Pinarello FP Quattro/Shimano Ultegra Di2 Complete Bike - 2012 - $4,000.00

Pinarello has never been content to reserve their award-winning asymmetrical frame design for top-shelf offerings like the Dogma or Paris. 2012 marks another huge forward leap for the Pinarello FP Quattro, as the frame is granted an even larger slice of the Dogma's storied pedigree. And, combined with Shimano's new Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting group, the FP Quattro/Shimano Ultegra Di2 Complete Bike is one of the best value-centric race bikes Pinarello has ever offered. If youre making comparisons between the Quattro and its bigger brother Paris, theyre justified, because many of the upgrades to the 2012 Pinarello Paris were shared with the FP Quattro as well. Joining the asymmetrical Onda fork and seatstays is the FP Quattro's newly re-designed downtube, whose robust shape now lends greater stiffness to the drivetrain side and helps balance out the overall ride of the bike. Stiffness and lightness are always critical to building a race bike, but for Pinarello, so is ride quality. The asymmetrical design ensures a balance between stiffness and agility without an overly harsh ride. The FP Quattro also gets a beefier head tube and a new oversized steerer tube that tapers from 1 1/8in to 1 1/4in, which helps the bike track better and remains stiff and confident on high speed descents. The cable routing is now internal as well, enhancing the pristine, aerodynamic aesthetic on the frame. The FP Quattro is also literally pulled from the same molds as the Pinarello Paris, but is instead built with a slightly heavier 30-ton high modulus carbon fiber, with a 12K weave. For frame of reference, the Paris is built with 50-ton HM carbon in a very dense 1.5K weave, which more closely resembles the flagship Dogma 2. The FP Quattro/Shimano Ultegra Di2 Complete is a package culled from the inspirations and molds of some of the greatest bicycles Italy has to offer, and is fitted with a groupset designed from the best that Japanese cycling engineering has to offer. - $4,000.00