|Pinarello Rokh Ultegra 2013 Road Bike||
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Pinarello have created the Rokh in the image of the DogmaK, but made with high quality 30HM12K Carbon. The thinking behind these bikes is adapted geometry and a smoother ride for long days in the saddle. Pinarello call it Century Ride, and it means just that; a bike perfectly suited to clocking up the 100 milers (or 100k for the easy option!) over the season.
The differences to their standard race geometry bikes is partly obvious on first glace, and some is less obvious. The first thing you notice is the very thin seat stays, which give extra flex to absorb the road bumps and smooth out the road. However, a big part of the design of the Rokh is that the geometry is tweaked for a less demanding, slightly more relaxing ride, with a longer wheelbase for stability. There aren't many bikes you can sit in the saddle all day on and still feel as fresh as having ridden the Rokh.
Don't get the impression that this is a slow easy going bike though; it has the awesome turn of speed that other Pinarellos do, with asymmetric rear end and forks providing stiffness where needed for acceleration and handling and this is quite capable as a race bike, especially those longer races that will have others suffering half way through from bad roads. In fact, the DogmaK on which the Rokh is based was created originally for the tough Classic races over the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix and similar.
Shimano's Ultegra groupset is their everyday race option, and is easily light enough for getting serious and provides reliable, smooth shifting time after time. MOST components come from Pinarello and are created with the same ethos as their bikes, so you have a quality build that is light and strong. Chances are though, that you'll be using this bike for getting long punishing miles under your belt or riding Sportives, and for this it doesn't get better than the Rokh.
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