Pinarello has announced that it will be offering a version of its Dogma F8 race bike with SRAM’s new Red eTap wireless groupset from January 2016.
It’s not a surprising move. We expect many other manufacturers to make similar announcements regarding their high-end road and time trial bikes over the coming weeks and months.
SRAM’s Red eTap system allows you to shift to a smaller sprocket with the right lever, to a larger sprocket with the left lever, and to shift chainrings by pressing both levers at the same time.
As well as the RED eTap groupset, the Dogma F8W will be built up with Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher wheels, and a Most Aero 3K stem and handlebar.
The holes in the frame that would usually be used for gear cables/wires have been covered – Pinarello hasn’t produced a wireless-specific frame here – so you could switch back to a more conventional groupset later if you wanted to.
A limited number of Dogma F8W full bikes in the finish pictured here will be available from January. We don’t yet have a price.
For more info go to www.pinarello.com.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.