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Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2 Road Bike Frame -
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When you champion the pursuit of design perfection, it's difficult to imagine the nigh-insurmountable challenge of innovating and improving year after year, but somehow the Pinarello engineers have made this their calling. The original Dogma was the pinnacle of asymmetric design, setting the bar extremely high, and leaving even Pinarello wondering if they could possibly improve upon it. But the Dogma 2 again re-wrote those asymmetric conventions, prompting Green Jersey winner and world champion Mark Cavendish to famously call the Dogma 2 a 'perfect' frame. Rather than digging even deeper and risk damaging the cornerstone of Pinarello engineering in their quest to create the next Dogma successor, the Italian engineers reached out to their Japanese carbon fiber suppliers at Torayca and flatly challenged the composite giant to improve upon its flagship 60HM1K cloth. The end result The Dogma 65. 1 Think2, hewn from Torayca's all-new 65-ton 65HM1K Nanoalloy Carbon Fiber -- a carbon that is more rigid and reactive than anything that Pinarello has ever used on a bike frame. A full 65 tons per square centimeter, to be exact. The increased rigidity allows Pinarello to use less carbon fiber in key areas, thereby lowering the weight of the Dogma and dispelling myths that the Dogma is not a bike for climbers. The 65. 1 Think2 frame even played a key role in the dominance of Team Sky riders at the 2012 Tour de France; nowhere was this debut more emphatic than under Bradley Wiggins, who put on a spectacular show of Maillot Jaune panache and team spirit leading out teammate Cavendish on the Champs Elysees for the stage win. Even with the new cloth, the Dogma 65. 1 Think2 follows in the same mold and distinct identity of the Dogma 2, which, of course, retained much of the asymmetrical shaping of its predecessor. While the bloodlines of the Dogma are very much intact, Pinarello continues to push the envelope to further enhance the frame's formula, and has once again succeeded...