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Grade Carbon Elite Gravel Bike

5 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews
Current price: $1,600.00 Original price: $3,000.00
47% off
Color:Blue

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Why We Like The Grade Carbon Elite Gravel Bike

From gravel roads through farmlands to swerving on double track trails and everything in between, the Grade Carbon Elite Gravel Bike is there to offer a sense of fun and adventure. This bike lets us revel in our biking glory days with a gravel-dedicated groupset, all-terrain tires, and a comfortable geometry, so we can hop around at our heart's desire and go where we wouldn't dare to on a less capable bike. We appreciate that the Grade Carbon Elite is also Di2 and Stealth Dropper compatible so we can level up our ride if we want to.


The Grade Carbon Elite is fixed with Shimano's GRX groupset for dedicated gravel grinding. With it, we're promised smooth and precise shifting that takes us up and down shifty gravel roads, dusty trails, and rooty, rocky surfaces with ease. Floating seat stays and Triple Triangle increase compliance for a more comfortable ride over tricky terrain and more confidence in our abilities. To round it all out, WTB Nano TCS Light 700 x 40c tires offer the smooth-rolling, grip, and traction we need to feel confident pedaling over shifty surfaces.


*Due to a high demand in the global supply chain and bike industry since the start of the pandemic, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be of equal or better spec level. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.


Details

  • Elite gravel bike takes us where we want to go with ease
  • Grade Carbon frame is designed for durability and lightness
  • Shimano GRX drivetrain for precise shifting on gravel rides
  • Disc brakes provide powerful stopping capabilities
  • Floating seat stays increase compliance for our ride
  • Di2 and Stealth Dropper compatible for a level up
  • Item #GTE1WU8
Frame Material
Grade Carbon
Fork
Grade Carbon
Headset
FSA No.44
Shifters
Shimano GRX 400
Front Derailleur
Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur
Shimano GRX RX400
Crankset
FSA Omega Adventure
Chainring Sizes
46/30t
Crank Arm Length
170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm
Bottom Bracket
FSA PressFit 30
Cassette
Shimano Taigra
Cassette Range
11-34t
Chain
KMC X10, 10-speed
Brakeset
Shimano GRX 400 Hydro Disc
Brake Type
centerlock disc
Rotors
RT30 Rotors (160mm)
Handlebar
GT DropTune RS
Handlebar Drop
125mm
Handlebar Width
[48cm, 51cm] 40cm, [55cm, 58cm] 42cm
Bar Tape
GT Gravel Grip Premium Tape
Stem
GT 3D Forged SL Alloy
Stem Length
[48cm] 80mm, [51cm] 90mm, [58cm] 100mm
Saddle
Fabric Scoop Radius Sport
Seatpost
GT Alloy
Wheelset
[rims] WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0
Hubs
[front] Formula CL-712, [rear] Formula RXC-400
Front Axle
12 x 100mm
Rear Axle
12 x 142mm
Tires
WTB Nano TCS Light
Tire Size
700 x 40c
Pedals
not included
Claimed Weight
[55] 21lb 10.4oz (9.8kg)
Activity
gravel
Manufacturer Warranty
[frame] lifetime

Overall Rating

5 based on 3 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

November 6, 2023

Amazing adventure bike - Fast/Smooth!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
51
Height:
5' 8"
Weight:
165

This bike is seriously fun, super comfortable and fast too. It just makes you want to keep riding and exploring, jumping back and forth between roads to smooth trails without any hesitation. Only had it for a few days but I've already taken out 4 or 5 times in a mix of terrains. I live in Maine and the roads aren't always the smoothest, but with this bike it all feels really smooth, it soaks up vibration and bumps amazingly well. I'm riding stronger and longer than on my road bike because there's no fatigue from bumps/vibrations. On smooth gravel and smaller pebbles/rocks, no issues at all either. Super smooth and comfortable. Wheels/tires are super comfortable and feel fast, on or off road. The frame of the bike is not only light and strong, but flexes where it's designed to and really helps makes this bike extremely smooth on gravel and bumpy roads, and pedals GREAT on the road. Saddle is super comfortable as well, so the combination of that and the frame design, both make you just want to keep riding/exploring longer on this bike. Bring your lights, because you'll extend your rides well after the sun goes down with how fun this bike is! Found myself on some rooty sections of trail and that's where you start bumping into the limits of gravel bikes in general, but even then, in the real bumpy sections the bike handles well and the clutch on the read derailleur kept the chain tight and avoided any chain slap. All around amazing bike, super comfortable and perfect for exploration. I'll be putting some serious miles on this one, it's freshened up up my riding and I'm super happy with it!

daniel.e.calles d
5 out of 5 stars

September 9, 2022

Fast and fun!

Fun bike! I've use it so far on many pavement and crushed gravel combination rides. Performs and feels great to ride. It makes you feel quick and you can create a lot of power with it. Tubeless setup is easy with the WTB rims and tires. Highly recommend. GT knows what they are doing with Grade gravel bikes.

Bryan M
Backcountry.com

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

March 25, 2022

Grade A

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
55cm
Height:
6' 3"
Weight:
173

I got to take a few mixed surface rides on this bad boy, and definitely had a good time on it. Rode a slightly smaller frame than what I would usually ride, but felt overall fine with the geo changes you'd expect from a gravel bike (increased stack, slightly taller stand over height & slacker headtube) coming from traditional road geometry. Carbon frame felt compliant and less.. jarring (for lack of better words) when the washboard got real. Wheels and tires did everything I asked of them. The group set performed flawlessly, mechanical shifting was snappy, positive and didn't have a single misshift. What you'd expect from GRX.

Eric P