Taking technologies and features from the tour-wining Dogma F8, Pinarello has created a high-performance complete bike that comes in at about half the price of their flagship model in the 2018 Pinarello Gan RS Ultegra Bike. Many of the asymmetric properties that give the F8 its stability and responsiveness are utilized in the Gan RS. Pinarello also copied much of the F8’s aerodynamic tube shaping (called their FlatBack tube profile), meaning the Gan RS is as good racing at the front of a peloton as it is cruising along on rough roads.
To ensure the Gan RS isn’t just “beautiful on the surface,” Pinarello continues its use of Torayca carbon fiber, this time selecting the same T900 carbon used previously in the Dogma 60.1. This reflects in how it rides; in a blindfolded test, riders would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between this and a Pinarello Dogma F8. That means it rockets ahead with a speed unlike that of nearly anything else on the road, outside of a Dogma. That also means that the precise cornering and handling that define the Dogma are equally apparent here. It is a World Tour-ready road bike, and is all the bike that most people would ever need.
While the Gan RS is offered as a frameset only, for building up a one-off dream bike, the Pinarello Gan RS Ultegra Bike comes ready to roll. Shimano Ultegra 8000 is a work-horse group – offering near-Dura-Ace-level performance, at a significantly lower price. A Fulcrum Racing Four LG wheelset matches the attitude of the bike. Cockpit and saddle come from Pinarello’s MOst line of components – offering matching performance for miles of happy riding.
The 2018 Pinarello Gan RS Ultegra Bike is offered in 10 sizes, for optimal fit, and comes in four colors: 130 La Rossa (Red), 131 Maglia Nera (Black), 132 Asteroid Blue (Black and Light Blue accents), and 134 Italia (Black and White, with minimal Blue and Green accents). For assistance with fit, or if you have questions regarding this or any other bike, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or swing by the shop.