Pinarello has launched the new Dogma FS, the first electronic full suspension road bike.
Four years ago, Pinarello launched the Dogma K8s, presenting the first ultralight suspension system for a road bike (DSS 1.0, Dogma Suspension System), together with carbon fibre flexible rear stays.
Two years later Pinarello introduced the new eDSS 2.0 (Electronic Dogma Suspension System), the first smart suspension for road bikes, immediately tested by our riders. Now they have introduced electronic front suspension.
The idea behind the Dogma FS is to guarantee unbeatable Pinarello handling and racing performance even on rough terrain. The Dogma Smart Adaptive System (DSAS) self-adapts the frame stiffness by means of its electronic front and rear suspension to maximise the bike’s stability. DSAS is able to adapt the suspension behaviour on each type of terrain, automatically locking or unlocking it, ensuring maximum performance and stiffness on smooth tarmac and optimum comfort on bumpy and rough roads.
DOGMA FS frame features
The fork has been completely redesigned in order to guarantee the integration with the electronic front suspension.
Fork rake has been slightly reduced to ensure the best force transmission.
The head tube is wider to integrate the DSAS electronic front suspension. It is shorter in order to guarantee 20mm of suspension travel and it has been reinforced to support the stresses coming from the rough terrain and the upper bearing is moved up to 1’ 1⁄4.
Flex Stays technology
The innovative frame of Dogma FS assembling the suspension in place of the monostay, has no rigid constrain between seatstays and seat tube, and thus allows greater vertical deflections of the chainstays. The chainstays of Dogma FS are therefore designed to allow almost 10mm of vertical deflection and, at the same time, to guarantee enough torsional stiffness of the rear triangle.
The core of the vibration absorption is a metal coil spring. The damping is provided by a hydraulic system that also allows the suspension to electronically change its state from unlock status, fully able to move along its travel, to lock, completely firm to allow best stiffness and power transmission on flat asphalt.
The core of the vibration absorption is an elastomer. The rear suspension implements an electro-hydraulic system which is able to switch the suspension state from unlock status, fully able to move along its travel, to lock, completely firm to allow best stiffness and power transmission on flat asphalt.
Smart Battery Pack
It is equipped with a CPU that runs the suspension control algorithms. It is able to collect data from gyroscopes and accelerometers to distinguish the road condition and change the state of the suspension itself.
This component allows the rider to control the system status through the led, switch between manual mode and automatic mode, change action threshold or change between lock and unlock in manual mode.
DOGMA FS IN NUMBERS
DSAS system is able to absorb, on average, 42% of the vibration coming from the ground that directly means an increase in comfort and bike stability. A comparison between a traditional bike and the DOGMA FS on the famous Carrefour de l’Arbre cobbled sector showed that the rider on a Dogma FS was able to gain 15 seconds in two kilometres of cobbles against a rigid road bike.