05 March 2012

Pinarello Dogma2

Did you hear - Mark Cavendish is riding a Pinarello in 2012?! 
I wanted to learn more about Pinarello's. Mark Cavendish is riding one this year, and Sky Pro Cycling Team' sponsorship by Pinarello got my attention. Isn't that exactly why bike manufacturers sponsor cycling teams? They want us to notice the bikes, and the best way to get that done is to put a very noticeable rider on the bike. 

I sort of credit Fabian Cancellara's many victories on Specialized bikes for the company's big boom in sales over the past five years. Lance Armstrong did wonders for Nike and Trek. There was plenty of sudden interest for Canyon bikes when Philippe Gilbert won and won and won in 2011. Now that Tom Boonen and Omega Pharma-Quickstep are on a Venge, there is continued interest in that bike (which happens to be the bike Mark Cavendish rode last year to win Worlds).

Of course a rider has no choice in which bike they ride - they ride the team sponsored bike, but sometimes I wonder if it influences their decision when signing for a new team. We amateurs on the other hand have a choice of which bikes we buy. That is why sponsors like good riders on good bikes and our good dollars in their pockets. 

Here is current World Champion Mark Cavendish's Pinarello Dogma 2 bicycle. Wow, if I ride this bike, I could be as fast as Cavendish!
Mark Cavendish's all black Pinarello Dogma 2   Photo by Graham Watson
Pinarello Dogma 2   Photo by CyclingWeekly
My favorite understated detail on the bike  Photo by CyclingWeekly
View a complete gallery of images of Cavendish's Pinarello bike by Cycling Weekly - Mark Cavendish's Pinarello Dogma 2 or another by VeloNews.com - Pro Bike: Cavendish’s Dogma 2 for stage 5 of the Tour of Oman

A Pinarello Dogma 2   Photo by PedalDancer.com
The Dogma's recognizable carbon seat stays  Photo by PedalDancer.com
The frame comes in white and red as well   Photo by PedalDancer.com
The bike frame has Pinarello on the right side of the down tube, Dogma on the left side of the down tube, with the opposite on the seat tube - nice touch. Read more about Pinarello bikes - website.

Sky Pro Cycling Team rides Pinarello bikes (team website) you'll see the riders listed below on Pinarellos in 2012, read much more about the team's bikes:  The Dogma 2 is the latest version of the flagship road racing machine from Team Sky bike partner Pinarello

Watch a video about the new changes in the Pinarello Dogma60.1

Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) recently won the 2012 Paris-Nice:
Bradley Wiggins on his winning Pinarello time trial bike
Team Sky 2012 Dogma 60.1 road bike
Poetry in motion - Team Sky's top tube  Photo from chasingwheels.com

Rider Date of birth
 Davide Appollonio (ITA) 2 June 1989 (age 22)
 Michael Barry (CAN) 18 December 1975 (age 36)
 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) 17 May 1987 (age 24)
 Mark Cavendish (GBR) 21 May 1985 (age 26)
 Alex Dowsett (GBR) 3 October 1988 (age 23)
 Bernhard Eisel (AUT) 17 February 1981 (age 31)
 Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP) 17 September 1977 (age 34)
 Chris Froome (GBR) 20 May 1985 (age 26)
 Mathew Hayman (AUS) 20 April 1978 (age 33)
 Sergio Henao (COL) 10 December 1987 (age 24)
 Jeremy Hunt (GBR) 12 March 1974 (age 37)
 Peter Kennaugh (GBR) 15 June 1989 (age 22)
 Christian Knees (GER) 5 March 1981 (age 30)
 Thomas Löfkvist (SWE) 4 April 1984 (age 27)

Ride Date of birth
 Lars Petter Nordhaug (NOR) 14 May 1984 (age 27)
 Danny Pate (USA) 23 March 1979 (age 32)
 Richie Porte (AUS) 30 January 1985 (age 27)
 Salvatore Puccio (ITA) 31 August 1989 (age 22)
 Michael Rogers (AUS) 20 December 1979 (age 32)
 Luke Rowe (GBR) 10 March 1990 (age 21)
 Kanstantsin Siutsou (BLR) 9 August 1982 (age 29)
 Ian Stannard (GBR) 25 May 1987 (age 24)
 Chris Sutton (AUS) 10 September 1984 (age 27)
 Ben Swift (GBR) 5 November 1987 (age 24)
 Geraint Thomas (GBR) 25 May 1986 (age 25)
Rigoberto Urán (COL) 26 January 1987 (age 25)
 Bradley Wiggins (GBR) 28 April 1980 (age 31)
 Xabier Zandio (ESP) 17 March 1977 (age 34)

History of Pinarello

Cicli Pinarello S.p.A. (1952–present) is an Italian bicycle manufacturer based in Treviso, Italy. Read more about the company's history and it's founder Giovanni Pinarello.
Pinarello will be sponsoring several teams in 2012: Team Sky, Movistar, and others including the Competive Cyclist Racing Team based in Arizona. See images of Francisco Mancebo's (Competitive Cyclist Racing Team) Pinarello Dogma 2: Pro Race Bike: Francisco Mancebo's Pinarello Dogma 2 By Bicycling.com.

Pinarello Bikes
The lineup - road:
Dogma2 Carbon
DogmaK Carbon
Dogma Carbon
Paris Carbon
Rokh Carbon
FPDUE Carbon
FPUNO Aluminium
The time trial bike:
GRAAL Carbon
The cross bike:

They've come a long way:
An old Pinarello time trial bike
Now you can custom design your own Dogma 2, here is mine, the new 2012 Pedal Dancer team bike:
Pedal Dancer Pinarello Dogma2, go ahead build one MyWay
Some images by Pedal Dancer of Pinarello bikes taken last September at Interbike in Las Vegas, Nevada:
The new Team Movistar 2012 Pinarello Dogma (more white) ©Photo by PedalDancer™
2011 model of  Movistar's Pinarello Dogma (more navy blue color) ©Photo by PedalDancer™
Check out the Pinarello time trial bike:
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I liked this pink and yellow Pinarello (only I'd like a matching front wheel too).
©Photo by PedalDancer™
Or this nice and simple classic black Pinarello (too pretty to leave locked up somewhere)
©Photo by PedalDancer™
Photos I took of Pinarellos at the races in 2011 - at the Amgen Tour of California and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado:
Pinarello Dogma  ©Photo by PedalDancer™
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Bissell Team Time trail bike in 2011
©Photo by PedalDancer™
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One of these bikes is not a Pinarello:
A yellow Mavic bike? ©Photo by PedalDancer™
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