Pinarello Prince Disk | Gear of the Day

Brands like Pinarello sink a lot of blood, sweat and tears into making the best possible race bikes. Luckily, Pinarello isn’t keeping the fruit of that labor out of reach. For its second-tier road bike platform, the Prince Disk, Pinarello hasn’t been afraid to borrow from the innovations of its flagship Dogma line, allowing more riders than ever to benefit from the innovations found in one of the most successful models in the pro peloton. For about a third of the price of its older sibling, the Prince Disk delivers many of the same aero benefits, including full internal cable routing, a fork that integrates into the downtube, an integrated stem and a concave-shaped down tube that shields bottles from the wind. Additionally, square-shaped chainstays increase stiffness by 10 percent over round tubes for better power transfer. But the Prince is every much its own model, employing a smaller diameter in the downtube to increase comfort. Plus, a slightly higher stack and less reach builds in a touch more comfort than the Dogma, while still maintaining its focus as a race bike. For less than $5,000, a mechanical Ultegra build can be yours.

$4,500 (Ultegra mechanical build); pinarello.com