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    GT Zaskar Carbon

    dont see much posted about this bike..
    I just picked one up and absolutely love it..
    After a couple of rides on it, I have more fun on it than my Specialized Epic

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    I just picked up the a 2010 frame only. I plan on building it up over the winter. I couldn't think of a better canvas to start with than a Zaskar Carbon Team edition.

    Currently riding an Avalanche. I'm pretty stoked. I'll let you know what I think but I'm pretty sure you know what my response will be...

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    everything is more fun than an epic... worst bike i ever owned.

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    Post some pics of your bike. I am I love my old zaskar, and would like a carbon one. I don't ride hardtails that much anymore and I have three of them, so it is hard to justify.
    Live fast, Die young, Leave a good looking corpse!

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    will post a pic later today...
    It's an amazing ride..........absolutely in love with it..
    it's somewhere around 21... maybe 20.5 lbs and feels really nimble and quick..
    not a harsh ride either..

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    Here's a pic right after today's ride.. well actually stopped by the bike wash befor the pic

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    My winter project, one of two made like this.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails GT Zaskar Carbon-dsc09745.jpg  

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    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Sweet bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kleyton
    I just picked up the a 2010 frame only. I plan on building it up over the winter. I couldn't think of a better canvas to start with than a Zaskar Carbon Team edition.

    Currently riding an Avalanche. I'm pretty stoked. I'll let you know what I think but I'm pretty sure you know what my response will be...
    Where did you buy your frame only?
    Ignore them till they go away.It's corporate policy.

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    Can you tell the difference between your carbon zaskar and an aluminum one?
    Live fast, Die young, Leave a good looking corpse!

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    Nice bike Creative! I'll be building mine over the winter so I'll have a nice pic to post soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14
    Can you tell the difference between your carbon zaskar and an aluminum one?
    Yes of course!
    talera*, avalanche*, backwoods*, pantera*, avalanche, ruckus*, moto*, zaskar*, zaskar, zaskar trials, force, ?

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    This is my 2008 Zaskar Carbon Team Issue












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    nice bike ron...
    whats the weight on yous..

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    That's the Zaskar frame I want, in large. To match my Marathon Team bike.
    2009 GT Marathon Team,GT Force 2.0, GT Jelly Belly TT (nude carbon), and a very special Todd Wells Zaskar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreativeEdge
    whats the weight on yous..

    My bike weighs around 20.6 lbs.

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    Is anybody able to tell me the relevant dimensions for a Zaskar Carbon Expert 26" Frame (Large)? I've been offered one for sale, but suspect it might be a 29" one. I suspect it's the 2012 model since it's mostly black, with a red head-tube, which looks like pictures I can find on the internet.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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    I bought a Zaskar carbon pro in November. Absolutely love the bike. I'll post some pictures later.
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    Last edited by Learux; 01-29-2014 at 05:46 PM.

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    New Gt owner from France, Bonjour everyone

    Finaly, as some part are still missing (I wait for some 1x10 exotic transmission & Enve wheels) here is a pre version (0.8) with xtr & winter wheels (Olympic/CxRays/Novatec)
    Enjoy !

    Full build : Forum light-bikes.fr ? Consulter le sujet - GT - Zaskar 100 - 26" - 2014 (10,14kg)
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    looking for 9,4kg, approx 20,7lbs within a few weeks

    Full build : Forum light-bikes.fr ? Consulter le sujet - GT - Zaskar 100 - 26" - 2014 (10,14kg)

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    Man that looks fast. Post some riding pics.
    Live fast, Die young, Leave a good looking corpse!

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    Très bien monsieur.
    honda seatcovers
    winter warm and summer cool
    little lambs no more

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    Man that looks fast. Post some riding pics.
    Clean and beautifull it is... but this was before.

    During this morning :


    And at the end :


    I'm out of shape in this early season and won't trust my first impressions.
    I need a lot more time on this baby to give you my advice.
    more to come soon.

    New wheels and transmission on their way. can't wait

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    Ain't no better way to spend a rainy week-end but dealing with a well organised workshop and some new toys

    First, get some rubber around those :


    Second, unwrap the toys :


    Then,
    Garbaruk Cassette Xtender :
    29/35/42 @ 120g, it is 5g less than anounced on their website.


