Pinarello Dogma X Review

Pinarello Dogma X Review

Pinarello Dogma X Xolar Black

Along with a handful of other Pinarello partners from the UK, I was flown out to Treviso to be a part of the launch of the brand new, endurance inspired, Dogma X. It was an absolutely incredible trip from start to finish. Topped off by riding the new Pinarello Dogma X bike on one of the most beautiful rides ever, complete with picturesque, Italian landscapes (and Prosecco)!

(You can check the route out here:

Pinarello Dogma X

The Pinarello X Series is aimed at cyclists who want a more comfortable, relaxed fit, whilst still maintaining the aesthetics of a race bike. It is available with the below specifications:

Pinarello X1 with 105 mechanical.

Pinarello X5 with 105 Di2 and carbon wheels.

Pinarello X7 with Ultegra Di2, carbon wheels and carbon bar/stem.

Pinarello Dogma X which uses the same carbon as the Dogma F and is available with SRAM Red or Shimano Dura Ace.

I rode a 57.5cm Dogma X with Dura Ace and was surprised and impressed in equal measures by it's performance.

Pinarello Dogma X

The first notable point and arguably the main purpose of the bike...the comfort. Wow! The Italian steed was an absolute dream to ride, and straight from the bat felt like a bike you could spend hours on. (Spoiler - the ride was just under 5 hours and I enjoyed every minute in the saddle).

The more relaxed (higher and slacker) front end, gives you the option to run less spacers beneath the stem for a more racey feel/look. Or the ability to run a much less aggressive saddle to bar drop than the thoroughbred racing, Dogma F.

Needless to say, one of the first things I did was take it for a full sprint, and this is where the Dogma X really started to impress me. It snapped into motion and felt every bit a bike capable of racing on, despite the super-compliant rear end.

On the climbs, it really did come alive. I felt the benefits of the lightweight T1100 1K carbon fibre, Dura Ace spec and carbon wheels. It felt super nimble and would have fooled me into believing I was aboard a full-blown climbing bike.

Pinarello Dogma X

Aesthetically, in my opinion, it doesn't really get much better. For some reason pulling up to a cafe on a Pinarello carries weight - more so than any other brand in my experience. I think that credence comes from the combination of proper, racing heritage, Italian attention to detail/style and modern, forward-thinking designs. The Dogma X in Xolar Black looks insanely cool, and classy at the same time.

Overall, the Dogma X felt responsive when you wanted it to accelerate, and comfortable when you wanted to cruise. It really is a true all-rounder and for most people, ticks all the boxes.

If you'd like to book your own TEST RIDE we have a Pinarello Demo Day one Saturday 11th May which you can book onto here.

For enquiries please,

call 01332 841950

or: 📧

📱message us on Instagram @velobavarian

We have various Pinarello X Series bikes in stock and Dogma X frames available to view and custom build.

Any questions or to arrange a viewing, please contact us here.

A huge thank you to Pinarello and all the UK team for making this possible.

See you soon,

Luke VB

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