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De Rosa, or Pinarello?

Old 06-27-17, 01:50 PM
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De Rosa, or Pinarello?

Hope someone can give me an opinion on this, who has experience with both bikes. I'm deciding to buy either a Pinarello Dogma f8, Or a De Rosa Protus...some internet shops have some really good deals on these right now. The protus is actually about a grand cheaper than the Pinarello. I'm a pretty light rider and love climbing but also want something that is fast on the flats and very stable on descents. Thanks much.
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Old 06-27-17, 07:55 PM
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My only experience is with looking at them and knowing owners of them. Go with the Protos. It's good looking and the folks who ride them are nice.
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Old 06-27-17, 08:12 PM
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That Protos has a massive downtube.

And the F8's fork was installed backwards.

Easy call.
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Old 06-27-17, 09:27 PM
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I am currently experiencing De Rosa envy. I just put together a White Protos with Super Record and Topolino wheels for a friend of mine. Beautiful bike! I would definitely pick it over a Pinarello.
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Old 06-27-17, 10:14 PM
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So far , so good. I know the DeRosa is actually made in Italy...the Pinarello? Taiwan or ??
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Old 06-27-17, 11:58 PM
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Pinarello is China/Taiwan. Not sure about the DeRosa. I know most of their bikes are Taiwan now. Don't know about the Protos though.
If it matters to you, you need to research properly. Just because it says Made in Italy, doesn't mean it is.
At least some models of both Time and Look are still made in France I think, as another couple of options.
I have a DeRosa Super King 888 and like it a lot.
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Old 06-28-17, 01:46 AM
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De rosa has more panache
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which protos are you looking at? because most of the discounted ones right now are the older version which is beefier looking.
While the new one (2017 ver) looks a bit more of open mold design(well at least for me). anyway, i'd go with derosa because i tend to own an old derosa albeit different model. it rides great.
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Old 06-28-17, 04:20 PM
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What's with that massive Protos downtube? What does it provide incrementally over the other regular sized bikes?
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Old 06-28-17, 09:26 PM
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What's with that massive Protos downtube? What does it provide incrementally over the other regular sized bikes?
Sooper Stiff bottom bracket, is my guess.
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for sure,im looking at the ones at competitive cyclist for just over 2 grand..very discounted
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Old 07-07-17, 12:27 PM
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I've ridden the dogma and was lucky enough to test ride the protus for a day with ample descents included. I found that the de rosa was worlds more stable at speed than the dogma could hope to be. Maybe it was the psychological effect of the reverse-curving fork, but I never felt at ease on the dogma.
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Old 07-07-17, 05:30 PM
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That's a tough choice that I'd like to have. 12 years ago I was choosing between a Pinarello and a De Rosa. I always wanted a De Rosa, but they were new to carbon at that point and didn't get a great review, nor did the Pin. I bought a Kuota instead, for less money and was plenty happy with it. I just got off that bike about a half hour ago as it is still my main ride. No regrets. If I ever buy another bike I'll look at the De Rosas again. At 62 I doubt I'm buying another all out road bike though.
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Every Time I see a De Rosa for some reason I hear Angels Singing.
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Old 07-07-17, 06:42 PM
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Look at the Trek Emonda SLR. The 2018s have been released so there are killer deals son 2017s.

Doesn't have the cache, but it's made in the USA and climbs like there's no tomorrow.

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Post pics!

Originally Posted by joe englert View Post
for sure,im looking at the ones at competitive cyclist for just over 2 grand..very discounted


MUST post pics when you build it up!
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Originally Posted by joe englert View Post
So far , so good. I know the DeRosa is actually made in Italy...the Pinarello? Taiwan or ??
I'm not sure that matters.
I love De Rosa bikes but not the Protos. The massive down tube.....
My favorite frame in the market is the Idol followed closely by their Super King.
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Old 07-09-17, 11:00 AM
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I was at R&A cycles in Brooklyn yesterday and they had both on display. NOT CHEAP.
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Look at the Trek Emonda SLR. The 2018s have been released so there are killer deals son 2017s.

Doesn't have the cache, but it's made in the USA and climbs lie there's no tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by joe englert View Post
Hope someone can give me an opinion on this, who has experience with both bikes. I'm deciding to buy either a Pinarello Dogma f8, Or a De Rosa Protus...some internet shops have some really good deals on these right now. The protus is actually about a grand cheaper than the Pinarello. I'm a pretty light rider and love climbing but also want something that is fast on the flats and very stable on descents. Thanks much.
lm in the same position as you were. Only difference is I have a 2016 Protos(giant down tube) and love it.

What did you decide? Or does anyone else have any opinion on F10 vs 2019 Protos
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Old 03-04-20, 07:23 AM
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Needed to see. Id go for the big savings on the derosa give they have similar warranties.

https://www.derosa.it/en/collection/protos/

Dogma F8 ? CICLI PINARELLO SRL
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Needed to see. Id go for the big savings on the derosa give they have similar warranties.

https://www.derosa.it/en/collection/protos/

Dogma F8 ? CICLI PINARELLO SRL
Im not seeing pricing on that De Rosa link. Are there big savings?
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Needed to see. Id go for the big savings on the derosa give they have similar warranties.

https://www.derosa.it/en/collection/protos/

Dogma F8 ? CICLI PINARELLO SRL
De Rosa Italy will not sell you a frame if you are in the USA.

Check out R&A cycles. They have a few NOS frames on closeout. I bought a Merak and a King Limited from them a few months ago. Excellent deal if you can get the right size.

https://www.racycles.com/searchresul...rosa&pagenum=1
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Old 03-09-20, 06:48 AM
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Another vote for De Rosa. Everyone and their mother rides a Pinarello these days.
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