We've been saying for a while that disc brakes could be the next big thing in road bicycle development, and certainly much of the industry thinks so. The latest to confirm their intentions appears to be Pinarello, judging by this photo leaked on the facebook page of US online cycle store Competitive Cyclist of a disc-equipped Dogma.
We have no details about it, but it's clearly a regular Dogma adapted to take SRAM's new Red 22 hydraulic disc brakes. The wheels are Vision carbon deep-sections. The discs look like a 140mm rotor front and rear; we've heard aIl sorts of opinions on how big road discs need to be but Pinarello clearly believe that small is beautiful.
If the rumours we've heard are correct, Pinarello will be launching something in June, could it be this bike? We'll have to wait and find out. Will this be the bike that Team Sky are riding in the future? Well, that's less likely. The UCI aren't exactly falling over themselves to sanction disc brakes in road racing, and the rumours we've heard are that Sky will be riding a different brand of bike for next season.
We've already seen disc-equipped road bikes from that other big Italian manufacturer Colnago, and SRAM have released a new groupset with hydraulic disc brakes, and we suspect Shimano are close behind in offering something similar.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.