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GT Bikes Karakoram Comp Bike 2014

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GT Bikes Karakoram Comp Bike 2014

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.

Key Features

  • 100mm front fork with lockout capability
  • 27-speed drivetrain with the range to get you through any terrain
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • All-new GT Colorado saddle
  • Fast-rolling and grippy Continental Race King tires
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
Chain KMC Z99
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
Grips GT Statement
Saddle All Terra Colorado
Seatpost All Terra Alloy Micro-Adjust, 30.9mm

Note: Components are subject to change without notice.

Size Small Medium Large X Large
Seat Tube Length 420mm 471mm 507mm 545mm
Standover Height 734mm 772mm 802mm 833mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 584mm 603mm 623mm 642mm
Head Tube Length 110mm 110mm 110mm 120mm
Head Angle 70.5º 71º 71º 71º
Seat Angle 73.5º 73º 73º 72.5º
Wheel Base 1062mm 1091mm 1112mm
Chain Stay Length 445mm 445mm 445mm 445mm
Fork Offset 45mm 45mm 45mm 45mm
BB Height 315mm
315mm 315mm 315mm
BB Drop 58mm 58mm 58mm 58mm
Wheelbase 1087mm 1095mm 1115mm 1128mm

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