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    Quote Originally Posted by DiegoMontoya View Post
    I will say that the Pinarellos do look sexier.
    This is the singular reason I have always wanted a Pinarello...for like 15 years. Sexy like Monica Belluci! I'm now in the financial position to afford one and am looking at the ROKH as a trade-up from my Spec Secteur Elite. Haven't ridden one yet but found out about a distant LBS that gives generous trade-in allowances, and a new shop down the street started selling them. I have options now! And an easy test ride location. The time is nigh for my new ride!

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    My First Ever Pinarello!

    Hi there, I am very shortly receiving my first ever Pinarello, the Rokh, and I can't wait!! I have dreamed of the day that I would finally get to actually own and ride one of these beautiful bikes and here we are! I have to keep pinching myself I am from NZ and have been cycling for 3 years now. My first bike was a Sarah Ulmer then I bought a Specialised Dolce which was too small for me about a year into cycling. After lots of pain issues due to this fact a good friend loaned me his old Sintesi Pegaso which I have had for the last 10 months, slightly too big but much more comfortable that the Dolce!

    I enter lots of cycling events, 100kms up to 160kms (Around Lake Taupo) and thoroughly enjoy every minute of not only the competing but socialising with other cyclists! Every time I came across a cyclist on a Pinarello I would ask lots of questions about how it rides, comfort etc.

    I have been professionally fitted for the Rokh and will be the first in NZ to own one, woohoo!! She is coming from Australia in the next couple of weeks and I can't wait to see her for real She is the sky blue frame colour, size 46 with campagnolo groupset and I will be upgrading the wheels!

    Does anyone on here own one? If so can you post your thoughts here please, thanks. When I get mine I will certainly do the same with pics as well

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    Wow! So happy for you!!! I don't own my Pinarello ROKH yet so I'm excited to hear about your new baby! Please post pics and your experiences when you get to ride her!

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    ha! that is so great. the first person in all of NZ to have a ROKH. that makes me happy. i am sure you will love it. let us know how it is!

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    I do own one and I do love it. I went with the Movi 556 paint. The fulcrum 5's are perfectly fine for me. No big reason for me to upgrade the wheels. Just in case you opt to go with Campy wheels, make sure you verify brake requirements to keep everything good with the wheel warranty.

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    Rokh Pic

    Im down to two bike the Rokh and Roubaix Expert its about 300 more for the ROKH so its close. Here are some pic's of the Rokh. The rokh is a beauty. It was 10 degrees and 20 mph wind here yesterday so no test ride yet. Once thats done im sure the deal will be made.
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    Beautiful looking bike for sure! I love the colour coordinated cables :-) Mine is sky blue and has arrived at the bike shop from Oz so Im off down there tomorrow to see her & get my final setup done. Shes been kitted out in Campy Chorus & is ready to go! Will take plenty of pics to post on here! I can't bring her home until Fri though as money from our house sale isn't released until then, 5 days to go before she's all mine & I can't wait, woohoo!!!!
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    looks awesome to me!

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    I went with the ROKH, its been a pleasure to ride. Its has been a great climber and accelerates well. Its not the lightest bike on the market but its a PLUSH ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouisVuitton View Post
    When you buy a Pinarello, you dont consider it if youre trying to measure bang for buck, or a good price point. I originally came from a 2010 Bianchi Infinito, and the ride quality difference was night and day. For me, the Pinarello Dogma was way stiffer, more balanced, better handling and cornering, more stable during high speed descents, faster sprinting, more comfortable/compliant ride, and looks-wise very sexy (subjective of course). Compare it to a Yamaha R1 vs a Ducati .
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    curious about the difference in sizing of the pinarello v. bianchi ... what size infinito did you have and what size dogma did you get? thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duc_E View Post
    I just picked up the 2012 FP Due. I can't tell you about the differences, but I can tell you that after testing other bikes/brands, this one felt special. I know enough about bikes to be dangerous, so take my comments in that context.

    Very happy with my decision though.
    did you end up going with the 51.5 size frame?

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    Okay, so I dont have enought post to PM you ref your question. So I will reply with in the thread. I have not rode the FP or the Quattro. I was looking more for a plush ride IE the Rokh little brother to the Dogma K / kobh.

