Pinarello has at the moment introduced not one, however two new bikes. The Prince, Pinarello’s more-budget-friendly race bike, is given an overhaul as we transition into model-year 2021, and an outdated identify, Paris, is reintroduced to the road up as Pinarello’s newest endurance bike.
With the brand new bikes come a brand new set of geometry charts, with each fashions given 9 sizes starting from 43cm to 60cm. However, the standout addition right here is the compression of choices within the middle-spread of sizes. The centre of the bell-curve that includes nearly all of riders necessities sits, in response to Pinarello, between 51.5cm and 56cm frames, so to supply a extra correct sizing, Pinarello has made smaller jumps through 53cm and 54.5cm body sizes.
Both see swathes of trickle-down expertise and software of learnings discovered throughout analysis when growing the Dogma F12, and are each handled to Pinarello’s asymmetrical body form, Flatback tubing, Onda fork and keep design, and concave down tube design.
New Pinarello Prince
The Prince is accessible in two completely different body materials specs and whereas out there in each disc and non-disc brake fashions internationally, we’re instructed it will likely be disc-brakes-only for UK clients. The principal updates embrace a rise in tyre clearance from 25mm to 28, improved aerodynamics and the introduction of built-in cable routing due to new parts from Most, Pinarello’s parts subsidiary.
The 4 fashions out there are:
- Pinarello Prince FX Disk
- Pinarello Prince FX
- Pinarello Prince Disk
- Pinarello Prince
Both iterations of the Prince will likely be constructed from Toray T700 carbon fibre with a unidirectional end that Pinarello claims enabled them to save lots of weight. The Prince FX is specced with the next modulus carbon fibre, given T800 in a 3K weave. Frame weight is unquoted for each.
All 4 fashions share a geometry chart, nonetheless, this has been up to date for 2021 and now sits someplace between the outgoing Prince and the model’s thoroughbred race bike, the Dogma F12.
The Prince undoubtedly shares traits, genes and DNA with the Dogma F12, however Pinarello states that for 2021, the goal was to create a household of pure race bikes that’s much less aggressive in geometry. The new Prince now has the next stack and a barely shorter attain than the outgoing mannequin.
As has develop into the theme of current bike launches – and a trickling of expertise down from above – the brand new Prince is given an built-in cockpit and Pinarello’s TiCR (Total inside Cable Routing) system, which threads cables inside a brand new Most Jaguar handlebar, and instantly into the entrance of the brand new Most Tiger stem. Should a bar or stem swap be required, a whole re-cabling of the entrance finish will likely be required, nonetheless, the system does utilise splittable headset spacers to simplify place adjustment. It additionally ensures compatibility with Most’s one-piece Talon Ultra.
According to Pinarello, TiCR permits for an 85-per cent discount in cable and wire aerodynamic drag, with the remaining 15 per cent affected by the brief housing parts uncovered externally on the body.
With the introduction of inside cables, Pinarello wanted to extend head tube dimension, and has taken the chance to enhance the form’s aerodynamics.
In reality, the pinnacle tube is certainly one of many tube shapes which were overhauled for 2021, the Prince has been given updates nearly all through. In addition to new seat stays, chain stays and fork blades, Pinarello has widened the down tube to match that of the Dogma, however tailored the form by downsizing it in a vertical aircraft by 3mm. Thanks to this, Pinarello claims to have retained the identical lateral stiffness and energy switch effectivity of the previous Prince, while additionally bettering vertical compliance for elevated consolation. With this up to date down tube and the bottle-hugging concave form, Pinarello has additionally up to date the form of the underside bracket to permit the seat tube bottle to take a seat 5mm decrease.
At the again of the underside bracket, chain stays have been given a squarer profile which Pinarello claims to have elevated stiffness by 10 per cent. They have additionally been widened to permit tyres of as much as 28mm to be fitted, though Pinarello admits this can be a conservative determine with an general hole of 37.5mm.
Throughout, the body reads from the Pinarello playbook and borrows the Dogma F12’s aggressively uneven design, claiming that the elevated stiffness on the drive-side of the bike helps to raised account for the elevated forces utilized by means of the drivetrain. To the identical finish, Pinarello has utilized the same answer to the forks on disc brake fashions, rising the scale of the non-drive aspect fork blade to account for braking forces, while giving it the signature Onda form which is claimed to enhance vibration absorption from the highway.
Prince FX Disk TiCR
– Fulcrum Racing 500, Ultegra Di2 11spd: £5,700.00 RRP
– Fulcrum Racing 500 wheelset, Ultegra 11spd: £5,000.00 RRP
– Colours: Orange
Prince Disk TiCR
– Fulcrum Racing 500 wheelset, Ultegra Di2 11spd: £ 4,700.00 RRP
– Fulcrum Racing 500 wheelset, Ultegra 11s: £ 4,000.00 RRP
– Colours: Black on Black, Red, White
New Pinarello Paris
Based across the Gan Okay, the Paris is undoubtedly positioned as an endurance bike, however nonetheless takes heed from the model’s racier fashions, together with Onda forks and seat stays, aerodynamic cues all through, and additional exaggerated asymmetry. It is claimed to embody the model’s racing DNA, while providing a steady and comfy trip.
There is only a single choice on the subject of materials, with the Paris body being constructed from a more-budget-friendly unidirectional T600 Toray carbon fibre. Frame weight is quoted at 980 grams for a 53cm.
Tyre clearance is rated at 30mm, which once more is a conservative suggestion from Pinarello with a complete of 42mm of actual property to play with on the chain stays and much more – 45mm – on the forks.
If the geometry charts are correct, then the geometry on the endurance Paris is simply a contact much less aggressive for the Paris, with each the stack being simply 1mm completely different, and attain is inside 3mm.
Pinarello argues that the end result of marginal beneficial properties is larger for a motorcycle that can trip longer distances, so places equal emphasis on aerodynamics for the Paris. According to Pinarello, the Paris ‘applies a complete sequence of aerodynamic precautions’, though it fails to enter an excessive amount of element as to what that entails. However, the 2 which can be talked about embrace ForkFlaps, and FlatBack tube shapes on the down tube and seat tube.
In addition to aerodynamic optimisation, tubes are individually optimised to supply a mix of stiffness and compliance the place wanted. The down- and head tubes are mentioned to be outsized to supply optimum energy switch, whereas the seat stays and high tube is slim in an effort to enhance flexibility for elevated consolation.
– Fulcrum Racing 600 wheelset, 105 11spd: £ 3,000.00 RRP
– Colours: Black on black, Blue, Orange