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GT Grade FB Expert Complete Bike - 2016

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Item # GTE0012

Enjoy rush hour.

Whether you've been commuting for years or are just starting to consider it, it's undeniably important to have a bike that's comfortable and prepared to handle the unexpected as you get where you're going. According to GT, demand from customers was a key reason the brand decided to introduce a more relaxed flat bar version of its popular, all-surface Grade bikes. Offering more versatility than a traditional road frame, the Grade FB Expert Complete Bike was engineered with the geometry of a road bike and the adaptability of GT's gravel grinders so you can take it almost anywhere.

GT begins with hydroformed aluminum, constructing the frame of the Grade Expert out of the lightweight, responsive material to create a bike that can be carried up a few flights of stairs or hung upside-down relatively easily. Rough city streets can be a strain on your hands and shoulders, so GT includes its Grade Carbon fork to help absorb road vibrations. The overall geometry of the frame is relaxed enough for comfort, but not so relaxed that the Grade Expert is only for cruising — use it to commute, hit gravel detours, or get a quick spin in on the bike path after work.

You have enough to worry about while you're riding to work without adding your drivetrain to the list, so GT uses Shimano Sora and Claris components on the Grade Expert to give you peace of mind so that you can enjoy the fact that you're outside spinning rather than stuck in traffic behind the wheel. Created by Shimano with commuting in mind, Sora's trigger shifters offer 9-speed dependability, and the triple crankset ensures that you're prepared for whatever terrain you encounter on your daily rides. Rain or shine, Shimano's hydraulic disc brakes and levers will give you the control you need to stop quickly in traffic and safely navigate busy streets. With 160mm rotors and 28mm Kenda tires, you can also take the Grade Expert onto gravel trails or bike paths without sacrificing any control.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
hydroformed aluminum
Grade carbon
Fork Material:
integrated sealed bearing
Shimano Sora SL-3503
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Claris
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Sora R3500
50/39/30 t Shimano Sora HollowTech2 triple
Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Outboard
11 - 32 t Shimano CSM96
Shimano BR-M355
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
160 mm Shimano RT56
GT Type R flat bar
Handlebar Width:
640 mm
GT Dual Density Ergo
3D-forged GT alloy
GT Grade
GT alloy
Alex ATD470 Doublewall alloy
Formula alloy
Kenda Kwest
Tire Size:
700 x 28 c
not included
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame

sizing chart

Grade size by rider height


Geometry chart


Geometry Chart


Grade X/105/Tiagra/Claris

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Effective Top Tube






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Head Tube


Head Tube Angle


Seat Tube Angle


Bottom Bracket Drop




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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perfect balance of price and performance

    if you are looking for something more than a regular ol' single speed hipster commuter bike look no further. reliable parts spec at a amazing price point. full shimano groupo is crisp shifting, smooth and quiet. the hydraulic brakes are powerful enough for all the urban stoppie shenanigans.