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Pinarello Gan S Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2016

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Item # PIN002J

An Italian workhorse.

Luxury doesn't have to refer to a five-figure price point on a bike. It may seem contradictory for the brand that defines luxury cycling to be the one advocating this point, but be patient. You'll soon understand why the introduction of Pinarello's Gan line of bikes is so damn exciting. If you're looking for a racing machine with Pinarello pedigree and some of the best moving parts you could ask for, get familiar with the 2016 Gan S Ultegra Complete Road Bike.

Let's be frank: Pinarello eliminates zeros from the price of the Gan S by trusting a lower grade carbon than that used on purebreds like the Dogma F8. That being said, a lower-grade layup translates into a nearly undetectable sacrifice in grams and stiffness for all but the most discerning cyclist. You'll still have an incredibly strong, vibration-dampening ride quality, as well as those mesmerizing lines that give frames like the Dogma F8 their aerodynamic prowess. Aside from carbon layup, the differences between the Gan S and its pricier counterparts are few and far between. Line up confidently as the crosswinds kick up just in time for your next road race knowing the Flatback tube profile on the Gan is capable of managing wind from a full range of angles.

Pinarello's signature asymmetrical design reinforces the drive-side of the frame while removing unnecessary weight from the non-drive side, promising unyielding rigidity during out-of-the-saddle efforts. As if that weren't enough, Pinarello shows that its bikes are defined on entirely different terms than the rest of the industry by spec-ing this mid-level member of the Gan line with a full Shimano Ultegra drivetrain. Better than the groupsets earning winner's jerseys just a few years ago, Ultegra deserves every bit of praise it's earned since its most recent update, and it makes an enviable addition to this impressive build.

  • Mid-level racing frame with full carbon construction
  • Aggressive geometry ideal for responsive frame behavior
  • Aerodynamic design details resist drag
  • Shimano Ultegra drivetrain for uncompromising functionality
  • Pinarello's luxurious frames make invaluable racing companions

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
Torayca T700 carbon fiber
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
1-1/8 - 1-1/2 in tapered
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 Speed
52 / 36 t Shimano Ultegra 6800
Bottom Bracket:
Italian threaded
11 - 28 t Shimano Ultegra 6800
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Brake Type:
dual-pivot rim
MOst Jaguar XA
MOst Tiger Alu Aero
MOst Panther
Aero Full Carbon 12K
Fulcrum Racing 5
Vittoria Zaffiro Pro
Tire Size:
700 c x 25 mm
not included
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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44cm 43.5cm 50.3cm 50.6cm 35.4cm 11.5cm 70o 74.4o 6.7cm 40.8cm
46.5cm 46cm 51.5cm 51.3cm 36.7cm 12cm 70.5o 74.4o 6.7cm 40.8cm
50cm 49.5cm 52.5cm 52.5cm 37.2cm 12.5cm 71.4o 74o 7.2cm 40.8cm
51.5cm 51cm 53.5cm 53.2cm 37.8cm 13cm 72o 73.7o 7.2cm 40.8cm
53cm 52.5cm 54.5cm 54.3cm 38.6cm 13.9cm 72.5o 73.7o 7.2cm 40.8cm
54cm 53.5cm 55cm 55.6cm 38.4cm 15.2cm 72.8o 73.4o 7.2cm 40.8cm
55cm 54.5cm 55.7cm 56.7cm 38.7cm 16.3cm 72.8o 73.4o 7.2cm 40.8cm
56cm 55.5cm 56.5cm 57.5cm 39cm 17cm 73.2o 73o 7.2cm 41cm
57.5cm 57cm 57.5cm 59cm 39.5cm 18.4cm 73.7o 73o 7.2cm 41cm
59.5cm 59cm 58.7cm 60.9cm 39.5cm 21cm 73.4o 72.4o 6.7cm 41cm

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I actually have the Gan 105, which uses a slightly heavier carbon than the Gan S. CC special ordered it for me.

My review might be best understood in terms of the sort of bike I was looking for as well as contrasted to my previous bike. My last bike was a 2009 Cervelo S2. Based on my particular strengths as a racer, I preferred an aero road bike. The S2 seemed to fit the bill, but as I rode it more I began to see the defects of the first generation aero designs. Because of the narrow and deep airfoil shapes everywhere, the bike was stiff in all the wrong places and compliant in the wrong places. During hard efforts (particularly climbs) I could even see the chainring deflect laterally, which meant I was losing power. Plus the bike was twitchier than I would have liked and, worse, difficult to control in crosswinds. If I got a new bike, I wanted these defects fixed if possible.

The Gan ticked all of the boxes for what I wanted. First, it is beautiful. Seriously. The pictures don't do the bike justice. Put a set of Zipp or ENVE aero road bars on and it looks deadly and elegant like a racing bike should.

As a latest generation aero road bike, it adopts the kamm tubing shape that most other brands now use. I can't quantify the aerodynamics, but Pinarello did a white paper on the almost identical F8 and they assert that the bike is invisible to drag until the air reaches the bottles and bottom bracket. Taking a rider into account, I think Pinarello said a rider goes about 6% faster on this bike versus the Dogma 65.1 for the same power. Considering that the frame is only about 30% of the drag, that's not bad. How it compares to other brands I have no idea. A nice touch is the aero stem and spacers. The seatpost clamp, a wedge you can tighten with a hex wrench, is invisible to the wind and very easy to use. There is no rear wheel cutout, but that's often more problem than it's worth since rocks often get jammed in there. Plus the kamm seat tube probably makes it unnecessary.

I can say that the bike handles so much better in heavy crosswinds than my old S2. The S2 was terrifying to ride in those situations. The Gan's geometry, with a lower bottom bracket and longer chainstays than the average race bike, make the Gan very smooth and stable. This may not be to everyone's preference, but I happen to like it. The tubing, helped by the asymmetric seat and chainstays, is rock solid. The amount of flex is slight enough that I can no longer see it. As a result, this bike climbs like a beast. The fork is massive and aerodynamic and it bows outward, which seems to dampen road vibration. The S2, in contrast, transmitted a lot of chatter. That, combined with twitchiness in the steering, made things rather fatiguing after a while. I did my own internal cable routing for the Gan--it's easy, especially if you have a bit of casing from some housing to guide the cables.

There are other options out there for aero bikes, and all are pretty good. This bike stands out for its looks, which are distinctive, the fork, and its geometry. It's a comfortable and confident ride.