We put the Pinarello Fpuno Carbon bike through its paces in our four ride review.

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Pinarello Fpuno Carbon

FIRST RIDE

Last year we really liked the standard FPUno, with its aluminium frame and distinctive Onda carbon rear stays. For 2013, Pinarello is now offering its first full carbon bike for less than £2,000. The bike has been slimmed down to 8.38kg, over a kilo lighter, helped by a smattering of MOST-branded finishing kit. The carbon post, aluminium compact drop bar and tidily finished stem all keep weight down and comfort high

FAST RIDE

The frame shape is classic Italian race-bike style, and matching a long top tube with a 120mm stem gives an aggressive but stable ride position. The tapered steerer makes the front end stiff and sharp to turn in, creating a confident ride quality. The all-carbon frame is fluid over the rough but not soft when you stamp on the pedals, and the FPUno’s superior handling makes for a bike that’s much better than the sum of its parts

HILLY RIDE

Pinarello put the FPUno on a diet for 2013, and it has lost over a kilo. Combine that weight loss with the sharp, snappy shifts from the Veloce drivetrain, and this bike will take hills in
its stride. Veloce is the equivalent of Shimano’s 105, and it’s slightly lighter too, which is a bonus.
The MOST WildcatF3 wheelset is mid-range in terms of weight, but the Conti Ultrasport tyres they’re shod in offer tenacious grip in the wet

LONG RIDE

The FPUno is well suited to big rides, and we loved its smooth, fluid nature over rough surfaces. Campag’s snappy-shifting Veloce uses a well-chosen gear combination that’s more than enough to satisfy your speed urges while still leaving enough in the tank for epic days in the saddle. The longer ride position and stable handling make it well suited to longer distances, and the slimline but comfortable saddle adds bags of comfort too

BIKE SPEC

Price £1,999.99
Contact www.pinarello.com, www.yellow-limited.com
Weight
8.38kg
Size tested
550 (58cm)
Sizes available
430, 440, 460, 490, 510, 530, 550
Frame
Carbon
Fork
Carbon
Seating
MOST Carbon post, MOST Ocelot saddle
Handlebar/stem
MOST Xylon bar, MOST Tiger alu stem
Gears
Campagnolo Veloce
Brakes
Campagnolo Veloce
Wheels
MOST WildcatF3
Tyres
Continental Ultrasport

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