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    New GT Grade with Ultegra

    I just read a review of this bike and I gotta say it appears to be a great bike. The design is sweet with Ultegra groupo it weighs 18lbs. with disc brakes & big tires. With a little effort I bet it can get into the 16-17lb range an dbe a great all arounder.
    The new era of Carbon , comfy bike design is perfect for this aging old fat guy. I just need to find the extra $3K to get one.
    Has anyone ridden it or seen it yet?

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    I can't comment on the carbon Grade, but I picked up the Alloy 105 in October as a gg/commuter/winter bike to compliment my carbon road bike. So far, I have been quite pleased, and it does seem like a good candidate for an all-around bike. I have taken it out on the road, gravel and even some singletrack, but now it's fendered up for winter. I was really impressed with it on gravel, and it seemed to be very stable and confidence-inspiring.

    One thing I'd mention is the tire clearance is stated as "up to 35mm", but I'm guessing I could go up to 40mm. This is more than adequate for me, but I know there are other bikes with more generous clearance.

    I can only imagine this bike is better in carbon, especially if GT's claims about the vibration-damping glass seat stays are true. The alloy version is a little heavy, but I think you could get the carbon down to the weights you mentioned.


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    Senior Member thehammerdog's Avatar
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    Good looking bike. I am not a touring guy I just love the do anything go anywhere compliant bike idea. DIsc brakes on roadies rock

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    For the $3580 price tag, you could come close to having a framebuilder custom-make you a lightweight steel frame ($1200-1500), still have $2200 left to buy components and build exactly the bike you want. Don't get me wrong - it looks like a nice bike, but I would want something totally custom at that price point. Also, the 52/36 gearing is a bit high for a mixed-terrain bike - a 50/34 or 46/34 would be more appropiriate.

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    The reviews that I have seen have been very positive. It seems like the bike that the reviewers get comes with electronic shifting which isn't an option on the GT website.

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