GT Bicycles quietly releases the all-new Grade – The Triple Triangle Gravel Bike

“Redesigned from the ground up, the new GT Grade is built for adventure right out of the box; more compliant, versatile and adjustable than ever before. With a new, leaner look, and a purposeful redesign of the iconic Triple Triangle, the Grade has been engineered to ride further and faster.”

2019 gt grade gravel bike

“GT went rogue back in 2015 when we introduced the first Grade. GT was at the forefront of this emerging gravel scene and became the first brand to develop disc brake equipped carbon gravel bikes,” said Patrick Kaye, GT Senior Product Manager. “The increased performance and added adaptability that we’ve engineered into the new Grade meets the needs of today’s gravel and adventure rider.”

2019 gt grade gravel bike

“The new Grade, which features a completely redesigned Triple Triangle with floating seat stays, offers all-day rideability.  With more vertical compliance than the previous generation, the Grade provides an even more comfortable time in the saddle, no matter the terrain.”

2019 gt grade gravel bike

“A flip chip fork gives riders the flexibility to adjust their ride and geometry and adapt to their terrain, providing extra stability or sharper handling. 15 mm of adjustability lets riders to go from 55 mm to 70 mm of fork offset. The 55 mm offset is perfect for gravel race days while the 70 mm offset or “low trail” setting is ideal when the Grade is loaded up with cargo for a bike packing adventure.”

2019 gt grade gravel bike

“The Grade’s seat stays are comprised of two lightweight fibers – carbon and fiberglass. The solid fiberglass core provides toughness and damping; the carbon fiber outer layers act to control stiffness, resulting in Dual Fiber Dynamics. In the end, riders are left with a bike that provides a lot more control and less fatigue.”

2019 gt grade gravel bike

“In it for the long haul, the Grade also has all the frame and fork mounts for all the bags and bottles needed for a never-ending adventure. It even comes with top tube feedbag bosses and fork leg “anything cage” bosses. The alloy Grade frame even features bottle bosses on the seat stays!”

2019 gt grade gravel bike

“The Grade is designed with smart cable routing in mind, which means shifting and brakes are routed externally for easy upkeep, while Di2 and stealth dropper posts are routed internally for a clean look. In addition, no proprietary parts allow riders to modify their stock set up with ease.”

2019 gt grade gravel bike

Above, the optional fender amount.

2019 gt grade gravel bike

The all-new GT Grade will be available in three carbon models and two alloy models. Of interest, all of the new GT Grades are 2x bikes only with excellent sub-compact gearing options.

