Saturday, April 28, 2018

Pinarello Gan K Disc: Second Impressions




Exotic Sports Car

Pinarello Gan K feels very much like an exotic sports car.  It just goes.  It goes fast!  And it gets going fast really quickly!

It took me a moderate effort to push the bike to 32 MPH, on a slight uphill, which is pretty crazy for an XXL rider!  Yet, it feels magical!


Second Look

After riding around 1,500 miles after my first review of Pinarello Gan K Disc, and doing so on several bikes, my opinion is unchanged: Gan K is an amazing machine for going fast.

It takes very little effort to get it going.  And the nice thing is that it feels like the bike is assisting you, even when you are tired.


Final Word

I am not sure how Pinarello did it, but Gan K feels amazing when riding on a flat course.  It feels planted and controlled when descending quickly. 

It struggles a little (to compare with my 2018 Specialized Roubaix or Biacnhi Vertigo) when you have to climb -- perhaps due to a slightly heavy frame and a middle-of-the-line wheelset.  But the struggle is very minor.  Once you get into the groove, the climbs are over before you notice it.

I think Pinarello Gan K Disc will be the one I take to STP (Seattle to Portland) ride this year.








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