GT 1999 Zaskar LE Team Hardtail Bike

4.54/5 (24 Reviews)
MSRP : $2999.99


Product Description

1999 GT Zaskar LE Team, mountain bike, front suspension, Shimano XTR components, Rock Shox Sid XC, 2.5" travel fork


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron a Cross Country Rider from CA

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2007

Strengths:    11 Years on my Zaskar LE and I finally broke it! Well I just broke the deraileur hanger at least...

I have years and years of riding on this bike and it owns.


Weaknesses:    Finding a deraileur hanger for my 11 year old bike...

Bottom Line:   
This bike owns. I want to replace it but I'm like Kenny - Poor.

GT - give me a new carbon fiber xtr hardtail and I'll tell you if it's up to par!

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Favorite Trail:   Suicide, Faceplant, The Wall, Switchback mountain

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Bike Setup:   shamano XTR + Cris King headset + 747's + V-breaks + Mavic 217's = old school

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Per Poulsen a Cross Country Rider from Denmark

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2003

Strengths:    Climbs like a dream, very fast on singel track, goes downhill like a FS.


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This bike kick ass big time, wouldent go to any XC race on any other bike. For long rides i go full suspension. (on my scott.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   Gt Zaskar Le, Scott G-zero

Bike Setup:   Sid fork, SRAM 9.0 sl all the way, home built weels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JEFF RAY a Racer from BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2001

Strengths:    LIGHT WEIGHT, VERY STIFF IN THE TAIL END, PAINT JOB IS WAY COOL.

Weaknesses:    FIRST FRAME CRACKED AT THE FRONT OF THE WELD WHERE THE SEAT POST GOES THROUGH THE TOP TUBE. (REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY.)

Bottom Line:   
THIS BIKE ROOSTS. IT CLIMBS LIKE A MOUNTAIN GOAT. HANDLING IS TIGHT AND PREDICTABLE. ALL UP WEIGHT IS ABOUT 21LB.
LOTS OF DUDES COME UP TO ME AT RACES TO CHECK OUT MY WAY COOL BIKE. BEEEUUUTIFULLLLL !!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Kooralbyn Valley

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Similar Products Used:   1997 ZASKAR LE,

Bike Setup:   FULL XTR GROUPO, MAVIC 217 RIMS, AZONIC DH RISER BAR, KORE STEM, SYNCROS SEAT POST.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Martin Piskozub a Racer from Jelenia Gora, Poland

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2001

Strengths:    Very strong frame and its light! I weight 200 lbs and have been racing on this bike for over a year and didn't manage to break it!

Weaknesses:    Well, the bike is very stiff, so I had to put a Moxey suspension seatpost on it...other than that none!

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks! It's very fast and climbs like a mountain goat! Once you set it up right, you'll love it! The only thing left to complain will be your endurance!
I would recomend this bike for XC racers and all for all around hardcore riders who expect reliability! This bike is tough! Buy it and have fun!

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Favorite Trail:   Chojnik and Karkonosze Mountains and all the trails in Texas

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Tanner Bikes - Tyler, TX

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Z2 Bam fork, XTR, Race Face components, Easton Carbon Fiber handlebar, Koobi seatpost, Cross Max Wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jim potts a Cross Country Rider from England

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2001

Strengths:    very light (20 lbs) with the gear i had supplied, tough, RAPID, and great fun!!

Weaknesses:    expensive to purchase Especially here in "blighty"

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks!!! its faster than a rat up a drainpipe,and makes you immediately race all your mates at every oportunity. twitchy handling when on tight single track makes this bike a blast, and a hill munching monster of a machine. this bike is for anyone who is serious about going Very Very FAST!!! if you can break one, your doing better than me, or is that you should learn the basics of riding(ie not hitting trees at 40 mph)

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Bike Setup:   XTR all the way through,cross max wheels, syncros kit.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by manolo a Cross Country Rider from Black Forest

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2000

Strengths:    Precise Steering, fast handling, lightweight, beautiful, stiff, great paint job, great climbing & downhill, singletrail killer

Weaknesses:    ? Not really found something besides the price...
(German resale: $ 4000 !!!)


Bottom Line:   
It's my dream Hardtail. No better thing for singletrail-surfing: precise handling, lightweight, stiff. Reliable on fast tracks (top speed so far: 58mph) and sweet on technical trails. Soon to be upgraded with a Crossmax UST wheelset.
The guys mostly see it from behind on the track...
Besides all that it's the most beautiful hardtail on this planet !
Love it or leave it ! I would never buy any other hardtail than a Zaskar.

P.S.: Hard to believe how someone can break this frame. Even Hans Rey did not break one in some years of trialin' !

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Favorite Trail:   schaunsi-classic

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Similar Products Used:   '98 GT Zaskar, Rocky Mountain Stratos, Rocky Mountain Altitude

Bike Setup:   Team-Frame & paint, Full XTR, Easton Monkeylite Lowriser-Bar, Syncros post, Flite-Saddle, Easton Stem, RS SID XC, Conti Explorer-Tires, Gore Fibre-Tec, Chris King Headset, Mavic 517 Ceramic-wheelset with XTR Hubs

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Damian a Cross-Country Rider from Miami, Fl.

Date Reviewed: December 26, 1999

Strengths:    
Everything including the paint job, (i love it), the controls (all XTR), the lightness of the bike and everything u could think of ur bike is missing this one has, the speed!!!


