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GT GTR Series Road/Racing Bike Review
Choose your weapon! The "GTR Series" bikes are called entry level racing bikes, by GT, which really means that they cost a lot less than their top of the line racers. Based on the GT bikes that I've reviewed, all of their bike lines are high quality so you can save some money on this "series". GT may have gotten its start in BMX racing but their road bikes are strong and fast too.
The GTR Series bikes come in multiple price/component levels depending on the model year (see the model comparisons below) all of which are designed with aluminum frames, carbon forks, higher end shimano derailers and breaks, 700x23c tires and a cool look (some custom models come with SRAM components) .
Depending on where you live, it may be hard to find all of the different Series models, to review, at bike shops but you can usually find a good selection of these bikes online (although not all online merchants will carry all of the Series levels).
Note: As of 5/21/2013 the 2012 GT Series 1.0 is selling for $999 (new) at Performance Bike with Free in-store shipping. See 2012 GT Series 1.0 Road Bike for the latest price and avaiability of the GT Series online.
GT GTR Series Model Comparisons:
The GT Series bikes have multiple price/component levels. The prices go down as the level number goes up so the GT Series 1 is the most expensive and the GT Series 5 is the least expensive. The differences with the Series bikes are primarily with the derailers, shifters and components.
See the Performance Bike links or the REI bike links (above) for their automated comparison feature to see the specific details.
The GT Series road bikes are great ("entry level") aluminum and carbon road and racing bikes at excellent prices. They are light weight and the high quality components work well.
I was actually looking for some negative comments in the online reviews and could not find any relevant "Cons" on this bike. It is rated highly by customers and few have any complaints.
Definitely a good selection for an entry level or recreational level racing bike.
See the Performance Bike or REI links (above) for specifications on the other GT Series models.
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