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The $15,900 Pinarello Prince Carbon Di2 Bike
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The $15,900 Pinarello Prince Carbon Di2 Bike

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Pinarello announces the introduction of the Prince Di2 showcasing the new Shimano Dura Ace Di2 electronic gruppo. Pinarello is among the very first manufacturers to take advantage of this OEM Di2 system, which offers the cleanest and safest way to offer this first of the next generation of componentry. The cables from the levers follow the brake cables under the MOst Talon bar and enter the downtube a short distance from the headtube concealing unsightly wiring and the accompanying fasteners. This area has been reinforced and features a sealed cover to keep the elements out of the frame. The battery is located below the water bottle cage on the downtube and is attached at an additional boss below the cage and the lower bottle boss. The actuation cables enter and exit the battery pack through another sealed port in the frame and emerge near both the front and rear derailleurs. This creates a very clean line for the cables while keeping the weight of the battery pack as low as possible without the risk of interference with the drivetrain. The geometry and ride characteristics of the Prince Di2 are identical to the Prince FP framesets designed for traditional componentry. The control box, which is conveniently located, but out of the way, under the handlebars on the brake cable shows battery life left as well as the means to recalibrate the system should the need arise. The range of the system is easily 1000+ miles between charges and, in the unlikely event of the battery running low; you will get plenty of warning (and shifts) as the front derailleur will quit shifting approximately 50 shifts before the rear derailleur.

Features:
Frameset: Pinarello Prince Carbon 50HM1K
Fork: Pinarello Onda Carbon
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7900
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 7970 Di2
Crank: Shimano Dura Ace 7900 34-50t
Front Deraileur: Shimano Dura Ace 7970 Di2
Rear Deraileur: Shimano Dura Ace 7970 Di2
Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 7900
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace 7900
Headset: Pinarello
Handlebar: M.O.s.t. Talon integrated with stem
Stem: M.O.s.t. Talon integrated with handlebar
Seatpost: M.O.s.t. carbon
Saddle: M.O.s.t. XLR carbon/carbon rails
Pedals: Look Keo Titanium with Pinarello branding
Bottle cages: Elite carbon
Wheels: M.O.s.t. Charisma carbon
Tires: Continental Ultra Sport 700×23 with Pinarello Prince branding

This bicycle is available in extremely limited quantities, only 23 are being brought into the U.S. market.



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