Gan K Disk Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2018 by Pinarello
We're used to seeing Pinarello Dogmas on the top of the GT leaderboard and on the podiums of classic monuments. It's true that Pinarello builds fast racing bikes but they also build endurance machines that probably best serve the majority of riders and these bikes receive no less R&D attention. The 2018 Gan K Disc Ultegra Complete Road Bike supplies the means for the long-distance cyclist to knock out fondos and all-day epics and you'll just need to supply the heart, lungs, legs, and desire. The Gan K Disc builds on Pinarello's racing pedigree with its precise carbon fiber construction and adds a full Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and disc brakes. Allowing this bike to excel in an endurance environment are the tweaks found in the frame's geometry and the inclusion of powerful hydraulic disc brakes. Together, this results in a bike that loves a challenging, epic ride in whatever the weather conditions happen to be. The Gan K is as stiff as a racing bike needs to be but it's just as focused on comfort as it is on efficiency. Looking at the numbers, compared to the Gan S, the Gan K has slacker seat and head tube angles, a longer chainstay, the comfort-oriented FlexStay seatstays, and a shorter reach and taller stack. While these variations are as subtle as a few millimeters and degrees, the net result is a longer, more stable wheelbase and a cockpit that situates the rider in a more upright position. The Gan S borrows heavily from the Dogma F8, so it's mostly a race bike, through-and-through while the changes to the Gan K means it's less of an unforgiving bruiser and more of a smooth rouleur, a bike built for tempo mileage across rolling terrain rather than blasting up every climb and sprinting for every street sign. The Gan K is all about stability as it easily nails the apex of every turn and doesn't get frazzled over rough roads. Helping bolster this stability are the front and rear thru-axles, which improve the hub/dropout interface, where a lion's share of the...
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