2018 Pinarello GAN RS Ultegra Bike
As among the most sought after and elite frame makes in the business, Pinarello doesn’t get enough credit for just how much effort and commitment they put into making great bikes for all types of riders on all sorts of budgets. The Pinarello GAN RS is among their best priced bikes because it offers a ton of the innovations that went into making the F8 – and by extension the F10 – such an amazing bike, but at a price point that a much wider group of people will find accessible.
Whether you are a Tour de France contender or a weekend warrior, the people at Pinarello just really want you to love every ride you have on one of their bikes. So for the GAN RS, they have taken the lessons they have learned in the wind tunnel when designing the F8 and applied them to the tube shapes for the GAN RS. So you will get the benefit from the Flatback tube shapes for a lightweight, aero profile. The GAN RS also uses Pinarello’s special asymmetric frame design which means that the drivetrain side receives a sturdier layup than the non-drivetrain side to account for the greater forces exerted on the side with the drivetrain. The carbon Pinarello uses for the GAN RS is slightly less exalted compared to what you’ll find on the F10, for instance, but that does not imply that it is anything less than super stiff and seriously efficient. Stomp on the pedals, and you’ll know you are astride a pure performer. It offers a geometry that might be a little more relaxed than the F8 or F10, but will still be aggressive enough to keep you near the front of your mass start sportifs or Gran Fondos.
The Pinarello GAN RS will be sold as a complete bike only, and though that sometimes is a bummer when you want a particular frame, but not the parts that come with it, you won’t have any qualms about signing up for a full up Shimano Ultegra R8000 equipped bike. As the newest version of Shimano’s Ultegra line, you will get the benefit of the lighter weight and improved shifting from earlier versions. In fact, even if you have been lucky enough to ride the Dura Ace line in the past, the shifting here feels at least as smooth and responsive. The Fulcrum Racing 4 wheels will also be a great mix between performance and durability. Excellent training wheels, they can certainly do double duty of facing a Gran Fondo or performing on race day. Pinarello Most handlebars and stem will give you a solid feeling up front for that most important touch point.
Available in an astounding ten sizes, the Pinarello GAN RS is ready to be the go-to racing bike for anyone who loves the ride of a proper Italian.
Frame: GAN RS carbon
Fork: Pinarello Onda carbon
Headset: Pinarello drop-in
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra R8000
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 Aluminum
Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro 25c
Handlebar: MOst Jaguar XC 3K
Stem: MOst TigerUltra Aero
Seatpost: Pinarello carbon
Saddle: Fizik Arione R7
Sizes: 44cm | 46.5cm | 50cm | 51.5cm | 53cm | 54cm | 55cm | 56cm | 57.5cm | 59.5cm |
Colors: 130 La Rossa, 131 Maglia Nera, 132 Asteroid Blue, 134 Italia
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 5 years.