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  1. #326
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    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
    Avid elixirs
    Sram X7 Rear Shifter and Short Cage - going 1 x 9
    Mrp 1x chain guide
    Last edited by Verbeers; 12-06-2012 at 12:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verbeers View Post
    I picked up the frame off Craigslist last year for $50.00 after my Trek was stolen.
    Bummer about the Trek but for the $50 frame!

    -Daver

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    I dig the black for sure.

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    '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!

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    2011 Karakoram 2.0

    This is my 2011 Karakoram 2.0. Was in Sedona for 12/21/12 vortex ride around Bell Rock.
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    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?


    L.R.

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    Zaskar frame would be ok too~~

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    Mine. (2011 3.0 XL) So far have only added ODI Rogue grips and WellGo MG-1 pedals.

    2011 GT Karakoram-uxjxieu.jpg
    Last edited by f1oyd; 03-25-2013 at 09:51 AM.

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    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.

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    I have the 2011 xl and need to find out bottom bracket size

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    Re: 2011 GT Karakoram

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1231 View Post
    I have the 2011 xl and need to find out bottom bracket size
    68x117.5
    I have a spare if you're looking to buy.

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    bb size

    Quote Originally Posted by manmythlegend View Post
    68x117.5
    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.

    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.

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    Anyone know the stock All-Terra stem length on the Karakoram?

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    oem stem

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Armstrong View Post
    Anyone know the stock All-Terra stem length on the Karakoram?
    60 mm

    Ok my 2011 matt black xlkarakoram is done and im looking to sell it.
    Loadout.
    X fusion slide29 rl2
    x9 hubs mavic 317 rims
    Deore m596 hydro brakes
    Avid g3 solid rotors 160mm
    Nser 720 am bars
    Dj stem
    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

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    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.

    2011 GT Karakoram-karakoram.jpg

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    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.

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