GT GTR 5 review

GT GTR 5, £600 bike test
Cycling Weekly Verdict

With its trustworthy handling characteristics, fender mounts and more useable controls, the GT GTR 5 is a great candidate for a first road bike at a budget price. You should definitely put it on your shortlist.

Reasons to buy
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    Looks 'expensive'

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    Microshift levers

Reasons to avoid
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    Harsher ride on bumpy roads

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Like Genesis, GT is a marque more famed for its off-road credentials - it's been one of the giants of mountain bike production for longer than I've been cycling or can even remember.

Beyond this, other than their identical price tags, it's hard to draw comparisons between our two test bikes. If historians excavated both these machines centuries in the future, we reckon they'd struggle to date them as being part of each manufacturer's 2013 model range.

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