tout terrain Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition

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Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition - black-orange/M
Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition - black-orange/M
Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition - black-orange/M
Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition - black-orange/M
Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition - black-orange/M
Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition - black-orange/M
Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition - black-orange/M
Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition - black-orange/M
Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition - black-orange/M
Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition - black-orange/M
Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition - black-orange/M
Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition - black-orange/M
Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition - black-orange/M
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The bc Edition Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle by tout terrain - Ready for everything


Discover gravel paths of the world with the exclusive bc Edition tout terrain Vasco GT Select 21.3 bicycle. The stable steel frame with 28" wheels and 40 mm wide tyres impresses with its smooth running over gravel as well as asphalt. Overall weight stays low thanks to the carbon fork, so that you can still make excellent progress even with cargo. The frame is equipped with numerous fastening eyelets so that your cargo can always find space on the bike. If necessary, a cargo rack can also be mounted without a problem. Even fully loaded, no amount of height will stand in your way. With a classic 1x11 GRX gravel groupset from Shimano, you can overcome steep climbs without difficulty thanks to a slight reduction in gears.

Specifications:


Application: Gravel
Wheel Size: 28"
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Frame Material: steel (CrMo 4130)
Fork Material: Carbon

Components:


Frame: Vasco (Stratocrom tube set)
Fork: cinq Touring Fork II
Stem: Black Label 100 mm, 6°
Handlebars: Black Label Road Handlebars, 440 mm
Headset: Cane Creek 10
Seatpost: Black Label Micro-adjust, 27.2 mm
Saddle: Selle Royal Vivo Athletic
Crankset: Shimano GRX FC-RX600, 1-speed, 40 tooth, 172.5 mm
Pedals: Black Label Urban Pedal
Brakes: Shimano GRX BR-RX400
Shift/Brake lever: Shimano GRX 600, hydraulic, 11-speed
Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX RD-RX812, 1x11-speed
Cassette: Shimano SLX CS-M7000, 11-42 tooth, 11-speed
Chain: Shimano CN-HG601, 11-speed
Wheels: DT Swiss G540 28" rims, Black Label EX-F1 front hubs, Black Label EX-R1-10/11-speed rear hubs
Tyres: WTB Byway 28" , 40 mm

Approved For:


Weight Limit: 120 kg (system weight)
Rotor Size (max.): 180 mm
Tyre Size (max.): 700x47C, 650x54B

Features:


- exclusive bc design
- 4 bottle cage mounts
- cargo rack ready
- durable steel frame with lightweight carbon fork
- double butted tubes with reinforced ends for higher load-bearing capacity at reduced weight
- 78° head tube angle with Ergo-Stop II handlebar stop prevents contact between handlebars and the frame
- lowered bottom bracket for stable off-road riding
- shorter chainstays for higher agility and good acceleration

Geometry:


S:
Stack: 562 mm
Reach: 363 mm
Seat Tube Length: 490 mm
Effective Top Tube Length: 535 mm
Head Tube Length: 125 mm
Chainstay Length: 435 mm
Wheelbase: 1010 mm
BB Drop: 70 mm
Standover Height: 772 mm
Seat Tube Angle: 73°
Head Tube Angle: 71°
Stem Length: 100 mm
Handlebar Width: 440 mm

M:
Stack: 585 mm
Reach: 376 mm
Seat Tube Length: 530 mm
Effective Top Tube Length: 555 mm
Head Tube Length: 150 mm
Chainstay Length: 435 mm
Wheelbase: 1030 mm
BB Drop: 70 mm
Standover Height: 803 mm
Seat Tube Angle: 73°
Head Tube Angle: 71°
Stem Length: 100 mm
Handlebar Width: 440 mm

L:
Stack: 611 mm
Reach: 382 mm
Seat Tube Length: 570 mm
Effective Top Tube Length: 575 mm
Head Tube Length: 175 mm
Chainstay Length: 440 mm
Wheelbase: 1045 mm
BB Drop: 70 mm
Standover Height: 834 mm
Seat Tube Angle: 72.5°
Head Tube Angle: 71.5°
Stem Length: 100 mm
Handlebar Width: 440 mm

XL:
Stack: 635 mm
Reach: 389 mm
Seat Tube Length: 610 mm
Effective Top Tube Length: 595 mm
Head Tube Length: 200 mm
Chainstay Length: 440 mm
Wheelbase: 1060 mm
BB Drop: 70 mm
Standover Height: 865 mm
Seat Tube Angle: 72°
Head Tube Angle: 71.5°
Stem Length: 100 mm
Handlebar Width: 440 mm

Manufacturer Part Number:


430102101

Shipping Notice:


The shipment is sent pre-assembled by a forwarding agent. The delivery time is extended by 2-5 days, depending on the overall volume of orders. For individual consultation, please contact our customer service team.

