Spotted online: Pinarello returns to mountain bikes

The famed Italian bike brand may be best known for its road racing winning machines, but for 2013 it will be re-entering the mountain bike market with the Dogma XC, a carbon fiber hardtail 29er.

If you’ve seen the Dogma road bike, you know Pinarello loves to embrace unusal frame shapes. The Dogma XC is no different, with a unique seatstay clamp design that they say dissapates vibration.

Pinarello has given mountain bikes a go in the past. These two examples are from 1990, and are exhibited in the Mountain Bike Museum of Art and Technology


Expect to see more of the Dogma XC at the fall trade shows. What do you think of the unique frame shape?