Pinarello Dogma 2 / Campagnolo EPS Super Record 11 Complete Bike - 2012 - $13,200.00

For all the flash and zoot that accompanies this high-profile Italian pairing, there's something about the Pinarello Dogma 2/Campagnolo EPS Super Record 11 Complete Bike that is stealth. It's a bike that hides its bona fides in plain sight. It's a looker, with sumptuous curves, a lustrous finish, and electronic shifting. The Black on Black finish gets more interesting as you study it, and it has an intriguing red ring around the lower end of the head tube, as if the bike is glowing in standby mode. This color concept doesn't call attention to itself like the Movistar or Team Sky versions do. Instead this highly-refined finish speaks with a quiet, muscular confidence even when standing still. And when you stomp over a short rise, shift effortlessly across the cassette, and carve the descent like your bike is on rails, people will take notice and you'll have an ear-to-ear grin as those behind you scrabble to keep up.Aside from the color, this is the same Dogma 2 frameset that the sponsored ProTour teams use. And it's similar to the Dogma 2 that our own Competitive Cyclist pro team uses; the difference is that this frame is configured for internal electronic wiring rather than mechanical cables. There is a custom mount between the down tube water bottle bosses and the seat tube so that the battery/brain of the Campy system can sit on the bike without a bulky and unattractive mounting plate.We eyeballed this frame aplenty, even before the bike had been finished with Campagnolo EPS. There have always been plenty of reasons to want one. There's the asymmetry of the frame that ably resists the forces you put on the bike and directs your power from the crankset to the wheel. There's the redesigned front end that tracks better, thanks to a new leg design and 1.5" lower head tube bearing that increases in front end stiffness by 19%. There's the wind-tunnel-shaped tubes of the bike that give you a 6% improvement in aerodynamic efficiency. - $13,200.00

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