GT GTR Series 4 Bike (2009) - First Road Bike

baldspot Posts: 38
edited March 2009 in Road beginners
Hi All

Going to be buying my first Road bike soon ans thinking the above bike might be good for starters. What do you think?


# Frame: New GTR compact design with smooth welded Hydrofomed Kinesis 6061 butted tubing
# Fork: GT Carbon with 1 1/8" threadless cromo steerer
# Cranks: FSA Vero Compact 50/39
# Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
# Pedals: Low Profile Nylon w/ Toe Clips
# Front Derailleur: Shimano Compact
# Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora
# Shifters: Shimano STI 8 spd
# Cassette: Shimano HG-50 8 spd 12-25
# Chain: 8spd Shimano Comp.
# Front Hub: Formula sealed
# Rear Hub: Formula sealed casette
# Rims: Alex R500., black anodized with silver sidewalls
# Tyres: Vittoria Zaffiro 700 x 23 C
# Front Brake: Dual pivot
# Rear Brake: Dual pivot
# Brake Levers: Shimano integrated
# Handlebar: GT 6061 alloy, black anodized
# Headset: TH sealed bearing
# Stem: 3-d Forged Alloy, black anodized
# Grips: Black Cork
# Saddle: GT Road
# Seat Post: alloy
# Seat Clamp: Cold Forged with Nickel finish


  • Lowie
    Lowie Posts: 4
    I read on here a lot and almost never join in, but i thought i would here. I bought one of these near the end of 2007 after deciding to try road bikes. I can say its worth going for. I have found it fine (i commute about 20 miles a day). But as its my first road bike (unless you include a 'blade and a ninja) i cannot compare it against anything else. Only now am i having to replace the wheels
    Richard Lowe
  • baldspot
    baldspot Posts: 38
    Great - thx for the feedback. Think I'm gonna go for this one.
  • Mettan
    Mettan Posts: 2,103
    One thing that jumps out a bit with this spec is the 39 chainring - are you ok with a Double or would a Compact be more suitable??? Keep in mind that currently your lowest gear is 39/25. If Hilly Sportives are on the horizon for this summer, you might be better with a Compact chainset.