Weaknesses:    
ummmmmm, nah i can't think of one


Bottom Line:   
I loved it while i had it and am very happy i had it but i had to let it go cuz of some finacial problems but if i could've i would've kept it! a very reliable bike that is very light and has quick agility (can even be used as a trials bike)

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Favorite Trail:   
hidden trail cutler forest

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Gt Backwoods, Specialized FSR XC


Bike Setup:   
factory stock did not change anything except the seat which i changed to a specialized body geometry comp saddle

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Killer Turtle a Weekend Warrior from Sittard

Date Reviewed: November 26, 1999

Strengths:    
Very cool looks !
Great paintjob
Nice weldings
Strong frame
Superfast


Weaknesses:    
Huh ?


Bottom Line:   
This bike is the best there is ! Just rode 60 km on the road and into the woods. I used to be a turtle kind of a guy, but now I,m a Kiler Turtle...
The frame is really beautiful to look at. I kiss it every night when a go to sleep !
Great job GT
10 flaming dorritos

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Favorite Trail:   
All limburg

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Koga steel frame
GT backwoods


Bike Setup:   
SID
King headset
Crossland
XTR
Magura HS 33

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jecke a Weekend Warrior from Lund, Sweden

Date Reviewed: August 20, 1999

Strengths:    
I have now owned this bike for about six mounts and it´s just geting better for every day I´m riding it.
If you want a smooth partner on the trail don´t hesitate if you got the money.


Weaknesses:    
A little bit on the heavy side with my setup.
But what you pay for is what you get


Bottom Line:   
One of the greatest hardtailframes out there.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Cannondale f4000, f3000.


Bike Setup:   
XTR, Sid XC, Mavic 517, RaceFace cranks, Syncros bar, stem and seatpost

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by REX MCFLY a Weekend Warrior from INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Date Reviewed: July 30, 1999

Strengths:    
THE BIKE IS LIGHT AND VERY STIFF-THE COLOR SETUP IS BEAUTIFUL-RIDES EXTREMELY SMOOTH


Weaknesses:    
WHEN THE HANDLEBAR SPINS, THE BARS WILL MAKE CONTACT WITH THE TOP TUBE-ALSO THE STEM HAS BEEN REPLACED DUE TO BENDIING


Bottom Line:   
THE BIKE IS BY FAR THE BEST I HAVE EVER RIDDEN, THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKS IS THAT I HAD TO SELL TWO OTHER BIKES IN ORDER TO BUY THIS ONE. BUT YOU HAVE TO SPEND OVER $2 GRAND IF YOU WANT A TOP OF THE LINE HARDTAIL

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Favorite Trail:   
ALL

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
GT AVALANCHE,KHS FXT TEAM


Bike Setup:   
FULL XTR, CROSSMAX,SID XC,TIOGA TIRES--STOCK

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Al Harp a Racer from Salt Lake City

Date Reviewed: July 24, 1999

Strengths:    
Great climber, excellent cross-country racer.


Weaknesses:    
Two cracked frames in 18 months. Both frames developed a crack at top front of weld where seat tube goes through top tube. I'm 43 years old, a middle of the pack sport class racer, no trials riding, weigh 165 lbs. GT has been good about warranting the frames so far. Can't belive I'm the only one breaking these things.


Bottom Line:   
Great bike when the frame is not broken.

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Favorite Trail:   
Wasatch Crest

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Speclized


Bike Setup:   
Sid, XTR, CrossMax, TI Frog pedals

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Marcel Vautour a Racer from New Brunswick, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 22, 1999

Strengths:    
Light, stiff and super handling machine...


Weaknesses:    
American colors, sorry guys I am Canadian...


Bottom Line:   
GT top of the line bike... Why settle with the rest when you can get the best???
Happy Trails from Canada...

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
GT Avalanche, F3000,...


Bike Setup:   
Full XTR w/ Crossmax wheels, SIDs XC,...

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Menno a Racer from Harderwijk

Date Reviewed: June 30, 1999

Strengths:    
Light weigth
Cool looking


Weaknesses:    
Burns a hole in your wallet


Bottom Line:   
It had to be good, cause I waited almost five months for the frame. It goes like hell, exactly 10 kg. with everything on it. I would recommend every racer this bike. It has great looks but you to pay big bucks to own it.

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Favorite Trail:   
Leuvenemsche bos

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
GT Terramoto


Bike Setup:   
Crossmax, SID, Cook Bros crank, full XTR and Kore Elite and Syncros parts.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Joey a Racer from Springfield

Date Reviewed: May 9, 1999

Strengths:    
it smells like cheese


Weaknesses:    
it's not swiss cheese that it smells like


Bottom Line:   
cheese is good, so buy this one!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   
the one with the dirt in it

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
american cheese


Bike Setup:   
i upgraded to full swiss cheese and lick it regularly

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Julian Arizona a Downhiller from Bronxville, NY

Date Reviewed: May 5, 1999

Strengths:    
smells nice, feels good, good to look at


Weaknesses:    
too big to ride


Bottom Line:   
this is good to hang on wall, but must get big mommy to do it for me. It taste goodto, u should lik it sometime.

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Favorite Trail:   
bronx river parkway for a gay

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
trucycle


Bike Setup:   
full sis, the best in world

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GT Zaskar LE 1999 Team 20"

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