GT Grade Carbon Frameset - 2016

All roads.

If your ride of choice includes all manner of pavement, gravel, and smooth fire roads winding lonesomely through the hills, then the 2016 GT Grade Carbon Frameset might be just the bike you're looking form. Keeping in line with its long-time passion for taking the path less traveled, GT created the Grade to comfortably handle all manner of road surface with its Triple Triangle Design and vibration-dampening prowess.

GT introduced its iconic Triple Triangle design over two decades ago and has yet to see a need to replace it. Its simple, efficient design is constructed using GT's Dual Fiber Dynamic tech — carbon with integrated glass fibers for increased responsiveness. The sharper seat stay angle disperses road noise and bumps through the frame. It also allows GT space to reinforce the slim, flattened seat stays, which are constructed out of fiberglass cores wrapped in carbon to give them the right mix of vertical compliance and lateral stiffness. The wide down tube offers more rigidity and better energy transfer, while the slack head tube angle adds steering stability across gravel and comfort during all-day endurance road rides.

GT fashions the Grade's full carbon fork with longer, narrower blades than a traditional road bike, creating extra clearance for the front tire and better compliance over bumps. You'll remain stable on fast descents with the tapered head tube and retain efficient power transfer as you pedal out of the saddle over dirt, gravel, or tarmac.

  • GT EnduRoad carbon fiber frame and fork
  • Responsive Dual Fiber Dynamic tech construction
  • Carefully shaped stays absorb vibrations
  • Ample tire clearance
  • Endurance road geometry
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Hell of a gravel bike

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is truly a great gravel bike for the money, no matter which group you choose. I actually have this bike with a SRAM Force groupset . It works as well on the road as it does on gravel. Will only accept 38 mm as the biggest tire. the only gripe is the quick release skewer used on the rear wheel instead of a thru-axle, so it has a tendency to move after a few hard miles on gravel. But other than that, a great rig.