Pinarello launch Dogma with hydraulic disc brakes

Pinarello release Dogma 65.1 Hydro and DogmaK Hydro bikes with SRAM Red 22 disc brakes

by David Arthur @davearthur   July 16, 2013  

Pinarello have just released the Dogma 65.1 Hydro and DogmaK Hydro for 2014, signalling their intent to join the disc brake movement that is sweeping through the bike industry. Both bikes use SRAM’s Red 22 groupsets and modified forks and chainstays.

We brought you a sneak peek of the Dogma Hydro back in May, when a photo leaked on the Facebook page of US online cycle store Competitive Cyclist of a disc-equipped Dogma. This week the bike is officially unveiled and it’s now listed on Pinarello's website.

Pinarello have opted to use SRAM’s recently released RED 22 Hydro groupset. The Hydraulic Road Disc (HRD) brakes use new levers with the master cylinder hidden internally, accounting for the extra height of the lever. Both bikes are specced with 140mm rotors front and rear, the smallest size SRAM offer. There's also the option of a 160mm up front from SRAM, but Pinarello are clearly happy with the smaller size.

Visually the new Dogma 65.1 Hydro retains the distinctive curves of the regular Dogma that Chris Froome is racing in the Tour de France, but there’s noticeably less waviness to the new Onda HD fork, a result no doubt of the changes necessary for mounting the disc brake caliper. The hose is routed externally along the tail edge of the fork.

There are also new chainstays, with the caliper mounted on top of the chainstays inside the rear triangle. We’ve seen this location used by the few disc-equipped road bikes released so far and we expect it to become fairly standard as other manufacturers jump aboard the disc brake movement.

The rear brake hose has been routed internally, along with the gear cables, producing a very clean looking bike. Rear wheel spacing is 135mm. And unlike the Principia Revolution that we saw recently, Pinarello are sticking with regular quick release axles.

The frame is made from the same 65-ton Torayca 65 high-modulus 1K Nanoalloy carbon, which has a high strength-to-weight ratio, as used on the regular Dogma 65.1. Frame weight for a size 54 is a claimed 950g. This new bike will be offered in 12 sizes.

Pinarello have not stopped at just the one bike, they’ve also released the DogmaK Hydro. This is the bike to choose if you want a more relaxed fit and comfortable ride than the racier Dogma 65.1 offers. It’s the one often chosen by Team Sky for the early season classics, races like Paris-Roubaix, where the longer wheelbase and geometry promote a more stable ride, plus the extra clearance for wider tyres. The DogmaK is available in eight sizes.

No word on prices or availability yet.

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Nice bikes but I'm still not sold visually on road discs.

Still no news on if Sky / Pinarello will extend their partnership though.

posted by Super Domestique [1682 posts]
16th July 2013 - 11:26


"The Hydraulic Road Disc (HRD) brakes use new levers with the master cylinder hidden internally"

There's nothing "hidden" about those master cylinders. The ruin the lines of the bike!

posted by Rob PC [11 posts]
16th July 2013 - 11:35


Me, I quite like it but agree the "hidden" cylinders are not so hidden!


posted by Mandy-Jo [6 posts]
16th July 2013 - 12:12


Found this on YouTube (the guys channel has other Pina's incl the new mtb)

posted by Super Domestique [1682 posts]
16th July 2013 - 12:36


Love it, and must be very light - it appears to be levitating....

posted by jengy [70 posts]
16th July 2013 - 13:25


Dear Pinarello.
Could you please stop calling EVERY SODDING BIKE that you make a Dogma.

There must be some other name out there to avoid confusion.
Looks better now you've gone with straighter forks too, well done on the aethestics. #marginallybetter

posted by crazy-legs [632 posts]
16th July 2013 - 14:15


They are just being dogmatic

posted by lycra vs lager [20 posts]
16th July 2013 - 15:08


like electronic gearing another 'solution' in search of a problem.

posted by fast as fupp [21 posts]
16th July 2013 - 19:29


fast as fupp wrote:
like electronic gearing another 'solution' in search of a problem.

I thought that about di2 but now I use it and it's brilliant.

posted by Super Domestique [1682 posts]
16th July 2013 - 19:36


@domestique I reckon that they go for condor, not sure though. It seems like it would be in line with the rapha gear this year!

posted by Cycle_Jim [282 posts]
16th July 2013 - 20:29


Seems odd sky haven't said.

I did ask on the daily live chat feed on team sky site when they'd announce what bike they'd ride next year.

The reply said, no news yet but they will be pinarello.

I asked if that was right as pinarello deal ends this year. But then no reply.

Personally I believe it won't be pina next year.

posted by Super Domestique [1682 posts]
16th July 2013 - 21:45


Lock one of these up outside Tescos and it will be gone in 5 seconds

posted by ScotchPoth [49 posts]
16th July 2013 - 23:40


Holding off buying any new bike until the UCI ratify disk brakes.


posted by CJSTEVENS1955 [79 posts]
17th July 2013 - 2:05


When Cervélo has a disc frame I will buy it !

posted by chickeee [14 posts]
17th July 2013 - 4:19


Good to see more disc braked road bikes,can't wait for campagnolo hydraulic brake levers and calipers. We all know they will look great,unlike srams efforts!


posted by peasantpigfarmer [47 posts]
17th July 2013 - 10:40