- GT Zaskar Carbon 9R Expert 29er 2014
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The Zaskar Carbon 9R Expert is a carbon lean MTB racing machine that features a FOC Ultra 'Speed Blend' carbon frame, Rockshox Reba RL 29er 100mm travel forks, Shimano SLX components (20 gears) and built for racing down your local singletrack.
Top Features of the GT Zaskar Carbon 9R Expert 29er 2014
- GT's FOC Ultra 'Speed Blend' carbon fibre frame
- Rockshox Reba RL 29er 100mm suspension forks
- Shimano SLX components (20 gears)
- Fast, grippy continental Race King Protection 29 x 2.2 tyres
- RaceFace finishing components
- Formula RX hydraulic disc brakes
|Number of gears:||20|
|Front Axle Type:||Maxle 15mm|
|Cable Routing:||Internal & External Mix|
|Frame:||FOC Ultra Speed Blend carbon with Triple Triangle|
|Fork Material:||Aluminium Alloy|
|Fork:||Rockshox Reda RL with 100mm travel|
|Steerer:||Tapered 1 1/8 - 1 1/2|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Front Derailleur Mount:||Band On|
|Dropouts:||Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger|
|Wheel Size:||29" (622)|
|Wheelset:||WTB STi23 rims built on All Terra hubs|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano XT|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano XT|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brake Callipers:||Formula RX with 180/160 rotors|
|Chainring Size:||38 Tooth, 24 Tooth|
|Cassette:||Shimano HG62, 10 speed|
|Cassette Range:||11-36 Tooth|
|Handlebars:||RaceFace Evolve, 720mm wide|
|Seat Post:||Crankbrothers Cobalt 1|
|Saddle:||Fizik Tundra II|
|Tyres:||Continental Race King 29 x 2.20|
|Pedals:||Supplied with basic flat pedals|
|Warranty:||1 year frame and Parts|
This classic 29er hardtail from GT features a full carbon FOC Ultra Speed Blend frame with the iconic Triple Triangle. 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.
Also, FOC Ultra takes a minimalist approach to carbon fabrication by using the fewest layers of high-modulus carbon possible to achieve a stiff, reliable, responsive ride. In other words, light enough for GT's peloton ready machines and burly enough for their XC race bikes.
Supplied with the frame as a set of Rockshox Reba SL forks. These provide 100mm of travel and deliver excellent damping that will soak up everything (well virtually) you steer this machine over.
The Zaskar 9R Carbon Expert also comes fitted with the powerful Formula RX hydraulic disc brakes. These provide great stopping power and with the pads clamping around a set of 180/160mm rotors, stopping is awesome whatever the weather. A mixture of Shimano components provide the shifting mechanisms, whilst the Shimano SLX double chainset (38/24), coupled with the rear 10 speed cassette, provides the 20 gearing choices you have at your disposal. Climb the toughest of hills, and hurtle down the descents and along the flats - with 20 gears you can.
The wheelset comprises WTB STi23 rims, which in-turn are built upon a pair of All Terra hubs and have a pair of grippy Continental Race King tyres wrapped around them. Slice through the mud, descend long passes and grip the trails, these wheels will withstand the offroad punishment you go over.
The 29" wheel has established itself as the most popular MTB wheel size for good reason. The benefits are simple to understand. A bigger wheel rolls over bumps better than a smaller wheel: this increases control, builds confidence, maintains momentum and makes you faster. The big wheels also provide extra traction in corners and off cambers as more rubber is in touch with the ground.
Frame heights are generally the same as the standover height so the bikes don’t feel bigger to ride. From a handling perspective the geometry of a 29er bike differs from a 26 with the chainset positioned noticeably lower than the centre of the wheel hubs, this provides a sensation of sitting in the bike, not on top of the bike, creating extra traction in faster corners and solid boost of confidence.
The Zaskar range of MTB's are ridden by Race Whippets and Weekend Warriors everywhere so they are equally at home on the singletrack, the sprint for the finish line or a Sunday thrash with your friends. Built to last, providing excellent durability and great performance, the Zaskar is a trail bike for whatever you ride however you ride it.
The GT Zaskar 29er is a fantastic for throwing around on the trails, tucking into tight corners and shooting along the straights when on it. Each one is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure you're bike arrives in perfect condition. To find out which size fits you use the size chart below.
Note: Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.
About Hard Tail Mountain Bikes
If you are looking for a mountain bike that can comfortably negotiate bumpy, cross-country, singletracks yet still be quick and nimble on the road, then a hardtail bike is for you. Hard tail mountain bikes have front suspension, weigh less and are more pedal efficient when the terrain is smooth, than full suss bikes. A good number of single track racers still use hardtails for these reasons. At wiggle, we stock a wide variety of hardtail mountain bike brands including Felt, Focus, GT, Kona, Mongoose, Saracen and more. So if you are searching for superb, quality spec hardtail mountain bikes at great value with a legendary service to match, then you've come to the right place.
About the GT brand
GT Bikes, based in Southern California, has been in the business of making great bikes since 1972 when Gary Turner launched one of the first performance BMX race bikes. Developing world class bikes in conjunction with the world’s best BMX rider such as Greg Hill, Eddie Fiola, Clive Gosling and Dave Mirra, GT grew into one of the biggest brands. With a BMX heritage and based in California the MTB scene was the perfect addition in the late 80’s . GT used the same model of developing performance bikes with the best riders, pioneering new suspension technology and the use of carbon fibre in MTB frames. Winning numerous World Championships in downhill and cross country racing with legendary riders such Nicholas Vouilloz, Steve Peat and more recently Atherton Racing, with Dan Gee and Rachel Atherton. Hans “No Way” Ray has been one of the figurehead of GT’s longstanding team rider program, setting the record for longest sponsorship deal of 26 (?) years and counting. It hasn’t always been about dirt, in the mid 90’s GT took there carbon technology and build track bikes for the USA Olympic team, the bike was later banned for being too fast. GT latest crop of Enduroad Grade models play perfect testament to the brands heritage across, dirt, road and track.
The size chart below will get you on the right size bike. Experienced riders may also wish to refer to the geometry chart for more detail.
Getting the Right Fit
At Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order, against measurements supplied by you, to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!
If you are on the change over between sizes both options will fit. Racers and experienced riders would usually select a smaller size as this offers quicker handing. A larger bike offers more stability and is more suited to new and intermediate riders.
|Height||cm||158 - 168cm||168 - 178cm||178 - 185cm||185 - 193cm|
|ft||5′ 2″ - 5′ 6″||5′ 6″ - 5′ 10″||5′ 10″ - 6′ 1″||6′ 1″ - 6′ 4″|
|A. Seat Tube - Center to Top||mm||465mm||475mm||512mm||550mm|
|B. Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||571mm||604mm||629mm||645mm|
|C. Standover Height||mm||758mm||767mm||797mm||828mm|
|D. Head Tube||mm||110mm||110mm||120mm||130mm|
|E. Head Tube Angle||Degrees||71°||72°||72°||72°|
|F. Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||74.5°||73.5°||73.5°||73°|
|G. Bottom Bracket Height||mm||307mm||307mm||307mm||307mm|
|H. Fork Rake||mm||43mm||43mm||43mm||43mm|
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