In a surprising move, Italian brand Pinarello has announced that it'll supply a new Pinarello Dogma F10 Disk Disc brake bike.
The bike first appeared on the UCI approved bike list, before being confirmed by Pinarello itself in a press release.
The core design of the bike looks to remain the same, keeping that same Pinarello shape but the company has made some minor changes to adopt the new standards.
>>> 2018 Trek Émonda: Wide tyres, disc brakes and a featherweight on the scales
Fausto Pinarello has previously announced that the company isn't interested in disc brakes, believing that a high-end performance bike shouldn't need them. Such an abrupt U-turn, then, is a little surprising, but it's for good reasons.
Of course, the most notable being that the market "is becoming mature", and the time is right for Pinarello to enter it.
Despite the increased aerodynamic drag, aesthetically, it's very appealing for Pinarello, as discs allow the designers to clean up the front and rear ends, getting rid of the cables.
Watch: Pinarello Dogma F10 review
Elsewhere, the Onda fork has been adapted for the more powerful stoppers and the addition of a 12mm thru-axle, as well as some little "fork flaps" (Pinarello's words, not ours) which should help increase airflow.
As has become standard on disc brake bikes, the rear end is tied together by a 12x142mm thru-axle.
Everywhere else, the frame appears to be business as usual. It has the same concave down tube, as well as the asymmetric bottom bracket, and flat back seat stays of the original F10. The bottom bracket is also still threaded rather than press fit.
According to the company, the bike will be available from a 44cm through to a 62cm, and in five different colours: Mars Orange, Black on Black, Black Lava, Red Magma and Team Sky.
Sir Dave Brailsford responds to rumours that Egan Bernal wants to leave Ineos Grenadiers
Amidst speculation that Bernal was not getting on with his team-mates and could depart, the Ineos boss has shared his thoughts
By Alex Ballinger •
How the Cycle to Work Scheme works: The tax free way to get a new bike
The Cycle to Work scheme has now been going for over 20 years but it still gives a chance to save cash
By Tim Bonville-Ginn •
Bike gears: shifting explained for beginners
We talk you through how to use your bicycle gears efficiently and properly
By Michelle Arthurs-Brennan •
Zwift: Everything you need to know about the online training and racing platform
From Watopia to the Zwift Academy - check out our complete guide to start your virtual cycling experience
By Henry Robertshaw •
Electric bikes and UK law: what you need to know
Do you need a licence to ride an electric bike? What's the maximum permissable power output for an ebike? Read on to find out more...
By Nick Busca •
How to buy an e-bike: Everything you need to know about electric bikes before you purchase
Are you wondering how to buy an e-bike but don't know your torque from your power or your hub drive from a mid drive motor? Then you've come to the right place
By Rupert Radley •
Is an e-bike worth it? Why an electric bike is perfect for commuting
An e-bike is the perfect mode of transport for commuting to work
By Luke Friend •
The best electric bike conversion kits and how to fit one
Feeling a little e-curious but don't want to splash the cash?
By James Bracey •
Best road bike wheels reviewed: disc and rim wheelsets
Our complete guide to what to look for when buying your new road bike wheels, including the type of rim, the material, and the depth you should go for.
By Stefan Abram •
A new look for Strava app with updates to the navigation bar
The new design should make the app more intuitive to use, as well as offering the promise of “room to grow when it comes to developing new features
By Stefan Abram •