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Pinarello Dogma F8 Launched

Over the past two years Pinarello's DOGMA 65.1 has seen victory an impressive number of times including two Tour de France wins, the World Championship and more than 100 Pro Tour race wins.

The new Dogma F8 has been a collaboration between Team Sky, Jaguar and Pinarello in an attempt to better their previous best selling model.

Feedback from Team Sky has come from athletes such as Chris Froome and Team Sky's head of Technical Operations, Carsten Jeppesen.

"The first thing I realised with the Pinarello DOGMA F8 is that just holding it you can feel immediately that the weight is a huge factor. They've managed to get the weight right down, which for us is fantastic. Getting on the bike and trying it for the first time and taking it around a few corners, you can really feel the rigidity. When you push into the pedals the power goes straight through the bike. It doesn't flex and it doesn't move. Whatever power you put into the pedals, it goes onto the road. This is certainly a bike I hope I'm going be winning another Tour de France on. I'm going to do everything I can to make that happen." Chris Froome - Team SKY 2013 Tour de France Winner

"Our partnership with Pinarello began before the team even started. We were looking for a technical partner with high-level innovative abilities and we found them in Pinarello. Over the years, the collaboration has increasingly built. The rider's feedback, and input from our technical staff, is essential in creating new products for the team and in improving the existing ones. The new DOGMA F8 was born from this close collaboration, which was amplified by Jaguar's world-class aerodynamics engineering. Together we have delivered a faster, lighter, more balanced and more aerodynamic bike." Carsten Jeppesen - Team Sky Head of Technical Operations

Jaguar have also contrinuted offering areodynamic expertise with the Pinarello LAB providing the structural design and testing element to this collaborative effort.

The result of their labour is a bike that is 12% stiffer, 16% more balanced with a 47% aerodynamic impact and a weight of 1200 Grams for frame and fork (size 54).

The Dogma F8 frame has also been approved by the UCI and was used for the first time this year at the Critérium du Dauphiné 2014.