The Giro d'Italia makes May the most important month of the year for the Italian cycling industry, so it made perfect sense that it was in the days prior to the '05 Giro Prologue that Pinarello announced the production of their first-ever carbon fiber frame. It's known as the F4:13, and to us it looks like a million bucks. One glance confirms critical details: You'll get a monocoque carbon fiber main triangle bonded to an Onda fork and Onda seatstay identical in design to those found on the Dogma FPX and the Paris Carbon. Many Dogma owners believe that it's the Onda combo -- not necessarily the magnesium tubeset -- that gives their bikes such a magical ride quality. And the F4:13's monocoque design with its nicely oversized tubes is sure to provide you with some serious
New from an authorized dealer, I can get the 08 frameset for $1330 or the 09 for $1550. I would go for the 09 but it is this really ugly grayish silver. The 08 can be had in all black naked carbon or painted black - both are completely black but with small silver stickers.
Are these good prices ... Read More »
Or something different but in the same league? I like the look and style of the Colnago, but the Pinarello looks like it would build up lighter.
Any others I should look at in this price range? (about $2-$2500?)Read More »
I am new to the forum, but have been doing leisurely touring style riding for a while now. I currently own a Pina F4:13 in carbon and am contemplating trading the frameset in for a Nago Master X Light frameset. There will be a price differential for me to pay, probably in the $500.00 to $ ... Read More »
Can anyone tell me if the bottom bracket cable guide on the F4:13 looks like this?
I'm building a 60cm Intense Fenix which is ostensibly the same bike as the F4:13 (certainly the front triangle appears to be identical, as do the chainstays ... Read More »