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    Official Zaskar/Xizang thread

    I was thinking, since 1) we have some people on here that know an awefull lot about them and 2) every second day theres a new thread about "what year/is it a?/what fits/what color/serial #" that maybe people could pool that info in one spot, so as soon as someone does ask (here or in vintage) then they can be straight away directed to a thread with it all in there... might save a lot of hassle

    and put in some pics for looking at

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    please ask the administrators to make this thread a sticky at the top of the page....

    Come on Mik...you started this your picture's first
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    well since I only have the humble re-issue as my only GT...for now... i'll post off some fave pics (that also induces the GT thread in VRC) then ask a total numbskull question...








    OK, now for my dumb qq, my zaskar has an integrated headset (or will when i figure this out), now I must have been out of the loop for a good long while, as while I know what this is, I don't know much about them, how exactly do they work? there is more than one type?? (angle) or are there anydifferences? any recomendations? or at least what will fit (and don't say chris king as for some unknown reason I don't like them, along with thomson stuff)...

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    Just bought a 2-rides-of-use-from-new polished Xizang for (relatively) little cash, it has the later (all GT terra) decals. can anyone tell me what length of fork (axle to crown) this frame was built for?

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    Post up a pic. Didn't you get a fork with the frame? The rigid 3D forks that came on the 90-92 models were 395mm. In 1993 most of the Bologna Lite forks were 405mm. You'd be best off sticking to a long travel Judy SL or less otherwise you'll be "choppering" out the ride and you'll feel it affecting your handling.
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    My GT Zaskar Carbon team





    Muddy ride!

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    Can't forget the JF

    From Mointain Bike Racing Volume 1, 1993:


    And another one from the same magazine:


    From Mointain Bike Nov 1993 issue:


    I thought I had chucked this issue but it was sleeping at the bottom of the magazine box. To me, there is no GT without these guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatake
    To me, there is no GT without these guys.
    Well they certainly were a big part of a well oiled machine...but there never would have been a team let alone GT without the vision of one man.....Richard Long
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    here a 89er gt steel xizang.................i love it


    you can tell that is a really good bike,when the name is written on the end of the top tube.

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    I love the look of that GT Carbon Team. You make me wanna cry and beg for one. I'll get one..........One of these days........One of these days.
    Still loving my GT's!! find me on the "GT Bike Group" page on FB. I hardly ever hang out in here anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kikaha
    here a 89er gt steel xizang.................i love it


    Who owns that one? and why did they take the original parts off? Original spec had a Browning transmission in the front
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Post up a pic. Didn't you get a fork with the frame? The rigid 3D forks that came on the 90-92 models were 395mm. In 1993 most of the Bologna Lite forks were 405mm. You'd be best off sticking to a long travel Judy SL or less otherwise you'll be "choppering" out the ride and you'll feel it affecting your handling.

    OK here's the frame - actually a 1998 (thanks gm1230126) I hadn't seen the frame for a year before picking it up - I guess my memory is failing!



    Dropout detail:


    And by bizarre coincidence, a fork I just happened to have had for some time:



    I also have the Triple butted Bologna fork that came in my Corrado (currently running an Indy XC long travel) which I may have to use until I find some new springs for the Judy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    Who owns that one? and why did they take the original parts off? Original spec had a Browning transmission in the front

    .... That'd be why they changed the original parts then!!!

    Ever used one of those systems?

    Hopefully they still have the system at home so when they retire this bike they can put it back original showroom spec.

    But while it's being ridden......
    I'm Ron Burgundy?

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    Vintage 3-D
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    Heres a nice pic of me and my '99 Xizang in some night action.

    http://www.crake.smugmug.com/gallery...708_mN24j-A-LB

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    My Zaskars from left to right: Zaskar LE frame 1991, Zaskar 1992, Zaskar LE 1994, Zaskar (red) 1997, 2x Zaskar LE 1998, Zaskar 1998, Zaskar LE 2000, Zaskar Team 2004 and Zaskar Race frame 2001.


    Not shown above:
    Zaskar LE 1999 cosmic sunrise:


    Zaskar 1997:


    Zaskar 1994 purple:


    and my newest Zaskar LE 1994 frame:

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    You are such a show off Lobo! LOL. Nice rides man.
    Still loving my GT's!! find me on the "GT Bike Group" page on FB. I hardly ever hang out in here anymore.

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    my all time fave.............................................. .


    you can tell that is a really good bike,when the name is written on the end of the top tube.

