We've been touting the gravel train for some time here in the Competitive office, but we would be lying if we didn't say we have wondered a little bit about whether or not it would really take off -- that is until we saw Pinarello jump on board last year with the Gan GR-S, and with new the Gan GR Disc 105 Complete Bike our hankering for gravel has been validated, giving us another stunning Italian take on an off-road machine. The Gan GR Disc brings new possibilities, and expands horizons, allowing you to take a featherweight feel to new adventures beyond the pavement, with comfort locked in as a top priority. The geometry of the Gan GR is defined to allow you to stay comfortable on all day epics down poorly graded gravel. The rear utilizes Flexstays technology that create the illusion of slight suspension or soft-tail in the rear end by using wide, flat sections in the chainstays that elevate absorption of vertical chatter, and provide total torsional stiffness for snappy and responsive feel when you commit power to the pedals. The hubs spacing is wide at 12 x 142mm, to give clearance needed for running larger tires on off-road surfaces. While comfort stays a priority in the front triangle, aerodynamics weren't kicked to the side either, which is of no surprise coming from Pinarello. The Gan GR isn't called out as specifically aerodynamic, but it inherits Pinarello's signature oval-front and flattened-back tube shaping throughout the frame and fork, creating an aerodynamic profile that slices cleanly through the wind without any extra materials bogging down the scale. An integrated seat clamp and aero seat post add to the wind-cutting advantage and offer clean, uninterrupted frame lines. Airfoils, similar to what you find in the Dogma F8, are used on the downtube and top tube, allowing you to glide through the air when you're barreling down country roads and cobbles of the Roubaix. At first glance you might see a few similarities between the Gan GR and its cous...
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