Spending years hunched over a road bike, pedaling exclusively on smooth shoulders and predictable tarmac, isn't a bad way to ride, but broadening your horizons has become easier than ever with the advent of gravel frames and endurance geometry. GT took features from willowy road frames and blended them with its proven expertise in the mountain discipline to create the Grade Carbon 105 Complete Road Bike, designed to excel on gravel and rough roads while retaining the spirit of a road bike. Grab it now to explore the side roads and bike paths you've been missing out on with your twitchy race frame, while enjoying the consistency of a Shimano 105 drivetrain. Glass reinforced carbon comprises the Grade Carbon's frame and fork, giving it the ability to dampen road vibrations while remaining lightweight and responsive. GT also shaped the frame to follow endurance geometry, orienting you in a more upright position in the saddle than traditional racing frames for less back and shoulder strain during long days or fondos. Comfort doesn't come at the expense of handling, however, with the Grade Carbon still employing a snappy rear triangle to keep it accelerating quickly when you need it to. The theme of responsiveness extends to the drivetrain and brakes as well, with a rarely seen full Shimano 105 drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes that will stop dependably on the days you end up on rain slicked roads or muddy bike paths. Plus, you'll be able to roll confidently off road with Stan's NoTube's Grail Disc hoops paired with capable 28mm Continental Grand Sport Race tires with the added reassurance of tubeless traction and grip.