2012 ZASKAR 9r 100 expert

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  • 02-25-2012
    boude
    2012 ZASKAR 9r 100 expert
    GT ZASKAR 100 9r 29" size L

    9,98kgrs without pedal and with Reverb
    Sram XX chain, K7, shifter, mech
    28 * 11/36
    Tune King Kong / Sapim CXray / Crest wheels
    Foruma R1 brakes 160/160mm
    RockShox SID 110mm

  • 02-25-2012
    gt jorgito
    Very nice.
  • 02-26-2012
    boude
    thanks
  • 02-26-2012
    morris89
    Frame available in the US ?
  • 02-26-2012
    Goinslo
    Wish my LBS had one
    Man that thing is sweet!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  • 02-27-2012
    boude
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by morris89 View Post
    Frame available in the US ?

    I don't know
  • 02-27-2012
    gt jorgito
    I don't think GT is doing a frame only deal on any of their frames other than the GT Xizang. You can get the whole bike then upgrade I guess. I wish they would sell the raw carbon frame by itself. That's the one I want.
  • 02-28-2012
    wyatt79m
    My LBS just got one, looks awesome !
  • 02-28-2012
    boude
    I like the white and I do not love the black carbon.
    The ZASKAR 100 9r has a very short horizontal tube contrary to the ZASKAR 9r and to the ZASKAR 100.
    I ride in size " L " with 100 9r and in size "M" with the 9r.
    The suspension is very stiff (rigid).
  • 02-28-2012
    L.Rodriguez
    Hi !
    Again, awesome Zaskar !
    In the end... I buy the Zaskar 100 White in S, now I'm waiting to arrived in Brasil...
    Please, more pics of this machine !
    Salut !
  • 03-02-2012
    Perfect Gentleman
    boude, what's your height? is L comfortable for you ?
  • 03-02-2012
    boude
    181cm
    L is top for me
  • 03-02-2012
    Perfect Gentleman
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boude View Post
    181cm
    L is top for me

    thanx, pal.
    i'm 179, and was hesitating what size to buy as these frames (i don't know why) are short
  • 03-29-2012
    Perfect Gentleman
    boude, what is the rear shock eye to eye length ?
  • 03-30-2012
    swingset
  • 03-30-2012
    Perfect Gentleman
    swingset, wtf ?
  • 03-31-2012
    boude
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Perfect Gentleman View Post
    boude, what is the rear shock eye to eye length ?

    165mm
  • 03-31-2012
    Perfect Gentleman
    boude, thanx for info.

    also tell, please, what are the setting of rear shock?
  • 03-31-2012
    swingset
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Perfect Gentleman View Post
    swingset, wtf ?

    Welcome to the internet. Google "meme" and enjoy.
  • 04-06-2012
    boude
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by perfect gentleman View Post
    boude, thanx for info.

    Also tell, please, what are the setting of rear shock?

    sag = 20 - 25 %
  • 04-06-2012
    Perfect Gentleman
    boude, i mean rebound and compression.
  • 04-07-2012
    boude
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Perfect Gentleman View Post
    boude, i mean rebound and compression.

    For me : 65kgrs, air = 115 psi
    Rebound : 3/4 close,
  • 04-07-2012
    Perfect Gentleman
    boude, thanx
  • 06-08-2012
    Perfect Gentleman
    finally, i got him
  • 06-12-2012
    road racin
    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...
  • 06-12-2012
    norcalchico
    I promise you will love the bike.
  • 06-12-2012
    Appendage
    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).
  • 06-12-2012
    Appendage
    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.
  • 06-12-2012
    road racin
    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
  • 06-13-2012
    Appendage
    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.
  • 06-15-2012
    road racin
    Just picked up the Zaskar tonight... Parking lot ride was nice... Ill see how she handles next week
  • 06-18-2012
    dabeetereater
    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,
  • 06-18-2012
    Perfect Gentleman
    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.
  • 06-20-2012
    boude
    My final bike
    Size L
    10,49grs =23,15lb with Reverb, pedals,.....
  • 06-20-2012
    boude
    For one customer
    size XL
    10,98kgrs without pedals = 24,20lb
  • 06-20-2012
    Perfect Gentleman
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boude View Post
    For one customer
    size XL
    10,98kgrs without pedals = 24,20lb

    what components have you changed?
  • 06-20-2012
    boude
    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
  • 06-20-2012
    Perfect Gentleman
    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
  • 06-20-2012
    y33dave
    boude... are you able to order just the frame? frame/fork maybe?
  • 06-20-2012
    dabeetereater
    what did the XL weigh before u swapped everything, im getting the same bike but carbon seat and bars will be added
  • 06-20-2012
    boude
    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
  • 06-20-2012
    boude
    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
  • 06-20-2012
    boude
    I do not know the real weight of the frame naked PRO in XL, sorry.
  • 06-20-2012
    Perfect Gentleman
    i hope when i got new wheels, weight would about 10.5 kg.
  • 06-21-2012
    dabeetereater
    well dropped the ball ordered me a XL today and some xt brakes for it ill see how it is when its all together
  • 07-07-2012
    y33dave
    Whelp...

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

    http://forums.mtbr.com/9478256-post1.html
  • 07-07-2012
    norcalchico
    r
    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.
  • 07-09-2012
    Perfect Gentleman
    does anybody know if it is possible to use E-Type Shimano FD with Z9r 100 ?
  • 08-08-2012
    Ashleydwsmith
    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!
  • 08-09-2012
    dabeetereater
    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