2015 Pinarello Dogma K8-S Dura Ace
“Game changer” is not an idea from our marketing people, but the first words of Sir Bradley Wiggins after testing DOGMA K8-S
Yes, this product will revolutionize the world of ROAD BIKES, creating a new segment: The REAR SUSPENDED. The DOGMA K8-S
is the result of a specific request of TEAM SKY: to have an innovative frame able to reduce the psycho-physical stress of the athletes, and thus increase the performance in the HELL OF NORTH.
As with the Dogma F8, we assembled our team ofItalian and British engineers, who collaborated to put on the road a bike with well-defined characteristics: vertically compliant yet stiff at the same moment and of course maintaining the weight of a ROAD BIKE.We designed a lightweight suspension system in combination with the new carbon chain stays, able to flex, in order to create a pivot point for the perfect riding comfort.
DOGMA K8-S front triangle is similar to the one of DOGMA F8. Geometries are just slightly modified, for better riding on rough terrain, whereas the rear triangle changes, thanks to the new suspension DSS 1.0 (Dogma Suspension System) and new flat chain stays FLEXSTAYS™.
After laboratory tests, which ensured safety and efficiency of the new frame, we tested the new DOGMA K8-S covering the last 130km of the Paris-Roubaix route, with Sir Bradley Wiggins and Christian Knees. Over long and regular cobbles sectors, we performed comparative tests with the previous DOGMA K. Both frames had accelerometers, powermeters and GPS instrumentation.
From the whole test campaign we obtained a large amount of data; synthesizing all these, to ease the comparison, the overall performance of Dogma K8S is 4.6% greater than Dogma K 2015, in terms of handling and comfort.
The DOGMA K8-S frame (size 53), complete with suspension, weighs less than 1kg, exactly 990 grams. This is a revolutionary frame, which will open new scenarios in road bike riding and racing.
Seat Tube (BB Center to Top): 540mm
Top Tube Length (Horizontal): 550mm
Seat Tube Angle: 73.40
Head Tube Angle: 72.30
Head Tube Length: 152mm
Weight: 7.23kg /15lbs 15oz
Frame: Pinarello Dogma K8-S Torayca T1100 1K Carbon monocoque with proprietarty elastomer suspension.
Fork: Pinarello Onda Asymmetric Carbon, 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 9000 11-spd
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 9000 11-spd
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 9000 2x11-spd
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 9000 172.5mm 50/34T
Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 9000 11-28
Brakes: Front Shimano Dura Ace 9000
Rear: Pinarello Direct mount
Wheels: Mavic Ksyrium SLE
Tires:Rear:Vittoria Zaffiro Pro700 x 25c
Front: Mavic Yksion Pro 700x25
Seatpost: Pinarello Carbon Aero w/setback
Saddle: Sella Italia Catapuma w/carbon rails
Stem: Most Tiger Ultra carbon 105mm
Handlebars: Most Jaguar SC carbon 42cc
Item ID 42945
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