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2019 GT Bikes Explained

Words by Cycles UK

on 24/08/2018 15:22:00

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GT was founded in 1979 by Gary Turner and is still one of the big names in the cycling industry today. Many of the names in the GT mountain bike range have been around since the beginnings of the sport and older mountain bikers will know names like the Zaskar and Karakoram. GT Bicycles don't just trade off their heritage though, they continue to make cutting edge bikes with regular updates to their range to reflect the latest trends in technology and the mountain bike scene. GT continue to impress with their trusted Aggressorand Avalanche models that are well suited to the beginner or intermediate rider alike.


The Zaskar has been GT’s top end hard tail mountain bike for years, with it’s signature triple triangle frame design and competition specs, it’s no wonder the bike has pro rider heritage. The Zaskar comes in three different builds, the aluminium comp, carbon comp and carbon elite, each with varying specs and price. With a bike that has won world cups in cross country, downhill, slalom and trails, you can be sure that it can handle anything you throw at it.

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The Aggressor is a versatile workhorse mountain bike, with capable handling and reliable components, that comes in at the lower entry level price of hardtail mountain bikes, even in its top spec. The Aggressor comes in 3 different builds, Sport, Comp and Expert ranging in price and spec. Mountain trails or around town, there isn’t much this bike can’t do.

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The little brother to the Zaskar, The Avalanche is rich in heritage and features. With similar geometry to the Zaskar on a modern high end Aluminium frame this bike will make you rethink what a hardtail can do. The Avalanche comes in 4 different builds, Sport, Comp, Elite and Expert, all benefiting from carefully chosen parts and value for money.

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If you are looking for a no nonsense mountain bike with the diversity and comfort of a hybrid bike then the Palomar is for you. Suitable for new or smaller riders the Palomars 27.5 inch wheels provide a confident ride whilst still being easy to handle and capable both on or off road.

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The Force is a 27.5 inch, 150mm travel, full suspension trail bike designed for good times on rowdy terrain. Wether you are shredding the trails with your mates or competing in an enduro, The Force will have you laughing the whole way down with it’s playful, agile ride. There are 4 different builds, the Comp and Elite in aluminium and the Expert and Pro in carbon, all good value for the level of componentry each build receives. May the force be with you.

Mountain, G23409M, 27.5 M Force Al Elite CHT MD


The Sensor is a 29 inch, 130mm travel, full suspension trail bike capable on technical terrain and cross country tracks. Whatever you are riding you’ll be riding it fast. The Sensor comes in 4 different builds, the Sport and Comp in aluminium and the Elite and Expert in carbon.

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GTs gravity inspired enduro bike has one thing in mind. Get to the bottom of the hill, fast. Does fast mean fun? You bet it does. With a weight saving tubeset inspired by the Fury's design and 165mm of travel, the Sanction is a winning recipe. It comes in 3 different aluminium frame builds, the Comp, Elite and Expert.

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The Verb is an entry level short travel full suspension bike benefiting from a full suspension, trail set up without breaking the bank. The Verb is for riders who don't want to compromise the agility and climbing ability of a hardtail but want to enjoy the traction and playful ride a full suspension bike has. 120mm forks and progressive geometry give a confident ride suitable for beginners and seasoned riders alike. There are 2 builds, the Comp and Elite and with the Comp coming in under £1000 they really are great value for money.

Mountain, G25209M, 27.5 M Verb Elite GRN MD


The GTR is  a rugged, do it all road bike built for whatever the roads can throw at you. Whether you want to cruise in comfort or blast around your not so smooth winter training route, the GTR is sure to put a smile on your face wherever you ride it. The lightweight alloy frame, 28c tyres on wide rims and carbon forks make for a confident and comfortable ride without compromising performance. It comes in 3 different builds, Sport, Comp and Elite.

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Much like the GTR, the Grade is a rugged road bike that can handle the roughest of roads and gravel tracks but with it’s 32c tyres and bombproof frame design it is even more capable of handling everything you can throw its way. The Grade also comes in carbon, which helps absorb the bumps. The models are Comp and Expert in aluminium and Elite and Expert in carbon. The Grade knows no bounds.

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The Transeo is GTs flagship hybrid bike. Coming in a wide range of builds, the bike is perfect for a huge number of uses, like fitness, commuting and leisure. The Transeo also comes in a women’s low step frame.

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If you need a sturdy women’s specific bike on a budget, the Laguna is for you. It’s perfect for trips to the shops, cruising around town and commuting. The Laguna has a high quality, low step, steel frame for ease and benefits from reliable components.

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Stomper Ace

The Stomper Ace is one of our favourite kids mountain bikes. Coming in 20, 24 and 26 inch wheels it is the perfect bike for your little ones to learn to ride like mum and dad. Kids love the bright colours and easy to pedal build the Stomper Ace provides and at a lower price than some of it’s competitors, It won’t be breaking the bank. The frame is made from lightweight alloy and uses GT’s legit fit design to ensure it has an enjoyable and confident ride that will help kids develop the skills they need. The 24 and 26 inch models also benefit from front suspension and disc brakes just like an adult bike.

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