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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 Championship.
GT has laid the foundation for the Zaskar Carbon 9R Expert 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, reducing your power. 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, more responsive ride. The Zaskar Carbon 9R Expert is outfitted with a RockShox Reba 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 wanted to provide a versatile setup with incomparable performance and value to captivate recreational riders and racers alike With that said, the Zaskar Carbon 9R Expert comes outfitted with a Shimano SLX, bottom bracket, front derailleur, and shifters for unparalleled ergonomics and fast, silky smooth shifting. The SLX Crank features Hollowtech II Technology and provides a wide gear ratio choice specifically for 29er riding.
The 29” wheel size has become a popular choice for XC rider at all levels, for the speed capabilities and the ability to roll over rocks and roots more efficiently than a 26” wheel. The wheel build combination of Easton EXP360 rims, All Terra Lightweight Alloy hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, and Maxxis Aspen tires provide bullet proof durability, minimal rolling resistance and optimal traction when cornering. When your horse gallops as fast as the Zaskar Carbon 9R Expert optimum stopping power is mandatory, which is why GT went with the Formula RX disc brakes and brake levers. Insanely lightweight, stiff as your scared competition, and exceptionally fast, the 2013 Zaskar Carbon 9R Expert Expert will have you spewing confidence on race day!
|Frame||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|
|Fork||RockShox Reba RL 29, Solo Air, 100mm Travel, 15x100mm Maxle Thru Axle, w/ Rebound Adjust, PushLoc Remote Lockout, & Tapered Alloy Steerer|
|Wheelset||Easton EXP360 29" rim laced to All Terra Lightweight Alloy hubs, Sealed Bearing, Disc, 15mm Thru-Axle front, QR rear|
|Tires||Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.1", 60TPI, Folding Bead|
|Brakes||Formula RX, w/ 180mm Rotor F, 160mm R|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX, SL-M670, Rapid Fire|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano SLX, FD-M675, 2X10|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT Shadow, RD-M780-GS|
|Crankset||Shimano SLX, FC-M675, 38/24T, 2x10|
|Cassette||Shimano CS-HG62-10, 11-36T, 10-speed|
|Handlebar||Crankbrothers Cobalt 2 Flat Bar, 680mm Width, 31.8mm Clamp|
|Saddle||Fizik Tundra2 Mg|
|Seatpost||Crankbrothers Cobalt 2|
|Stem||Easton EA50, 1-1/8" Threadless, 8° Rise, 31.8mm Clamp|
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|Seat Tube Length||420mm||470mm||507mm||545mm|
|Horizontal Top Tube Length||571.01mm||605.01mm||629.00mm||645.00mm|
|Chain Stay Length||445mm||445mm||445mm||445mm|
|Head Tube Length||110mm||110mm||120mm||130mm|
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Comments about GT Bicycles GT Bikes Zaskar Carbon 9R Expert 2013:
We ride local single track trails. Not a lot of technical(big rocks) but a lot of fun, fast and tight trails.
Bike is super light and responsive. Love the push button lockout, color scheme (especially wheel hubs and spoke nipples).