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2013 Karakoram 2.0

This bike respects your skills. Steep descents, rocky climbs, and jeering friends can make any ride feel like a challenge, both to your skills and to your ego. Fortunately you perform under pressure, and you’re on a Karakoram, which is just as relaxed in a crux as you are. Responsive, indestructible, and smooth on the trail, it’s all the bike you need to show your buddies the skills it takes to be a bad ass.

Specs
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Colors: Black, Gray
Frame: NEW 29" Hydroformed & Butted Speed Metal™ Aluminum (TT/DT) Frame, w/ Triple Triangle™, Replaceable Derailleur Hanger, Disc Brake Mounts, and Zerostack 1 1/8" Head Tube
Fork: Rock Shox XC28 TK Mg w/100mm Travel, 29", Hydraulically Damped, Magnesium Lowers, 28mm Chrome Steel Uppers, Forged Crown, Post Mount Disc Brake, Turn Key Lock Out, Rebound Adjust, QR
Chain: HG53
Crank: Shimano Alivio FC-M430, 44/32/22T
Bottom Bracket: Tange Sealed
Pedals: GT Slim Line Flat Pedal, Cast Alloy
Front Derailleur: Shimano Acera FD-M390
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore Shadow, RD-M592
Shifters: Shimano Alivio, Sl-M430, Rapid Fire
Cog Set: Shimano CS-HG30-9, 11-34T, 9 Speed
Rims: Alex TD19, Double Wall, 32H
Tires: Maxxis Aspen 29X2.10"
Hubs: All Terra Alloy Disc, W/ Quick Release
Rear Hub: All Terra Alloy Cassette Disc, W/ Quick Release
Spokes: 14G Stainless
Nipples: BRASS
Brake: Shimano BR-M395, Hydraulic Disc, W/ 160mm Rotor
Brake Levers: Shimano Bl-M395 Hydraulic
Handlebar: All Terra 6061 Aluminum Flat Top Riser, 690mm Width, 15mm Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
Stem: All Terra 1 1/8" Threadless, 3D Forged, 4-Bolt W/ CNC Face Plate, 5° Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
Grips: GT Slim Line Racing Wing W/ Waffle
Headset: FSA No.11N 1 1/8" Threadless, Zerostack
Saddle: All Terra Tacoma
Seat Post: All Terra Alloy Micro-Adjust, 30.9mm
Seat Clamp: All Terra Alloy QR
Chassis Tune
  • Triple Triangle™

    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 we are and what we stand for.

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  • Forged Elements

    We forge every single linkage and pivot on all of our dual-suspension bikes. We also forge areas of the frame that are prone to stress or abuse, such as head tubes, bottom brackets and dropouts.

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  • 1 1⁄8" x 1 1⁄8" Head Tube

    Light on grams, not on performance. These forged construction head tubes are as capable of handling marathon trail sessions as they are of chasing points on the XC pro circuit.

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Geometry
2013 Karakoram 2.0 Geometry
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4.8

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        5.0

        GT #3

        By TexasT

        from Houston, Texas

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              Comments about gt Karakoram 2.0:

              My first GT was in 1990, second in 2007, 3rd in 2013. These bikes are underrated. I am 225 lbs and pound on these bikes and they never break. This one is great on the beach(MAXXIS tires) and THE 29er is a beast. They feel larger and faster. I like to upgrade as I go and the stock components are great until I find parts I like. I ride in the city, trails, beach...wherever. If you like a Hardtail, this is a great bike.No other MTN bike even compares for the money.

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              5.0

              Fantastic upgrade !

              By mojojojogp

              from Chesterfield MI

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                    Comments about gt Karakoram 2.0:

                    New rider this year and I'm hooked ! Wore out my entry-level bike that I purchased in April and bought the Karakoram 2.0 to upgrade. Took it out on New Year's Day 2014 at 12:30 AM (First Ride in the First Hour of 2014). Bike performed perfectly in adverse weather conditions. Love the hydraulic disc brakes, big improvement over traditional brakes. Was already hooked on the biking experience and this bike will propel my experience to new heights !

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                    5.0

                    Great Bike

                    By dano3939

                    from St. Catharines Ont Can

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                          Comments about gt Karakoram 2.0:

                          I got this bike for a great deal of 650$ and am extremely happy that I did, It's very fast on the street yet very competitive on the trails.

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                          4.0

                          Lots of Fun

                          By AC0IV

                          from Colorado Springs, Colorado

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                                Comments about gt Karakoram 2.0:

                                I ride trails and trying new skills on some harder trails. Shifting is superb the breaks are Awesome. Still getting used to the power of the disk brakes (switched from center pull). Endowed on one trail because of the front brake. Got a little road rash but the ride was Awesome! For me the Froont brakes are a little touchy. Will get better with more riding and playing with the brake.

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                                5.0

                                Loads of Fun

                                By Uncle Fester

                                from Melbourne, Australia

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                                      Comments about gt Karakoram 2.0:

                                      I'm still getting used to the size but I don't see this bike giving any trouble once I'm confident enough to start belting it around the ears.
                                      Stiffer forks would be my only request.

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                                      5.0

                                      everything I hoped for and more

                                      By Jeff, the ex-couch potato

                                      from Lethbridge, AB

                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                                            Comments about gt Karakoram 2.0:

                                            I am a big guy - almost 6'2/240 lbs, and this bike handles me easily. It's never missed a shift, the hydrualic brakes are great, and in the first 100 km has yet to dissapoint in anyway.
                                            I ussually hit the city trails and leave the wodow makers to others, but this bike performs well.
                                            very happy with the purchase, especially having found it on sale!

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                                            4.0

                                            2013 Karakoram GT 2.0

                                            By Kimo

                                            from Ann Arbor, Michigan

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                                                  Comments about gt Karakoram 2.0:

                                                  For training purposes. The bicycle functions well no real issues. Handles terrain well with the 29's. hydraulic brakes are great. We will need to fine-tune the gearing on the rear derailler. A bit clumpy when shifting thru gears 4-8. This seems to be just a tuning issue The rapid fire shifter for the front derailler Seems to have a long range of movement for my thumb to move between the gears; and shorter action would be nice. other than that I very much like the bike

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Fantastic value for money.

                                                  By Noddy GT owner

                                                  from Melbourne Australia

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                                                        Comments about gt Karakoram 2.0:

                                                        This is my second GT and my first 29er and WOW fantastic ride Couldn't ask for more.

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Great bike!

                                                        By Cam the Rider

                                                        from Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

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                                                              Comments about gt Karakoram 2.0:

                                                              I purchased this bike 4 months ago and have been very impressed with its versatility, I ride paths and tracks with my wife and when on my own I go a bit more off road.

                                                              It handles the bumps like a breeze and even makes all the right noises when jumping or performing drop offs.

                                                              For the price range it has the best specs hands down! Rock shox forks are as smooth as silk.

                                                              I did upgrade the crankset as I abused the set that came with the bike, I also upgraded the seat as I felt the seat that came with it was a little too firm however this is just personal preference.

                                                              Besides that it is a great all rounder and a worthwhile investment!

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                                                              5.0

                                                              bike show

                                                              By Gustavo szlapak

                                                              from Medianeira Parana Brasil

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                                                                    Comments about gt Karakoram 2.0:

                                                                    Have a lot of time that I search a bike, and the first time that i saw karakoram 2.0 I sayed: "its mine..."

                                                                    Thanks GT for the best bikes.

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