The cycling industry can be fickle, always in pursuit of the next superlative king of the superbikes while ignoring frames that are equal to the top Euro champion's bikes from just two years ago. Pinarello's aptly named Prince Road Frameset, newly revived for 2015, is one such model. Given that it literally shares a mold with the Dogma 65. 1 that has now seen both Wiggins and Froome enjoying a yellow clad ride up the Champs Elysees, we're compelled to point out that it's designed for use at the highest levels of competition. And with its friendlier price point, the Prince may be one step removed from the throne, but it's waiting patiently at the foot of the dais. Given that it shares the Dogma's mold, The Prince benefits from all the revolutionary tenets of Pinarello's asymmetric design. This involves building up and re shaping critical areas of power transfer on the drivetrain side in order to accommodate the asymmetrical nature of the force exerted on a frame's drivetrain. Everything from the usual suspects chainstays, seat tube, bottom bracket junction to some unexpected newcomers even the top tube joins the parade has been affected by this design philosophy. Another distinctive feature common between the Prince and Dogma is the sinuous wave described by the stays and fork. These features operate along the same lines as today's curved seatstays and the plush high rake forks from decades ago, providing more points of compliance to horizontally redirect and diffuse force. Less road noise and fewer abrupt, jarring impacts translate from your bars and saddle into your body, which makes for less fatigue. The Prince also shares the Dogma's 1. 5 inch lower headset bearing, which allows a larger diameter steerer tube at the fork crown and a 19% boost in front end stiffness. This complements the plush ride with predictable braking and a more precise steering feel that responds immediately to even the slightest input. The Prince is built with a single carbon fibe...