The Pinarello Nytro has the same genes as the legendary Dogma F10 and promises to ride just like any other Pinarello bike. Read on to find out whether the extra portion of Italian Amore is enough to beat the competition.

For an overview of the test fleet head to the main article: The best E-road bike of 2019! – 13 of the most exciting models on test

Pinarello Nytro | 13.96 kg | € 6,750 | FAZUA Evation 1.0

While some might not have been all that enthused about the way the Pinarello Nytro was launched, we were fascinated by the lightning-quick turnaround time of the project. According to rumours, the Italian brand only needed a few months from the first sketch to the production of their E-road bike. Hardly anything has changed on the Nytro since it was presented about a year ago. The look – like the Bianchi – is typically Italian, with decals dominating the frame. Pinarello have also remained faithful to their idiosyncratic frame shapes, allowing you to see from afar that you’re dealing with the Italian brand. While the detailed and asymmetrical design makes the hearts of fans beat faster, the minimalists amongst us may be less convinced. Speaking of minimal: the Pirelli P Zero Velo 4S tires fully exploit the frame’s maximum clearance of 700x28C, actually inflating to a width of 29.5 mm. With a mechanical Shimano ULTEGRA R8070 drivetrain, Fulcrum Racing 500 DB wheels and components from Most for the cockpit, seat post and saddle, our € 6,750 FAZUA Evation driven test bike tipped the scales at 13.96 kg for a 55 cm frame.

Helmet Giro Aether MIPS | Glasses 100% S3 | Jersey Cuore x GRAN FONDO Custom | Bibs Cuore x GRAN FONDO Custom | Socks Rapha Pro Team | Shoes Shimano S-PHYRE RC9

The Pinarello Nytro in detail

Motor/Battery FAZUA Evation 1.0 250 Wh
Drivetrain Shimano Ultegra mech – R8000 – 2×11
Gearing 50/34 T und 11–30 T
Brakes Shimano ULTEGRA BR-R8070 160/160 mm
Stem Most Tiger Alu Aero 120 mm
Handlebar Most Jaguar XA 440 mm
Seatpost Pinarello Aero
Wheels Fulcrum Racing 500 DB C17 2WayFit AFS
Tires Pirelli P Zero Velo 4S 28C

There is a lot going on in front of the Most carbon handlebar, with cables all over the place.
Black joy
The Pirelli tires do a good job of improving the level of comfort.
Numerous design features on the Nytro are based on the Italian brand’s traditional road bikes.
Maxed out
The tire clearance is only 700x28C. With 29.5 mm wide tires on the test bike, they’ve maxed out the limit.
Size 47 50 53 55 58
Seat tube 465 mm 500 mm 530 mm 550 mm 580 mm
Top tube 525 mm 525 mm 545 mm 560 mm 590 mm
Head tube 130 mm 130 mm 149 mm 168 mm 215 mm
Head angle 71.4° 71.4° 72.5° 72.8° 73.5°
Seat angle 74.0° 74.0° 73.7° 73.4° 72.5°
Reach 370 mm 370 mm 382 mm 389 mm 397 mm
Stack 531 mm 531 mm 553 mm 572 mm 615 mm

The Pinarello Nytro in review

The Pinarello demands speed! With the FAZUA motor in the lowest (Breeze) support mode, the bike surges forward. The quick engagement of the support is supposed to convey a feeling of performance and suits the bike’s character very well, which seems purpose built for those familiar with the Dogma. The lively front end combined with the stubby 412 mm chainstays allow experienced riders to manoeuvre the bike quickly and directly no matter how demanding the situation. However, the Nytro performs best in long open corners at high speeds, where it holds its line very securely. Beginners might not get along with the high degree of agility or the bike’s lack of comfort. The Pirelli tires offered a lot of grip in all of the situations we encountered during the test and they also make for a good, albeit one of few, sources of comfort on the Pinarello.

Tuning tip
shorter stem and seat post with zero offset for a more relaxed riding position

Large offset on the seat post and a long stem – thanks to the motor you’ll feel like Egan Bernal on the 19th stage of the Tour. However, at 25 km/h you’ll get an Italian reality check.

Only the carbon bars provide additional vibration damping while the aggressively stretched rider is otherwise completely exposed to the irregularities of the road. On perfectly manicured racetracks it rides like a dream, but on rough asphalt roads, things quickly become very uncomfortable. Riding above the 25 km/h threshold, the Pinarello isn’t spritely enough to keep up with the competition either. The componentry of the in-house brand Most also looks a bit cheap, which doesn’t quite fit in with the uncompromisingly high-quality brand image.


The Pinarello Nytro is the right E-road bike for Pinarello enthusiasts who want a prestigious bike with a bit of extra support and experienced racers who are thinking about taking things a bit slower to enjoy the experience. Beginners and easy-going hobbyists won’t always enjoy the lively handling and lack of comfort.


  • conveys a high performance feeling
  • similar handling to Pinarello race bikes
  • unmistakably a Pinarello


  • lacking comfort
  • cable routing at the cockpit
  • components seem cheap

Riding Characteristics



  1. cumbersome
  2. playful


  1. nervous
  2. confident


  1. demanding
  2. balanced

Fun factor

  1. boring
  2. lively

Motor feeling

  1. digital
  2. natural

Motor power

  1. weak
  2. strong

Value for money

  1. terrible
  2. very good

Technical Data


Size: 47 50 53 55 58
Weight: 13,96 kg
Motor: FAZUA Evation 1.0
Motor torque: 60 Nm
Battery Capacity: 250 Wh
Price: € 6,750

Indended Use

Smooth tarmac 1
Allroad/Gravel 2
Everyday/Commuting 3

For more info head to:

For an overview of the test fleet head to the main article: The best E-road bike of 2019! – 13 of the most exciting models on test

All bikes in test: Bianchi Aria e-Road | BMC Alpenchallenge AMP ROAD ONE | Cannondale Synapse Neo SE | CENTURION Overdrive Carbon Road Z4000 | Coboc TEN Torino | FOCUS Paralane² 9.9 | LOOK E-765 Optimum Disc | Moustache Dimanche 28.7 | ORBEA GAIN M10 | Specialized S-Works Turbo Creo SL | Thömus Sliker E1 | Wilier Triestina Cento1 Hybrid Custom

This article is from GRAN FONDO issue #012

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Words: Photos: Valentin Rühl, Benjamin Topf, Robin Schmitt