Never mind the victories had atop this bike…The first thing we noticed is how beautiful the curves are. Forget the history, the hyperbole, the asymmetrical design – and just look at it. The stealthy, curvaceous lines of the Dogma are equal parts gorgeous and unmistakable.
Once you get past the aesthetics, there is a heap of technology and engineering here. The Dogma 65.1 Think 2 frameset is defined by an extreme approach to asymmetry. This asymmetry, according to Pinarello, is the secret behind creating a frame that is smooth yet stiff, and strong while remaining light and comfortable.
The ultra-stout front end mated to a tapered 1 1/8″ to 1 1/2″ fork helps define the Dogma’s precise and predictable handling. The top tube is shifted slightly towards the driveside, to offset differences in how forces are applied to the frame. The fork is integrated into the redesigned downtube which boasts enhanced aerodynamics.
Asymmetry continues through the rear of the frame, especially noticeable in the diameter of the chainstays, visible in the photo above. The intention is to help balance the unequal forces exerted on the right side of the bike – due to the placement of the drivetrain – without overbuilding the entire frame.
That would add unneeded weight. Who wants that?
Speaking of weight savings, the 65.1 designation refers to 65-ton Torayca 65HM1K Nanoalloy carbon, the strongest/ lightest carbon fiber that world-renowned carbon manufacturer, Toray, has ever produced. This newly developed carbon fabric gave Pinarello the ability to lighten the frame without compromising ride quality, rigidity or strength.
Wondering what Think 2 refers to? Well the days of mechanical and electronic-specific Dogma frames are a thing of the past. The Dogma 65.1 Think 2 now comes with a small assortment of interchangeable ports designed to accommodate either mechanical shifting or Di2/EPS electronic systems – a feature that Pinarello refers to as Think 2.
Enjoy the bike, Roger!
- Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2, 55cm
- Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 11s Drivetrain
- Enve Smart 3.4 Wheels
- Chris King R45 Ceramic Hubs
- Sapim CX Ray Spokes
- Enve Proprietary Internal Nipples
- Enve Bar and Stem
- Selle Italia SLR SuperFlow S3 with Ti Rails
- Michelin Pro 4 Tires 23c
- Tune QR Skewers
- Arundel Mandible Bottle Cages
- Weight: 15.2lbs (without pedals)