GT Grade Al Claris Gravel Alloy Road Bike 2016
Over the hill and through the woods… The EnduRoad series bikes are built for the long haul, and prefer the road less traveled. Comfortable geometries are paired with a stiff frame and the durability you’ve come to love in our mountain bikes for the ultimate in go-anywhere road (and off road) riding. Never before has a high-tech road bike been so capable on low-tech roads. The Grade is ready for everything, from freshly-paved switchbacks to the gravel roads– and everything in between. The Grade knows no bounds. 'Brilliantly capable and fun disc brake-equipped bike for tackling the rough and the smooth' - road.cc's review of the Grade Tiagra. Features Shimano Claris 2x8 drivetrain components Tektro Mechanical Disc Brakes Kenda Kwest 700x28c tyres Carbon bladed forks with alloy steerer Brands GT Gender Mens Age Adult Model Year 2016 Colour Grey/Neon Green Frame Grade alloy frame with smooth welds hydroformed (TTDT) Tapered 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 headtube standard BB Fork Grade Carbon 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 threadless alum steerer disc specific Shifters Shimano 2400 Claris Sti Derailleur (Front) Shimano 2400 Claris Derailleur (Rear) Shimano 2400 Claris 8spd Brakes Tektro Mechanical Disc brake 160mm rotor Crankset FSA Tempo Compact 50/34 Cassette Sun Race 8spd 12-25 Chain KMC 8spd Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge Hub Front Formula 6 bolt disc sealed 28h Hub Rear Formula 6 bolt disc sealed casette 32h Rims Alex ATD470 disc specific road 22mm tall profile Spokes 15g stainless steel Tyres Kenda Kwest 700 x 28 30tpi wire bead Handlebar New GT DropTune Super Light double butted 6061 alloy bar with 16degree flair Stem GT Design 3D forged 6061 4 bolt face plate Headset Integrated TH sealed bearing Saddle GT Grade saddle Seatpost One bolt aluminun Pedal Low Profile Nylon w/ Toe Clips Wheel Size 700c Number of Gears 16
Road Bike Deals
Start Fitness (or Start Cycles!)
Start Fitness (otherwise known as Start Cycles) started life in 1991, founded by a group of fitness enthusiasts. Primarily based in the North of England, they stock a whole host of products, from running to football, but more importantly (from our perspective!) also a reasonably wide selection of cycling gear. In particular, in recent months they've been selling road and mountain bikes at huge discounts, so if you're after a new bike then this is one of the first places I'd recommend looking (Handy quick link to their Bikes & Frames in order of discount!). I've never personally ordered from them, but several of my website's visitors have got in touch with positive feedback after snagging a bargain.
They have three main stores located in Newcastle, Durham and Darlington, but offer UK delivery via their website at (Clothing is currently £2.95 P&P, Footwear is £4.95). You can read more about their history here.