Pinarello’s new Montello FP8 TT bike is now constructed from Torayca 50HM3K carbon-fibre composite, weighing in at 200g lighter and 15 per cent stiffer than the previous version.
With one of the most aggressive aero frames in the ProTour, and with every tube designed to give an advantage, the new carbon is used throughout the frame, including the fork. To ensure that Pinarello has enough of the new carbon, it has recently signed a deal with Toray industries to supply this carbon-fibre, which is the same as that used in the latest generation of passenger aircraft, for use in Pinarello?s frames.
The new Montello also uses Pinarello?s new patented seatpost clamp design, which has a two-bolt closure system on the back of the seat tube to secure the extended aeropost with a lightweight carbon clamp.
The first outing of the FP8 was at the 2006 World Championship time trial, ridden by Ivan Gutierrez from the Caisse d?Epargne ProTour team.
Contact www.pinarello.com or call UK distributor, Yellow, on 01785 811810
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