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Offline diesel9er

*2012 Gunnar Grand Tour Gravel Grinder Touring SLX Sweet
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:08:06 pm »
2012 Gunnar Grand Tour Cyclocross Touring TRP Brakes Size 60 - $1899 plus shipping(NWPA)




Selling a 2012 Gunnar Grand Tour. This bike is made for touring but also would make for an excellent Cyclocross bike. Awesome build:

 About 1200 total miles.
 SLX crankset 42/32/24
 SLX front and rear derailers
 A719 36h rims lace to XT hubs
 Ritchey Pro Headset
 FSA stem
 TRP Levers
 TRP CX8.4 CNC'd Linear brakes.
 Bar end shifters.
 9 Speed

 Like new bike with no damage dings or dents. Very low gearing makes climbing a breeze.

 I just bought a brand-new set of TRP CX 8.4 Linear brakes which were just installed. These brakes are top of the line for cross and will lock up the rear wheel, giving you confidence on a large down hill with a heavy load at 40 mph! As good as discs but much lighter.

 The pictures show an A319 wheel on the front with a Schmidt dynamo hub. I would be keeping this and installing the other A719.

 Made in Waterford, Wisconsin by the the old Schwinn Paramount factory. This bike is ready to go anywhere and do anything. This is one sweet rig and the more weight you put on it the better it rides! Check out the Gunnar website: http://gunnarbikes.com/site/

 Seat, racks, and bags for illustration only and will not go with the bike.

 Thanks for looking.
 http://www.flickr.com/photos/40467222@N02/sets/72157634758019967/

 Surly, Seven, Independent, CX, Adventure, Camping, Cross

Offline tandem-tourer

Re: *2012 Gunnar Grand Tour Gravel Grinder Touring SLX Sweet
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 03:44:15 pm »
Hello, I just ran across your ad. I'm currently getting a quote for a new Gunnar GT with disks and Shimano build pkg. I'm curious why you are selling your Gunnar. Have you been pleased with the bike both loaded and unloaded? Any experience you can share would be most helpful. Thanks Bill


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Offline diesel9er

Re: *2012 Gunnar Grand Tour Gravel Grinder Touring SLX Sweet
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 04:14:37 pm »
Hi Bill! It's been a great bike for me. I rode the GAP trail with it last year and it performed flawlessly. Wished I could have ridden a greater distance with it. I have accepted a new job in which I spend most of my free time commuting to and from and just don't have time for it anymore. Perhaps I'll reconsider.

The bike rides better heavily loaded than it does with no load at all and I'm sure you'll love yours! Best touring bike I've ever owned (I've owned quite a few!). My mechanic likes it enough to have offered to buy the frame to use for cross. I politely said no thank you. I felt the bike deserved a better life than that! ;)
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Offline tandem-tourer

Re: *2012 Gunnar Grand Tour Gravel Grinder Touring SLX Sweet
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 07:18:21 pm »
Thanks for the feedback on the Gunnar. Sounds like a great touring bike. I've been researching touring bikes for a while now and finally settled on the Gunnar. It is a lot of value for the price. I currently ride a 59cm 2007 Waterford RS-22 which I love. My LBS thinks the 60cm Gunnar would fit well. I'm 6ft. I noticed you have the sloping crown fork instead of the unicrown. Was that an intentional selection. It is a better looking fork but not sure if the tire clearance is the same. My goal is to get a great tour bike without putting a lot of money in it.


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Offline diesel9er

Re: *2012 Gunnar Grand Tour Gravel Grinder Touring SLX Sweet
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2014, 08:46:13 pm »
It's the stock fork for the GT. I'm currently running Marathon Dureme 40s under fender.