2018 Pinarello GAN GR-S Disk Ultegra Bike
If you are trying to decide between the Pinarello GAN GR-S Disk and the GAN GR, think of the GR-S Disk as a gravel bike deluxe. Pinarello have plowed tons of their top drawer technology into GR-S Disk, but still managed to keep it at a reasonable price point.
The stand out feature for the GR-S Disk is the rear elastomer dampening system employed. It is the same suspension system developed for the Dogma K8S which worked well as Team Sky’s Paris Roubaix bike. So applying it to a gravel-specific bike and making it economically more available to the masses has been a great idea, which will certainly enhance your comfort levels on your rougher rides. With a 10mm stroke, the cushioning will be understated but effective. Obviously this will not take the hits that a full rear suspension mountain bike design would, but that is not what you’ll be using this for. What this will do is take the sting out of the tail, literally, on those longer, rougher gravel rides.
The T900 high modulus carbon will also be up the challenge, absorbing vibrations while offering the rigidity for those accelerations that are essential to keep the momentum up. But other big component that will really make the difference with this bike in terms of comfort is the fact that you can fit up to 38mm tires on this baby, and 32mm if you want to make use of the mudguard facility. But in spite of these big tire numbers, a more aggressive geometry will keep it feeling snappy and fast on the road, while the compliance of the carbon and the shape of the Flexstays in the rear will help it absorb those rougher woodsy trails. Of course, the use of flat mount disc brakes will mean that you can count on high powered braking in all weather conditions and terrains.
The GAN GR-S will be offered in a full Shimano Ultegra build paired with Fulcrum Racing disc specific wheels. This will give you a top quality lightweight performance with that appreciated touch of durability that will be certain to keep your bike on the road more and away from the mechanics workbench.
The Pinarello GAN GR-S will be a perfect choice for anyone who wants to push the limits of the types of trails they want to tackle, and will also suit the type of rider who wants to have a lot of comfort while riding on the road but doesn’t want to sacrifice any of the race-ready feel that a stiff, aggressive racing bike typically offers. Available in seven sizes and a very flash carbon blue color scheme, the GAN GR-S will be the most eye-catching addition to your Sunday gravel grinding group ride.
Frame: GAN GR-S Disk carbon
Fork: Pinarello Onda disc carbon
Headset: Pinarello drop-in
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra RS685
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra RS685
Crank: Shimano Ultegra R8000 36-52T
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-28T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Chain: Shimano HG701-11
Wheelset: Fulcrum Racing 4 Alu disc
Tires: Vittoria Terreno Mix 33c
Handlebar: MOst Xylon CT Gravel
Stem: MOst Tiger Alu Aero
Seatpost: Aero Full Carbon UD
Saddle: Fizik Arione R7
Sizes: 42.5cm | 44cm | 47cm | 50cm | 53cm | 56cm | 59cm |
Colors: 155 Carbon Blue