After launching its new Dogma XC race bike
today, one launch that Pinarello may want to keep in the history books is its 2012 hardtail of the same name.
With looks that only a mother could love, the 2012 Dogma XC hardtail used a unique seatstay system with an asymmetrical design that was claimed to reduce vibrations. While many frame designs go for smooth and sleek seatpost clamp, the designer for this model brought their inspiration from a stem face plate. Pinarello said this was them looking at a previously overlooked area of design and their take was a revolutionary design reducing stress in a critical area. The new bike does not use this design.
To add to its quirky looks Pinarello decided to add what it called a ForkStopper to the downtube that would create a barrier from the fork connecting with the carbon frame. Adding to the long list of different choices the bike was the use of Torayca Nanoalloy technology, this was said to use nano-particles in the carbon fiber mesh that were claimed to explode on impact to stop the fibers from breaking.