    I believe mine is a 57 or 57.5 can't find the numbers on the bike. IM 6' 3". The pics I posted are of a smaller bike. I did go with the same colors with red cages. The bikes look nice in person. Hard to see all the detail in the Pics. The smaller in the Pic scaled in at 18.6 pounds with pedals on it as I rember. Not the lightes bike out there but I knew that going in to this. I now have some miles on her and I have not felt any flex in the frame upon acceleration. I was told in some of the plush rides that can be a problem but not on this one. I did put on a specialized avatar seat and Vittoria RUBINO tires right away upon getting fit for the bike. I know you are looking for size ref I have a specialized allez 61 cm. Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjudd02 View Post
    Okay, so I dont have enought post to PM you ref your question. So I will reply with in the thread. I have not rode the FP or the Quattro. I was looking more for a plush ride IE the Rokh little brother to the Dogma K / kobh.

    I believe mine is a 57 or 57.5 can't find the numbers on the bike. IM 6' 3". The pics I posted are of a smaller bike. I did go with the same colors with red cages. The bikes look nice in person. Hard to see all the detail in the Pics. The smaller in the Pic scaled in at 18.6 pounds with pedals on it as I rember. Not the lightes bike out there but I knew that going in to this. I now have some miles on her and I have not felt any flex in the frame upon acceleration. I was told in some of the plush rides that can be a problem but not on this one. I did put on a specialized avatar seat and Vittoria RUBINO tires right away upon getting fit for the bike. I know you are looking for size ref I have a specialized allez 61 cm. Hope that helps.
    thank you for your response ... very helpful

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    thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by drowley View Post
    I had tested a number of brands (Trek, Cervelo, Specialized, Colnago, etc, etc.) for a few weeks before I took a Rokh out for a spin. What I was looking for at the time was something that absorbed the road really well and didn't feel "squirrelly" like my 04 Giant TCR feels, and one that would accelerate up hills really well. All the brands felt about the same. All brands did really well with comfort and road absorption. The Tarmac was probably the best at accelerating up the hills and felt very light even when I was very tired. Then I tried out the Rokh. As I came out of the saddle on a hill I had the strangest feeling. I thought to myself, "what was that"? I was feeling the bike accelerating underneath me. It was almost like the bike was trying to escape out from underneath me. I wanted MORE! However, I went on to test ride other bikes and retest the ones I liked the most. Cervelo was climbing the list of favorites and loved the feel of the R3.

    Then I went back and tried the Rokh again. Now if any of you have ridden horses, they like to get back home. When you take a horse out on a ride, when you turn back home they really want to get back home, and if you don't control them they will run back home. Kind of like at the end of the work day you want to get back home (or to the start of that bike ride you have been dreaming about at work all day). I know it is silly to compare the quality of a bike ride to riding a horse, but the feeling I had on the second test of the Rokh felt a lot like trying to control a horse from running. what I mean is it felt like the bike had a mind of its own and just wanted to go go go, and if I didn't get a hold of the reins it would run away from me. In reality what was happening was a lot of power from my legs being transferred into the forward motion of the bike.
    Thank you! This is the review I was looking for. I have ridden an Opera for years and a Montello before that, so I am definately a Pinarello afficionado. But, I was worried about the more relaxed geometry of the ROKH. I live 1000 miles from a Pinarello dealer, so I don't get a test ride before I decide to buy the ROKH.

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    I am looking at the ROKH to replace my 10 year old Opera, but am concerned abot the more relaxed geometry. Has anyone had experience with going from a stiffer to a more relaxed geometry?

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    pinarellos are overrated, esp. the ones that arent dogma. better off with some other brand if u rnt getting a dogma. just my opinion

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    Well I am just lurking here in the Pini forum, I own two (eewww) Specialized bikes. The LBS started to carry alot more Pini's due to high competition in the Bay Area for Specialized. I have ridden the owners Dogma, it is very special and made 09' my Tarmac Pro and 07' S-Works Roub feel combine with the one bike. Now he's got SR 11 and a set of lighweight wheels, so this is a special bike.

    I went to Interbike and spent several hours in the Pini booth talking to them. I think that if you have a chance to ride one, you will either say, "wow, runaway horse" or you will feel like you get more value out of a Cannondale or Specialized. The asymetric technology that trickles down into these models is really not matched by any other brands......I know i can go to another bigger LBS and get a 2011 S-Works for 50% discount, I cannot do that with any Pini product. But that all said, my next bike 10000% will have Dogma 2 on it! And FYI, if you are someone putting bikes on a scale than walk away from Pinarello, that is not their game and their reps at Interbike openly admit that is not their ultimate goal. You want ultra light, SL4 Tarmac S-Works, you want sex in a bike, Dogma 2.
    Sworker.......

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