GT Road Bikes Overview

American bike manufacturer GT has built up a solid reputation over the years, creating a range of bikes for various situations. It builds road bikes for both enthusiastic amateurs and pros, so whether you want to race competitively or just get to work in the morning it has a diverse catalogue of models available today. Over its 43 year history the brand has become a powerful force in the market and its various professional teams regularly take home top prizes at events across the world.

GTR Series

For race-ready road bikes you have the GTR Series to consider. The GTR Series 1.0 acts as an excellent introduction to this range, sporting a stiff and yet light alloy frame along with a carbon fork, Shimano Ultegra and Tiagra components and a wheelset from Alex. If you want full-on performance regardless of the price then the GTR Carbon Elite is the road bike to choose. A full carbon frame with efficient geometry, Shimano 105 components and impressive build quality come together to make this a good choice for long distance travel at speed.

GT Tachyon Bikes

There are also a number of performance road bikes in the GT roster, with the GTR Series continuing over and sitting alongside the Tachyon models. The Tachyon 1.0 features a hydroformed alloy frame for strength, Tektro RX-3 brakes and Kenda Kwest tyres. Meanwhile there are plenty of affordable performance road bikes in this family of models, each of which will be even easier on your wallet if budget is a big concern but you still want to invest in a GT bike.

GT Transeo Bikes

GT’s range of urban-friendly road bikes is made up of the sporting Transeo range for men and women. These are not your typical commuter models, because they are designed to deliver plenty of speed and excitement while still getting you from one place to another in one piece.

The Transeo 4.0 kicks things off with the bespoke triple triangle alloy frame design for which GT is best known. It adds to this an SR NEX4110 fork offering 63mm of travel which helps to absorb the bumps and lumps of a typical city street while still letting you put your foot down when you want to pull away from the traffic lights.

Further up the range you will find the Transeo 1.0 which introduces up to 75mm of travel and utilises Shimano SLX and XT components for smooth shifting every time. Hydraulic brakes from Shimano with 160mm rotors at the front and rear give you excellent control regardless of the conditions on the road, which matches perfectly with the sporty setup of this bike.

The urban road bikes from GT are able to stand out from the crowd because they can deliver that all rounder performance which makes them feel fun rather than purely functional. All of the firm’s road bikes are intelligently designed and affordably put together and priced in order to appeal to a wide audience, which is perhaps why the company remains a staple of the industry.

GT Road Bikes

Rating by Mark Taylor: 5.0 stars