GT Grade Carbon 105 Adventure Road Bike 2017
GT Grade Carbon 105 Adventure
The grade is ready for everything, from freshly-paved switchbacks along mountain roads to the gravel roads you ride - and everything in between. The Grade knows no bounds. GT EnduRoad Carbon frame and fork Shimano 105 22 speed drivetrain Shimano hydraulic disc brakes Formula/Stans Wheelset Fizik Monte Saddle GT Carbon Seatpost Frame: GT EnduRoad Carbon Frame and fork, Disc specific Triple Triangle with Tapered Headtube. Fork Material: Carbon Fork: GT full carbon fork with Tapered steerer and 15mm thru axle Steerer: Tapered Bottle Cage Mounts: Double Front Derailleur Mount: Band On Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger Wheel Size: 700c (622) Wheelset: formula hubs laced to Stans no tubes Radler rims Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano Brake Levers/Gear Shifters: Shimano 105 Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brake Brakes: Shimano RS505 Brake Callipers: Shimano RS505 Hydraulic Disc with Shimano Ice-Tech 160mm rotor Chainset type: Compact Chainset: Shimano 105 Chainring Size: 52 Tooth, 36 Tooth Chain: KMC X11 Cassette: Shimano 11-speed, 11-32T Cassette Range: 11-32 Tooth Handlebars: GT Drop tune super light bars Bar Tape/Grips: Cork Stem: GT 3D forged alloy Seat Post: GT Carbon Saddle: Fizik Monte MG Tyres: Clement Strada Ush 700x32c Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals Warranty: "Lifetime frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty" Road: Yes EnduRoad Series. Over the last few years, there has been a definite shift in the road community away from the traditional race mind-set. Understanding that the non-conformist of the Road needs a high-performance daily ripper, our EnduRoad bikes are the perfect choice for anyone who wants to go on all-day adventures, race a Fondo, or explore those hidden side roads just outside of town. Unconstrained by the usual UCI guidelines of most road bikes, we've loaded up on features that matter to the kind of rider who rebels against what road riding "should" be and wants a bike that knows no bounds.Over the hill and through the woods… The EnduRoad series bikes are built for the long haul, and especially love it when you take the path that brings on dirt. Comfortable geometries pair up 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.Shimano 105 11 Speed Groupset. Light action Vivid Shifting is just one of many features taken from Shimano's top end groupsets, making the 105 11 speed 5800 groupset a performance option for the masses.The shifters and derailleurs incorporate Shimano's Vivid Shift technology, with a light but positive feel all the way through the 11 speed drivetrain, giving you the gear you want, when you want it, with the minimum of effort.Stans/Formula Disc Specific Wheelset. The Grade Carbon Ultegra is built up with Stans No tubes Grail disc specific rims which are laced to Formula hubs, these two combined components are two of the worlds most renown rim/hub manufacturers. To top it of they are tubeless ready but come with Continental Grand Sport Race with a width of 28c to give you that little more comfort for when you decide to trek of the road. Overall these are a brilliant set of wheels that are not only light and strong but reliable! GT Finishing KitFinishing kit is GT self branded parts, included is the GT droptune Ultra light bar and 3D forged stem. Topping of the kit is FSA K-force carbon seatpost and a Fizik Aliante saddle.
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One of the world's most iconic bike brands, GT was formed in 1972, taking it's name from the initials of founder Gary Turner. His first product was a custom made BMX frame for his son, and it's durability made it a hit on the SoCal BMX tracks. As a result of this, Gary started producing BMX frames for general sale from 1974 onwards. By 1987, GT moved into the emerging mountain biking discipline, and shortly afterwards started manufacturing it's distinctive triple triangle design hardtails, which are still made to this day. By 1999 GT have developed the i-Drive suspension system, which proved popular amongst off-roaders. Further innovations included the Downhill IT-1 complete with built in gearbox, a world's first. From 2007 production began on 29" wheel MTBs, and the introduction of carbon in the build process. Nowadays GT caters for Road, Cyclocross and MTBs, as well as a range of BMXs in keeping with it's history. Famous riders to have competed on GT bikes include Hans Rey, Steve Peat, Brian Lopes, the Atherton siblings (Gee, Dan & Rachel), Rebecca Twigg and Juli Furtado.
To find out more about GT, you can view their latest bike ranges, the official company history as well as their wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GT_Bicycles.
I originally found this deal at Wiggle, who are widely established as one of the biggest cycle retailers in the UK. The first incarnation of this giant was as a small bike shop based in Portsmouth, named Butler Cycles. A few years later this evolved into Bikes @ Butlers to highlight their intentions to move the business online with the .com boom and subsequent rise in online sales. At the end of May in 1999 Wiggle.co.uk was launched by Mitch Dall and Harvey Jones. A rapid growth resulted in a need to move premises, and so in 2002 it relocated to Jackson Close, Portsmouth. This strong growth continued, and Wiggle has relocated twice since, the first being to Lakeside 1000, and then leaving Pompey altogether for a huge warehouse located centrally in Wolverhampton. Similarly to CRC, Wiggle stock many own brands, such as dhb, Eastway, Lifeline and Verenti, as well as bike, components and clothing from all of the leading manufacturers. Despite it's origins as a bike shop, Wiggle continue to stock equipment and apparel for not just road cycling and mountain biking, with extensive product lines for other disciplines such as triathlon kit, children's and commuters products and also running clothing and accessories. Prompt in delivery, and offering efficient returns and competitive pricing, Wiggle remain a firm favourite amongst serious and recreational cyclists alike, not least because of the customary bags of Haribo they include free with orders to keep their customers sweet!