Hardtails continue to win World Championships, in detail Ferrand-Prevot's Pinarello Dogma XC HT
Hardtail mountain bikes don't seem to be living their best moment if we take a look at the models chosen by the majority of bikers in any Cup or World Championship. But the truth is that the 2023 Short Track and XCO World Championship has been won, once again, with a hardtail. This is Pauline Ferrand-Prevot's Pinarello Dogma XC HT.
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot's brand-new Pinarello Dogma XC HT in detail
Pinarello was forced to develop a full suspension mountain bike when Tom Pidcok arrived at INEOS Grenadiers a couple of seasons ago, the time limit was the Paris 2024 Olympics and although it seemed rushed they took it upon themselves to make it happen with the Pinarello Dogma XC presented a few months ago. But if that already seemed like a record, the order went up a notch when Pauline Ferrand-Prevot joined the team earlier this year and asked the Italian manufacturer to also have a hardtail mountain bike for their OG preparation.
Pinarello delivered again and in a stratospheric time has manufactured the Pinarello Dogma XC Hardtail that was presented earlier this week. If all this story already seems incredible, Pauline has given this bike the best possible debut and has won with it 2 World Championships in just 3 days, the Short Track and XCO.
With a hardtail bike Pauline Ferrand-Prevot proved to be by far the fastest on a course that although not overly technical, it had several big jumps, uphill root zones and a tremendous cut where most bikers would not even consider going down with a hardtail.
Full set-up of Pauline Ferrand Prevot's Pinarello DOGMA XC Hardtail
- Frame: Pinarello DOGMA XC Hardtail (in development)
- Wheels: Priceton P1 carbon (prototype)
- Tyres: Continental Race King 2.2
- Handlebar and integrated stem: Most
- Drivetrain: Shimano XTR with 36T chainring and 10-51T cassette
- Crankset: Shimano XTR with integrated Stages power meter
- Dropper post: Vertical Helium
- Brakes: Shimano XTR with 160 mm discs
- Fork: SR Suntour prototype electronics system with Axon Werx 34 Carbon fork
- Saddle: Fizik
- Grips: ESI Grip