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2013 Zaskar 9R Sport

Everything pure about mountain biking. You’re a mountain bike purist. You like a sturdy, ultra-reliable alloy frame with a killer component set and a stiff, responsive ride. It’s not too much to ask for, is it? Not if you’re riding a Zaskar 9r. It’s the picture of everything pure about the ride, with updated wheels that roll like Atlas dropped the world down a hill.

Specs
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Colors: Gray, White
Frame: NEW GT Speed Metal™ alloy Hydroformed(TT,DT,CS), Triple Triangle™ Frame Construction, w/ Post Mount Disc Brake, Replaceable Derailleur Hanger, Forged BB, HT, Dropouts, Tapered 1 1/8" to 1 1/2" HT w/ 9R Specific Geometry
Fork: RockShox XC32 TK Solo Air, 100mm Travel, Air Spring, w/ Rebound Adjust, PopLoc Remote Lockout, & Tapered Alloy Steerer
Chain: KMC X10
Crank: FSA Gamma Drive Mega Exo, 42/32/24T, 3x10
Bottom Bracket: FSA Mega Exo
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore, FD-M590-10
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore Shadow, RD-M593-SGS
Shifters: Shimano Deore, SL-M591, Rapid Fire
Cog Set: Shimano CS-HG62-10, 11-36T, 10-speed
Rims: Alex MD19 Disc, Double Wall, 32H
Tires: Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.1", 60TPI, Folding Bead
Hubs: All Terra Alloy Sealed Bearing Disc, w/ Quick Release
Rear Hub: All Terra Alloy Sealed Bearing Disc Cassette, w/ Quick Release
Spokes: 14/15G DB Stainless
Nipples: Brass
Brake: Tektro Draco Pro Hydraulic Disc, w/ 160mm Rotor
Brake Levers: Tektro Draco Pro Hydraulic
Handlebar: All Terra Flat Top Riser, Double Butted AL6061, 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 Wings w/ Waffle
Headset: FSA No.42 ACB, Integrated, 1.5" Lower, 1-1/8" Upper
Saddle: All Terra Tacoma w/ Steel Rail
Seat Post: All Terra AL6061 w/ Forged Head
Seat Clamp: All Terra Alloy QR
Chassis Tune
  • XC Materials

    Our X/C race bikes are constructed using either our proprietary FOC carbon fabrication process for minimal flex, or our lighter-weight speed metal for easier climbs.

    Our proprietary FOC methodology for carbon frame fabrication allows us to make a bike frame that doesn’t flex in ways it shouldn’t because of pedaling, steering or impact forces. Basically, you get a frame that rides the way you want without sacrificing the strength and durability you need.

    GT Speed Metal™ is a light-weight aluminum construction designed to be light enough so you can climb with the XC crowd, with the ability to leave them comfortably behind on the way down.

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  • Independent Drivetrain™

    This suspension does its job. Period. Because it operates independently of the drivetrain, the suspension can focus solely on its intended purpose – a smoother, faster ride – without making compromises in pedaling efficiency. And because it’s an inherently simple design, it’s easy to set up, ride and maintain. Sound good? Good.

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  • 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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  • Tapered Head Tube

    Our forged, tapered head tube affords the same steering response and stiffness without suffering a weight penalty.

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Geometry
2013 Zaskar 9R Sport Geometry
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4.0

incredible hardtail

By brazosshooter

from North Texas

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        Comments about gt Zaskar 9R Sport:

        This is a great bike. I've had mine for a couple of months now and have a couple hundred trail miles on it. Have had no problems at all, components are very good and reliable. Handlebars were a bit wide for riding thru the woods where I live, so those were the first to go. Shifting and braking is responsive and silky smooth. Only two complaints (not really complaints at all) are the quality of chain, tires, and rims. I don't think it would cost too much to upgrade the chain at the manufacturer - though I have had no problems - the KMC is just a lower quality product than anything else on the bike. I could also mention the rims and tires here (nitpicking), I believe the rims add considerable weight to the package - but what factory rims don't? The tires are ok, though when the trail is dry I find myself wishing I had my Nevagals....unfortunately they are still on my 26er. Overall, I am very happy with this bike, it certainly took my riding up a couple of notches.

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        5.0

        Best Bike ever

        By DJKOI

        from Miami Florida

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              Comments about gt Zaskar 9R Sport:

              I ride this bike like if its stolen, and i have no problems!,I did change the rims and tires, and the saddle, but other than that the bike is stock. acceding, defending, cornering it has it all....After I bought this bike 3 other friends have purchased the same bike. I will be posting a video on youtube soon, (GT Zaskar review)

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