When Roadies Do MTB... Meet the Pinarello Dogma XM
Just when we thought we had heard it all, this self-proclaimed 'Offroad Revolution' comes around...
"The new Dogma XM 9.9 is the result of a strong desire to get out of traditional schemes, and bring revolutionary ideas in the full suspension world. We consider ourselves pioneers, but with consciousness and experience arising from our history in road racing..."
"All MTB manufacturers build their own frames on the assumption that the fork should rotate 360-degrees. This forces them to stretch the main triangle, inevitably compromising its own natural stiffness, contrary to that of road frames."
"With Pinafit, pushing on the pedals, you have the unbeatable feeling of riding a road bike."
"Ours is not a phobia of symmetry, but the mathematical proof that the symmetrical positioning of components makes little sense."
"Stiff as a road bike. Suspended only when needed, without any remote control... The dream of every biker? It's obvious, to have a bike that dampens only when necessary."
"Welcome to the new era of MTB, fully suspended."
Credit: New Pinarello staff with "unquestioned mountain biking experience"