The Dogma 60.1 was the beginning of a new generation of frames and is as relevent now as it was back in 2010 when it made it's mark as the undisputed king of the road.It was the first completely asymmetric frame. The asymmetry helps create a frame that is smoother yet stiffer, stronger and safer yet lighter and quieter on the road than any previous carbon fiber frames.
Stronger, Stiffer, and Lighter Carbon Fiber
The Dogma 60.1 uses a new carbon fiber from Toray called 60HM1K with Nanoalloy. The 60HM represents a strength of 60 tons per square centimeter and 1K means each crossing is 1000 fibers. This carbon fiber is not presently used by any other manufacturer of road racing bicycles. Nanoalloy is Toray’s answer to the dangers of carbon fiber fracturing from violent impacts such as crashes. The extraordinary Torayca Nanoalloy technology consists of self-repairing nano-particles embedded in the carbon fiber mesh that will expand on impact to prevent the fiber from fracturing. The impact performance of the 50HM1K carbon fiber as used in the Pinarello Prince is already 29% stronger than the most commonly used high modulus carbon fiber used in bicycle frames. The new 60HM1K carbon with Nanoalloy technology adds 23% to that advantage, giving a 59% improvement in resistance to traditional carbon fiber.The Dogma 60.1 in a 54 cm size weighs under 900 grams, nearly 90 grams lighter than the same size Prince.
New Construction Method
Pinarello has introduced the new Expanded Polystyrene System (EPS) into its production cycle to further increase the rigidity and tolerance of the critical parts of the frame. The EPS process is especially beneficial during manufacturing as it eliminates the imperfections that can form in critical areas when molding the frame. With the EPS method the carbon is laminated onto smooth polystyrene models, which are left inside the structure throughout the forming process. The EPS models melt from the high temperature required for the casting process and are removed afterwards. The result is a frame with smooth inside walls, free of flaws and with more consistent wall thickness.