Pilen GTV

Exclusive Classic Vintage Steel Touring Bicycle

Pilen GTV is our most exclusive classic vintage bicycle with 11 gears and a lively cromoly steel frame. The GTV is equipped with hydraulic disc brakes fore and aft and 11 gears Shimano SLX or Shimano Alfine 11.

  • Light and resilient frame chrome-moly 4130
  • Sporty driving position
  • Exclusive gear options
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Tange bottom bracket
  • Frame bottle mounts
  • Tyres Schwalbe Racer
  • Resilient wheels
  • Saddle Brooks B17
  • Approved lock Abus
  • Approved lightning
  • Excellent rust protection
  • Customise as GTV Special
  • Comes in all Pilen standard colours

Exclusive Touring Bicycle

Pilen GTV – our new top model – built to be a stylish and exclusive classic bicycle features a new more sophisticated and lighter frame. The GTV (Grand Tourer Vertical) is an extraordinarily dashing and enjoyable Swedish-built touring and city bike that will turn heads. Daily cruises or work commuting will be a stylish and fast-paced pleasure. The bike is solidly built, lively yet reliable and beautiful to behold. And you can customise it to your hearts desire: a Pilen GTV Special.

In every detail

Pilen GTV features front and rear Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and 11 derailleur or 11 hubbed gears. The new GTV frame is built with double-butted tubing in chrome-moly steel and heat-treated after welding for added strength and resilience. The GTV has rear vertical dropouts (hence its name GTV: Grand Tourer Vertical) which is required for disc brakes. The frame fittings and mounts for derailleur, bottle and wiring are brazed. The strong Pilen wheels are built with extra strong stainless spokes, stainless eyelets, double walled rims and Schwalbe Marathon Racer.

Pilen GTV features

You enjoy riding in a forward driving position at a good pace
You can bring your suitcase and the some​
You like a fast ride and travelling in style
Price level
A Swedish built bicycle with grand components is worth it

Gear options

The Pilen GTV comes in two main variants with regard to rear hub and gear solution. The luxurious and maintenance-free Shimano Alfine 11 built-in gears. And the more racing inspired Shimano SLX 10 gears with derailleur. Both models have hydraulic disc brakes front and at the rear.

Shimano Alfine 11

Shimano Alfine 11 is a high-grade hub built for finesse, versatility, and effortless operation with 11 smooth shifting gears. The hub shields the geared interior from the environment for low maintenance and carefree use. Fitted with Shimano M615 disc brake.

Shimano SLX derailleur and cassette 10

Shimano SLX 11

Pilen GTV with Shimano SLX 10 features a 11 gear cassette sprocket with a wide range of gearings and a smoothly working SLX derailleur shifter. External gears requires some basic periodic maintenance to keep it working perfectly.

Well-equipped out of the box


Frame Cromo 4130

The Pilen GTV has a new both stonger and lighter frame built with double-butted chromoly tubings 4130 and has brazed on fittings and bottle mounts.


Front hub choice 1

Shimano front hub DH-3D37-QR for disc brake with internal generator which powers the head light with 6V 3W.


Front hub choice 2

Front hub Shimano Deore for disc brake. No in-built generator. The bike is fitted with a battery head light.


Bottom bracket Tange

Tange modell LN-7922 with fully CNC machined Cr-Mo hollow axle with shielded quality bearings and alloy body. Exquisite performance and maintenance-free.


Headset Tange Alloy 1500

Lightweight and strong duraluminum alloy construction. Heat-treated Cr-Mo ball races. Super Stone Polish on every ball races.

Bell Suzu Alloy

The GTV is fitted with stylish Suzu Alloy bell from Japanese Crane Bells. Beautiful workmanship with alloy bell, brass nut and spring lever.


Grips DD14

Ergonomic grips Herrmans Primergo DD14 with cork and pleasant extra support for your palms during long enjoyable rides.

Marathon Racer Tyres

Tyres Schwalbe Racer

Schwalbe Racer Performance Line 40-622. Low rolling resistance and good puncture protection. Can be inflated to 6,5 bar.

Pedal Marwi SP-2150

Pedals Marvi SP-2150

One piece aluminium body. Cr-Mo steel axle. Bearing cartridge + bushing system. Size: 99 x 72 mm. Weight: 314 gram/pair.

More quality standard equipment

All Pilen GTV bicycles are equipped and delivered with stainless fenders, a sleek yet strong alloy carrier, approved lightning and an Abus quality rear wheel immobiliser lock.

