A carbon commuter bike. It’s about time. If you’re going to commit to riding a flat-bar bike every day, having one that can perform like a regular road bike makes the miles go by faster and funner. That’s the idea behind Pinarello’s new Treviso Disk.
The Treviso shares a frame, and geometry with the Mercurio. The shaping and geometry make it one of the stiffer, higher performing commuter bikes you can find. They start with Torayca T600 Carbon as the highlighted carbon cloth. The steerer tube is a tapered 1 1/8” to 1 ¼”, which starts the bike’s lateral stiffness design. The fork itself has slightly widened legs, a quick-release, and an Onda wave for vertical compliance. Pinarello then shapes the downtube and chainstays for lateral stiffness. The seatstays are top tube are shaped for vertical compliance, starting with the bow shape emanating from the rear quick-release and continuing through the seat cluster to the flattened, bowed top tube.
The geometry makes this one of the more aggressive commuter bikes you’ll find. 73.5-degree seat angle in most sizes, with 67mm of bottom bracket drop, and 47mm of fork rake. the stays are a tiny bit longer than standard road stays, allowing you to fit both fenders, which come standard, and 28mm wide tires without a problem.
As the name indicates the bike is set up with disc brakes. The brake mounts are designed for rotors up to 160mm in diameter, which is also the size that comes with the bike. The fork has a post-mount system for the front caliper. The rear triangle has Pinarello’s RAD System for mounting the rear brake caliper. It’s a lightweight, secure means to fix the caliper to the stays without bulking the chainstay. By keeping the seat stay thinner, the ride is closer to that of a bike with conventional rim brakes. Keeping the lateral rigidity high as well as keeping things secure and simple are quick-releases, both front and rear. 12x100mm in front and 12x142mm in back. More secure mounting, yet still easy to change.
This is a commuter that can double as a training bike. That’s why it comes with a double-ring crank and relatively tight gearing in back. And the crazy thing is Pinarello as set this bike up with their Think2 internal cable routing system. You can run hydraulic or cable-actuated brakes as well as mechanical, electronic, or hydraulic shifting systems without issue.
Let the comfy saddle and flat bars fool everyone around you. You’ll be the fastest person to work, to the coffee shop, with the Pinarello Treviso Disk. And you’ll also be able to surprise more than a few folks out doing their training rides. Stealth performance is always fun.