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    Mint 98 Zaskar

    I bought this from a guy in Venice Beach. He just wanted to sell it coz he has to buy something for his girl. I wont say how muchi got it but figure this. I copuld have bought a used 3.0 Avalanche on CL that day with the money I gave him. Lucky me!l. He bought it new in 1999, all XTR, Chris King hubs, Thomson, SDG Belair, KORE Ti Skewers/stem, etc. He did some upgrades, rode it for less than 200 miles and was put to storage in 2001. Here it is. You want to see how fresh this bike is? I have removed the crank for cleaning and I was shocked. Check the last pic.






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    OK so weall love gt's zaskars and xizangs (^nice one too by the way)...

    but all teh promo stuff for the re-issue goes on about winning, etc etc... now I only got into MTBing in 1992 and by that time it was the xizang that was the team bike... so what exactly did the zaskar win? not like i'm dissing it, i just want to know what XC/DH anything of note that was won on a zaskar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git
    OK so weall love gt's zaskars and xizangs (^nice one too by the way)...

    but all teh promo stuff for the re-issue goes on about winning, etc etc... now I only got into MTBing in 1992 and by that time it was the xizang that was the team bike... so what exactly did the zaskar win? not like i'm dissing it, i just want to know what XC/DH anything of note that was won on a zaskar?
    The Zaskar WON a lot of happy customers being the the less expensive bike compared to the XIXANG. If the Zaskar became the Titanum model, that would have been the Team GT bike of choice.

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    that really doesn't help me any

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git
    OK so weall love gt's zaskars and xizangs (^nice one too by the way)...

    but all teh promo stuff for the re-issue goes on about winning, etc etc... now I only got into MTBing in 1992 and by that time it was the xizang that was the team bike... so what exactly did the zaskar win? not like i'm dissing it, i just want to know what XC/DH anything of note that was won on a zaskar?
    mik_gt...very true. Nearly the entire GT team with exception of Jimi Killen and the gravity guys rode Xizangs. Obviously Rishi and Juli won many races on Xizangs. But...back in 1995 some teenage kid from Pennsylvania Menonite country rode a Zaskar to the NORBA National Expert title....his name....Floyd Landis. If memory serves me correct Jimmy Kight and a couple other GT racers may have also rode Zaskars to a number of Dual Slalom and DH wins in the early 90's before the RTS came out. In nearly all regions of the US there were guys and girls riding and finishing at or near the top in expert class races almost every weekend riding Zaskars. Hans Rey won a number of (big wheel) trials titles on Zaskars also.
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    yeah thats about what i figured, (didn't forget hans, just pushed trails to the side for a bit) that regional... lesser... for want of a better word, champoinships riders would use them, but at top level the xizang would be used. I guess from the time i was buying mags, the zaskar got a lot of advertising space, but just not a lot of racing space in teh mags... Istill wanted one bad though

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    I was at more that a few Grundig and NORBA national races from 91-95 and there would be one or two other Xizang indy racers other than the GT team riders on them but there would always be another 40-50 people racing Zaskars because they couldn't afford Xizangs as was mentioned above.
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    How many use and like an 80mm fork on the old 90s frames? I had a Specialized future shock but took it off years ago. I tried a 100mm but it rode like a chopper. I have a 97 Zaskar and if I don't put a decent suspension fork on it, I may just sell it. I have a carbon fiber fork on it now but it's narrow for cantilever brakes and I run Vs.

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    can't aswer that sorry...

    did discover the allison dunlap won the 99? worlds on a white team zaskar, went throught pile of old mags

    can someone (GM) list the fork length (travel) used (geometry wise) per year for xizang (91-99)

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    Ok...its not an Xizang, but its titanium, so I think it still goes here...

    And...my bike is the sh*t, I love it, also why it goes here...

    (work in progress - new Thomson stem 0 degree to come / strip-polish-resticker forks).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    can't aswer that sorry...

    did discover the allison dunlap won the 99? worlds on a white team zaskar, went throught pile of old mags

    can someone (GM) list the fork length (travel) used (geometry wise) per year for xizang (91-99)
    You can just look at the German katalog site. They have all the Rock Shox Catalogs. 48mm in the early Mag 21 years, them in the Judy/SL it was in the 60-73 range and I think by 97ish thru 99 they were most all 80mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgothro View Post
    Ok...its not an Xizang, but its titanium, so I think it still goes here...

    And...my bike is the sh*t, I love it, also why it goes here...

    (work in progress - new Thomson stem 0 degree to come / strip-polish-resticker forks).
    Any updates on the stickers/decals job ?

    Really nice bike btw. Happy you got her

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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    No...well, I found I guy who can do it, but its up in the air still (color wise), least till I get the forks done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgothro View Post
    No...well, I found I guy who can do it, but its up in the air still (color wise), least till I get the forks done.

