Jaguar & Pinarello Create New Bike to Take on the Cobbles
The bike which will make its debut at this years Tour de Flanders features a new lightweight suspension system and flexible flat carbon fibre chain stays to create a suspension pivot in the rear triangle to ensure perfect riding comfort over rough terrain.
The new frame improves rider isolation from the road surfaces, and helps reduce fatigue. Jaguar’s engineers have applied their knowledge and experience in aerodynamics and ride analysis to help create an overall performance increase of 4.6%, and 50% improved comfort for the riders over rough terrains from the previous bike.
Pinarello’s partner Toray has given the company exclusive access to their T1100 1K Dream Carbon with a Nanoalloy Technology that gives the carbon fibre composite materials both strength and flexibility, while it enables nylon resins to change shape like rubber and absorb the shock when rapid and strong external force is applied.
Despite the new suspension system the Dogma’s frame weighs just under 1kg at 990 grams. After laboratory tests, which ensured safety and efficiency of the new frame, the new bike was tested on the last 130km of the Paris-Roubaix route, with Sir Bradley Wiggins and Christian Knees. Over long and regular cobbles sectors, Pinarello performed comparative tests with the previous DOGMA K. The data collected by Jaguar showed that after repeated runs on the cobble sectors with both bikes the new Dogma K8-S allowed an 8% increase in speed, while expending 10% less energy.