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    I promise you will love the bike.

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    Rest assured, ID is great

    Quote Originally Posted by road racin View Post
    I just ordered one but am worried about all the 'negative' i-drive things I find online. Although I understand the 2012 Zaskar 100 9R carbons have new i-Drive designs. i got a SMOKING deal... Any concerns or issues with this design or is every other bike shop just a GT hater or thinking of old enineering issues??

    THANK YOU... i'm paranoid I bought the wrong bike...
    From a performance standpoint, the I-Drive works great. I had a DW-Link bike, which is the current gold standard, and IMHO, the ID works as good or better.

    There have been mechanical weaknesses with previous iterations (dogbones, flexbones, eccentrics, etc). It's all been fixed. And, IMHO, those older designs were no more flawed than many other systems on the market at that time.

    The system is very simple, durable and easy to maintain. I've ridden the snot out of mine for years and have had to do very little to it.

    Don't worry, you'll love it. Be sure to post a report.

    PS I bought mine from norcalchico (fellow GT forum poster).
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    Hey norcal!

    Quote Originally Posted by norcalchico View Post
    I promise you will love the bike.
    Hey norcal, what are you riding these days?

    Have you seen that all-XO 9r 100 that Performance is selling for $4k? Wish I could drop that much cash and not feel guilty about it.
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    Thx... Last question. Planning to ride the mountain trails in LA- Ventura, SoCal...
    A little worried the XC is wrong for this. But I did read the Zaskar works better then most dedicated XC brands for this. Its so confusing. Was looking at yeti sb95 but the GT deal was soooo good I couldn't pass it up. Thx again

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    That depends on how you ride

    Quote Originally Posted by road racin View Post
    Thx... Last question. Planning to ride the mountain trails in LA- Ventura, SoCal...
    A little worried the XC is wrong for this. But I did read the Zaskar works better then most dedicated XC brands for this. Its so confusing. Was looking at yeti sb95 but the GT deal was soooo good I couldn't pass it up. Thx again
    The Zaskar and the SB95 are different beasts. The Zaskar is intended for XC racer types who put a premium light weight, efficient pedaling and responsive handling. The SB95 is more of an adventure bike which gives up some of that to add suspension travel, strength, and stability in technical terrain/downhill. It's a matter of degree- finding the bike gives you the best blend of what matters to you. Only you can figure out what that is. In the mean time, enjoy your bike.
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    Just picked up the Zaskar tonight... Parking lot ride was nice... Ill see how she handles next week

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    anybody got some feedback on the r1 brakes, im getting this bike in 2 weeks but the pro version, and iv heard lots of bad things about the formula brakes, im debating on just swapping to some xt brakes right away,

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    Pro version has R1X brakes: R1 - levelers. RX - calipers. IMO, they are not as powerful as Shimano XT. but i think they are needed some time to break in.

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    My final bike
    Size L
    10,49grs =23,15lb with Reverb, pedals,.....

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    For one customer
    size XL
    10,98kgrs without pedals = 24,20lb

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    Quote Originally Posted by boude View Post
    For one customer
    size XL
    10,98kgrs without pedals = 24,20lb
    what components have you changed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfect Gentleman View Post
    what components have you changed?
    Wheels = - 410grs
    Saddle = 0grs
    From tire = 0grs
    Grips = -10grs
    front disk, not 180mm but 160mm = -50grs
    Two tires are TubelessReady = -200grs
    Last edited by boude; 06-20-2012 at 10:10 AM.

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    I've changed saddle, post, clamp, bar, stem to lighter versions. later i'm gonna change wheels.
    but i've changed fork to WB Loop. I don't know its real weight, but in hands Loop and F29 RL are the same.

    P.S. it's strange, but XL looks better than L

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    boude... are you able to order just the frame? frame/fork maybe?
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    what did the XL weigh before u swapped everything, im getting the same bike but carbon seat and bars will be added

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfect Gentleman View Post
    I've changed saddle, post, clamp, bar, stem to lighter versions. later i'm gonna change wheels.
    but i've changed fork to WB Loop. I don't know its real weight, but in hands Loop and F29 RL are the same.

    P.S. it's strange, but XL looks better than L
    But tires are TubelessReady = -200grs

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    Quote Originally Posted by y33dave View Post
    boude... are you able to order just the frame? frame/fork maybe?
    Just frame and fork it's not possible sorry

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    I do not know the real weight of the frame naked PRO in XL, sorry.

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    i hope when i got new wheels, weight would about 10.5 kg.

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    well dropped the ball ordered me a XL today and some xt brakes for it ill see how it is when its all together

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    Whelp...

    I did it! I went ahead and bought one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appendage View Post
    Hey norcal, what are you riding these days?

    Have you seen that all-XO 9r 100 that Performance is selling for $4k? Wish I could drop that much cash and not feel guilty about it.

    Appendage, I'm on the GT force carbon Expert.. The white one from over seas.
    Those 9r100's are sweet.

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    does anybody know if it is possible to use E-Type Shimano FD with Z9r 100 ?

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    Hi, thinking of buying one of these, currently have a sensor 1.0, but will I notice the 20mm drop in travel?

    Don't seem to be able to find too many reviews on it at all. Just know it is a sexy bike and I love my sensor but want a 29er!

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    probably wont, i LOVE this bike, on ly down side so far is the crappy formula rotors, and the bike is stupid creaky its kind of annoying, other than that just change out the rotors for some shimano, and if u can deal with creaking u will be good

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