Pinarello Dogma K8-S review

Co-engineered with Jaguar, the Pinarello Dogma K8-S is the weapon Team Sky used to tackle the cobbles

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

You’re unlikely to find a ride equal to this. The frame is as light and stiff as anyone could ask for, while the elastomer provides cushioning and traction that you won’t get on any other aero road frame. From crits to long days in the saddle, this bike will do it all and as such will suit those who enjoy big-distance challenge events as well as the racers out there. All great, of course, but there’s one more thing that stands out, and makes the K8-S even more praise-worthy. It is one of the most practical bikes I have ever worked on. Aero bikes, like TT machines, are renowned for fiddly bolts tucked away in hard-to-get-at places, making maintenance a nightmare. Not with the Dogma. Every bolt is easily accessible and adjustments are easy. How many top of the range bikes can you say that about? This was a design brief and they’ve nailed it

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Reasons to avoid
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    Headset seal problematic

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    Compact chainset

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    Seatpin bolts susceptible to rust

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