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GT Grade FB Elite Complete Bike - 2016

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Item # GTE0013

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Investing in a bike that you can use for multiple activities is no easy task — after all, there's not yet a bike in existence that can do everything. However, if you're looking for something you can use to commute a few mornings per week then take out to the bike path or your favorite neighborhood loop for a weekend workout, the Grade FB Elite Complete Bike may fit the bill. GT's Grade line was developed to function well in a variety of riding situations, enabling you to get out on your bike as much as possible.

Offering more versatility than a traditional road frame, the Grade Flat Bar Elite was designed with the geometry of a road bike and the adaptability of the off-road options GT is known for, so you can take it almost anywhere. Constructed with a lightweight hydroformed aluminum frame, the Elite uses GT's signature Triple Triangle design, GT's smaller take on the traditional rear triangle that's credited with making its bikes feel snappy and responsive as you accelerate out of intersections or up hills. Rough city streets can be a strain on your hands and shoulders, so GT includes its Grade Carbon fork to help absorb road vibrations and create a smoother ride for you. The moderately relaxed geometry also allows for comfort and keeping an eye on road obstacles without making the bike feel as though it's only suited for cruising.

Whether you're using the Elite to get to work or taking it out to explore new routes, you'll want a drivetrain you can rely on, so GT includes Shimano's accurate, low-maintenance Claris components throughout the bike's build. You'll enjoy an eight-speed triple crank to keep you prepared for a variety of terrain on your daily rides, and — rain or shine — Tektro's mechanical disc brakes will give you the responsiveness you'll want while navigating busy streets. Take advantage of the 160mm rotors and solid Kenda Kwest tires and venture onto gravel or smooth bike paths without sacrificing any control.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
alloy
Fork:
Grade carbon
Fork Material:
carbon
Headset:
1-1/8 - 1-1/4 in tapered
Shifters:
Shimano Claris STR-243
Front Derailleur:
Shimano FD-2403 Claris
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano RD-2400 Claris (8-speed)
Crankset:
Shimano Claris triple (50/39/30t)
Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Octalink
Cassette:
12 - 25 t Sunrace CSR86 (8-speed)
Chain:
KMC HG-40
Brakeset:
Tektro
Brake Type:
mechanical disc
Rotors:
160 / 160 mm
Handlebar:
GT Type R flat bar
Handlebar Width:
640 mm
Grips:
GT dual density
Stem:
3D forged GT alloy
Saddle:
GT Type R Bio-Morphic
Seatpost:
GT alloy one-bolt
Wheelset:
Alex X2200 doublewall alloy
Hubs:
Formula Alloy
Tires:
Kenda Kwest
Tire Size:
700 c x 28 mm
Pedals:
nylon
Recommended Use:
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame

sizing chart

Grade size by rider height

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Geometry chart

GT

Geometry Chart

 

Grade X/105/Tiagra/Claris
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
51cm 49.5cm 51.5cm 53.4cm 36.7cm 74.2cm 12.1cm 69o 74.5o 7cm 43cm 101.7cm
53cm 53.5cm 53.5cm 55.7cm 37cm 77.2cm 14.2cm 70o 73.5o 7cm 43cm 101.9cm
55cm 55cm 55cm 57.8cm 37.3cm 78.6cm 16.2cm 70.5o 73o 7cm 43cm 102.5cm
56cm 56cm 56.5cm 60.1cm 38.1cm 80cm 18.2cm 71.5o 73o 7cm 43cm 103.1cm
58cm 60.5cm 58cm 62.7cm 38.2cm 82.9cm 20.7cm 72o 72.5o 7cm 43cm 103.5cm
60cm 63.5cm 60cm 65cm 38.9cm 84.3cm 23.1cm 72o 72o 7cm 43cm 104.9cm

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