STILL IN BOX NEW 2015 GT ZASKAR CARBON 9R ELITE
NEW 2015 GT ZASKAR CARBON 9R ELITE RRP R28 000 , now only R24900 (plus free tubeless conversion kit and tyres valued at R1300) ( 1 med,and 1 large left)
Im a huge fan of the GT Zaskar frame. In my opinion, its pretty nuke proof. Im on my 3rd GT Zaskar hardtail. Sold one only because 26er went out of fashion. I traded my 26er for a 29er Zaskar elite (Aluminium frame) in 2014. Cycled across SA towing 2 dogs and gear without any tech issues with the bike itself. (check out: http://seanfraenkel.com/barking-mad/). The 2015 Zaskar Elite Carbon is essentially the same bike, but on a carbon platform..
I just did the http://www.the36one.com/challenge on a Zaskar carbon build and finished 3rd in my category. So its great platform to build a higher specced bike once the need arrives for new parts, but its still a pretty awesome bike at this price.
Bike review: (ref: https://www.bike24.com/p295961.html)
Every ounce of energy you had was drained miles ago, and the cold has taken its toll on your trail-worn body. You are hungry, tired, at the end of your rope…and basking in the glory of a podium finish. The first thing you think: when can I get back on my bike? You’re built for endurance, and so is the Zaskar Carbon series; it’s a match made in mountain heaven.
Longer stems, narrower handlebars, a larger drop from saddle to handlebar is standard on the XC riders in adapting their bike have to be quick and efficient. With 100 mm of travel on front you have a bike that absorbs the biggest shocks an XC bike is built for. It's ultra-efficient.
F.O.C. Ultra™ Speed Blend Carbon Frame
The Force Carbon uses the FOC Ultra frame construction method, which takes a minimalist approach to carbon fabrication by using the fewest possible layers of high-modulus carbon to achieve a stiff, reliable, and responsive ride.
The big wheels make the difference and help to cross obstacles easily, stabilize the bike, increase traction and brake performance and allow a new and fantastic joy when riding.
Triple Triangle™ Frame
Originally developed to extend the frame life, stiffen the rear triangle and thus create a faster, more responsive ride, the Triple Triangle™ frame has transcended its role as just another tech story and become an iconic symbol of who GT are and what they stand for.
Centered On Rider
Whether you’re an all-mountain rider, a trail rider, or a downhill rider, you have different needs. GT believe that knowing why you ride, how you ride, and where you ride, allows them to design the best possible bike. That's the C.O.R. Philosophy.
GT's tapered head tube affords the same steering response and stiffness without suffering a weight penalty.
This GT Zaskar Carbon Elite is equipped with Shimano SLX/Deore components for smooth shifting performance with 2x10 gears. Strong, hydraulic Shimano Deore disc brakes allow great braking power on the trail while the RockShox Recon Gold RL fork provides unlimited fun with its 100 mm of travel and PushLoc lockout function. The wide handlebar center provides maximum riding performance and the lightweight 29" wheelset with WTB rims forgives even a muffed hard landing. Continental Race King tires provide a guarantee that acceleration forces transfer directly to the course.
- Model Year 2015
- Frame size Medium
- Wheel Size 29"
- Frame GT Zaskar Carbon Frame, Triple Triangle_ Frame Construction,
- Fork RockShox Recon Gold TK 29, Solo Air, 100mm Travel, 15x100mm Maxle Thru Axle, w/ Rebound Adjust, PushLoc Remote Lockout, & Tapered Alloy Steerer
- Wheels Rims: WTB ST i19 TCS 29", 32H, Hubs: Shimano HB-M678, SLX, for Center Lock Disc Rotor, 32H, for 15mm thru type axle (w/o axle), Old: 100mm, w/Lock Rin
- Brakes Shimano Deore, BL-M615
- Crankset Shimano Deore, FC-M615, 38/24T, 2x10
- Rear shock N/A
- Front derailleur Shimano Deore, FD-M615B, 2x10
- Rear derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow Plus, RD-M675-GS
- Shifters Shimano SLX, SL-M670, Rapid Fire