GT GTR bike

The GTR range of bikes from GT covers a broad range of prices from £500 to over £2000, with a variety of equipment and frames appropriate to the price.

The whole range has been designed by cycling enthusiasts to ensure that at any price point you will be gettinga high quality bike offering great value for money.

At the lower end of the price range, the bikes use a butte aluminium frame with quite basic Shimano equipment, progressing to Shimano 105 equipment on the Series 2. All bikes in the range use a carbon fork. The combination of an alloy or aluminium frame with carbon forks is successful, bringing control and lightness to the bike.

At the top of the range, around £2,000, the GTR Carbon Sport and GTR Carbon Expert have full carbon frames, again with the ever popular Shimano 105 and Ultegra equipment.

Current specifications for some of the bikes in the range are shown below.

The one common factor that all the range shares - although perhaps above all the carbon models, not surprisingly - is that they get consistently good reviews for their stiffness, comfort and general cycling pleasure, whether you are cycling for leisure or training to for serious hills and distances.

One possible criticism - the bikes in the GTR series don't all stand out by virtue of their 'kerb appeal', and other bikes can look more expensive for the money.

In conclusion, the range seems to try to be all things to all men - and succeed. Good value for money from one of the leading bike manufacturers.

Specifications: GT GTR bikes

 

GT GTR Series 4 2009 Road Bike

GT GTR Series 2 2009 Road Bike

GT GTR Carbon Expert 2009 Road Bike

       

 

 

 

 

Frame

New GTR Compact design welded hydroformed kinesis 6061 butted tubing

New GTR Compact design welded hydroformed kinesis 6061 butted tubing and carbon seat stays

New GTR full carbon monocoque frame with assymetric head tube, carbon dropouts, press in low Q Factor BB and new semi compact geometry

Fork

GT Carbon with 1 1/8" threadless carbon steerer

GT Carbon with 1 1/8" threadless carbon steerer

New GT full carbon with tapered steerer and carbon dropouts

Front Derailleur

Shimano compact

Shimano 105 Compact

Shimano Ultegra compact

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Sora

Shimano 105

Shimano Ultegra

Shifters

Shimano STI 8spd

Shimano 105 STI 10 spd

Shimano Ultegra STI 10spd

Chainset

FSA Vero Compact

FSA Gossamer Mega EXO

Ultegra Compact crank

Chainrings

50/39

50/34

50/34

Bottom Bracket

Sealed Cartridge

FSA Out Board Sealed

Shimano sealed cartridge with press in cups

Cassette

Shimano HG-50 8spd 12-25 ratio

Shimano 105 10spd 11-25 ratio

Shimano 10spd 12-25 ratio

Chain

8spd Shimano Comp

Shimano HG-73 10spd

10spd Shimano CN-5600

Pedals

Low Profile Nylon with Toe Clips

n/a

n/a

Front Brake

Dual Pivot

Tektro "Skeleton" forged dual pivot

Shimano Ultegra Dual pivot

Rear Brake

Dual Pivot

Tektro "Skeleton" forged dual pivot

Shimano Ultegra Dual pivot

Brake Levers

Shimano integrated

Shimano 105

Shimano Ultegra

Handlebars

GT 6061 alloy, black anodized

GT 6061 alloy, black anodized

Ritchey Logic Pro Road Oversize

Stem

3-d forged alloy

Ritchey Pro 3-d forged with oversize clamp

Ritchey Logic Pro 3-d forged and CNC machined

Headset

TH sealed bearing

TH sealed bearing

TH sealed bearing

Grips

Black Cork

Black Cork

Black Cork

Rims

Alex R500

Mavic CXP-22

Mavic Kyserium Elite

Front Hub

Formula sealed

Shimano 105 precision sealed

Mavic Kyserium Elite

Rear Hub

Formula sealed

Shimano 105 precision sealed

Mavic Kyserium Elite

Spokes

15g stainless steel

15g stainless steel

Mavic Kyserium Elite

Front Tyre

Vittoria Zaffiro 700 x 23c

Vittoria Zaffiro 700 x 23c

Vittoria Rubino 700 x 23c

Rear Tyre

Vittoria Zaffiro 700 x 23c

Vittoria Zaffiro 700 x 23c

Vittoria Rubino 700 x 23c

Saddle

GT Road

Selle San Marco Ponza

Fizik Arione with Magnesium Rails

Seatpost

Alloy

Ritchey Pro

GT Carbon

Seat Binder

Cold forged with nickel finish

Cold forged with nickel finish

CNC machined 7050 aluminium