Regarding Pina F8

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Newaround
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by Newaround

Hello there

I have a rather odd question regarding brand new Pinarello F8.
My friend recently bought a F8 model. While he was showing it, i noticed a rather strange position of both bottle holders.
They are completely uneven and bottle holder on a down tube is clearly moved to the right side apx. for almost an inch.
Is this due to Pinarello's asymmetric or it is a great flaw on this particular model.
I am asking this, because i have intent purchase the same model.

Thank you for your help.

Valbrona
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by Valbrona

With asymmetric frames it can look as if the bottle mounts are not mounted correctly.

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beanbiken
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by beanbiken

Agreed check it out with your frame supplier but as per Valbrona it can be visually deceptive and is more than likely a design feature. I have a 65.1 but expect at some stage it will make way for a F8
Ahhh, coffee & carbon

wingguy
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by wingguy

The bottle cage is in the middle, the down tube isn't.

LionelB
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by LionelB

Not sure what you are talking about. The bottle cage is in the middle of the DT

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djconnel
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by djconnel

Don't know about the bottle cage but that's a really good looking bike. Impressed that Sky talked some sense into them in ditching the silly curves.

Newaround
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by Newaround

Thank you all for replies. My friend is unreachable at the moment, so i can't get the photos.
Will try to explain:

My bike from above, both bidon holders are in the middle of bot tubes, but in symmetrical position:

> < so both ends are in the same direction

Pina from above, both bidon holders are in the middle of both tubes but:

>
< both ends are not in the same direction, this can be possible only if down tube is moved to the right.

Is this a case of Pina's asymmetrical design?

wingguy
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by wingguy

Since you obviously missed it first time...

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ak47
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by ak47

Is your friend's F8 an authentic frame? There are fake F8s already out...

Newaround
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by Newaround

Authentic 100%, also he registered his frame number on Pina off. site.

Winnguy, thank you, i missed it.

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mimason
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by mimason

I have an F8 and the bottle cages are slightly offset from one another due to the asymmetrical frame design. Its only a few mm though and hardly noticeable unless you are specifically looking for it (1in. NO WAY! - 3mm at most) . The bike rides great and I never miss the bottle cage slamming the bottle back in during hard efforts. The frame is ueber stiff and handles very well and comfortable.

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