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Dawes Gran Tour 26" '16

  • Superbly spec'd Dawes touring bike
  • Stronger 26 inch wheels
  • Shimano Deore-equipped tourer
Grey58cmOur Price £1,249.00 RRP £1,799.00In Stock

Dawes Gran Tour 26" '16

The Gran Tour is the top-of-the range 26"-wheel tourer from Dawes - one of the great names in UK touring bikes.

The benefit of a touring bike with 26-inch wheels is that, everything else being equal, smaller wheels are intrinsically stronger than larger 700c wheels - something worth thinking about if you're carrying loads.

Stronger 26-inch wheels are also worth considering if you have ambitions to explore the back of beyond on your touring bike.

Significantly, one of the Bike Co-op's most adventurous cyclists, Stuart Charters, is a Dawes Gran Tour owner. See Stuart's blog.

Another thing we love about the Dawes Gran Tour is that its spec sheet is about as close as you'll get to a perfect wish list for a touring bike at this kind of price.

  • Reynolds 725 heat treated butted tubing is a proven platform for creating a strong, dependable frame with inherent light-sprung attributes for all-day comfort.
  • The forks are also butted chromoly.
  • Combining Shimano Tiagra 3x10 STI Dual Control shifters (operate both brakes and gears) and front mech with a Shimano XT rear derailleur guarantees smooth shifting over a wide range of gears via the Shimano Hollowtech 48-36-26 chainset and the 11-34 Shimano cassette.
  • Shimano also supply the mechanical disc brakes, which most riders find more powerful and require less maintenance than cantilever or V-brakes.
  • If any of us wanted to build a classic pair of near-bombproof wheels, a great place to start would be to spec Mavic eyeletted rims on Shimano Deore hubs and build them with 36 spokes, as Dawes have done hear.
  • Shimano touring pedals are double sided - they take SPD cleated shoes on one side and everyday flat shoes on the other.
  • The Brooks Cambium Saddle is becoming the new standard in comfort (without the care commitment required to own a Brooks leather saddle).
  • Germany's Tubus CrMo rear rack and SKS chromoplastic mudguards have become bywords for proven performance matched with dependable longevity.

Touring Bike Sizing Guide.


Dawes Bikes are a famous British bicycle company. In recent years we have been especially impressed by the exceptional good value of Dawes kids' bikes for boys and girls including, that rarity, children's road bikes.

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Dawes Gran Tour 26"
Sizes26" wheel, 48cm, 53cm and 58cm
FrameReynolds 725 Double Butted CrMo steel
ForkReynolds chromoly fork blades with butted chromoly steerer
HeadsetFSA Orbit Aheadset 1 1/8"
Gear ShiftersShimano Tiagra STI Levers 3x10
Rear derailleurShimano Deore XT
Front derailleurShimano FD-4603 Tiagra
ChainKMC X-10
CassetteShimano 10spd CS-HG62 11-34T
ChainsetShimano FC-T551 48-36-26T Chainrings
Bottom bracketShimano SM-BB52
PedalsShimano PD-A530 Dual Sided SPD pedal
Hubs36H Shimano HB-M525 Quick Release
RimsMavic XM319 Black
TyresSchwalbe Marathon 26 x 1.75" with GreenGuard
BrakesShimano BR-R517 Mechanical Disc Brakes
Brake leversShimano Tiagra STI
Handlebar400mm drop bar (48cm), 420mm (53cm) and 440mm (58cm). 120mm drop
StemA-head, 80mm (48cm), 90mm (53cm) & 100mm (58cm)
Seatpost27.2mm x 300mm Micro Adjust
SaddleBrooks Cambium
GripsBlack Cork Tape
RackTubus Logo CrMo Rear Rack
MudguardsSKS Chromoplastic
BellPing bell
Manufacturer's published weight14.7kg
Be aware that cycling equipment specifications can change without notice so please regard our published weights as an honest but approximate guide.

Our suppliers reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative will do all it can to maintain prices and specifications on this web site, however we do reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Similarly, despite the wonders of modern computers, it is realistic to expect the colour of any item bought to differ subtly from the image online.

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Q. I'm interested in the Dawes Gran Tour 26" '16 - I'm 5'4", would the 48cm be too small?
A. I believe the 48cm frame should fit you well at 5’4”.

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