Pezcyclingnews: Readers’ Rigs: Pinarello Prince


Jan 3, 2005
Today’s Readers’ Rig is an undeniably flashy ride with its bold Spanish Champion’s paint scheme and Corima Carbon wheels this Pinarello Prince stands out on the roads of Ireland as its owner races it hard in the local Master’s races.Name: Linus DevlinLocation: Ashford, Co Wicklow [ 50km south of Dublin ] IrelandAge: 50Bike: Pinarello PrinceGroupset: Dura-Ace, with Ultegra shifters, FSA K Force carbon chainsetWheels: Corima Aero+ carbon clinchers, running Conti GP4000s tyresPedals: Dura-AceSaddle: Specialised Romin Pro on a Pinarello most carbon seat postOther: Zuus one piece bar /stemWeight: 7.3kgsWhen did you buy it?In 2009 for the frame then the varying components have been upgraded over the past few years.What made you choose this bike?My previous racing bike sustained a slight crack in the drive-side seat stay, as a result of a mid race pile-up back in the summer of 2009. It was mid-season and I needed a replacement frame in a hurry. Through the grape-vine, I discovered that a fellow bike racer had just obtained a Pinarello Prince frame [under warranty] to replace one that had developed a crack. Rather than waiting the few months or so for the replacement to arrive from the factory, he bought a frame straight away and now had this for sale. My first impression was that it was a bit too bling-bling but I have to admit the Pinarello paint scheme was quite striking, so I bought it and transferred everything from my previous race bike over. Not everything from the previous race bike...

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