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Pinarello Dogma 2 Road Bike Frame -
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At the same moment in the 2011 Tour de France when Thomas Voeckler veered from the tarmac into a vacant driveway near the bottom of the descent into Pinerolo, Edvald Boasson Hagen joyously threw up his hands in victory. It was a redemptive stage for Team Sky as their early tour hopes were shattered when team leader Bradley Wiggins DNF'd after breaking his collarbone and Juan Antonio Flecha lost his chance for a possible stage win after being side-swiped by a France 2/3 TV car. Boasson Hagen's win was notable for one additional reason: It was the first professional win for the Dogma 2 Road Bike Frame earned after Pinarello officially unveiled it to the world. (The irony, of course, is that the Dogma 2 was ridden to two stage victories in the 2011 Tour prior to Pinarello's introduction. What is it they say about the best laid plans)The Dogma 2 retains all the asymmetrical shaping of its predecessor. In fact, Pinarello pushes the envelope a bit farther with the Dogma 2 to create the most responsive Pinarello race bike ever. In comparison to the Dogma it's stiffer, lighter, and more aerodynamic. During the two years in which the original Dogma sat atop the Pinarello family of frames, the company studied and restudied the forces in action as a rider sprints on the pedals, pulls on the handlebars, and muscles the bike through corners. FEA (finite element analysis) confirmed that the Dogma's asymmetrical design was beneficial in leveling the variances in frame deflection from one side to the other. However, Pinarello knew that they could take the asymmetry to new levels with the Dogma 2. One big change is in the top tube of the Dogma 2. It's been moved slightly off-center towards the right side of the bike to further this effort towards equilibrium. In addition to this, Pinarello addressed another area for potential improvement -- the aerodynamics and stiffness of the front end of the bike. The Dogma 2 gets an upgrade to a 1. 5" lower headset bearing. This allows a la...