Chewbacca on a Bike!
Here's my 2011 Karakoram 3.0. I picked up the frame off Craigslist last year for $50.00 after my Trek was stolen.
Using what parts I had left over, parts from buddy's and hours of Internet searching
2011 XL Karakoram frame, gt seatpost and wtb saddle - $50.00 Craigsliast
Rockshox Recon Gold - $50.00 Mtbr
Stans Flow Ex $300.00 ebay
Geax AKA - free (buddy)
Thomson stem - free (had)
Crank Bros Cobalt Handlebars - free (buddy)
Ergon grips $18.00 - performance bike
Azonic 420 pedals - free (buddy)
Aka crankset 1.1 $99.00 ebay
Sram 991 chain $30.00 amazon
Sram PG 980 Cassette 11-34 $32.00 amazon
And the rest is coming for Christmas
Sram X7 Rear Shifter and Short Cage - going 1 x 9
Mrp 1x chain guide
Last edited by Verbeers; 12-06-2012 at 01:51 PM.
Bummer about the Trek but for the $50 frame!
Originally Posted by Verbeers
I dig the black for sure.
'12 GT Karakoram 1.0 here. love it!, Can't really give much comparison as my previous bike was a '96 Raleigh rigid. :-) So this thing is awesome!
2011 Karakoram 2.0
This is my 2011 Karakoram 2.0. Was in Sedona for 12/21/12 vortex ride around Bell Rock.
looking to buy a medium frame- have probably 500 miles on my bike thus far and really love it but the frame is just too big for my style.
any one have any leads on a medium karakoram frame? I dont care what year it is, so long as it isnt tore up.
also, what external cage bottom bracket will work on this frame?
Zaskar frame would be ok too~~
Mine. (2011 3.0 XL) So far have only added ODI Rogue grips and WellGo MG-1 pedals.
Last edited by f1oyd; 03-25-2013 at 10:51 AM.
One year later loving mine (2011 3.0). I desperately wanted to drop the weight and new wheelset (black flags) and fork (marzocchis ) has dropped about roughly 5 lbs.
if anyone is curious what anything stock weighs feel free to ask I weighed nearly everything.
Can anyone give give me some insight on compatible cranksets/bottom brackets ?
BB is about 330 grams , Cassette 400 + , and Crankset if internet is right is about 1100 grams.
Looking for something much lighter in an effort to go 1x 9 or 1x 10.
I have the 2011 xl and need to find out bottom bracket size
Re: 2011 GT Karakoram
Originally Posted by mjs1231
I have a spare if you're looking to buy.
Well thank you but im not sure the direction im going in. I do mostly xc road riding. I have a nice road bike but im tired of the constant vibration.
Originally Posted by manmythlegend
I picked up this bike and built it up.
x fusion slide 29er forks
set of sram x-9 v2 hubs with mavic 317 xc/fr rims.
Kenda city tires
answer protaper w 3 in rise bars
answer dj stem
shimano deore m596 hydro brakes
wellgo ultralite flat pedals
truvative v2 crankest w/ tapered bb
sram x 4 read derailure, replaced with ceramic bearing pulleys
carbon seat post
sram x7 shifters with 8 speed cassette, lightest one i could find.
Selle opti seat
I was thinking about a m590 hallow-tech II crankest but I wasn't sure what bb to get.
I'm leaning toward angular ceramic bearing enduro bb, the pricey one.
but after learning there may not be any point to it, I have bauked at this upgrade.
Anyone know the stock All-Terra stem length on the Karakoram?
Originally Posted by Daniel Armstrong
Ok my 2011 matt black xlkarakoram is done and im looking to sell it.
X fusion slide29 rl2
x9 hubs mavic 317 rims
Deore m596 hydro brakes
Avid g3 solid rotors 160mm
Nser 720 am bars
Welgo flat pedals
Richey foam lockons
X4 trigger shifters and rear d with cartrige bearing pulleys.
lightest 8 speed cassette u can find.
Will sell for 800.00
OK, in 2 months this thread will be 3 years old! My question is.... what has your 2011 Karakoram become? Do you still use it? What do you use it for? Single track, XC, converted to gravel-grinding or greenway duties?
I'll start: mine has performed very well, but I realized that I'd rather have a more flickable bike for single-track and it got replaced rather quick. As it was sitting in my garage doing nothing useful I decided to convert it to a dedicated rainy-weekend rigid bike with monster-cross tires (700c x 40mm). I now use it for gravel grinding, greenway, and all-purpose frankenbike activities. I've put around 1600 miles on her so far and feel like it was really good deal; just curious what happened to yours, please share.
mine will have a new frame soon. I gave it 2 years of racing and it never impressed or inspired confidence. Right now it has some Conti 2.4 Trail Kings on some Velocity P35 hoops. I did swap out the white bars and stem for black Bonty XXX stuff.
I'll be listing the green frame in the classified after I find a suitable frame.