GT Grade FB Comp Flat Bar Gravel Bike - 2016
Save $310.02 (44%) $399.97 MSRP $709.99
The secret to the Grade is the frame. Utilizing an updated version of GT's famed triple triangle design, the Grade frame is optimized for on- and off-road adventure. The frame is made with double butted, hydroformed alloy for a lightweight, durable bike. The tapered headtube helps stiffen up the front end, and the standard threaded bottom bracket makes servicing easy. The carbon fiber fork features an aluminum steerer for durability, and has mounts for disc brakes.
But of course a great bike is more than just a frame--it's the component choices as well. The Grade GB Comp FB features a Shimano Acera groupset, with a Claris front derailleur and 8-speed long cage rear derailleur for excellent, dependable shifting performance. An wide-range, 8-speed 12-32 cassette in the rear, coupled with a triple crankset up front gives you 27 gearing combinations to pick from. Tektro mechanical disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power in any terrain, or any weather conditions, while Kena Kwest 700x28mm tires provide a huge contact patch with plenty of comfort. The more upright, flat bar style of cockpit puts everything in easy reach, and provides a more comfortable and stable feel for the average rider.
- Grade alloy frame with disc mounts and large tire clearance
- Shimano 3x8 gearing gives you 24 gears to pick from
- 700x28mm tires improve riding comfort and traction
- Tektro mechanical disc brakes for powerful, all-weather, all-terrain stopping performance