GT Grade Carbon SRAM Force Gravel Bike - 2016 Performance Exclusive
Save $1,000.02 (37%) $1,699.97 MSRP $2,699.99
The secret of the Grade's success lies in the unique frame design. GT took their famed triple triangle design and updated it for all-day adventures on rough roads. The main frame is made from GT's Enduroad carbon fiber for a stiff, lightweight ride that's as fast as it is comfortable. The seatstays, however, are actually made of a revolutionary fiber glass composite that helps smooth out the ride and improve vibration dampening for a more comfortable ride on even the harshest roads. And don't worry about how skinny they look--they might look a little delicate, but they're anything but. The full carbon fiber features 15mm thru-axle dropouts for improved stiffness and better compatibility with the included disc brakes.
And of course having an awesome frame like this is nothing if it's not spec'ed with great components. Or in this case, the best components available. Shifting and braking are handled by SRAM's Force 22 Hydro 11-speed hydraulic levers, which not only deliver flawless 11-speed shifting thanks to their True22 technology, but powerful, dependable hydraulic braking as well. In addition to this technology breakthrough, you also get the best front shifting in the business, thanks to the YAW front derailleur with improved lever arm, and redesigned rear derailleur for crisp, accurate shifting in any gearing combination. Braking is handled by SRAM Hydro Centerline disc brakes with 160mm Ice Tech center lock rotors.
Rounding out this package is a set of Stands NoTubes Radler disc road wheels laced to Formula 6-bolt disc hubs with a 15mm thru-axle front hub and 135mm rear. You'll be perched on a Fizik Aliante R7 MG saddle for comfort, and GT alloy components throughout for extra dependability and durability when you need it most.
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- Carbon fiber frame with fiber glass seatstays for a stiff, light, comfortable ride
- Carbon fiber fork with 15mm thru axle drop outs for off-road use
- Shimano Force 22 Hydro levers and SRAM Centerline brakes for improved stopping power
- SRAM Foce 22 11-speed mid-cage derailleurs deliver excellent shifting performance
- Stans NoTubes wheels let you run tubeless to minimize flats
- Can fit up to a 35mm tire