2017 Pinarello GAN S Ultegra Bike
It would be great to own a Dogma F8 and ride the same bike Chris Froome has ridden to Tour de France victory, but not everyone can afford the ProTour price tag. The GAN line, and the GAN S in particular, brings pro performance with a more affordable price tag.
The GAN line has three levels. The GAN, the GAN S and the GAN RS. A good way to think of the GAN S is that it is the best of both worlds. As the middle level offering it is the perfect combination of value and performance.
The GAN S derives directly from the Dogma F8 and is built on the same frame mold. One look and it’s clear that this is a stunning piece of machinery. The GAN S has smooth lines and beautiful curves. It’s everything you would expect from a Pinarello except the price. The GAN S and the F8 share more than just looks, they are both optimized for aerodynamics making them exceptionally fast and slippery wind separating machines. As part of their Team Sky partnership Pinarello and Jaguar agreed to work together to bring top level aerodynamics to the fabled Italian brand’s frames. This came in the way of both Computational Fluid Dynamics technology and class leading windtunnel know-how. FlatBack profiles for the downtube and the seat tube as well as shorter aero seat stays and aero fork legs are some of the highlights. This was initially applied to the pro tour Dogma F8 frame and after its success is now available on the entire GAN line. All of this elite technology is in the GAN S but at an entry level price.
Long before aerodynamics were a big deal on frames Pinarello started to develop their asymmetric frames. Every bike is asymmetric naturally with the drivetrain on the right and the forces generated off it. Pinarello’s first asymmetric frame was the Dogma 60.1, Bicycling Magazine’s best bike of the year two years in a row. Then they tuned it additionally with the Dogma 2, and again with the Dogma 65.1. Now with the Dogma F8 and consequently the GAN S, Pinarello is bringing their fourth iteration of asymmetry to the world and it’s amazing! One ride and you will realize why so many believe Pinarello makes the world’s finest riding bikes.
In fact what separates the GAN S from the Dogma F8 can really be boiled down to material costs. The GAN S is made of T700 Carbon as opposed to the F8’s Toray T1100 1K Dream Carbon. The difference in carbon strength means that the GAN S requires a bit more carbon and thus it weighs a bit more. Additionally the T700 Carbon will have more flex which provides an even more comfortable ride. This leads to a lower price tag, which will make many riders very happy.
So you get an aerodynamic asymmetrical design based on the Dogma F8, for a outstanding price. What are you waiting for? Cross that baby off your bucket list today.
Frame: GAN S T700 carbon
Fork: Onda asymmetric carbon, 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
Headset: Drop in bearing system 1 1/8” - 1 ½”
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
Crank: Shimano Ultegra 11-speed 52/36
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11-28
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
Chain: Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
Wheelset: Fulcrum Racing 5 LG
Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro 25c
Handlebar: MOst Jaguar XA
Handlebar Tape: Pinarello synthetic cork
Stem: MOst Tiger Alu
Seatpost: Air 8 Aero
Saddle: Fizik Antares R7
Sizes: 44cm | 46.5cm | 50cm | 51.5cm | 53cm | 54cm | 55cm | 56cm | 57.5cm | 59.5cm |
Colors: 44 Red Black, 45 White Black, 46 Silver Fluo Yellow Sky, 47 All Black
Weight: 7980kg / 17.2lbs
Be sure to register your Pinarello on their website, pinarello.com
, within 10-days of receiving your bike or frame to receive the extended warranty totaling 3 years.