All new GT Grade Carbon first ride review

Peter Stuart Friday, May 31, 2019 - 06:59 The bike that started the gravel trend has been reinvented, and we really like what we see 5.0 / 5 £3,900 GT has today unveiled a significant update of the pioneering Grade, introducing highly flexible ‘floating’ glass fibre seatstays, greater tyre clearance and an adjustable geometry at the fork. We’ve been lucky enough to get a first ride on the bike. In 2014 the GT first launched the Grade, a bike pegged as a ‘gravel bike’. It bewildered many onlookers who saw no missing gap between cyclocross and road riding. A few years later, and after much commercial success, it’s clear that GT could not have better predicted the oncoming gravel trend. We might have predicted some of the changes seen on the new GT Grade, for instance a trend emerging for ever-wider tyres amongst gravel bikes. Equally from a silhouette of ...

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