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If the all-new F-Series race bikes aren’t your style, the new Pinarello X-Series all-road bikes should open up new paths with its more relaxed geometry and wider tire clearance. Make no mistake, it’s still a Pinarello, and it’s still a performance bike, it’s just a little more fun.
Until now, Pinarello’s 700c bikes have either fallen into a “Performance” or “Gravel” bucket. Now there’s a new “Endurance” bucket, and the X-Series is the first drop in it…
The front end is familiar, borrowing their 1.5″-to-1.5″ headset with internal cable routing to keep things clean. A slight bend in the top tube, rounded nub at the nose, and shaped transition from the fork crown into the downtube all come over from their racing bikes.
Any endurance bike should have a nod toward aerodynamics, and their flat-ish downtube helps tuck a water bottle out of the wind and provides a truncated airfoil shape elsewhere.
The X-series gets 32mm tire clearance. That’s only 2mm more than the new F-series race bikes, so a bigger part of the long-distance comfort comes from a more relaxed geometry. Reach is ~13mm shorter and stack is ~33mm taller than the F-series (size 53, differences will vary depending which of the nine frame sizes you choose).
Why only 32mm? They say the last two Paris-Roubaix races were one on regular road bikes running 32s, so it seemed to be the right combination of performance, weight, grip, […]
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