    You're not gonna do it red ?
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Don't do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126 View Post
    Don't do it.
    Do what ?
    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126 View Post
    Don't do it.
    Yeah, do what?
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    Zaskar and Rock Shox confusion

    Just picked up a 97 Zaskar that was in need of some serious TLC. The frame isn't too bad once cleaned (assuming I can get the cranks off and bottom bracket out without doing damage). Currently it has a Judy XC with a busted fork brace. If the guts of the shock are OK can I just find a lower tube assembly and are they all fairly similar or must I find an exact match?

    The fork choices seem mind boggling. I've only had experience with the 95 Girvin fork w/Risse upgrades so all the choices have left me confused. Looking for some suggestions on what years/models of front shocks are compatible.

    If it is spec'd as an 80-100 mm travel fork is that pretty much ideal? I'm presuming I can set a fork like that for 80 mm travel. The full 100 mm seems to be a bit much and leads to a 'chopper-like' handling according to some.

    Roughly 200 lbs of out of shape rider. My days of really abusing a bike are over. The fork won't be subject to any 2 foot drop offs or anything.

    Any tips or advice is appreciated!

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    [QUOTE=kikaha;5611431]here a 89er gt steel xizang.................i love it

    That is SWEET! Still riding an '89 myself but it's no Xizang (Karakorum K2 in what has been called the ugliest GT paint scheme ever - Violet Thunder).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgothro View Post
    Yeah, do what?
    Paint a Ti frame. It will be one of the biggest nastiest mistakes you'll ever make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126 View Post
    Paint a Ti frame. It will be one of the biggest nastiest mistakes you'll ever make.
    Never said I was going to paint the frame...hmmmm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126 View Post
    Paint a Ti frame. It will be one of the biggest nastiest mistakes you'll ever make.
    We were talking about the decals/graphics restoration. To get the frame back to the original graphic package. That frame is so sexy in raw Ti, and red graphics will make it even more RAW !

    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    2011 Zaskar 29er Pro

    I purchased this bike a few months ago after riding a FS since 97', it reminded me what I was missing....the awesome ride of a HT GT!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Official Zaskar/Xizang thread-camerazoom-20111221215224237.jpg  


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    Saving place for the 2012 Zaskar Carbon 9r Pro I ordered about 2 hours ago from Bike Doctor in Waldorf, MD. Great store and friendly people. I will be posting pics of it when I get it home next week. Bought XTR pedals for it too. Can't wait to get it dirty!!

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    Any photos of Furtado or Grewal with their bikes from 1994?
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    I'm sure I used to have some... but if I still do...or the finding... well
    All the gear and no idea.

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    1996 Zixang

    here are a few pics of mine after building it back with all the original parts it had when I was racing her.. except the fork (had a rockshox/specialized Future shock).
    Official Zaskar/Xizang thread-7129117553_aecb5ce1fb_c.jpg
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    Nice, thats really nice
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    I run a SID 80mm travel on mine and it's great.. I had a FOX F32 set at 80 when I was running it as a single speed and that fork was a great fork for the Xizang.
    was still plenty quick in the woods, actually much more than the Bianchi Grizzly that has the fork now and it's built for 80mm.
    hope that helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Root Beer View Post
    How many use and like an 80mm fork on the old 90s frames? I had a Specialized future shock but took it off years ago. I tried a 100mm but it rode like a chopper. I have a 97 Zaskar and if I don't put a decent suspension fork on it, I may just sell it. I have a carbon fiber fork on it now but it's narrow for cantilever brakes and I run Vs.

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    Re: Official Zaskar/Xizang thread

    Hey mik,

    I used a cane creek IS http://www.canecreek.com/products/headsets/110headset (110 IS41 *red*) on my re-issue. Wonderful product.

    I've since parted the bike out and just have the headset hanging out in my parts bin....

    Pay for shipping, and you can have it. :thumbup:

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    derrgti, that bike is RAD! Looks great!

    There is a write up on the new GT Xizang 29'er in Mountain Bike Action this month....good read, although they are not stoked on it. I would love to get one, but I'll never buy a hardtail again.
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    thanks!! i love it, a little on the small side for me so I generally just ride it around the hood with my son..

    I haven't seen that yet, ill look for it.. but I do like the look of the new one, if they make a 650b ill really have to look into picking one up.

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    derrgti, that bike is RAD! Looks great!

    There is a write up on the new GT Xizang 29'er in Mountain Bike Action this month....good read, although they are not stoked on it. I would love to get one, but I'll never buy a hardtail again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by y33dave View Post
    Hey mik,

    I used a cane creek IS 110-Seriesheadset (110 IS41 *red*) on my re-issue. Wonderful product.

