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The all-new GT Grade Carbon Expert boasts the iconic frame that won Gravel Bike of The Year 2020 packed with an enviable Shimano 105 parts package built for road and gravel.

The all-new GT Grade Carbon Expert boasts the iconic frame that won Gravel Bike of The Year 2020 packed with an enviable Shimano 105 parts package built for road and gravel.


GT Grade Carbon Expert Gravel Adventure Bike 2021 Tan


With Pre-Order, you can purchase the latest items added to our store in advance of them arriving with us.

Your Pre-Order is prioritised (at no additional charge); meaning that as soon as the product arrives with us, we can wrap it straight back up; ready for collection via Click & Collect or despatch to you — it often never even hits the stock room shelves!


With Pre-Launch, the date when we expect to receive the product ourselves is still a little too hazy to be confident in accepting Pre-Orders.

So, instead, you can submit your email address against the item you are interested in and we will email you as soon as stock arrives on the system.

Estimated Delivery & Collection Dates

Estimated Delivery & Collection Dates are given on Pre-Order and Pre-Launch products. They are for indication purposes only and can change at any time without notice.

The dates we provide are based on indications given by our suppliers. Whenever we get updated information from our suppliers we will endeavour to update the Estimated Delivery & Collection Dates provided on product pages.

We estimate this will be ready for despatch to you or collection via Click & Collect on Undetermined

Quick & Easy Returns

Returns made easy!

Please read and fully understand this policy before returning goods to us. With exception of Warranty Claims, Faulty or Damaged goods (See terms below), we can only accept a return on an item if it is completely unused and in its original condition.
  1. Please pack the item carefully in its original packaging.
  2. Download and Print the returns slip.
  3. Fully complete the returns slip and include it in the package.
  4. Contact us to arrange a courier collection, or make your own arrangements for postal/courier service.

Returns Address

Pauls Cycles Returns
Unit A, 13 Yaxham Road
NR19 1HB

Returns & Exchanges Policy Summary

We offer a 30 day returns period from the date of receipt.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the item is returned to us in a safe and secure manner, we suggest that you use a recorded postal/courier service. Please ensure that the service you use covers the value of the goods in the parcel.

We are unable to accept returns where the goods or packaging has been used, lost, damaged or is otherwise not in the condition you received it in. Bikes must be returned in a securely packaged bike box.

If you would like us to arrange a collection via courier, then we can do so at a cost of £50. Should you fail to be present for an arranged collection, you will be charged £20 to rebook.

We will refund up to £10 for private postage of faulty or damaged items.

If you would like to exchange an item, we will happily send out a replacement product once the original has been returned.

Refunds will be made to the original payment method - this may take up to 10 days to appear depending on the method of payment. Initial shipping costs are non-refundable.

We are unable to offer a refund without proof of purchase.

We cannot accept returns without a completed returns form.

Signing for delivery receipt of items that have clearly been damaged by the courier is the responsibility of the receiver.

Items that are damaged during a return as a result of inadequate packaging will be declined and returned to you, or charged for.

Faulty Goods and Warranties

If the item that has been received is faulty, damaged or not as described then we will cover the cost of return postage (up to £10) and offer a refund or exchange. In these instances, we would always recommend using our own shipping services.

Important information to note about returning faulty, damaged or not as described items:

Pauls Cycles issue no warranties, all warranties are issued by manufacturers. For this reason, we may need to send your goods to the manufacturer for inspection before taking any action. Please see the relevant manufacturer's website for full warranty information.

Only products that are faulty, damaged or not as described by ourselves are eligible for returns/exchanges. If damage has been caused through wear and tear, improper care or some other factor beyond our control then it will not be covered.

Once a faulty item has been used, or if the packaging has been damaged it can still be returned to us, however we - and the manufacturer - reserve the right to offer a repair, replacement or partial refund.

Remember it is your responsibility to ensure that returned items are packaged appropriately - any damage caused in transit [as a result of inadequate packaging] will be chargeable.

We cannot accept any cycle warranty claim or return for incorrect pedal fitment or damage to crank arms caused by incorrect pedal fitment as described in the helpsheet supplied with all of our bikes.

If the wheels on the bike you've ordered become untrue through use, or the gears need readjustment after initial use, this unfortunately not covered under warranty.

GT Grade Carbon Expert Gravel Adventure Bike 2021 Tan




BikeRadar rates the GT Grade Carbon a ‘Flickable, fun-filled, high performing bike for all conditions’ and we couldn’t agree more. With floating stays, the Triple Triangle carbon frame creates an incredible ride. GT didn’t invent gravel riding, they just perfected it.

Amalgamating a high-grade carbon frameset construction with a clever design and reliable components, the GT Grade Carbon Expert Gravel Bike infuses enthusiasm, control and fun into any multisurface adventure.

