Currently in stock in 56cm Venetian Stucco, 57cm Fiorellin, and 58cm Faema as seen in the images above.
Named after a Nick Drake song as covered by the jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, Day Is Done is the most recent addition to Dario Pegoretti's lexicon of steel framesets.
Day Is Done was developed as a performance lugged frame using classic construction and the benefits of oversized tubing. The headtube is 7 mm shorter than a tig-welded frame. A “ring” can be added to the upper lug to increase the height if requested.
The Columbus Spirit Niobium tubing is based on the tubeset designed for the Marcelo with modifications to optimize it for lugged construction.. The Cadnezia oversized lugset was developed in a collaboration between Dario and Darrell McCulloch of Llewellyn Bikes in Australia. The rear dropout attachment is amended with a hollow tube through the stays offering an increased surface for brazing and providing a striking visual effect. The brazed tube also increases lateral rigidity of the chainstay at the critical juncture with the dropout.
Building lugged frames is a more gentle and time consuming process that TIG welding. In addition to cutting and milling, each tube must be fitted to a hand tapered lug and then, patiently silver brazed together at relatively low (600o C to 900o C) temperatures. Due to the low temperatures and reenforcing of the lugs, this process results in an extremely strong and readily repairable frame. In the hands of a superior builder working without time constraints, lugged steel represent the pinnacle of bicycle frame esthetics.
“There is a reason for the “holes” in the stays at the dropouts. The small cylinders that are brazed into the stays give more surface area to braze the dropout. Since Dario likes to use non-tapering stays, he can’t use conventional dropouts as there wouldn’t be enough contact area. This is an alternative to using the “hooded” dropouts he uses on the Marcelo and Responsorium that he feels fits better with a lugged frame." -Nelson Frazier, Gita Sporting Goods
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If you spent any time watching Chris Froome and Team Sky winning the Tour d' France or the Vuelta d' Espana this year, then you are familiar with the Pinarello Dogma F10. With the exception of the harshest cobbled Classics, where the Pinarello K8 is the extraordinarily compliant bike of choice, Pinarello and Team Sky have rejected the current trend of using specialty bikes to suit each stage profile, they have opted for an all-in-one approach. This frame was designed to provide you and Chris Froome a general level of high performance, comfort and durability. The Pinarello Dogma F10 is a darn good bike!
And the numbers support this. The Dogma F10 is 6.3 percent lighter and seven percent stiffer than it's award winning predecessor the F8. The Dogma F10 features a concave downtube design, reducing drag by 12.6 percent and a new fork which contributes another ten percent reduction in drag.
Made from Torayca T1100 1K carbon fibre, the highest tensile strength in the cycling world, all the frame shapes have been updated, improved and strengthened as has the new Onda F10 fork which borrows the dropout fin design from the Bolide time trial bike.
Pinarello has optimized the entire frame for aero efficiency, going so far as to design a bespoke carbon bar-stem, seatpost and Twin Force integrated seat collar for the Dogma F10. Even the design of the saddle was kept in-house.
Despite these changes Pinarello refers to the Dogma F10 as an evolution rather than a revolution. The Dogma F8's geometry remains unchanged as, for the most part, has the rear triangle which was already particularly nice in the Dogma F. The seatstay junction is made using a single merged piece of carbon fibre, which only splits close to the rear wheel and allows for clearance of up to 28c tires. The Pinarello Dogma F10 is designed with internal cable routings for either mechanical or