Named for a city synonymous with culture, the Pinarello Paris Carbon Road Bike is arguably synonymous with cycling culture. The Paris has provided some of our fondest memories over the past decade of cycling, including Valverde's prestigious double in the Ardennes where he pocketed both La Fleche and Liege. The Paris has proven itself in the culture of the Euro pros, so it's ready to help you prove yourself at your local race series. The Paris incorporates Pinarello's asymmetrical design, with the right side of the frame receiving special attention in order to build it up against the drive side pedal forces that it endures. The Paris's 50HM1. 5K carbon fiber is laid up around an EPS form that is melted and removed after curing. This nets smooth interior walls smooth walls mean fewer voids and fewer voids result in more structural integrity. The addition of Nanoalloy technology helps diffuse kinetic energy by incorporating microscopic particles throughout the carbon for more elasticity and damping.