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Most innovative Italian bike of the year?(6 posts)

Most innovative Italian bike of the year?peloton
Sep 28, 2002 5:20 PM
Check out the new Pinerello Dogma. It's frame is made from Deda's new Magnesium tubing, and is claimed to be 1.1 kilos. That's less that 100 grams than Pinerello's lightest frame from this year. The crankset is pretty cool, too. It's made from carbon fiber, and is of 'compact' design like a mountain bike. The crankset will take down to a 34 tooth inner ring. That would make for a cool climbing bike, although I imagine it is a big jump from the 53 to 34 for the front derailler. Innovative ride at any rate.
Sorry, pic didn't postpeloton
Sep 28, 2002 5:24 PM
here it is...
well ......weiwentg
Sep 28, 2002 6:46 PM
it doesn't quite look like a compact frame. and while 1100 grams is light, the TCR carbon is lighter, and ditto for Deda's U2 aluminum tubing.
is the ride quality of Mg different from Al?
compactirregardless
Sep 28, 2002 6:56 PM
I think he meant the crank was compact, not the frame.
re: Most innovative Italian bike of the year?EYT
Sep 28, 2002 6:22 PM
The whole bike looks innovative but I don't like the fork. The crankset is not that cool, it's just FSA pro team. I think the colnago crankset looks better.
re: Most innovative Italian bike of the year?Hereford Flyer
Sep 29, 2002 7:10 AM
As they say "there is not much totally new under the sun.." What about the old British Frame made by Hetchins "curly Hetchins" as they were known. Curly front forks and curly rear stays (in steel of course).
Dogma - Fashion or function?
Maybe it will go the same way as egg shaped chainrings, L-shaped cranks? Anyone admit to buying L-shaped cranks back in the 80's? Not me but I did have some biopace rings on my first MTB.