Pinarello FP3 105
(Photograph by Shana Novak)

Pinarello FP3 105


Pinarello FP3 105
John Bradley

If you’re more likely to ride the occasional century than hammer hill repeats by yourself in the rain, the full-carbon Pinarello FP3 is for you. A gentler version of the much lauded (and super-stiff) Pinarello Prince race frame, the FP3 offers far more vibration-eating comfort without sacrificing much in the way of handling. Or put it this way: It’s comfortable but responsive, relaxed but fast. Even our mellowest testers noted that the lack of stiffness makes it a little hard to feel the road when you’re sprinting. Of course, there is an upside to the damp feel: Even the worst of bumps won’t jar you out of your seat. $3,000; 18.6 lbs (56cm);

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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Lead Photo: Photograph by Shana Novak