Pinarello is an Italian bike brand based in Treviso. It was founded by Giovanni Pinarello in 1953.
Today, Pinarello is run by the founder’s son, Fausto Pinarello. In 2016, Pinarello sold its majority stake to L Catterton, a US-based private equity group partly owned by the luxury brand conglomerate LVMH.
In recent years, their bikes have been well-known for their contemporary design that maintains the curvy tubes while still achieving the aerodynamics of a modern road bike.
Pinarello road bikes range
Pinarello doesn’t categorize its race bikes as aero or lightweight, unlike many other bike brands. The Dogma is a do-it-all bike ridden by the pros on all terrains.
The difference lies in how the bikes are specced.
The Dogma F, followed by the Dogma F12 is the top of the line bike and is specced with only the best components (eg: electronic shifting). Next in line is the Prince, which is specced with mid-tiered components (eg: Shimano Ultegra).
Sitting at the bottom are the Paris and GAN endurance bikes specced with Shimano 105.
|Pinarello Dogma F||All-rounder race bike|
|Pinarello Prince||Mid-tier race bike|
|Pinarello Paris||Endurance bike|
Pinarello Dogma F
The Pinarello Dogma F was released just days before the 2021 Tour de France. It’s Pinarello’s fastest and lightest performance road bike to date. It’s the bike that Ineos-Grenadiers will race on in July.
The main improvement in the Pinarello Dogma F is weight savings. By reducing weight in the cockpit, fork, headset, seat tube, and seat clamp, the Dogma F is 265g lighter than the Dogma F12 in the same configuration for a size 53.
Pinarello also redesigned the (although subtle) fork, downtube, and seat stays. The combination of these allows air to flow with less interruption, improving aerodynamics by 4.8% over the Dogma F12. It still uses the same TorayCa T1100 1K Dream Carbon frame construction.
The Pinarello Dogma F is available in 11 frame sizes with 16 handlebar reach/widths and two seat post setback choices. This gives the cyclist 352 sizing options to get the ideal fit.
As the top-of-the-line bike, the Pinarello Dogma F is only available with the best electronic shifting groupsets from Shimano, SRAM, or Campagnolo, and a choice of DT Swiss ARC1400, Fulcrum Racing Speed 40, or Princeton 4540 wheels. Surprisingly, there’s also a rim brake version available.
|Pinarello Dogma F||Carbon (T1100 1K)||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 (R9200)|
|Pinarello Dogma F||Carbon (T1100 1K)||SRAM Red eTap AXS|
|Pinarello Dogma F||Carbon (T1100 1K)||Campagnolo Super Record EPS|
More reading : Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 (R9200) vs SRAM Red eTap AXS Groupsets
The Pinarello Prince was a top-of-the-line race bike until the first Dogma 60.1. Since then, the Pinarello Prince sits in the mid-range of the Pinarello family.
At first glance, the Prince looks very similar to the Pinarello F12 in the frame shape. It inherits many of the Pinarello F12’s features, such as the downtube shape and total cable integration design. The Pinarello Prince has nine frame sizes with a slightly more relaxed geometry. This puts the rider in a more upright and less aggressive position on the bike.
The Pinarello Prince is specced with mid-range Shimano groupsets with either Shimano Ultegra Di2 or SRAM Force eTap AXS electronic shifting groupsets and in both rim and disc brake versions.
|Pinarello Prince FX||Carbon (T900 3K)||Shimano Ultegra Di2 (R8100)|
|Pinarello Prince FX||Carbon (T900 3K)||SRAM Force eTap AXS|
|Pinarello Prince FX||Carbon (T900 3K)||Shimano Ultegra (R8000)|
|Pinarello Prince||Carbon (T700)||Shimano Ultegra Di2 (R8100)|
|Pinarello Prince||Carbon (T700)||SRAM Force eTap AXS|
|Pinarello Prince||Carbon (T700)||Shimano Ultegra (R8000)|
The Pinarello Paris is a pure endurance bike designed with comfort and long miles in mind. Compared to the more racy Dogma, the Paris has a higher stack and longer reach, putting the rider in a much more comfortable position to last the distance.
The frame uses the less stiff and more forgiving TorayCa T600 UD carbon and is built with Shimano 105 R7000 components. Completing the build are Pinarello’s in-house components brands, the MOST Ultrafast 40 wheels, and Pirelli’s latest all-rounder tires, the P7.
|Pinarello Paris||Carbon (T600)||Shimano Ultegra (R8000)|
|Pinarello Paris||Carbon (T600)||Shimano 105 (R7000)|
|Pinarello Paris||Carbon (T600)||SRAM Rival eTap AXS|
More reading : Shimano 105 Di2 (R7100) Road Bikes
Pinarello Road Bikes in Professional Cycling
In the past decade, Pinarello has won the most Grand Tours among all bike brands with Ineos-Grenadiers (formerly Team Sky). Since 2012, Pinarello bikes won 7 Tour de France, 3 Giro d’Italia, and 2 Vuelta Espana starting with Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal, and Tao Geoghegan Hart.
The wins started with Pinarello Dogma 65.1, followed by Pinarello Dogma F8, F10, and F12. The latest version is the Pinarello Dogma F, ridden by Ineos-Grenadiers.
More reading : Bikes at the 2022 Tour de France
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is Pinarello’s warranty?
Pinarello bikes come with a two-year warranty on the frame and fork if purchased from authorized Pinarello resellers. The warranty can be extended up to five years if the bike is registered within 30 days with Pinarello.
More about Pinarello’s warranty policy.
Are there fake Pinarello frames?
Unfortunately yes. There are a lot of Pinarello fakes out there. Some red flags include buying from dodgy e-commerce or auction sites that sell or describe the bikes as OEM or direct from the factory.
Pinarello doesn’t sell its frames direct to consumers. To be sure, purchase one from your local authorized Pinarello dealer.
How is Pinarello’s frame sizing different from the other brands?
Pinarello quotes its frame sizes on the seat tube length (CC); measured from the bottom bracket to the centerline of the top tube. The best comparison of Pinarello’s sizing against other brands is to use the reach and stack numbers.
More reading : How to Determine Your Ideal Road Bike Size
Does Pinarello have a women-specific bike range?
Pinarello doesn’t have women-specific bikes. Their bikes are available in a very wide range of sizes that will cater to more riders’ heights compared to other brands. If you’re after a smaller frame size (eg: XXS or XXXS), the Pinarello Dogma F12 has frame sizes for riders below 5’ 3” (160cm).