GT Zaskar Carbon 9R Pro 29er Hardtail

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $2899.99


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Product Description

Just add race numbers. The official bike of the privateer cross-coountry racer, the Zaskar pays dividends for riders who pay their own way by providing them with the lightweight, responsive ride they need to be able to rise through the amateur ranks. New 29" wheel, force optimized construction carbon, triple triangle design hardtail, w/ tapered 1.5" - 1.125" head tube, post mount style disc brake mount, replaceable derailleur hanger.


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2014

Strengths:    Components, weight, value

Weaknesses:    Brakes, rims, tires

Bottom Line:   
I challenge you to find a better value for the money. I purchased a 2013 model with Egg Beaters out the door for $2800 at Performance. XT drivetrain, Fox Float 32, Crank Brothers post and handlebars, Fizik, and Easton. Smokin' deal. The only thing that comes close in a carbon hardtail is the Giant XTC Composite 1. I despise the SRAM, Avid, Rock Shox garbage so if you're talking Shimano quality, this bike cannot be beat. Formula brakes are a bit squishy so a servicing should do the trick. Easton rims are bit heavy for the weight weenies and I'm just not a big Maxxis guy. Otherwise, this ride is the real deal

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Favorite Trail:   The one to your mom's house

Duration Product Used:   Couple of days

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bonita

Bike Setup:   All stock with Egg Beater pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zaskcarb

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2012

Strengths:    Looks awesome in raw carbon (2011)
Fanatastic groupset especially SRAM X0/X9
Fox Float Shock and Formula R1X brakes


Weaknesses:    Grips are rubbish change them
Seatpost doesn't accomodate larger seat rails 8mm etc


Bottom Line:   
I bought this 2011 model earlier this year and have already put 1600 mls as I use it as a daily ride over the past 4 months

I've only done a few trails and have been very impressed with its ability especially changing gears, braking and of course front end grip. The Formula brakes do get noisy after a while so you need to sand the disc from time to time but are sensational in feel and power.

The only problems I've encountered is that the GT wing grips are rubbish as mine worked themselves loose after only 2 trail rides trash them immediately I've since replaced mine with Ritchey double locking foam grips.

The other problem was the WTB seat which popped off during a race and have now replaced it with a Ritchey Carbon Streem and a Thomson Elite seatpost as the CBrothers 3 doesn't allow thicker rails when upgrading.

All said the bike is fantastic and have no regrets purchasing highly recommended I look forward to many more runs this Spring/Summer.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SCOTT VOTH a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2012

Strengths:    Super stiff where needed, paint job is awesome and has held up well. Climbs like a billy goat. Changed the grips as the white GT grips looked good but not grippy enough. Solis wheel set great for training, switch to Stan's Crest for racing. Also switched tires to racing ralphs.

Weaknesses:    Grips, DT wheels heavy

Bottom Line:   
Best bike I have ever purchased

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Favorite Trail:   Palo Duro Canyon

Duration Product Used:   1 year

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Sun Adventure Sports

Similar Products Used:   Kona Leroi, Motobecane Team , Niner EMD


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by psyclist a Cross Country Rider from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2012

Strengths:    Light and tough
Great vibration damping
Stiff in all the right places
Great climber
Great component kit


Weaknesses:    Gel coat quite fragile and easily scratched
Wheelset seems a bit overbuilt for this type of bike
OE tyres a bit on the sketchy side
Ridiculous girly white grips
Would have liked to see a BB30 intreatd of the outboard bearings


Bottom Line:   
This is one great bike. It is smooth and certain in its handling and typically for a 29er rolls over the rough stuff beautifully. Tapered headset and 12mm through axle on the front give incredible stiffness. BB is plenty stiff but would have liked to see a BB30 at this level. Rear dropouts are great and have the ability to be changed out or modified.

Wheelset is on the heavy side but I guess it is bombproof..but hey..this is a XC bike so why would you put an all mountain wheelset on it, or if it is an all mountain set why wold you fit the light MaxxisAspen tyres?.

Component mix otherwise is excellent. I have no experience with the Formula R1X but they are powerful enough and have great feel... they tend not to lock up.
Shimano XT 2 by 10 is great! you can use every gear combination. might be a bit tough for less strong riders..but they are not likely to buy this baby are they!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   As purchased, only changed out the tyres and grips

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I'm in the market for a new full suspension XC mountain bike to replace my 24 years old (indestructible aluminum Trek hardtail) and kinda on the fence between these two bikes. I could get the $5300 GT for $3600 on clearance or for the same price, the $4000 Devinci (hand made in Canada with lifetime ... Read More »

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