Pinarello FP Uno 2012 Review

A well known brand Pinarello are known for creating bikes that have been constructed using the latest technological advance techniques to ensure that riders enjoy an exhilarating ride each and every time they put their feet on the pedals. This Italian manufacturer have once again released a fantastic range of road bikes for 2012, one of their most hotly anticipated models however is the Pinarello FP Uno. A redesign of the previous Pinarello FP1 road bike, the 2012 Pinarello FP Uno has been constructed using hydroformed 6061 T6 triple butted aluminium. This new construction has ensured the 2012 Pinarello FP Uno has evolved into one of the lightest bikes available to road racers weighing a mere 1300 grams in total.

The new construction of the Pinarello FP Uno is not the only dramatic improvement to this model, Pinarello have also introduced a new asymmetric design to the Pinarello FP Uno. This new asymmetric design is most noticeable in the Onda FP carbon UD rear stay and fork helping to balance the offset power delivery, ensuring that this fantastic road bike remains balanced and fixed to the road especially during difficult climbs and fast sprints. While the new asymmetric design promises better balance, the inclusion of Shimano’s renowned Tiagria groupset ensures clean, accurate, fast shifting.

Other improvements to the 2012 Pinarello FP Uno can be seen in the stiffer and newly tapered steerer tube, which now narrows from 1-1/8″ to 1-1/2″, ensuring that riders can now enjoy accurate handling whilst riding at fast speeds. Pinarello remain ahead of other manufacturers offering the FP Uno in 9 sizes rather than the stand 5 sizes offered by other leading bicycle manufacturers. These additional sizes guarantee that riders can get a more customised fit for a more comfortable ride. The new asymmetric design, improved construction and reliable components guarantee that Pinarello’s FP Uno will definitely be one of the bikes to watch in 2012.

Pinarello FP Uno

Rating by Adam Samuel: 4.0 stars ££

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