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Purpose built for riders who value speed and maneuverability, the 2014 GT Karakoram offers big-time trail performance at a consumer-friendly price. Singletrack, fireroads, maybe even a few jumps if you're feeling dangerous, the Karakoram is a well-designed hardtail that is agile in the corners, sturdy during descents, and all kinds of stable when climbing.
The Karakoram features GT's legendary Triple Triangle frame design and boasts an increase in stiffness, responsiveness, and durability. GT's use of a smaller rear triangle increases stiffness and makes for a delightfully responsive ride. Not just a clever marketing gimmick, over the years the Triple Triangle frame has become an iconic symbol of GT and a strong representation of their unwavering commitment to quality bicycle craft.
The 2014 Karakoram Comp build offers a mix of dependable components that will keep you ripping up the trail ride after ride. GT paired the Karakoram's hydroformed and butted Speed Metal aluminum frame with a SR Suntour XCM-HLO with 100mm of travel to tame the bumps and give you a little nudge of confidence in the burlier sections of the trail. A mix of Suntour and Shimano components make for a dependable 3x9 drivetrain. A SR Suntour XCM-T414 crank pulls a KMC Z99 chain through a Shimano Deore (RD-M592-SGS) rear derailleur and Shimano Acera FD-M390 front derailleur. Shimano Alivo SL-M430 trigger shifters ensure that shifting is simple and efficient. All Terra disc hubs laced to Alex MD17 double wall rims provide excellent rolling power wrapped in 29 inches of Continental Race King rubber. Promax Decipher hydraulic brakes give you the power to stop at a moment's notice or modulate your speed on a tricky descent. GT rounds out the cockpit with an All Terra Colorado Saddle and an All Terra aluminum riser handlebar secured by an All Terra 4-bolt 3D forged stem with CNC face plate.
|Frame||Hydroformed and Butted Speed Metal Aluminum (TT/DT) Frame, w/ Triple Triangle design, Replaceable Derailleur Hanger, Disc Brake Mounts, and Zerostack 1 1/8" Head Tube|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCM-HLO w/ 100mm Travel, 29", Steel Stanchions, Aluminum Leg, Post Mount Disc Brake, Hydraulic Lockout, QR|
|Headset||Kore 1B-1, 1 1/8" Threadless, Zerostack|
|Wheelset||Hubs: (F) All Terra Alloy Disc, w/Quick Release, (R) All Terra Alloy Cassette Disc, w/Quick Release
Rims: Alex MD17, Double Wall, 32H
|Tires||(F) Continental Race King 29" x 2.2"|
|Brakes||Promax Decipher Hydraulic Disc, w/160mm Rotor|
|Brake Levers||Promax Decipher Hydraulic|
|Shifters||Shimano Alivio, SL-M430, Rapid Fire|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Acera FD-M390|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano, Deore, RD-M592-SGS|
|Crankset||SR Suntour XCM-T414, 44/32/22T|
|Bottom Bracket||Tange Sealed|
|Cassette||Sunrace CS-M98, 11-36T, 9-Speed Cassette|
|Pedals||GT Slim Line Flat Pedal|
|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, 10-degree Rise, 31.8mm Clamp|
|Saddle||All Terra Colorado|
|Seatpost||All Terra Alloy Micro-Adjust, 30.9mm|
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|Seat Tube Length||420mm||471mm||507mm||545mm
|Top Tube Length (Effective)||584mm||603mm||623mm||642mm
|Head Tube Length||110mm||110mm||110mm||120mm
|Chain Stay Length||445mm||445mm||445mm||445mm|