The full carbon frameset uses an advanced layup format to promote high levels of lateral stiffness for efficient power transfer while remaining lightweight. The striking design of the frameset incorporates the Triple Triangle configuration that allows the seatstays to float and give extra vertical compliance over rougher terrain. Balanced handling can be tweaked to be more reactive or more stable by the fork’s integrated flip chip, and generous clearances allow broader tyres to be used for increased grip and comfort. The frameset sports plenty of luggage mounting options so the rider can combat the longest of adventures with all of the necessary supplies.

The wheelsets WTB ST i23 rims are a solid addition to the build and their wide internal rim width works to support tyre sidewalls to lower rolling resistance and increase line accuracy. These wheels are propelled by the reliable and smooth-shifting Shimano GRX/Ultegra gear combination while hydraulic disc brakes stop with precision, even within the muddiest conditions.

Model Highlights:
  • A high performing gravel bike full of enthusiasm and fun that’s perfect for tackling all manner of terrain and adventures
  • Full carbon frameset is responsive, lightweight and robust thanks to its advanced material layup
  • Triple Triangle frame format allows the seatstays to “float” to grant vast amounts of vertical compliance
  • The carbon fork incorporates a flip chip to make the handling more stable or more agile
  • Multiple mounts for luggage carrying on the frame and fork
  • Up to 42mm tyre clearance with a 700c wheel
  • WTB ST i23 wheels are robust, have a wide internal rim width and are tubeless-ready tyre compatible
  • Shimano GRX/Ultegra gears have a wide range of ratios and are accurate and dependable
  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes stop with accuracy whatever the conditions
  • Please note: images are for the illustration of colours and frameset appearance only. The components supplied are as listed within the technical specifications
Technical Information
  • FRAME MATERIAL: Carbon Fibre
  • FORK MATERIAL: Carbon Fibre
  • GROUPSET: Shimano 105 22speed 2x11
  • BRAKES: Hydraulic Disc Brakes - Shimano GRX 400
  • FRAME: Grade Carbon Frame, Triple Triangle Design feat. Floating Seatstays, 12x142 Thru Axle, Flat Mount Disc (160mm), Tapered Headtube, Di2 and Dropper Compatible, PF30
  • FORK: Grade Carbon Fork, Tapered Carbon Steerer, 12x100 Thru Axle, Flat Mount Disc (160mm), Adjustable Flip Chip
  • CHAIN: KMC X11, 11-speed
  • CRANK: FSA Omega Adventure, 46/30
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano 105, Braze-on
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra RX800 Shadow Plus
  • SHIFTERS: Shimano GRX 600
  • COG SET: Shimano 105, 11-34, 11-speed
  • RIMS: WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0, 28h, Tubeless Ready
  • TIRES: WTB Nano TCS Light, 700 x 40c, Tubeless Ready
  • FRONT HUB: Formula CL-712, 12x100 Centerlock
  • REAR HUB: Formula RXC-400, 12x142 Centerlock
  • SPOKES: Stainless Steel, 14g
  • BRAKES: Shimano GRX 400 Hydro Disc, 160/160mm RT30 Rotors
  • FRONT BRAKE: Shimano GRX 400 Hydro Disc, 160/160mm RT30 Rotors
  • REAR BRAKE: Shimano GRX 400 Hydro Disc, 160/160mm RT30 Rotors
  • HANDLEBAR: GT DropTune Super Light, Double Butted 6061 Alloy, 16° Flare
  • STEM: GT 3D Forged SL Alloy, 31.8
  • GRIPS: GT Gravel Grip Premium Tape
  • HEADSET: FSA No.44, Integrated, Sealed Bearing
  • SADDLE: Fabric Scoop Radius Sport, Steel Rails
  • SEAT POST: GT Carbon, 27.2x350mm (44-58), 400mm (61)
  • PEDALS: Not included
Sizing Information

GT Bicycles Size Guide

Inches5'0" - 5'3"5'3" - 5'6"5'6" - 5'9"5'9" - 6'0"6'0" - 6'3"6'3" - 6'6"
cm152 - 160160 - 168168 - 175175 - 183183 - 191191 - 198
Road/Gravel BikeXS - 50cmS - 52cmM - 54cmM - L - 56cmL - 58cmXL - 60cm
Hybrid BikeXSSMM - LLXL
Mountain BikeXSSMM - LLXL

Size Guides are a great way to help you find the right bike, but we always recommend visiting our store to view and sit on the bike in person where possible or speaking to ouradvice team.

This Size Guide is based on an average build, if you have shorter arms or longer legs for example you will need to consider this when purchasing a bike. If you are between sizes, we always recommend sizing down as a smaller bike can be made bigger with adjustments. Stem length, Saddle height, Handlebar width and even Crank length can be changed to achieve the ideal riding position. See here for our generalbike sizing guide.

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