First images of a new Pinarello hardtail
We keep getting news from the Glasgow World Championships and this time it comes from Pinarello. The French Pauline Ferrand Prevot has been moving around the circuit with a new prototype of hardtail mountain bike that would complement the current Pinarello Dogma XC presented very recently and still under development.
Pauline Ferrand Prevot gives first glimpse of what will be a new Pinarello hardtail
Almost since Tom Pidcock signed for INEOS Grenadiers a couple of seasons ago, Pinarello has been developing a new range of mountain bikes. The Italian brand's goal was to arrive at the Paris Olympics with a competitive mountain bike with which Pidcock could defend his title. But everything seems to have accelerated with the signing of Pauline Ferrand Prevot in 2023.
Pinarello just 3 months ago presented its first new generation full suspension mountain bike, the Dogma XC, and although it is still in development and far from reaching the market, the truth is that it is the main bike of Pidcock and Pauline and already has a few podiums in World Cups.
Now, Pauline Ferrand Prevot has shown for the first time another model that would complement the catalog with a hardtail version. The Glasgow circuit does not seem ideal for a hardtail mountain bike and Pauline has been using it to get around, but it is confirmed that this is a new hardtail model and that it has an original rear shock absorption system.
The main triangle of this model is practically identical to the one we have seen on the full suspension version, with the now recognizable large central hole. But the rear triangle features an original design with asymmetrical stays attached to the down tube at different heights. A system that seems to have been developed to better absorb impacts without losing stiffness and that reminds us of the one used by Pinarello on the mountain bike models launched by the brand in 2017.
As we say, although Pauline Ferrand Prevot won the 2022 World Championship on a hardtail MTB, it doesn't look like she's going to opt for this new model to compete on the Glasgow circuit, but we'll certainly see this new Pinarello hardtail on the XC circuits again soon.