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New Pinarello Dogma F12 | Team Ineos’ 2019 Race Bike: First Look


– Team Ineos don’t just have new name they’ve got a new bike too. This is the brand new Pinarello Dogma F12. And it is an absolutely weapon. Look at it. And it’s even the new as of yet, unseen Team Ineos livery with this really smart burgundy fade running up it too. But, if you’re wondering why I’m here by a river in a field in the middle of nowhere with it well, it’s because this is probably the hottest bike in the world right now and Pinarello and Team Ineos
agreed we could only film it if we came to a place where
no one would see us doing it. So, this is the place where I always come when I want no one to see what I’m doing. (hip-hop music) Anyway, the F12 has a lot to live up to because the F10 was such a special bike having won in, pretty much,
every conceivable way. Sprints, uphill finishes, breakaways and arguably in 2018 the F10 was the most
successful World Tour bike. It won seven stage races including the Giro and the Tour and remarkably, at the hands of Team Sky it won four of the last six Grand Tours. Now, key to F10’s successes was that it was great all-round performer and the F12 appears to
be building on this. All the best bits from the F10’s design have been kept for the F12 so we still have a full
carbon monocoque frame made from Toray 1100 carbon fiber. We’ve got the concave down tube sections so you can get more aerodynamic bottle cage integration on the frame and the flat back tube sections from improved aerodynamics as well. And the little aerodynamic
fork flat dropouts. Nice! Like the F10, the F12 will be available in both rim brakes, like we have here and also a disk brake version too. But what’s different about
the F12, I hear you ask? Well, lots of things. One of the key design
objectives with the F12 was to make it more aerodynamic. And to this end, there’s
been lots of little tweaks all over the place. Firstly, there’s much
better cable integration. This helps clean up the look of the frame and give it a much tidier silhouette. And Pinarello actually did computational fluid dynamic studies and found that it was able to reduce 85% of the drag caused by the
cables on the new bike. The remaining 15% is just where we have these little bits of
cable sticking out here for the brake calipers. Key to hiding all those
cable out of the wind the F12 has a completely new cockpit. Integrated bar and stem called the Talon Ultra. Now, this is an area where Pinarello felt that big aero gains could be made because the handlebar of a bike typically represents
20% of the frontal area. Now, this bar is said to
represent a five percent aerodynamic improvement over the previous handlebar on the F10, the Talon Aero and that was said to be 28%
more efficient aerodynamically than a standard round bar and stem. The new bar is said to be
lighter and stiffer as well and in terms of routing
the cables through it and down through the stem
and into the rest of the bike it wasn’t simply a case
of just cramming them in. Pinarello worked really hard to optimize the angles and routing of the cables so that they’re not going
through too tight an angle as this can compromise the shifting or the braking performance. There’s also a really nice little plate at the front here which I’ll show you where you can unscrew that to get access to the routing as well. There’s also a new fork. Now, this new Onda fork is said to be more aerodynamic that the previous one and part of that is
down to this area here. Is actually is deeper
than on the F10’s fork and the theory here is
that it helps channel and guide the air better
as it flows past the fork. This is said to result
in a 15% drag reduction over the previous fork and the disc brake version is said to have a stiffer fork as well to help cope with the torque steer and torsional strain of
having the disc brake mounted on one side. This is the rim brake version though and you may have noticed that gone is the single-mount
caliper we had on the F10. The F12 has direct mount brakes with two mounting points which is really cool because
with their two mounting points direct mount brakes are just, well stiffer than a single mount. On the rest of the frame there are loads of little
tweaks here and there to help, sort of, make
frame more aerodynamic and also, stiffer. So, on the chain stage, you
can see they’re actually quite a bit taller than
they were on the F10 and also the bottom bracket’s
been beefed up a bit as well and this, apparently results in 10% more lateral stiffness than on the F10. Now overall, the aerodynamic
savings are said to be eight watts at 40 kilometers an hour. Now, that might sound like a lot to you or it might not sound like much at all depending on your perspective. But if you were to consider
riding a three week 3500 kilometer Grand Tour pretty sure I know what I would pick and I’m pretty sure Chris
Froome would pick the same too. Tire clearance has been increased to a claimed 28 millimeters. Although, looking at it I reckon you’d get way more in than that. And if you don’t want to use
the most Talon Ultra handlebar there’s also an adaptor that goes in here so that you can still
route the cables through if you want to use a
standard bar and stem. And something else I’ve noticed is that there’s little split spacers. Having split spacers is a good design because it means if you want
to adjust your stack height and where the spacers are you don’t have to
re-route your brake cables which is especially useful if
you’ve got hydraulic lines. The frame set is compatible
with both mechanical and electronic group sets. This is the DI2 version so we’ve got the DI2 junction box housed in this really neat
little space on the down tube and that’s where your front derailleur barrel adjuster would also go if you were running mechanical. There’s 13 different sizes available which is pretty
comprehensive for the frame and the handlebar comes
in 16 different sizes. What about weight? Well, the claimed weight for the unpainted rim brake frame is 820 grams. And the unpainted disc brake frame is a little bit heavier, 840 grams. But I’m going to weigh the complete bike I’ve also got a disc brake one so I’ll weigh that as well. 6.97. Pretty light, about the UCI limit. So, 7.5 kilos for the disc brake one. Little bit heavier. (hip-hop music) This is the disc brake specific version and in case the Ineos
colors aren’t for you then this is one of the other liveries that you’ll be able to buy in, actually, this build as well with the SRAM Red access group set it looks really smart and I like how the paint
scheme is used to accentuate the asymmetry of the frame
as well, that’s smart. And overall, this just looks
so much neater and tidier than the rim brake version. You don’t have the cable coming down at the front to the front caliper and there’s no quick release
lever on the front either. It just looks a lot sleeker and a lot cleaner. And dare I say it, faster. There you have it. The brand new Pinarello Dogma F12. And, well, alongside the Dogma FS that’s two new bikes from
Pinarello in as many weeks. They certainly have been busy. Now, let us know what you think in the comments section down below. Do you think that the F12
will win the Tour de France? And if you enjoyed this video then please give it a thumbs up. And if you missed Dan’s video where he did a first look on the Dogma FS well, you watch that
by clicking down here. Well, this bike’s in GCN colors, isn’t it? I should probably just keep this one. Yeah.

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