Pinarello mtb

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02GF74
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by 02GF74

as per title, click on picture for more pictures. :thumbup:

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lordconqueror
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by lordconqueror

god, this thing is more hideous looking than i could have possibly imagined - i could see myself riding a pinarello 29er, you know, to take the piss as it were, but not when it looks like this.

VTBike
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by VTBike

Wow, I'm kinda shocked. It just looks so wrong. Not beautiful or proportional, or anything that Pinarello does for a road bike. Its like they really missed the mark trying too hard to be different. That, and it truly looks like a road bike somehow... a sad, lame, road looking mountain bike.

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yourdaguy
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by yourdaguy

What kind of rear susp is that?
For certain parts stiffer is more important than lighter.

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by bricky21

Onda wavy rear suspension :lol:

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by imageking

it must be light as it just hovers above the ground, like Martys hoverboard in Back to the future


would look a lot better if it had a classy Italian paint job
Parlee Z1 Gloss SR11 Ali rims
Parlee Z1 Wax'd SR11 Carbon rims
Enigma Etape Ti SR11 +rack
Teschner TT - LW12spoke/LW Disc
Pinarello Opera 90's steel Rec10

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by Stolichnaya

Click on the photo for others that show the rear triangle.
No suspension other than some give in the stays probably.
But it is an interesting seat clamp, I have to admit.

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by Geoff

Maybe people will stop hacking on the Road Dogma now...

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by CamW

:shock:

That is utterly horrid.

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by Phill P

The seat stays join at different heights :shock: that thing is going to flex and twist off the first down hill I'd take it on :shock:

what typically happens is you get a design from the industrial design student, the marketing dept make one out of wood for a trade show, they get laughed at but they get some press coverage, then the engineers stop them from putting it into production.

What went wrong in this process?

lordconqueror
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by lordconqueror

you know what would have been cooler? if they had built a generic 29er frame with the wavy onda stays and a matching fork. hopefully, one of the chinese manufacturers will start producing a frame like that!

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by si1ver

I guess they should stick to making heavy road frame .

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by michel2

i say its a bit when de rosa came out with the there tango, my then boss thought i was april fools or something similar bike radar reckons the silly design is for more comfort, but if you want more comfort why would you stick on oversized seapost in that thing ?
and how about that steering angle ?? looks like it was designed with a 63 mm fork in mind ??

i reckon pinarinna should pack up in the bike industry and maybee start all over again with perhaps, design furniture or kitchen appliances !! its nearly offences what they make (-:

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by michel2

i mean for fck sake ! look at the position of the brake levers ??

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by kingkongsfinger

Horrible, not a lover of their road bikes either!
"I could have done this job myself in five minutes, but as things turned out I had to spend two days trying to find out why it had taken someone else three weeks to do it wrong."

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