Cicli Pinarello was founded in 1951 in Treviso, NE Italy by Giovanni “Nani” Pinarello, himself a professional cyclist at the time.
But the 1990s were the greatest years, when 7 Tours de France in succession were won on Pinarellos.
As of this date, 11 Tours de France have been won on Pinarellos….. more than any other bicycle-maker, by my count.
In 2004, Alessandro Petacchi won a record 9 stages in the Giro d’Italia, for Fassa Bortolo, on a Pinarello.
This is my ’96 Pinarello Treviso…(now in need of restoration) constructed from GPX tubing, a custom Columbus tubing mix which is reportedly SL front triangle with EL rear triangle, chromed forks and chainstays. Groupset is Campagnolo, 8-speed 13-26, crankset 52/39, Record and Chorus. Saddle is Selle Italia Turbomatic 2, on a Campagnolo seatpost. ITM Eclypse handlebar stem. Wheels are Mavic Open Pro clincher 700C x 23, 32/32 spokes on Campagnolo Record hubs.
Fausto Pinarello, known as “FP”, is the son of Giovanni.
This is my 2008/9 Pinarello FP5, with carbon fibre frame. Groupset is Campagnolo Veloce 10-speed 12-25, Ultra-Torque compact 50/34 crankset, skeleton brakes. Pedals are Keywin Titanium axle. Handlebars ITM K-Sword carbon, Deda Einstein stem. Fizik Arione saddle on Pinarello MOST seatpost. Wheels are 2011 Mavic Ksyrium Elite 700c x 23 clincher.
No Dogma yet… maybe when I can climb like Froome or sprint like Petacchi 😉
Hope you enjoyed!