Customise a GTV and get a GTV Special

A good bike should make enjoy every ride, feel proud of and have a good relationship with – aesthetically, technically and economically. That’s why Pilen embraces the customers’ creativity. The customer gets his personal Pilen to enjoy and Pilen gets to sell more beautiful Pilen bikes.

Pilen GTV Gents Durablack
GTV Special is a customised GTV where you have selected paint job and parts to your own liking. Single colour bicycles with white or brown tyres are popular. You kan choose:
  • Single coloured bike or a custom composition with fenders in any standard Pilen colour.
  • Red power painted rims.
  • Nitto stems and handlebars.
  • Shimano SPD-M234 pedals.
  • Brown or Creme tyres.
  • Schwalbe Kojak tyres.
  • Leather saddle Brooks B17 Special or Selle Montegrappa saddle in faux leather.
  • Exclusive bells from Japanese Crane Bells.
You must order a GTV Special though your Pilen retailer. Some delivery time might apply.

Why ride a Pilen?

The first and foremost argument is no doubt that you get a lot of bike for the buck. The Pilen only has but a few employees, and everyone in the company is able to build a bicycle with quality in the smallest detail. The bicycles are built at a lean production line that the Pilen folks built entirely on their own – a line that is subject to constant improvement.

You can choose the equipment level on all models. If you want a bike with just the bare necessities or spend a little extra, you have the chance to compose your own personal bike. Compare the Pilen’s driving experience and the equipment level with other bicycle brands. The bike feels neater and more lively.

More delightful details

  1. Exclusive frame with steep angles built with tubes in chromium-molybdenum steel grade 4130. A more expensive and more resilient steel grade that after welding is heat-treated to restore the metal’s strongest crystalline structure and making the weld joints become one with the frame. The frame is light, strong and more flexible with increased driving experience. The frame is welded with TIG welding. A slow hard welding technique that produces strong thin joints. The frame details are brazed with brass band. True craftsmanship is beautiful and provides the best driving skills.
  2. The frame’s top tube is double butted with dimensions 0.9 mm – 0.6 – 0.9 mm.
  3. Elegant fork with cast steel crown. Fork legs in chrome molybdenum steel 4130. Fork legs are brazed to the cast fork. Very precise and responsive.
  4. Hydraulic disc brakes Shimano SLX Deore front and rear. Effective braking effect.
  5. Headset Tange Levin Alloy 1500 in dural aluminium.
  6. Crane Bell Suzu Alloy. Spring lever, polished bell house and nice tone.
  7. Very strong wheels with double bottomed alloy rims, targeted spoke holes, eyelets and strong spokes in stainless steel. Rear wheel got butted spokes for extra strength.
  8. Maintenance-free bottom bracket from Tange model LN-7922 with forged steel solid spindle, quality shielded bearings and light alloy body cups. Just lovely feeling and spin.
  9. Stainless steel 18.8 mudguards, struts, carrier clamps and all nuts and bolts. Alloy seat post and stem.
  10. Elegant carrier in alloy.
  11. Genuine Brooks leather saddle in Black, Brown or Honey. Synthetic leather saddle as an option.
  12. Brazed on mounts for bottle holders on both the down tube and seat tube. Perfect for touring.
  13. Grips Herrmans Primergo cork.
  14. Pedals Marwi SP-2150. One piece aluminium body. Cr-Mo steel axle. Bearing cartridge + bushing system. Weight: 314 gram/pair.
  • Saddle Brooks B17 leather giving a slightly forward riding position. A sporty classic.
  • Optional is Montegrappa Canard in synthetic leather Black, Brown or Honey.
  • Mudguards stainless steel. Choose between black powder painted or matte polished clean.
  • Rotating chain guard front (not covering the chain).
  • Tyres black Schwalbe Marathon Racer Performance Line 622-40 with reflex sides.
  • Grips Herrmans Primergo Cork.
  • Crane Bell Suzu Alloy.
  • Stand Atran Moove Alloy.
  • ABUS Amparo 485 high security lock.
  • Approved lighting.
  • Handlebars Sport or Roadster.
  • Front hub with disc brake and hub dynamo. Alternatively hub with disc brake without dynamo and battery headlight.

Headset from Tange

Pilen GTV comes standard with an exclusive headset in duralaluminium, quality aluminum alloy A7075-T6, from legendary Japanese Tange weighing only 121 grams. The control layer has high reliability, highly polished ball bearing courses in chrome molybdenum steel, weather-proof, has drilled non-structural areas for reduced weight, is approved by NJS – (Nihon Jitensha Shinkokai) Japan Bicycle Promotion Association – and above all, has a feeling that is hard to describe but very easy to appreciate. It makes you happy. It is manufactured in Japan.

