
The eighth generation of DOGMA creates a play on words that can become a perfect advertising slogan: The Eighth Dogma ... the eighth wonder of the world. Pinarello is known for creating works of art with every release of the F series road bike. And with the launch of the F10 that tradition just continues.
In the past two years, DOGMA 65.1 has been the most titled bike on the planet, winning the Tour de France twice, the World Championship and more than 100 Pro Tour races.
The Dogma 65.1 has been a best seller without precedent for Pinarello and is universally recognized as a benchmark in the world of high end Road Bikes.
Starting from these premises, you can imagine how difficult it was to improve this cult bike. At the Racery we are fortunate to be able to test ride these bikes as they come into our shop. We make it our business to note sizing differences between different manufactures and educate our customers on how to ensure they get the best fit. Try our bike sizing calculator to ensure you are looking for the right size https://theracery.com/pages/road-bike-sizing-guide make sure to contact us prior to making your purchase so we can ensure you are getting the size you need.
Pinarello and the Pro’s
Pinarello LAB, TEAM SKY and JAGUAR created a working group where everyone brought decisive contributions. A working team of experts and professionals have made improvements to road bikes that will blow you away.
Team SKY with feedback from its athletes, Jaguar the Aerodynamics concerns CFD and Wind Tunnel testing, Pinarello LAB for cycling part, structural study and design. This synergy brought to light the Dogma F8 (in stock now) and the more recent Dogma F10 (coming soon)