The cycling industry can be fickle, always in pursuit of the next superlative king of the superbikes while ignoring frames that are equal to the top champion's bikes from just two years ago. Pinarello's aptly named Prince FX Ultegra Di2 Complete Road Bike, newly revived for 2019, is one such model. Given that it shares similar tech to its Dogma F10 that has seen success at the Tour, we're compelled to point out that it's designed for use at the highest levels of competition. And with its friendlier price-point, the Prince may be one step removed from the top, however, it hits a price point that is way more palpable. Since it shares design queues with the Dogma, the Prince benefits from all the revolutionary tenets of Pinarello's asymmetric design. This involves building-up and re-shaping critical areas of power transfer on the drivetrain side in order to accommodate the asymmetrical nature of the force exerted on a frame's drivetrain. Everything from the usual suspects (chainstays, seat tube, bottom bracket junction) to some unexpected newcomers (even the top tube joins the parade) has been affected by this design philosophy.Another distinctive feature common between the Prince and Dogma is the sinuous wave described by the stays and fork. These features operate along the same lines as today's curved seatstays and the plush high-rake forks from decades ago, providing more points of compliance to horizontally redirect and diffuse force. Less road noise and fewer abrupt, jarring impacts translate from your bars and saddle into your body, which makes for less fatigue. The Prince also shares the Dogma's 1. 5-inch lower headset bearing, which allows a larger diameter steerer tube at the fork crown and a 19% boost in front end stiffness. This complements the plush ride with predictable braking and more precise steering feel that responds immediately to even the slightest input.The Prince FX is built with T900 carbon fiber which is the main difference between it and ...
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