On the heels of their initial disc offering roll out, Italian brand Pinarello has de-emphasized their mountain line in 2017. Rather, they’ve focused on adding and adapting framesets for disc brakes throughout the line while continuing to modernize their top tier road product. Boiled down? Thru-axle disc is in; quick release is out.
Built on the same 10mm travel active suspension as the Dogma K8S endurance road bike was released last season is an all-new GAN GRS Disc. Details on it and more, below…
It features the seatstay yoke mini-shock and accompanying flattened Flex chainstays as the Dogma K8S as well as the asymmetric frame optimized to accommodate the added stresses from disc brake actuation. Unlike its Dogma-level brother, it debuts with thru-axle disc and features a lower mod T900 carbon layup and comes as a complete bikewith a full Ultegra gruppo at $5,250 MSRP.
Not shown, the higher end K8S is also back for 2017, updated with 12mm thru-axle front and rear as a frameset for $6,250 MSRP.
One tier lower than the GRS is the GAN GR Disk. This model features Pinarello’s T600 carbon layup and despite not having the active suspension system, it shares flattened stays and flat-mount brake interface with the with the GAN GRS Disk.
This model is also covered in fender mounts, has clearance for 700x35c tires and carries a price tag of $2,850 MSRP, making it a great entry point for riders looking to dabble in sport and adventure across the all-road category.
Last but absolutely not least is the updated Pinarello Dogma F8 Disk.
The 2017 edition features the same layup, same silhouette as last season, but has traded quick-release dropouts for 12mm thru-axle interfaces and comes in a wide variety of attractive colorways (we happen to be very fond of the red scheme).
As a frameset, the Dogma F8 Disk retails at $5,750 MSRP.