A good portion of the cycling world spent the last year dreaming of the Dogma F8 with its classic Italian styling and industry leading design while bemoaning its weighty price tag. This year, those Pinarello dreams can come true with the new Gan line of road bikes, which draws heavily on the design and technology found in the Dogma F8. The 2016 Pinarello Gan S Ultegra Complete Road Bike sits in the median of the new Gan line with classic Pinarello aesthetics and feel at a much more palatable price point. The Gan S features the same eye catching styling as the Dogma F8, with its signature curves and aerodynamic detailing that make the bike just as stunning as it is fast. The main difference between the two frames is the type of carbon used to make them. While the Dogma F8 boasts the top end of the top end Toray T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nanoalloy Technology, the Gan S consists of more compliant T700 carbon. T700 sacrifices a tiny bit in the weight and stiffness categories, sure, but it drops the overall cost significantly. While this carbon is less rigid than T1100 1K, it's still a high strength, race worthy layup. Make no mistake, the Gan S is a race ready machine. As with the Dogma F8, this frame incorporates Pinarello's signature asymmetrical design for claimed improvements in power transfer and comfort. The asymmetry in the Gan S' seatstays is less extreme than in the Dogma F8, resulting in a more compliant and comfortable ride while still providing benefits in handling to keep you feeling solid on sweeping descents and punchy climbs. At the top junction of the stays, a wishbone shape serves to provide clean lines and aerodynamic protection to keep the rear brake out of the wind so you don't have to worry about it slowing you down when you don't want it to. Pinarello also incorporates the same Flatback technology found in the Dogma F8 into the Gan S. The signature oval front and flattened back tubing throughout the frame and fork create an aerodynamic prof...