Pinarello Prince Ultegra R8020 Bicycle
The mileage and versatility oriented Prince Disk is a great option for the everyday mileage rider who appreciates great power transfer, stability, and balance. Built here with the 11-speed Ultegra mechanical shift/hydraulic disc brake R8000-series components, you get a very capable bike with a high quality Pinarello frameset. The T700 carbon fiber is moderately lightweight, with an evolved strength rating for performance, but also offers a forgiving ride. Pinarello has also introduced updated, vibrant colorways with the Prince series, which quickly serves to differentiate from other models.
There are also few notable Dogma technologies in the Prince Disk. First, you will notice the more aero Fork Flap design on the Onda Prince Disk 1⅛-1½", tapered fork, which has proven to clean up the airflow around the dropouts. The Prince the Think2 cable management system with the E-Link™ port in the downtube for integrated battery charging for those who upgrade to Di2 in the future. There are also influences direct from the Dogma-series that aren't visual, but are found in the details of the full frameset's asymmetrically engineered carbon lay-up. These enhancements truly set the Prince above the Paris and GAN series bikes.
Besides the updated Think2 System with E-Link, the Prince also has other new features, such as the 3XAir™ option for seattube bottle cage mounting with two positions available for better aerodynamics. The tubeset and seatpost shapes themselves are the more aero FlatBack design, and the downtube works to shroud bottle cage placements from passing airflow. The shapes also contribute to the overall torsional rigidity of the design, using the asymmetric engineering principles to offset the power transfer requirements of the right side drivetrain. This concept, carried through from the front fork dropouts, back through the frameset to the rear wheel dropouts, ensures that drivetrain efficiency is maximized directly through the rear hub. There is very little loss of energy from lateral flex, which also improves the overall ride quality in terms of handling, steering precision, and stability. The Prince Disk becomes a worthy junior royal to the Dogma F-series.
This Prince Disk bicycle is perfectly matched with 2nd generation 11-speed Ultegra R8000-series components, featuring mechanical shifting and hydraulic disc braking. The designs of the front and rear derailleurs have been optimized for the R8000 physical drivetrain. The FD mates perfectly with the offset of the chainrings, as well as offering great clearance for framesets that offer room for larger tires. The RD features the MTB inspired Shadow design and new linkage system, delivering crisp shifts with minimal profile and excellent chain wrap. The R8020 mechanical/hydraulic Dual Control levers are sleeker than their predecessors, with a new pivot point for the brake lever, and easy-to-service with access to the mineral oil hydraulic system. The R8070 road brake flat mount calipers are lighter, with cleaner routing and mounting, and optimized for the power and feel required for road disc braking with the Center Lock RT-MT800 160mm IceTech disc rotors.
The 52-36T R8000 crankset, Italian thread external bottom bracket cups, chain and 11-32 cassette round out the physical drivetrain, which delivers great rane and exceptional mechanical precision and consistency, as well as durability, that works so beautifully with the performance requirements of cyclists today. This is most impressively seen in the stiffness and machining of the large chainring, which must not only withstand the impressive shifting power of the front derailleur, but execute perfect shifts under any load or chainring combination; smoothly, quietly, and efficiently.
Pinarello uses their MOst brand kit items in this build. See the simple yet comfortable shaping of the Jaguar XA aluminum handlebar, the stiffness and aero properties of the forged aluminum Tiger Aero stem, and the fantastic grip and feel of the synthetic bar tape. The FlatBack aero seatpost is considered part of the frameset, and it carries the popular and versatile fit of the MOst Lynx Air saddle. A long-term relationship with Fulcrum brings this Prince a Fulcrum Racing 500 2-way Fit Alloy CL Disc Wheelset, which features the smooth ride and performance of steel spokes and stout rim profile as the 700x26 Pirelli P7 Sport Pro tires can easily deliver grip and control on pavement everywhere.
In short, this Prince Disk Ultegra R8020 Bicycle essentially has about as balanced a build and specification sheet as possible. For those with strong sense of Pinarello's history, the nameplate will be both welcome and nostalgic, but this is a complete bike that reflects the needs and desires of cyclists today- and tomorrow, and shows how the company truly taps into their experiences with Team Sky/Ineos and professional cycling to offer premium engineering and design from the Dogma series as well as high-grade materials in a bike that is attainable and eminently rideable by a greater percentage of cyclists today. Combine that with the usual distinctive and detailed Pinarello graphics and finish, and royalty everywhere should take note.
- Complete disc brake road bike with 11-speed Ultegra R8020 mechanical shifting/hydraulic disc braking that serves safety, comfort, and a more reachable price point, drawing directly on top-level engineering/materials
- Ideal for the cyclist who puts miles and hours, and wants the performance and all-weather surety and control of hydraulic disc brakes
- Design features and specific aspects from Dogma-series framesets, including sleek toptube seatpost wedge system
- High strength Torayca T700 carbon fiber laid up with dropout to dropout asymmetric engineering in shape and lay-up
- ICR internal routing with Think2 system E-Link portal, 3XAir™ downtube bottle cage bosses for two position options to optimize aerodynamics
- Dogma/Bolide inspired aerodynamics Onda disk brake fork with Fork Flaps
- Flatback tube profiles, seatpost design for greater aerodynamics
- 12/100mm front / 12/142mm thru-axle dropouts, Flat Mount disc caliper mounts
- Shimano 11-spd Ultegra R8020/R8000 drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes (160mm rotors); Italian threaded BB, R8000 Front/Rear Derailleur
- Fulcrum Racing 500DB Center Lock Disc Wheelset, 700x26 Vittoria Pirelli P7 Sport clincher tires
- Kit: MOst Jaguar XA alu handlebar, Tiger Aero stem/spacer system, bar tape, with MOst Lynx Air Manganese rail saddle
- Size: 56cm [172.5mm crank/52-36T, 11-32T cassette, 100mm stem, 44cm bar (o-o)]
- Color: Red B212
- Weight: 18.81 lbs
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