    I've since parted the bike out and just have the headset hanging out in my parts bin....

    Pay for shipping, and you can have it. :thumbup:

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    Thanks for the offer, but since I have to replace my road bike, I think the minister of finance, she is not happy and I think I am going to have to sell something, since I now have the Xizang, the Zaskar is the most likely candidate. Damn it.
    All the gear and no idea.

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    My 1994 GT Zaskar LE - Hans Rey inspired

    I have been working on this for some time and its now finally finished, The hardest parts to find was the Avocet saddle and the Answer Bars:

    I hope you like







    I would love some help with this frame though.

    I've been in touch with the GT Bicycle Fan Club on Facebook and he said this would be the best place to come for help.

    The frame has no serial numbers on the bike anywhere, there is a 16 on the outside of the non-driveside drop out, on the inside is 6061 but is part missing from where the dropout has been machined.

    Some people say this may have been a sample frame or maybe a team frame? Could anyone shed some light on this please?

    Thanks for a great forum all the way from England

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    1996 Frosted Red Zaskar

    This is my newest to me bike which I bought from an old guy who's done about 500 miles from new, the frame is about to be changed for a 1994 polished 16" version on the next week or so:

    This has had the rear mech upgraded to an XTR, other than that it's pretty much standard. My favorite bit is the GT/Hadley hubs front and rear, uber smooth and the click from the rear hub is so soothing to listen too


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    The forks arn't standard either, supposed to have white/black Judy Xc's on it, they also look like they have a bit more travel than normal, but that could be the picture.
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    The guy I bought the frosted red one said its how he bought if from the shop , ill have a look as I have paperwork from web it was bought .

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    well thats a 97 frame and sids came out in like 98 and with those stickers are at least 99 fork (and colour). Not saying the guy didn't buy it like that, but according to the catalogue, it should be a Judy XC for that year frame.
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    No that's fine I know gt's really well from 1991 - 1994 then onwards I rode trials so my style of bikes changed big time.

    Just need to find out about my silver zaskar now

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    is the one posted up there^^ does it have a big ding in the down tube? Ball burnished ones are great.
    Mate had one of the red anodised ones, broke it and it got replaced with a frost red one like you have up there above.
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    Hi all,

    I managed to find a size M 2007 Zaskar Team frame, but am really unsure if it is the right size for me. I am 6 foot (feet?), and used to riding single-speed and road bikes with 55 to 56cm top tubes, and 100 to 110mm stems. I have tried to look for a geometry chart for the frame, but have not been too successful as I am not familiar with GT history nor differences with model years.

    I had planned to build it up in 1x9 or 1x10 guise with a rigid fork to ride in not too demanding environment.

    Any info or opinions are much appreciated.

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    PS. I originally posted this in the vintage section, but got some help and found this thread.

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    I'm a little shy of 6 foot (177 cm), and rode medium Zaskar from that era with 90 mm stem. People used to ride these with 150 mm stems and such, I would think it should fit you. FWTW, I ran Fox F 80 on it, geometry was simply perfect with these forks.

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    Thanks, man! Much appreciated!

    I am now confident enough to order the missing components and hopefully get the bike built before it becomes too cold.

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    not my bike but still a zaskar, check it out maybe what you are looking for:

    vintage 1999 GT ZASKAR LE XTR USA Gary Turner SID Thomson - Pinkbike

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    Man. I had some extra I'd pick that up in an instant.

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    assuming the same geometry as my 2008 re=issue zaskar, i'm 5'9ish and find a medium a bit cramped, not too small, just not roomy, thats with a 130mm stem.
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    Okay. So a good starting point is to look for a few longer stems to try out the fit.

    EDIT: In addition, I was looking at these forks (the 26", carbon, disc, aluminum steerer). Which one is a better fit, the 42.5cm or the 44.5cm version?
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    aaaargh my eyes!

    dunno what all that is, but I think work on a 4inch - 100mm suspension fork travel not 3inch - 80mm
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    I take it their handsome appearance is not to your liking!

    Have not settled on any, just checking my options! Almost everything else I have already ordered. Fork, handlebar and stem are the big three I am still missing.

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    it was the white/yellow line combo
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    Fair enough, man!

    I got a 130mm stem to go with the rest, which is mostly Zee and SLX (with the usual Mavic to XT with DT combo). I have understood those two groups offer good bang for your buck.