Grips Herrmans Primergo “Shark fins”

In the factory we call them shark fins. Some people think they look funny. Others that are spectacularly beautiful. In Primerogo’s case form follows function. And they clearly have character. We think they’re great. The grips, the saddle and the pedals are the interface points between rider and bicycle and is critical to get a comfortable driving position. The broad shape of the grips’ outer relieves the pressure you put on you wrist and palm. This is especially important when you have a forward-leaning riding position. The larger surface area provides less pressure. Viewed from the side, the Primergo grips outer ends are teardrop-shaped, the round part of the droplet facing forward. The ecological cork makes them non-slip and cool in summer. Those who do not want Primergo handles can choose freely from the other handles that are available. But we whole-heartedly recommend them.

Crane Bell Suzu Alloy

Pilen GTV is blessed with Japanese quality bell from the Rolls Royce of bell makers: Crane Bells. This model called Suzu, has spring-loaded striker arm, polished alloy bell and a beautilful tone. Never before has signalling for going out in the fast lane been such a pleasure.
Pilen GTV model
Edited 2018-12-06 Louise
Deore 10, hydr. disc brakesBrooks B17 leather11995
Deore 10, hydr. disc brakes, navdynamoBrooks B17 leather12495
Alfine 11, hydr. disc brakesBrooks B17 leather14595
Alfine 11, hydr. disc brakes, hub dynamooBrooks B17 leather15095
Deore 10, hydr. disc brakesMontegrappa Canard faux leather11295
Deore 10, hydr. disc brakes, hub dynamooMontegrappa Canard faux leather11795
Alfine 11, hydr. disc brakesMontegrappa Canard faux leather 13895
Alfine 11, hydr. disc brakes, hub dynamooMontegrappa Canard faux leather14395
All prices are recommended retailer prices and shipping and handling fees might apply.
Edited 2018-12-10 Magnus
ColorsPilen GTV comes in Black RAL 9005, Red RAL 3004, Green RAL 6005 (lady), Creme RAL 1015 (lady), Durablack, Durablue and Duragreen. With silver Pilen badge.
FrameTIG-welded frame in chromium-molybdenum steel grade 4130 in all tubes for optimum elasticity, comfort and durability. Double butting in top and down tube. Brazed-on details. Vertical dropouts for disc brakes.
ForkChrome-molybdenum SAE 4130 cast fork crown and brazed fork legs.
MudguardsStainless steel. Choose between black powder painted or matte polished unpainted.
Front hub w/o dynamoShimano Deore
Front hub with dynamoShimano DH-3D37-QR
BrakesHydraulic disc brake Shimano SLX silver front and rear.
Bottom Bracket and CranksetMaintenance-free bottom bracket from Tange model LN-7922 with forged steel solid spindle, quality shielded bearings and light alloy body cups. Alloy Crankset.
HeadsetTange Levin 1500 Alloy. Duraluminium. Heat-treated Cr-Mo ball races. Super Stone Polish on every ball races. Drilled non-structual areas for reduced weight. Fully Sealed Mechanism. Dural aluminium grade A7075-T6. Weight 121 grams.
StemHumpert pointing down, 60, 80, 100 or up 80.
HandlebarsHumpert roadster or sport.
GripsHerrmans Primergo DD14
BellCrane Bells Suzu Alloy
TyresMarathon Racer Performance Line 35-622. With puncture protection. Max inflate 6,5 bar.
Rims28 inches (19-622) double bottomed aluminium rims, targeted spoke holes, eyelets and strong spokes in stainless steel. Choose between Black or silver anodized aluminium.
SpokesSapim Stainless steel 2 mm. Butted in the rear wheel.
CarrierSlender and strong aluminium alloy carrier.
LockABUS Shield 565 with safetylevel 9.
SaddleBrooks B17 in real leather. Comes in Black, Brown or Honey. Alternatively saddle Selle Montegrappa Canard in synthetic.
Headlight alt 1Spanninga Brio with LED bulb 15 Lux. Requires dynamo.
Headlight alt 2Axa Basta Microscope. Battery light.
Rear lightVena from Spanninga with on/off function.
ReflexesReflex sides in tyres and in lights.


Model GTV
Saddle Brooks B17
Saddle S M Corsa
Updated 2020-03-11 Louise
SLX 11 Gears14.2 kg14 kg
SLX 11 Gears and Hub dynamo14.6 kg14.4 kg
Alfine 11 Gears15.9 kg15.7 kg
Alfine 11 Gearsr and Hub dynamo16.3 kg16.1 kg
Weight including battery light, lock, mudguards and package holder.
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