One of the most preferred bikes of professional cyclists seem is definitely the Pinarello Dogma 2, which Bradley Wiggins used extensively during his France de Tour win last year. Though the cost of the Pinarello Dogma 2 can vary a lot, Wiggins’ was obviously customized and had cost him something in the region of £10,000.
The thing about this bike is the completely hand built carbon fiber frame which features some very subtle yet clever tweaks like the kinked chain stays and also the seat post which is pretty unusual.
Dogma 2 racing bike looks pretty much like its predecessor at the first glance. However, when you look at it very closely you will see that Onda 2 fork of the Dogma 2 is much more integrated along with the bike’s frame. With the help of CFD analysis, the company has been able to work out that the symmetry of the brakes in the front leads to air flow surrounding fork crown to make a shift from the left side to the right side beneath the downtube. Changing the shape of the donwtube interface a bit and having a tail attached to the fork which is located right at the crown has smoothened out the flow of air around the fork crown and also the brake.
The ribbing surrounding the headtube as well as the head of the downtube of this immensely popular bike has reduced and this helps with the airflow. The brand Onda 2 fork has a steering tube which tapers from 1-1/8 inches to 1-1/2 inches near the crown. The helps in enhancing the rigidity right in the front end by precisely 19% and also allow a lot accurate shaping which in turn can improve the bike’s aerodynamics.
Though the bike’s frontal area has been enhanced by 6% to accommodate larger bearing, resistance to the flow of air has lessened by 6%. This improves cornering, braking, sprinting performance and accelerating.