GT Bikes Zaskar Carbon 9R Elite 2013
Since day one GT has been no stranger to the rugged, untamed world of mountain biking. As an industry leader in technology, GT has made a name for itself by consistently setting the standards by which the competition obeys. GT Bicycles have been at the forefront of success in the World’s top mountain biking events, such as the 2013 World Cup at Fort William and Val di Sole, where Rachel and Gee Atherton took double victories at both (back to back) events. GT does not only strive for success in the Elite level of racing, but at all levels and disciplines for all riders. Take a gander at the 2013 XC Zaskar collection, and you’ll be quick to notice this to be true. The Zaskar is the only bike on the planet to have victories in Downhill, XC, and Trials World Championships.
GT has laid the foundation for the Zaskar Carbon 9R Elite with the F.O.C. Ultra™ Speed Blend Carbon Frame with an Independent Drivetrain™ which operates free of the drivetrain to keep the focus exclusively on its intended function. The F.O.C. carbon fabrication gives the bike unparalleled stiffness that keeps the bike from flexing in awkward ways, keeping power transfer second to none. The F.O.C. Ultra™ Speed Blend Carbon Frame also features Triple Triangle™ construction to extend the frame life and maximize stiffness in the rear triangle for a faster, snappier ride. The Zaskar Carbon 9R Elite is outfitted with a RockShox Recon Gold RL 29 Solo Air fork with 100mm of travel and PushLoc Remote Lockout to give you the power to switch between travel or rigid, depending on what the terrain calls for.
GT strove to provide a versatile setup with incomparable performance and value to captivate recreational riders and racers alike. With that said, the Zaskar Carbon 9R Elite comes outfitted with a Shimano SLX rear derailleur and shifters for unparalleled ergonomics and fast, silky smooth shifting. To keep the overall cost compelling and performance capable, GT mounted a Sram X5 front derailleur. The cockpit is cleverly assembled with some of the biggest names in the game, including Crankbrothers Cobalt 1 seatpost and handlebar, Easton EA50 stem, and Fizik Tundra2 Mg saddle.
The 29” wheel size is the premier choice for XC riders at all levels, due to its speed capabilities and the ability to roll over rocks and roots more efficiently than a 26” wheel. The wheel build combination of Alex XD-Lite rims, All Terra Lightweight Alloy hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, and Maxxis Aspen tires provide bomb proof durability, low rolling resistance and plenty of grip when cornering. When your horse gallops as fast as the Zaskar Carbon 9R Elite, optimum stopping power is mandatory, which is why GT went with the Formula RX disc brakes and brake levers. Insanely lightweight, as stiff as the scared competition, and exceptionally fast, the 2013 Zaskar Carbon 9R Elite will have you confidently pinning your number on race day!
Zaskar Carbon 9R Elite 2013 Features
- FOC carbon frame fabrication process for minimal flex
- RockShox Recon Gold RL 29 suspension fork
- Shimano SLX rear derailleur and shifters
- SRAM front derailleur, crank, and bottom bracket
||F.O.C. Ultra™ Speed Blend Carbon Frame, Triple Triangle™ Frame Construction, F.O.C. BB Shell, Dropouts, and 1 1/8" to 1 1/2" Tapered Head Tube, w/ 9R Specific Geometry
||RockShox Recon Gold RL 29, Solo Air, 100mm Travel, 15x100mm Maxle Thru Axle, w/ Rebound Adjust, PushLoc Remote Lockout, & Tapered Alloy Steerer
||FSA NO.42/48CF/ACB, Integrated, 1.5" Lower, 1-1/8" Upper
||Alex XD-Lite w/ Eyelets, 32H
||All Terra Lightweight Alloy, Sealed Bearing, Disc, 15x100mm Thru Axle (Front)/ Quick Release (Rear)
||DT Swiss Competition, 1.6/1.8 Stainless
||DT Swiss Alloy
||Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.1", 60TPI, Folding Bead
||Formula RX, w/ 180mm Rotor F, 160mm R
||Shimano SLX, SL-M670, Rapid Fire
||SRAM X5, 2x10
||Shimano SLX Shadow, RD-M670-GS
||SRAM S1000 GXP 2.2, 38/24T 2x10
||SRAM XR GXP
||Shimano CS-HG62-10, 11-36T, 10-speed
||Crankbrothers Cobalt 1 Flat Bar, 680mm Width, 31.8mm Clamp
||Easton EA50, 1-1/8" Threadless, 8° Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
||EVA Foam Superlight GT Wings w/ Waffle
||Fizik Tundra2 Mg
||Crankbrothers Cobalt 1
||All Terra Alloy Bolt-on
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|Seat Tube Length
|Horizontal Top Tube Length
|Chain Stay Length
|Head Tube Length
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