2018 Pinarello GAN S Ultegra Di2 Bike
It’s hard not to be impressed with just how much Pinarello has invested in making sure they have created the perfect monocoque carbon frame for everyone who wants one. The Pinarello GAN S is a prime example that offers ten sizes, not to mention the additional four sizes available in their women’s specific Easy Fit range, and is positioned at a price point that makes an Italian dream machine very much within the grasp of us normal cyclists.
The GAN series for Pinarello represents their endurance line with slightly less aggressive geometry and slightly sturdier carbon choices. These are high-quality frames made for cyclists who don’t want to have any limits on their rides. The GAN S differs from the GAN RS in the level of carbon that is used. Though a seriously advanced type of carbon, it does take more of it to get to the rigidity numbers that the RS posts. But it also allows for a great deal of compliancy, so that you can count on this frame remaining comfortable even through your first century. And since the GAN S uses a lot of the tube shapes like the FlatBack profile pioneered by the F8, you can expect to feel the aero benefits on all your rides, however long. The GAN S 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 frame also enjoys some of the other advance technologies found on the pricier models, like the Think2 System which means that the frame has been designed with electronic groupsets in mind. The internal cable routing will keep the frame looking sleek and the Italian threaded bottom bracket will also keep you and your mechanic very happy. The GAN S will be available in two build options, one with Shimano Ultegra Di2 and one with mechanical Ultegra. Both are amazing options and all you’ll need to decide is whether you want to jump for the electric shifting or go with the traditional but still amazingly smooth mechanical.
It’ll be easy to find the motivation for those early morning training sessions once you have the Pinarello GAN S as your bike of choice.
Frame: GAN S carbon
Fork: Pinarello Onda carbon
Headset: Pinarello drop-in
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2
Crank: Shimano Ultegra R8000 36-52T
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-28T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2
Chain: Shimano HG701-11
Wheelset: Fulcrum Racing 5 LG
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 25c
Handlebar: MOst Jaguar XC 3K
Stem: MOst TigerUltra Aero
Seatpost: Aero Full Carbon 12K
Saddle: Fizik Antares R7
Sizes: 44cm | 46.5cm | 50cm | 51.5cm | 53cm | 54cm | 55cm | 56cm | 57.5cm | 59.5cm |
Colors: 175 Carbon Red
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.