The Pinarello Dogma F is a cycling enthusiast’s dream machine, and after 10,000 miles of riding, it’s time to share my in-depth review of the top of the range bike from Pinarello. This review will cover various aspects of the Dogma F, including its performance, comfort, durability, and my experiences taking it abroad to the stunning cycling destinations of Tenerife and Mallorca.

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Design and Build: The Pinarello Dogma F boasts a stunning, aerodynamic design. Its carbon fibre frame is not only visually appealing but also super lightweight. The aerodynamic tubing and elegant lines contribute to a bike that slices through the air with ease. The choice of materials and the overall construction of the frame is of the highest quality. Available in a wide range of colours, I went for the special edition Glory Blue colourway, there really is a colour to suit all tastes from Pinarello.

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Performance: The Dogma F’s performance is nothing short of exceptional. Whether you’re sprinting on flats or climbing steep mountain passes, this bike delivers an outstanding blend of speed, stability, and agility. The bike feels incredibly responsive under power, and it never disappoints in terms of acceleration. It is super stable and predictable when descending which helps inspire confidence.

Comfort: While the Dogma F excels in performance, the comfort aspect is ever so slightly compromised. The bike’s race bred geometry means that it’s optimized for aerodynamics and speed, but this can come at the expense of comfort during long rides. The Dogma F does have some built-in dampening properties to absorb road vibrations, but it may not be the ideal choice for riders seeking an ultra-plush, all-day comfort experience. That is where the Pinarello Dogma X comes in. If you are seeking all day comfort whilst still maintaining most of the speed of the Dogma F this is certainly the way to go.

Durability: After 10,000 miles of rigorous riding, the Dogma F has proven its durability. The high-quality carbon frame has shown no signs of weaknesses, and the components have performed exceptionally well. Regular maintenance, including cleaning and lubrication, is essential to ensure the bike’s longevity, but the Dogma F is built to withstand the demands of serious cyclists.

Build: To keep costs reasonable I built the bike with a mixture of Sram Red and Rival. I went for the Sram Red chainset with integrated Quarq power meter as I do like to ride with power and it is significantly lighter then the Rival and Force versions. The shifters and mechs are from the Rival range, they have been faultless in this time. The shape of the hoods has also been carried over to the Force range and personally I much prefer the ergonomics of the newer shifter style from Sram. A Sram Red cassette finishes off the groupset. Wheels come in the form of Roval Alpinists, these offer a nice low weight, whilst still maintaining some aero properties. The MVP from the build kit has to be the Specialized S-Works Power Mirror saddle. This is by far the comfiest saddle I have ever used, including the original S-Works Power. Saddles are a very personal choice, but I would whole heartedly recommend it to anyone who is looking to add a bit of comfort to their ride!

Overseas Adventures: Tenerife and Mallorca: Taking the Dogma F abroad to Tenerife and Mallorca was a no brainer for me. Both islands are renowned for their stunning landscapes, challenging climbs, and beautiful roads, making them a cyclist’s paradise. The Dogma F was the perfect bike for these adventures.

Tenerife: Tenerife’s Teide National Park offers some of the most breath-taking and longest climbs in climbs Europe, and the Dogma F handled them with ease. The bike’s lightweight construction was a blessing on long ascents, and its aerodynamic design proved valuable on the descents. As can be the case on costal routes the wind was howling several times on the trip, the bike never felt unpredictable, thanks mainly due to the predictable handling from the frame and stability of the wheels.

Mallorca: Mallorca’s rolling hills and scenic coastal roads provided the ideal backdrop for the Dogma F’s capabilities. The bike really lived up to it’s ‘all round race bike’ moniker here. Whether it was 200k plus loop in the Tramuntana mountains, or a flat and fast 5 hours, the bike never skipped a beat. Thanks to the relatively smooth ride of the Dogma F I was never left with any aches and pains, even after some big days!

Conclusion: The Pinarello Dogma F is a high-performance machine that delivers an exceptional riding experience. Its stunning design, handling, lightweight and aero properties make it a top choice for serious cyclists. While it may not be the most comfortable bike for all-day rides, it’s a small trade-off for the remarkable speed and handling it provides. If you’re looking for a bike that’s both a work of art and a high-performing machine, the Pinarello Dogma F should be at the top of your list.

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