The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships is well underway and this weekend Scotland is set to host its cross-country. In yesterday's Short Track XC event, Pinarello unveiled its new XC race hardtail, the Dogma XC HT, marking the occasion.
In May, Pinarello introduced its entry into the cross-country circuit with the Dogma XC full-suspension mountain bike. Only a few months later and the brand, best known for its high-end road bikes, has bolstered its mountain bike range with the Dogma XC HT, a race-ready hardtail.
The Dogma XC HT uses many of the key ideas found in its full-suss sibling with the aim of delivering the stiffest frame on the market, specifically around the bottom bracket. Pinarello credits this to the triangular design of the BB area, which is said to improve power transfer to the rear wheel.
There's also a very interesting asymmetric rear end that's been shaped to counterbalance the higher forces that are applied via the drivetrain. So the left-hand side of the bike gets reinforced which the brand reckons balances energy transfer while boosting speed and traction.
As increasingly common, the Dogma XC HT benefits from a fully integrated cockpit in a bid to shed weight. The cables are fully integrated and the headset includes a stopper that stops the handlebar from over-rotating.
Other frame features come in the form of internal dropper post cable routing, a Boost rear end and flat mount brakes. It can fit two bottle cages in the front triangle and, of course, it's made using Toray carbon fibre.
The Pinarello Dogma XC HT was brought to the third step on the Short Track podium underneath Tom Pidcock and took gold thanks to Pauline Ferrand-Prevot.
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