THE ZASKAR CELEBRATING THE SILVER JUBILEE !!

Legends aren’t born; they’re cultivated by being the best at what you do. Amid 25 years of victories, including World Cups in Cross Country, Downhill, Slalom and Trials, the Zaskar Carbon defines what that word means. With a modern geometry and race-ready stiffness, it epitomizes everything you’ve been looking for to put you on top.

GT is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Zaskar this year, and for 2016 they introduced several carbon models of the venerable hardtail. One of the winningest XC bikes in history, with iconic Triple Triangle Technology. It is lighter, stiffer, and faster than ever, utilizing high-tech tube shaping to increase ride comfort while improving overall performance. once again, we have created the next generation of Zaskar

 

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The Zaskar is the only mountain bike to have notched World Cup wins in XC, DH, Slalom, and Trials. By today’s standards the Zaskar is a solidly XC bike (it is, after all, a hardtail) but in the early 1990s, bikes like the Zaskar were fairly common across all mountain bike disciplines. Needless to say, it’s unlikely we’ll ever see another mountain bike with such a diverse group of wins. And unlike the model name repurposing we’re seeing from brands lately, the Zaskar has been continuously available while staying true to its roots as a racing hardtail.

GEOMETRY

Classic XC race geometry with a slightly longer front center, wider bars, and shorter stem (80mm) for precision steering. Centered rider weight distribution makes for excellent climbing and overall handling

The Zaskar Carbon is super lightweight as you would expect, so it’s a demon on the climbs. Standing up in the saddle on the climbs feels great, like the bike could climb walls. On the descents, the Zaskar tracks the trail like a heat-seeking missile thanks to the Pike up front. Not only that, since the bike is so lightweight and stiff, it’s snappy in the turns and easy to loft and flow over chunky sections in the trail.

 

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Specifications

Technologies Carbon
 
Air RL
Hydraulic Disc
11-Speed
Frame F.O.C., Carbon, Triple Triangle, F.O.C. BB92 Shell, 12x142mm Thru Axle Dropouts, 27.5″ Design
Fork RockShox Reba RL 27.5, Solo Air, 100mm Travel, Rebound, Remote Lockout
Crank FSA V-Drive MegaExo, 38/28T
Bottom Bracket FSA
Shifters Shimano SLX, Rapid Fire, (2X11-Speed)
Cog Set Sunrace CS-MS8, 11-42T, 11-Speed
Chain KMC X11, 11-Speed
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX, 2-Speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT, Shadow Plus, 11-Speed
Rims Stan’s NoTubes Rapid 25, 27.5″, 32H
Hubs All Terra, Alloy, Sealed Bearing, Thru Axles (F) 15x100mm, (R) 12x142mm
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph 27.5×2.25″, Folding bead (F&R)
Pedals Not Included
Brakes Shimano Deore BL-M505, Hydraulic, 160mm Centerlock Rotors (F&R)
Brake Levers Shimano Deore BL-M505 Hydraulic Brake Levers
Handlebar All Terra Riser Bar, Double Butted, Width: 710mm, Rise: 15mm, Dia: 31.8mm
Stem All Terra, 1-1/8″, 3D Forged, Rise: 7 Deg, Dia: 31.8mm
Headset FSA No.42E ACB, 1-1/8″ (Upper), Integrated, 1.5″ (Lower)
Grips GT Statement
Saddle WTB Silverado Race
Seat Post All Terra Alloy Micro-Adjust, Dia: 31.6mm
Sizes Medium (16.9in), Large (19.1in)

 

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