Dogma 65.1 Hydro: Disc Road At Its Best

Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Hydro Disc With Custom My Way PaintIf you take just the right amount of 65 ton Torayca carbon and bolt on Shimano’s latest hydraulic disc & Dura Ace components, you end up with an unparallelled race machine. This is Pinarello’s latest iteration of their flagship Dogma roadbike. Here is the Dogma Hydro 65.1 Think 2. Pinarello is clearly ready for the UCI to approve the use of disc brakes… That said, this frame did not bear the UCI approval tags found on other framesets we have shared in the past, like this and this. Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Hydro Disc Rear Arm Disc RAD Post Mount Caliper R785We have featured the Dogma 65.1 Think 2 a few times before. The big thing here is how the addition of disc brakes transformed one of the winningest bikes in the world. The additional forces produced by disc brake configurations set Pinarello designers and engineers to work. Reshaping and strengthening the rear end of a bike that is already highly optimized wasn’t an easy task. If you simply add more carbon reinforcement you loose the ride quality that these Dogmas are praised for. Reshaping the stays and modifying the layup schedule was the only way to preserve and balance stiffness with compliance, while handling the brake calipers torque output. Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Hydro Disc Fork Post Mount Detail And Fork Profile WIth Shimano R785No doubt Pinarello’s curvacious Onda fork presented another challenge. At first glance it would appear the profile and asymmetry was the same as it’s non-disc relative. Only after putting a caliper on the fork blades and feeling the ribs running down the fork will you realize that they didn’t simply mold some post mount caliper tabs to an existing model. Again, this is an area where shaping and carbon layup was extensively scrutinized, refined and perfected. Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Hydro Disc Assymetric Off Center ToptubeSomething found on all newer Pinarello Dogmas, and something we haven’t focused on before, is the off-center toptube. If you look closely at the photo above, you will see that the top tube is shifted slightly to the drive side. This is to help balance out the torque produced down in the drivetrain, which travels through the entire frame, without overbuilding any areas of the bike. This is just another little detail representing Pinarello’s Asymmetrical philosophy and attention to detail. The build:

  • Dura Ace 9070/9000 Drivetrain
  • Shimano R785 dual controll levers/brakes
  • Shimano Ice Tech Freeza rotors, 140mm, Centerlock
  • DT Swiss 240 Hubs, 135mm qr rear, 100mm qr front, Centerlock
  • DT Swiss Competition Spokes, Black
  • Hed Belgium C2 Black Edition Rims, 28h
  • DT Swiss Alloy Nipples, Black
  • Michelin Pro 4 25c tires
  • Enve Stem & Bar
  • Pinarello aero seatpost
  • Selle Italia SLR carbon rail saddle
  • Arundel sideloader carbon bottle cages

If you’re interested in learning more about this build or would like to reserve yourself a Pinarello Dogma from our demo fleet, get in touch. Other featured Pinarello builds can be seen here:

Or visit Pinarello’s site to see other paint options and review the frame geometry.

Posted by on April 17th 2014