The Prince is available in disc format only in the UK, constructed from the lightweight and stiff Torayca T700 carbon fibre material; redesigned with a strong emphasis on aerodynamics, optimal power transfer and that signature Pinarello ride feel. To achieve this, the Prince incorporates into its design many of the unique characteristics found on its more race-orientated sibling, the Dogma F12.
In the pursuit of significant aerodynamic gains, the Prince now takes advantage of Pinarello’s TICR (Total Internal Cable Routing) system, previously solely available on the top of the range Dogma F12. Concealing the bike’s brake and gear cabling within the frame, bar and stem has resulted in an 85% reduction in cable and wire aerodynamic drag. The necessary enlargement of the headtube to accommodate the TICR system has also enabled the development team to optimise the frame’s frontal area, further enhancing clean airflow. The Prince also adopts another feature of the Dogma F12, replicating its bottom-bracket area design to allow the seat tube’s bottle cage bosses to be fitted 5mm lower. In doing so, the aerodynamic impact of a rider’s water bottle is minimised. The introduction of the Dogma F12’s trademark ‘ForkFlaps™’ along with a more aggressive Onda fork shape again improves stable air flow over the bike.
Strength, versatility and feel
Aerodynamic improvements are not the only product of the Prince ’s new Dogma-inspired design. Like the Dogma F12, the Prince now features more squared chainstays, increasing lateral stiffness by 10%. The bike’s downtube has also been slightly enlarged to further increase strength, while the frame draws heavily from the Dogma F12’s aggressively asymmetric design. As a result, the Prince now offers optimal power transfer, ensuring no watt is wasted out on the road. The Prince now also employs Pinarello’s eLink™ system, first seen on the Dogma F10. This houses the Shimano Di2 junction within the downtube, for a cleaner look and easier access.
Although a racing bike through and through, the Prince does offer a slightly more relaxed geometry than it’s Grand Tour winning sibling whilst still maintaining its fast, responsive and stable feel.
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