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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the GT Grade. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
17 reasons to buy
- Carbon and glass-fibre seat stays gave controlled flex for comfort.
- On Carbon Pro and Expert models, a flip-chip adjusts fork offset by 15mm.
- Carbon models are lightweight.
- The smooth lines and slim tubing gave the Grade an elegant appearance.
- It was an adaptable steed, being quick on-road and even quicker off.
- Reportedly, the ‘granny-gear’ was plenty low for climbing off-road hills.
- One direct buyer said assembly was easy and the bike arrived tuned.
- On new Grade models clearance has been enlarged to 42c.
- Axles have been upgraded from quick release to 12mm thru-axles.
- 37mm WTB Riddler tires coped well with a wide range of conditions.
- The Fabric Scoop saddle offered comfortable shaping and padding.
- A carbon 27.2mm seatpost comes stock on the Carbon Expert.
- On the Carbon Pro, Ultegra Di2 shifts smoothly and quickly.
- The RX rear derailleur kept chainslap at bay.
- On the new Grade, mounts allow for bottles, bags, racks and fenders.
- The flared factory-brand bar increased control in drops and felt like a flatbar on tops.
- External cable-routing allowed for easy maintenance.
5 reasons not to buy
- External cable-routing catches mud and detracts from clean lines.
- Handlebar tops felt narrow and uncomfortable to some owners.
- The alloy 105 model seemed a bit husky at 22.3lb.
- Some reviewers would have liked to see clearance for tires wider than 42c.
- Some felt that a threaded, not pressfit bottom bracket should be specced at this price.
Expert Reviews90/100 based on 6 expert reviews
GT Grade Carbon Pro 2020 First Ride Review
…the GT Grade Carbon Pro has all the finishing of a premium racer but is just a fundamentally fun and exciting bike at its heart.
GT Grade Carbon Expert Review
Highly capable, with a performance that shines on any surface as it smooths out bumps with the skinniest of rear stays – and a very competitive price – it’s a top choice in an increasingly crowded gravel bike market.
GT Grade Alloy 105 Review
When it comes to handling GT has really nailed it with the Grade – fire roads and gravel paths can be ridden hard and fast.
2020 GT Grade Carbon Pro Review
Yes, you can ride it on the road, but where you really want to ride the Grade is on gravel, dirt and singletrack. Every ride I went on with the grade turned into an adventure (of the good kind).
GT Grade Pro Carbon | Test: Total Gravel [Español]
In short, it’s for those looking for a bike without limits. You can ride asphalt, conventional gravel or bikepack with friends.