Pinarello FP Due

Jun 1, 2012
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FP Due

FP Due    Photo: Courtesy of Pinarello

BEST FOR: Gran Fondo aficionados and all-day specialists. THE TEST: With a carbon layup that all but negates the roughest roads and a position you can cruise in for hours, the Due is easily the most comfortable bike we rode this year. (The only caveat is the saddle, which testers likened to “an anvil,” but that’s an easy switch.) The Barcalounger ride comes from the undulations in the fork and seat stays, which act like built-in shocks. But this is no gutless, comfort-performance bike. The geometry is the same as Pinarello’s race-ready Paris. While we loved the Shimano Ultegra components, testers were less enthused with the ho-hum wheels. THE VERDICT: Said one tester, “You can’t get this much bike for that little, can you?” 17 lbs

HANDLING: 4
RESPONSIVENESS: 4

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