Pinarello continuously gets great feedback from happy purchasers whilst being attacked buy impecunious internet warriors who most likely have never slung a leg over such a prestigious piece of kit.
I've ridden quite a few over the past few years. Extensive rides, climbing, flats, covered. Never
I bet I'm not alone... but the folks you are referring to as not liking the product are also those who have not purchased
the product. See the association?
You do know that there is a psychological tendency for humans to pronounce a false-satisfaction in an object, be it product or person, despite its failures or inadequecy due to the amount of money they paid for the item or events relating to that person? Conspicuous consumption is very much related.
Anyway, we can go on and on about Pinarello but that's been covered before ad nausea, no?
KGT has pointed out a significant thing in regards to stylistic moves, and it is a very true statement. Perhaps though in regards to such a functional
machine that is a bicycle - a road bicycle in particular, among the most efficient human powered machines available - that a designer would intentionally add stylistic and non-functional intentions to it is the part that irks and irritates many. Adding stylistic, egregiously non-functional moves to such a beautifully functional and efficient machine? Ugh.
Now, if Pinarello was producing curvy, stylistic city-bikes or Dutch-style bikes, then their design intentions may have a bit more traction. On a road bike though? Not so much. On a bike that is marketed as an efficient, svelte race machine? Even less so.
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