GT Tachyon 2 2014
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When you’re trying to navigate through the traffic on your daily commute, the Tachyon is the perfect choice. It’s built for comfort & total reliability, which is due to GT’s Speed Metal aluminium frame (and fork) and Shimano Claris 8 speed components.
Top Features of the GT Tachyon 2 2014
- New GT Tachyon compact geometry Speed Metal™ aluminium frame with hydroformed (top tube and down tube), forged drop-outs, all braze ons, and replaceable derailleur hanger
- New GT Speed Metal™ aluminium fork with V-brake bosses, rack and mudguard eyelets and alloy steerer
- Shimano 2400 Claris octalink triple chainset and drivetrain for great performance
- Kenda Kwest 700x28c road tyres
- Tektro RX-1 V-brakes for great stopping power
|Rear Rack Mounts:||Yes|
|Number of gears:||24|
|Frame:||GT Tachyon compact geometry, Speed Metal aluminium with hydroformed top tube and down tube|
|Fork Material:||Aluminium Alloy|
|Fork:||GT Speed Metal aluminium|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Front Derailleur Mount:||Braze on front derailleur with clamp|
|Dropouts:||Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
|Wheelset:||Jalco DM23 rims built on Formula hubs|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano Claris|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Claris|
|Brake Callipers:||Tektro RX-1|
|Chainring Size:||50 Tooth, 39 Tooth, 30 Tooth|
|Bottom Bracket:||Shimano Octalink|
|Cassette:||Sunrace, 8 speed|
|Cassette Range:||12-32 Tooth|
|Handlebars:||GT alloy, 31.8mm x 640mm|
|Stem:||GT alloy, 3D forged|
|Seat Post:||GT alloy|
|Saddle:||GT All Terra Bio-Morphic|
|Tyres:||Kenda Kwest 700x32c|
|Pedals:||Supplied with basic flat pedals|
|Warranty:||1 year frame and Parts|
The new Tachyon with its Speed Metal frame and compact geometry, is lightweight, comfortable and strong and comes fitted with Shimano’s Claris 8 speed drivetrain components and makes for a versatile bike that is built for urban/city life. Making your travel through town easier is the triple Shimano chainset that provides you with 24 gears so whatever mood you’re in you can find that perfect gear to get you home without too much hassle or trouble.
This classic city bike from GT features an aluminium frame with the iconic Triple Triangle(excludes the XS and S frames). Originally developed to extend the frame life, stiffen the rear triangle and thus create a faster, more responsive ride, the Triple Triangle™ frame has transcended its role as just another tech story and become an iconic symbol of who GT are and what they stand for.
The Tachyon also comes fitted with Tektro RX-1 V-Brakes which provide great stopping power and work well both in wet and dry conditions, and lightweight ‘Speed Metal’ aluminium forks. The wheels are a great combination of Jalco DRX4000 rims built on a pair of Formula hubs. Wider Kenda Kwest 700x32c tyres are wrapped around them and provide excellent grip, great comfort and superb puncture protection resistance against stones, flints and pot-holes etc.
Finally, the finishing kit (bars, stem and seat post) are all GT. These are great value products manufactured by GT and help to keep the price point as low as possible without lowering the quality of this bike.
In summary, whether you’re trying to navigate through the traffic of your daily commute or attempting a trip in the countryside, the Tachyon’s compact Triple Triangle design puts you in a perfect position for comfort and control.
Ergonomic grips and a wide, flat bar keep you exactly where you want to be, with lightweight wheels and tyres that keep you rolling fast, while the low-profile tubing absorbs all the bumps you hit along the way.
Each bike is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure you're bike arrives in perfect condition. To find out which size fits you use the size chart below.
Note: Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.
About Hybrid & City Bikes
Wiggle’s range of city bikes and commuter bikes are perfect for those wishing to lower their carbon footprint, avoid traffic congestion and a great way to exercise! We have a wide range of city bikes for men and women designed for both paved and unpaved roads along with a range of urban bikes to suit commuting and leisure riding. Manufactured with aspects of mountain bike construction and a practical road style set-up having a city bike is a great way to travel!
About the GT brand
GT Bikes, based in Southern California, has been in the business of making great bikes since 1972 when Gary Turner launched one of the first performance BMX race bikes. Developing world class bikes in conjunction with the world’s best BMX rider such as Greg Hill, Eddie Fiola, Clive Gosling and Dave Mirra, GT grew into one of the biggest brands. With a BMX heritage and based in California the MTB scene was the perfect addition in the late 80’s . GT used the same model of developing performance bikes with the best riders, pioneering new suspension technology and the use of carbon fibre in MTB frames. Winning numerous World Championships in downhill and cross country racing with legendary riders such Nicholas Vouilloz, Steve Peat and more recently Atherton Racing, with Dan Gee and Rachel Atherton. Hans “No Way” Ray has been one of the figurehead of GT’s longstanding team rider program, setting the record for longest sponsorship deal of 26 (?) years and counting. It hasn’t always been about dirt, in the mid 90’s GT took there carbon technology and build track bikes for the USA Olympic team, the bike was later banned for being too fast. GT latest crop of Enduroad Grade models play perfect testament to the brands heritage across, dirt, road and track.
The size chart below will get you on the right size bike. Experienced riders may also wish to refer to the geometry chart for more detail.
Getting the Right Fit
At Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order, against measurements supplied by you, to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!
If you are on the change over between sizes both options will fit. Racers and experienced riders would usually select a smaller size as this offers quicker handing. A larger bike offers more stability and is more suited to new and intermediate riders.
|X Small||Small||Medium||Large||Extra Large||Extra Extra Large|
|Height||cm||145 - 155cm||155 - 165cm||165 - 175cm||175 - 183cm||183 - 191cm||191 - 195cm|
|ft||4′ 9″ - 5′ 1″||5′ 1″ - 5′ 5″||5′ 5″ - 5′ 9″||5′ 9″ - 6′ 0″||6′ 0″ - 6′ 3″||6′ 3″ - 6′ 5″|
|X Small||Small||Medium||Large||Extra Large||Extra Extra Large|
|A. Head Tube Angle||Degrees||70.5°||70.5°||71.5°||72.5°||72.5°||72.5°|
|B. Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||74.5°||74°||73.5°||73°||73°||72°|
|C. Top Tube||mm||541mm||545mm||552mm||565mm||577mm||592mm|
|D. Seat Tube Length||mm||450mm||470mm||490mm||510mm||530mm||550mm|
|E. Chainstay Length||mm||435mm||435mm||435mm||435mm||435mm||435mm|
|G. Standover Height||mm||0mm||0mm||0mm||0mm||0mm||0mm|
|H. Head Tube||mm||115mm||130mm||160mm||180mm||200mm||220mm|
|J. Fork Rake||mm||50mm||50mm||45mm||45mm||45mm||45mm|
|K. Bottom Bracket Height||mm||275mm||275mm||275mm||275mm||275mm||275mm|
|L. Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm|
|M Front Centre||mm||613mm||612mm||602mm||599mm||612mm||616mm|
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Product Q & A
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Also what tyres as the description states both 28 and 32?
Can I ask for any tyre size on this or other GT bike?
I'm 5.7 with a long back and only 30" inside leg.
Also, is it possible to fit the bike with adjustable handlebar stem to allow for more upright riding as I tend to suffer from low back pain at times?
And lastly, what mudguards would you recommend for this bike for commuting in city?
I have also provided a link to a suitable mudguard set for commuting and the correct size would be Hybrid (25-35).
We can fit a adjustable stem here but this will have to be purchased from our site on the same order as the bike and comments added for the staff.
I hope this helps.
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