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Pinarello reveals details of new Dogma F10 X-Light

Frame used by Team Sky in Tour de France weighs just 760g

Pinarello has unveiled the new X-Light version of its Dogma F10, as ridden by members of Team Sky in the Tour de France, which is 60g lighter than the standard model.

Pinarello says that the stiffness and aerodynamic efficiency of the Dogma F10 X-Light are the same as those of the existing Dogma F10 but that the frame weighs just 760g (+/-8%, raw frame, size 53) and the fork is 340g (+/-8%).

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How has the brand saved that weight? 

“Using the Torayca T1100G UD carbon fibre in the form of pre-preg with lower resin content already used on Dogma F8 X-Light, a new lay-up, a slower and more controlled moulding process and new dedicated moulds, we managed 60g of weight reduction on the frame,” says Pinarello.

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Like some other members of Team Sky, Geraint Thomas was riding a bike logoed up as an F10 X-Light in the Tour de France before he crashed out – although, we have to say, it looked to us as if the ‘X-Light’ bit of the graphic had been added as a sticker to an existing bike, so perhaps it was just a marketing device.

The yellow bike that Chris Froome rode on the final stage of the Tour de France was the standard F10 rather than the X-Light version.

Check out the Pinarello Dogma F10 X-Light ridden by Geraint Thomas in the Tour de France.

Everything else about the X-Light frame remains the same, so it is asymmetric (to handle the differing forces on either side of the bike) with flatback airfoil tube profiles. The concave down tube means the water bottle sits very close and is shielded by the frame for improved aerodynamic efficiency, and you get the choice of two different bottle cage positions on the seat tube – higher for easier use or lower for reduced drag.

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Find out all about the Pinarello Dogma F10 here. 

The head tube is tapered (1 1/8in bearing at the top, 1 1/2in bearing at the bottom) and the bottom bracket is external (Italian thread).

Pinarello announced a disc version of the Dogma F10 last week. Get all the details here. 

The Pinarello Dogma F10 X-Light will be available as a frame kit in a whopping 12 different sizes from 42cm up to 59.5cm. We don’t yet have a price for it.

Check out all of our Tour de France tech stories here.

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 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.

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