Pinarello Prince Frameset - 55cm
The Pinarello Prince Frameset - 55cm is built from carbon fibre sourced strictly from Japanese textile giant Toray, a supplier to virtually every aerospace company worldwide. Pinarello chooses Toray 50HM1K carbon for the Prince, which is a high-modulus carbon that has a tensile strength of 50 tons per square cm (50HM), and an exterior weave of 1000 weaves per crossing (1K). This allows Pinarello to use substantially less material while still maintaining optimum strength and rigidity. The result is a frame that is super efficient when sprinting, but featherlight when it comes to climbing.
Through extensive testing and development of several prototypes, Pinarello structural ribs to the walls of the tubes on the frame to further enhance performance and ride quality. Pinarello details this feature through computer modelling to ensure that the ribbing properly follows areas of compression in the head tube, fork, seat stays, plus portions of the seat tube and the BB.
The Prince Carbon is built with an Onda FPX fork. Unlike the standard Onda fork,Pinarello built a second "wave" into the "S" shape of the FPX. This redesigned shaping serves to further reduce vibrations and increase comfort on any road surface. In addition, the FPX is also completely built from 50HM1K carbon to reduce weight. The Prince Carbon also comes with a Pinarello integrated headset. The use of a 35.0mm front derailleur and an Italian BB are required.