    An Oval Chainring, narrow/wide type again from Garbaruk Melon :
    34 teeth @ 48g, 1g under weight announced.
    The precision machining is absolutely stunning !


    A pretty carbon handlebar : Garbaruk Handlebar XC Light :
    UD finish in 620mm wide @ a very little 106g, so 9g less than announced !


    Let's setup everything for this one :



    Thanks Yuriy from Garbaruk team for the cautious packing
    As far as I am concerned, this prouves despite the revolution going on in Ukraine, the post office and some kick ass compagny are still going strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    Man that looks fast. Post some riding pics.
    Here we go : From this week-end.

    Before


    During


    After


    To follow, I need to write a review for this rigid Garbaruk handlebar & their transmission, the enve wheels... and my so called buddy Thunder Burt... this sunny afternoon almost got me forgot the mud and the hour and a half walking home :thumbup:

    I also owe you some explanations for this cassette Xtender :!: this is definitely something

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    As promised, here is my review from last weekend ride with the new products.

    Riding again a 1x10 and futhermore with an oval crank is a real pleasure due to its simplicity and true effectivness.

    Garbaruk Melon :


    - not a single chain drop
    - the black anodisation hold on (for the moment)
    - the long XX1 type teeth grab everything from the ground
    - Oval crank feels like being one teeth easyer than usual.
    - the crank is way less loud than its wolftooth predecessor, I don't know why.
    Bottom line : Approved !

    Garbaruk XC Light Handlebar:

    - the big surprise : it is as rigid ans tiff as it is light. it event don't filter the tiny vibrations
    - I'd go for a wider one the this test sample.
    - It realy looks artisanal, in a nice way : you can feel it is handmade. The lacker isn't as perfet as an easton but who cares ? anyway it is a superb piece.
    - I'd go without any futher question for some heavy duty alpine marathon downhill with it,
    - I think I will keep it for the rest of the season,
    Bottom line : a true bargain if you think about it is as light as a Schmolke, NewUltimate & Mcfk, more stiff and at 1/3rd of the price !

    The Xtender :


    I didn't set it up as garbaruk told me to. instead of using an XT or SLX cassette, I used an XTR 11/34, lost the top two linked cogs and took off the 17th. I installed the Xtender and Garbaruk spacer AND a second 1/2mm spacer to correct the width trouble I created by using XTR instead of XT. I wouldn't have need to use this 2nd spacer with XT or SLX.
    Bewareyou need to use a longuer tension derailleur screw in order to get the derailleur away from the 42th.
    (red in the picture)

    Once all setup :
    - the biggest issue is going from cog 15 to cog 19 on the Xtr part. but no big deal : I'll exchange it for some DA alternative
    - the Xtender realy works like a charm, even from 26th (XTR) to 29th (Xtender)
    - chain goes up & down easily
    - Shifting from 29th towards 35th is normal, like towards 42th. I'd love to tell you it is hard and difficult but it ain't so
    - thers is a particular alloy sound when the chain goes on the Xtender, you'll get used to it
    I ended up forgetting about it and rode without thinking about my shifting. This thing is stunning, I love it !
    We'll see if it holds in time, taoday after a few rides I does not show any sign of wear.

    Enve wheels :
    Custom handbuilt from a true mecanic enthousiast friend of mine I am really thrilled with the result. Even more stiff than my Olympic winter wheels, these would have been too hard on a HT but are great on my full suspension Gt.

    More on this Zaskar in a general matter :
    - its suspension behavior is surprisingly consistent, the idrive & linkage works really well. I feel like I don't loose energy with suspension mouvements, I use to lock & unlock during my ride but I just forgot to play with it and have let it wide open
    - top tube is 1cm shorter from what I am used to so, I want a wider bar. Event more with these wheels because I feel I am goint to gain confidence and will be more generous in my drive with these Enve's.
    - the swingarm is stiffer than my Storck Adrenalin.
    - I tried those Jagwire brake pads on my R1R, don't try them they are just crap.
    - My thunder Burt got stuck in mud, but will be speedy on dry soil.

    I also managed to get rid of the front derailleur support : gain a few grams & easyer to clean.


    hope my english wasn't that bad.
    cheers !
    Tom
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