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While innovation, genuine or at least the appearance of it, seems to fly by at a frantic pace from season to season when it comes to bikes, the models themselves remain relatively resolute. Rare is it to see a new model, and rarer still is an overhaul of a whole range of bikes. Pinarello has decided some spring cleaning is in order and has retired its long-serving Prince and Paris models, replacing them with the ‘F’ and ‘X’ series, designed for racing and endurance respectively.
We were lucky enough to spend a few days recently in southern Spain to bring you a first ride review of the new Pinarello F7 , but we also got to see the whole range of new bikes and hear what they are all about. Are they new bikes, or just new names? A rose by any other name would still aim to be lighter, stiffer and more aerodynamic… The top spec F9 is only available in this black/white colourway (Image credit: Pinarello) New Pinarello F range: A Dogma-lite?
The new F range sits below the Dogma F , and aims to serve riders wanting a high-performance machine but perhaps not quite to the level of a Tour de France winning one, either in performance or pricetag. It does however have its sights squarely on being one of the best road bikes out there.
The geometry of the F is based on that of the Dogma but with a few minor tweaks. […]
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