2019 gt grade gravel bike
GT Grade Carbon Pro with specs below
SIZES 44, 48, 51, 55, 58, 61
FRAME All New Grade Carbon 700c Frame, EnduRoad Triple Triangle Design feat. Floating Seatstays, 12×142 Thru Axle, Flat Mount Disc (160mm), Tapered Headtube, Di2 and Dropper Compatible, PF30
FORK All-New Grade Carbon fork with tapered carbon steerer, flip chip axle positioning, 12×100 Thru Axle, Flat Mount Disc (160mm), pannier and fender compatible
CHAIN KMC X11, 11-speed
CRANK FSA Energy Modular Adventure, 46/30
BOTTOM BRACKET FSA PressFit 30
PEDALS Not Included
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra Di2, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra RX 805 Di2
SHIFTERS Shimano Ultegra Di2 hydro disc, 2×11
COG SET Shimano 105, 11-34, 11-speed
RIMS WTB KOM Light i23 TCS, 28h, tubeless ready
WHEELS SPOKES Stainless steel, 14g
BRAKES Shimano Ultegra hydro disc, 160/160mm RT70 rotors
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Ultegra Di2 hydro disc
HANDLEBAR All-New GT DropTune Super Light, double butted 6061 alloy, 16-degree flare
STEM GT Design 3D forged 6061, 4 bolt face plate 6° Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
GRIPS Velo Cork, 3mm
HEADSET FSA NO. 44, Integrated, Sealed Bearing
SADDLE Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite, cr-mo rails
SEAT POST GT Carbon, 27.2x350mm (44-58), 400mm (61)
2019 gt grade gravel bike
GT Grade Carbon Expert with specs below
SIZES 44, 48, 5, 55, 58, 61
FRAME All New Grade Carbon 700c Frame, EnduRoad Triple Triangle Design feat. Floating Seatstays, 12×142 Thru Axle, Flat Mount Disc (160mm), Tapered Headtube, Di2 and Dropper Compatible, PF30
FORK All-New Grade Carbon fork with tapered carbon steerer, flip chip axle positioning, 12×100 Thru Axle, Flat Mount Disc (160mm), pannier and fender compatible
CHAIN KMC X11, 11-speed
CRANK FSA Omega Adventure, 46/30
BOTTOM BRACKET FSA PressFit 30
PEDALS Not Included
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 105, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 105 GS
SHIFTERS Shimano 105 hydro disc, 2×11
COG SET Shimano 105, 11-34, 11-speed
RIMS WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0, 28h, tubeless ready
WHEELS SPOKES Stainless steel, 14g
BRAKES Shimano 105 hydro disc, 160/160mm RT30 rotors
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano 105 hydro disc
HANDLEBAR All-New GT DropTune Super Light, double butted 6061 alloy, 16° flare
STEM GT Design 3D forged 6061, 4 bolt face plate 6° Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
GRIPS Velo Cork, 3mm
HEADSET FSA NO. 44, Integrated, Sealed Bearing
SADDLE Fabric Scoop Radius Sport
SEAT POST GT Carbon, 27.2x350mm (44-58), 400mm (61)
2019 gt grade gravel bike
GT Grade Carbon Elite with specs below
SIZES 44, 48, 5, 55, 58, 61
FRAME All New Grade Carbon 700c Frame, EnduRoad Triple Triangle Design feat. Floating Seatstays, 12×142 Thru Axle, Flat Mount Disc (160mm), Tapered Headtube, Di2 and Dropper Compatible, PF30
FORK All-New Grade Carbon fork with tapered carbon steerer, flip chip axle positioning, 12×100 Thru Axle, Flat Mount Disc (160mm), pannier and fender compatible
CHAIN KMC X10, 10-speed
CRANK FSA Omega Adventure, 46/30
BOTTOM BRACKET FSA PressFit 30
PEDALS Not Included
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Tiagra, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Tiagra GS
SHIFTERS Shimano Tiagra hydro disc, 2×10
COG SET Shimano HG500, 11-34, 10-speed
RIMS WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0, 28h, tubeless ready
WHEELS SPOKES Stainless steel, 14g
BRAKES Shimano Tiagra hydro disc, 160/160mm RT30 rotors
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Tiagra hydro disc
HANDLEBAR GT DropTune RS, alloy, 16° flare
STEM GT Design 3D forged 6061, 4 bolt face plate 6° Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
GRIPS Velo Cork, 3mm
HEADSET FSA NO. 44, Integrated, Sealed Bearing
SADDLE Fabric Scoop Radius Sport, steel rails
SEAT POST GT Carbon, 27.2x350mm (44-58), 400mm (61)
2019 gt grade gravel bike
GT Grade Aluminum Expert with specs below
SIZES 44, 48, 51, 55, 58
FRAME All New Grade Alloy 700c/650b Frame, EnduRoad Triple Triangle Design feat. Floating Seatstays, 12×142 Thru Axle, Flat Mount Disc (160mm), Tapered Headtube, External Dropper Compatible, BSA 73mm
FORK All-New Grade Carbon fork with tapered carbon steerer, 12×100 Thru Axle, Flat Mount Disc (160mm), pannier and fender compatible
CHAIN KMC X11, 11-speed
CRANK FSA Vero Pro 48/32
BOTTOM BRACKET Cartridge, square taper
PEDALS GT Plastic OPC Body
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 105, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 105 GS
SHIFTERS Shimano 105, 2×11
COG SET Shimano 105, 11-34, 11-speed
RIMS WTB ST i23 TCS, 28h, tubeless ready
WHEELS SPOKES 14g Stainless steel
BRAKES Tektro mechanical disc, 160/160mm rotors
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano 105
HANDLEBAR GT DropTune RS, alloy, 16° flare
STEM 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
GRIPS Velo Cork, 3mm
HEADSET FSA NO. 44, Integrated, Sealed Bearing
SADDLE GT Grade saddle, steel rails
SEAT POST 6061 Alloy Micro Adjust, 15mm offset, 27.2 x 300mm (44cm), 350mm (48-58cm), 400mm (61cm)
2019 gt grade gravel bike
GT Grade Alloy Elite with specs below
SIZES 44, 48, 51, 55, 58
FRAME All New Grade Alloy 700c/650b Frame, EnduRoad Triple Triangle Design feat. Floating Seatstays, 12×142 Thru Axle, Flat Mount Disc (160mm), Tapered Headtube, External Dropper Compatible, BSA 73mm
FORK All-New Grade Carbon fork with tapered carbon steerer, 12×100 Thru Axle, Flat Mount Disc (160mm), pannier and fender compatible
CHAIN KMC X8, 8-speed
CRANK FSA Tempo Adventure, 48/32
BOTTOM BRACKET Cartridge, square taper
PEDALS Not Included
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Claris, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Claris
SHIFTERS Shimano Claris, 2×8
COG SET Sunrace, 11-34, 8-speed
RIMS WTB ST i23 TCS, 28h, tubeless ready
WHEELS SPOKES 14g Stainless steel
BRAKES Tektro mechanical disc, 160/160mm rotors
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Claris
HANDLEBAR GT DropTune RS, alloy, 10° flare
STEM 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
GRIPS Velo Cork, 3mm
HEADSET FSA NO. 44, Integrated, Sealed Bearing
SADDLE GT Pavement, steel rails
SEAT POST One bolt aluminum, 15mm offset, 27.2mm

Lifestyle Photos of the GT Grade

For more information on the Grade, visit www.gtbicycles.com

4 comments on “GT Bicycles quietly releases the all-new Grade – The Triple Triangle Gravel Bike

  1. It says above that the alu frames have a BSA 73mm BB shell – is this correct? If it is it will severely limit what cranks will fit; 68mm would be much more sensible as usually only MTB cranks fit in 73mm shells. 🙁

  2. The “floating seat stays” are a direct copy from the Volagi Liscio & Viaje bikes from almost 10 years ago.
    Pity they didn’t acknowledge where that inspiration came from ….

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