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Giovanni Pinarello founded Cicli Pinarello S.p.A. in 1952 in Treviso, Italy1). after a successful road racing career2), Giovanni took his race winnings, opened a small bike shop and started producing high end road racing bikes which have gone on to win more Grand Tours than any other manufacturer, including 16 Tours de France 3). In 2016, Pinarello sold itself to LVMH4) with the Pinarello family will continuing to operate the cycling subsidiary.
Like a fine wine that takes its character from the soil, our bikes get their character from the Bel Paese5), its incredible culture, its stylish sensibilities and its many little idiosyncrasies. Our terroir6) is Treviso, and we wouldn’t change that for the world. pinarello.com
It's likely that Pinarello first made MTBs starting in 1985. For many years, Pinarello's catalogs did not sully their beautiful pages with off-road bicycles. Without catalogs, almost all dates are guesses.
Shimano XT v2 M700 (1985-86). Reynolds 501 tubing. SR MTE-100 sliding seatpost (1983-85) SR MTS-100 sling shot stem (1983-86). Almost impossibly clean - repainted?
1985 MTB fortressbicycles
Reynolds 501 tubing. Frame #M156. Upgraded derailleurs. SR MTS-100 sling shot stem (1983-86). SR MTE-100 sliding seatpost (1983-85).
1986 Olympico retrobike
Shimano XT M730 (1987-88), Columbus tubing.
1987 Antelao mtb-news.de
RD-L532 (1987-89), non-original bullmoose bars?, perhaps all rebuilt.
1988 MTB facebook
Shimano XT M732 (1989).
1989 Antelao kleinanzeigen
Off-road touring bike? Three bottle cages, pump peg, weird chain guard, and three spare spokes mounted on left chainstay. Bullmoose bars. Road forks? Campy Euclid derailleurs and mono-planar u-brakes. (1989-91)
1990 MTB sterba-bike.cz
Shimano LX M550 (1990-92) derailleurs, Exage 500LX cranks (1990-92)
1991 MTB facebook
Al frame. Campagnolo Record OR full gruppo (1992).
1992 Rombo mtb-news.de
Shimano Exage LT (1993.)
1993 Spring facebook
Shimano XT M737 (1994-95)
1994 Antelao ebay