Contents:


- 1 x tout terrain Vasco GT 28 Select 21.3 Bicycle - bc Edition

Gewicht:

  • black-orange/S: 11,5 kg

Models:

in stock 2 to 7 days up to 10 days Out of stock inform me
  • black-orange/S
    2,260.50€
  • black-orange/M
    2,260.50€
  • black-orange/L
    2,260.50€
  • black-orange/XL
    2,260.50€

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by Fernando R.  on 30.09.2021 (modified on 26.11.2021)
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

First of all, I must advice that I´m not an expert in mechanichal stuff, but I´m a regular cyclist who rides twice per week in routes ranged from 70 to 100km.
Second, I think I´m not making an illogical step in promoting from a modest alluminium gravel bike to a better (¿or simply a more expensive? No, a better one in almost any aspect) steel bike. I mean, I think my sensations can be useful to other people in a similar position. Often I will compare my previous bike, (PB hereafter), a 1.500 euros, allu frame, sram apex bike, with the new one, the Vasco GT.
Third, sorry If you find my english a little bit weird, I´m spanish speaker. Zero Goethe´s language knowledge :(
Said that, let´s go…
THE WEIGHT
I was afraid about the Vasco GT weight, but It´s not heavy, or to say better, It´s doesn´t feel heavy in any way.
To say more better… It´s a FAST and GOOD CLIMBER bike.
If you came from a carbon bike, you´ll find the vasco GT a heavy weight, obviously, but I´m comparing from my PB (remember, my previous bike), and the Vasco GT is not heavier than an average allu bike, and by any means you won´t feel the steel frame as a ballast.
Before being a gravelist, I was a road cyclist. My PB didn´t incentivate to me to do a full road route, with the vasco GT, after the first test route, I´ve surprised myself thinking in the possibility of enjoying an ocasionally full road route.
With this bike It´s easy to mantain a cruising speed of 35kmh in plains with no effort. For me, 35kmh of cruising speed, is ok.
A negative point comparing to my PB: maybe because the Vasco GT reach is longer, or because any other reason, when I need to push up the handlebar in order to face a bump and minimize the impact and preserve more control over the direction, I must do a significative more effort. Then you realice how many times you do that gesture by minute.
THE SADDLE
I don´t like the Selle Italia Vivo, it´s looks like and it´s feels like a saddle suitable for a touring bike (I mean “una bicicleta de paseo”) or an urban bike. I have instantly replaced the saddle with my favorite one, the prologo kappa evo T2.0.
THE GROUPSET
The big question, shimano vs. sram.
My PB mounted a SRAM Apex and I have gotten to know them deeply and learned to love them… to love them so much.
The shimano groupset is more soft, in any way.
Gearing up with the Sram feels more like if a robotic arm were moving so preciselly the derailleur (cruch…cruch…) Gearing down feels and acts like if you will release the string of a drawn bow (tchunk! tchunk!...).
With Shimano I feel, in both gearing up and down, like if an angelical and amorous hands softly were moving the derailleur.
It´s not bad!
A very minor negative issue, the cranks have a touch more limp. Nevertheless they are beautyful.
A more negative issue but also a subjetive one. When the bike advance without propelling the pedals it makes that typical rattle noise of the road bikes. I know is normal, is frequent, all the road bikes seems to do that noise. But my PB with Sram Apex did no noise, any noise, only the noise of the tire rubbing against the ground, a contemplative experience. Oh, my PB…It was a silent bike and how I miss it!
More about the groupset, the gear combinations is fine, I´ve said before that the Vasco GT is a good climber and fast. Climbing a very steepy hill, your tires will lost grip before you´ll lost your breath.
THE TIRES
I don’t like it. Does not reach acceptable levels in any aspect, asphalt (maybe the asphalt didn´t fail at all), sand, gravel, rocks. When stepping on a ground with loose pebbles, the tires drag over (¿above?) these stones that act like bearings causing small unforeseen displacements of the tire. The central tire print is suitable for road but threateningly grippyless out of the road. They are not a total mess and it is my opinion. After years of happy marriage with the Schwalbe marathon racer tires, I´ve given a chance to the Schwalbe 365 GT in the 700x35 size and I can say they work greatly together with the Vasco. Perfect balance between puncture resistance, grip capaticities, weight and rolling resistance. No noise on asphalt, very low resistance at high presures (above 5 psi).
THE BRAKES
I preffer the Sram brakes instead of the shimano ones. The pressure you do over the cranck needs to travel more angle, more displacement, to do the same effect. Also more pression acting with the hand is needed. Is my impression, I need to get used to it but, by the moment, I find the descents a little bit more frenetic and uncontroleable, nothing serious.
THE STEEL
One reason for me to promote from alluminium to steel was the popular opinion about the steel capacities to soften vibrations. And after the first test ride I can say they are right.
It´s like you were hitting strongly a solid wall with a wooden bar (alluminium) or with a bamboo bar, umm… not a bamboo (bamboo is carbon), with a midpoint between rigid wood and bamboo (here is the steel) and the hand that handles the bar is your butt.

OTHER THINGS
The bike handles very very well out of the road and feels excellent in the asphalt.
It’s a beautiful bike in a classic, not vintage or retro, way. Just classic. The light sloope and the general appearance speak about an sportive timeless goodloking bike.
The fiting. I´m about 1,80m. The M size fits me well, perfect. Is a position more focused on endurance than speed or aerodinamic position. I wanna do miles and miles on the back of this horse.
I´m not a bikepacker but the bike is plenty of holes well covered with screws. Doesn´t looks like Frankestein (I´m thinking about the Genesis Croix de Fer bike forks).
CONCLUSION
Except the saddle and the tires (all are personal, subjetive, issues), the bike is very good. Is a fast, beautifull, comfortable, good climber and well handles bike. I vote 4 star instead of five because the price, the more you pay the more you demand.

AFTER REPORT (four routes after...)
- The shimano brakes are wonderful. Progressive but firm braking, rarely blocks the wheel.
- The original tires, those that I replaced, were fast, also impredictible, some grippyless, but a very fast tires, much faster than the schwalbes (both marathon and 365GT), nothing unexpected, indeed. Actually the cruising speed on plains is above 30kmh or a little bit more.

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