    I hope to get the bike ready to run before the snow falls here in the far north.
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    twas hot and dusty today and i'm knackered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    twas hot and dusty today and i'm knackered.

    i have 2 gt xizang frame no gtx9810 and gtx9809 with full xtr
    can anyone give an insite the frame numbers

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    One was built right after the other.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Official Zaskar/Xizang thread

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    One was built right after the other.
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    GT Xizang

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    I really like the idea of 1x10 or 1x11 drivetrain, but I really really don't liek the look of them, jksut looks wrong after all those years of triples and front mechs.
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    I made the switch 2 years ago on my Niner Air9 (1x9) and absolutely love it. Have had a couple time where I wish I had something a little taller and smaller but pretty rare in my neck of the woods. The simplicity and the silence of the drive train can't be beat. I just purchased my son a Zaskar last fall and while he was at college made the conversation to a1x10. He's never even ride the bike due to the weather so we'll see what he thinks in the next couple of weeks when he comes home for the weekend.
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    Beautiful build!

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    Hkbugs: you have my dream bike. Everything exactly the way I would like. 1x10, Grip Shist, XTR, Enve carbon etc.. It's like you read my mind. If you ever want to give her up for dirt cheap I call "First!"
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    a xizang spotters guide would be a great tool, if one exists please paste the link
    many thanks in advance
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    what do you mean?

    by the way I was tossing up the idea the other day of startinf a Xizang register (since there is a big old list of serial numbers on retrobike), since I have a bit of web space (well aparently, gotta get on how to get in it with new net providor).
    Kinda liek the M3 (M car) registery (but probably lamer)
    Thought woudl start with Xizangs and re-issue zaskars, then move on an add regualr Zaskars and Pyclones. Just a pic of the bike, the build, serial number and owner (no identifying details).
    Dunno would anyoen be interested in that.
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    i think that would be a good idea, be nice to know how many gt zixang are actually out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckard2 View Post
    a xizang spotters guide would be a great tool, if one exists please paste the link
    many thanks in advance
    never mind found one at retrobike
    there is even a registry list

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    that i what i was refering to
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    Need help identifying Zaskar

    I recently bought this bike but can't find a serial number anywhere. I want to replace some decals but don't know what year it is.
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    should be on the bottom of the bottom bracket may be hidden by a cable guide

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunhazlewood View Post
    i have 2 gt xizang frame no gtx9810 and gtx9809 with full xtr
    can anyone give an insite the frame numbers
    visit retrobike they can help you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubd1977 View Post
    I recently bought this bike but can't find a serial number anywhere. I want to replace some decals but don't know what year it is.
    Not a Zaskar....it's a 98 Avalanche LE
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    Zaskar serial number

    I actually found the number after cleaning some dirt away inside the dropout the number is 08971690 does this mean anything
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    It really looks like that avalanche LE. Guess it's time to strip the parts an get something different.

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    Help needed with value of 94 Zaskar LE

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    It really looks like that avalanche LE. Guess it's time to strip the parts an get something different.
    I have one of these Avalanche LE's which has developed a crack in front of the seat post. Have had it repaired by a skilled welder but don't know if it will last.

    I have the chance to replace it with a 1994 Zaskar LE (rare in these parts) but the seller wants $400NZ (US$350) just for the frame. Seems a bit steep to me but maybe I am underestimating the value of hand built USA frame. Will I notice the difference over my avalanche which I use for XC and commuting ?
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    $400NZ, buy it, buy it now!
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    +1, if you don't want it then I'll come and get it next visit to NZ which won't be too far away.

    Although a 94 Zaskar for a commuter is a nice overkill. Maybe a lower spec GT steel frame would serve you well for to/from work.
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    Just found this at the bottom of my brothers garage. Is there a resale market for it?
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    I reckon !!

    Those merc wagons are good little runners.

    Take the bike off before you sell it tho

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    I reckon !!

    Those merc wagons are good little runners.

    Take the bike off before you sell it tho
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    i love my gt xizang..


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    I love mine to 2013 26" small.
    Ignore them till they go away.It's corporate policy.

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    Just came across this thread. Here are a couple pictures of my 2001 zaskar. It has been through a few iterations and I am currently fighting a loss of power in my avid ultimate brakes that I can't seem to fix. The frame is also a little beat up with nicks and scratches and a few dents. I changed the bike to disc brakes about 5 years ago and bought a chris king rear wheel to go with an I9 I had laying around. Bike is still a kick in the pants to ride, if not a little on the stiff side. I would like a carbon one, but I don't ride my hardtails enough to justify another one. I do wish the fork was a better color match. I should get some better photos, it really is a great looking bike.
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    Official Zaskar/Xizang thread

    Is your fork a 9mm or 15mm dropout ?
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