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    Finally got my Zaskar carbon 100 26

    Not much around about the 26 inch version of the bike. But I finally broke down and bought one. Gotta say, I love the bike. Haven't owned a GT mountain bike since the first year the GT I-drive 5 came out. I rode the crap out of that bike and loved it too. I forgot how efficient the design was and how fun XC is.

    Only thing I've changed out is the fork to a 15mm axle Fox float fork and 10 speed Sram twist shifters. yes, gripshift.

    I realize 29ers are popular, but I'm surprised there's not more about the 26ers.

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    good to see someone getting on a 26er.
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    Congrats! I just picked up one of the 26" as well, got a killer deal on it! I love this bike, I'm sure you will yours as well.
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    that's funny, just when I thought there was nothing on the web about the bike, to the right, there's an ad for that zaskar carbon 100 at Jenson. Not sure if it appears in a cycling manner but ironically funny.

    Yeah, I'm thinking I'm going to be spending a lot more saddle time on the GT than my Marin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reek View Post
    that's funny, just when I thought there was nothing on the web about the bike, to the right, there's an ad for that zaskar carbon 100 at Jenson. Not sure if it appears in a cycling manner but ironically funny.

    Yeah, I'm thinking I'm going to be spending a lot more saddle time on the GT than my Marin.
    Targeted advertising I suppose, I see the ad as well...did you pick yours up at Jenson, Ebay, or LBS? Better deal than what Jenson is asking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NytrostarSS View Post
    Targeted advertising I suppose, I see the ad as well...did you pick yours up at Jenson, Ebay, or LBS? Better deal than what Jenson is asking?
    I had to order it from my former LBS. I had to call my previous LBS on the east coast (I know the owner) to track down the 2012 model. Considering how hard it is to find a GT dealer and definitely a Zaskar carbon 100, I had to buy the bike with no test ride, sight unseen. Not a bad gamble. Only GT dealer around me right now is Performance bike and they wanted too much. So with shipping, I ended up paying pretty much what Jenson is charging with California tax calculated in.

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    I think the best thing to happen to 26ers was 29ers. There are some awesome deals on 26ers these days. I found mine on Ebay myself being sold from a bike shop in PA. I had to make a guesstimate as to sizing and fit based on the measurements they gave me and to my surprise, it fits like a glove! I am just impressed with it from every aspect. I ran into a snafu trying to register the bike on the GT website though. I emailed them and they got right back with me the next day and said they'd registered it manually for me and that their S# database probably isn't up to date? I don't know, maybe you can give it a try? Hey, give your bike a review here on the reviews section, I'd like to see what your impressions are of it. The bike only currently has 2 reviews, it would be good to see some more.
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    Do you think the rear would fit a 650/27.5 wheel?

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