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2014 Zaskar 9R Elite

Zaskar 9r: Single track is your singular focus in life: when can I go ride?  How many hours do I have to work to make it to the next race?  How can I go faster and further?  We don’t really have the answers for the first couple of questions, but we do for that last one: the Zaskar 9r.  With a full carbon frame and a 100mm front fork with lockouts, it’s up to you to fine tune your ride just the way you like it.

KEY FEATURES

100mm air front fork with a remote lockout for easy use

2 x 10 Shimano Drivetrain with a Shadow + rear derailleur

Lightweight and super powerful disc brakes front and rear

Fast rolling Continental Race King Tires for great grip in slick dirt

Specs
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Frame: 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 Recon Gold TK 29 Solo Air, 100mm Travel, w/Rebound Adjust, PushLoc Remote Lockout, and Tapered Alloy Steerer
Rear Shock:
Chain: KMC X10
Crankset Chainwheel:
Crank: Shimano SLX, FC-M675, 38/24T, 2x10
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Pedals:
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus, RD-M786-GS
Shifters: Shimano SLX, SL-M670, Rapid Fire
Cog Set: Shimano CS-HG62-10, 11-36T, 10-Speed
Rims: Jalco XCD22, Double Wall, 32H
Tires: Continental Race King 29" x 2.2", Folding Bead F/R
Hubs: (F) All Terra Alloy Sealed Bearing Disc, w/Quick Release, (R) All Terra Alloy Sealed Bearing Disc Cassette, w/Quick Release
Spokes: 14/15G DB Stainless
Nipples: Brass
Brake: (F) Formula RX, w/180mm Rotor, (R) Formula RX, w/160mm Rotor
Brake Levers: Formula RX
Handlebar: Kore XCD-R1 Riser, Double Butted, 710mm Width, 13mm Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
Stem: Easton EA50, 1-1/8" Threadless, 8-degree Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
Grips: GT Statement
Headset: FSA No.42 ACB, Integrated, 1.5" Lower, 1-1/8" Upper
Saddle: Fizik Tundra2 Mg
Seat Post: Crankbrothers Cobalt 1
Seat Clamp: All Terra Alloy Bolt-On

*All prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
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2014 Zaskar 9R Elite Geometry
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By Jason Bittinger

from Camarillo, CA

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Comments about 2014 Zaskar 9R Elite:

Let me begin with what GT is known for....the triple triangle frame...beauty, strength, performance. These things led me to my local GT retailer. I was sold. Only (1) issue they didn't have a small Zaskar (5'6',160lbs)they only had a medium. So they directed me to another retiler that verified they did have a small frame Zaskar. I rushed down and picked it up as they were closing. Got new tubes, pedals, shock pump, floor pump, etc. Went out riding and found another GT rider. SWEET! We exchanged looks and I noticed a HUGE difference. On my small there was no triple triangle. In fact the area I remember there being the words "triple triangle" was gone and only had nice accent paint. Frantic I scoured the GT website and found nothing on the fact that you lose the triple triangle on any small frame hardtail GT. I found others on the web who are in the SAME situation being directed that these are FAKES..which isn't true we are just not informed..by the retailer or the GT website. The lines of the triple triangle really set off the rear end of the bike as well as providing less shock to the seatpost. Now I am not confident in the strength, comfort and performance in this different looking GT. If I would have known I was going to lose the triple triangle I would have went to a different product I would not have made the purchase. Possible saving more for a full suspension bike. Now I am only 3 weeks into a large $$ mtn bike and feel like I was sold on something that was not what i received. Is this a legit, performance frame or a cheap taiwan frame with $$$$ worth of components? I've saved to make my first high $$ mtn bike purchase and I feel like I was taken....PLEASE HELP!

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