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GT Bicycles

On this page: 54cm ZR 30 complete bicycle

GT Bicycles was started in the garage of Gary Turner in 1979. Like several iconic firms that began around that time, Gary Turner and partner Richard Long were looking to make better BMX bikes for Turner's kids. The firm grew, eventually making a complete line of BMX, mountain and road bikes.

The company became a roaring success. It famously made the high-performance "Superbikes" for the 1996 American Olympic team. GT has sponsored and equipped BMX, mountain and road racing teams. Among the road racing teams GT sponsored was the famous GT/Lotto-Adecco team in the late 1990s.

GT bikes are famous for having seat stays parallel to the down tube that are welded to both the seat tube and top tube, which GT calls "Triple Triangle". It is a design with a long history that GT has made its own.


54 cm GT ZR 30 bicycle. $850 Complete bicycle, barely used
54cm seat tube x 54cm top tube.

The frame is built with GT's famous triple triangle design. It's made with heat-treated 7000-series aluminum tubing. The fork is a carbon-fiber "GT Edge".

Kit is Shimano 105 9-speed x triple crank. Rims are Mavic CPX-21

GT ZR 30

Top view of this excellent road bike

GT ZR 30

Left side showing carbon fork.

Carbon fork

Close-up of the carbon fork

GT ZR 30

View of the rear triangle

GT seat cluster

Seat cluster

Holoowtech crankset

Shimano 105 Hollowtech triple crankset. The arms really are hollow tubes, making for a strong, stiff, lightweight crankset.

GT bike

View of the triple crankset, triple front derailleur

GT rear cluster

Where the power ends up, the Shimano 9-speed cluster. Note the derailleur shows almost no use.