GT 2001 Zaskar Team Hardtail Bike

4.91/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $3699.99


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dnajarro a Cross Country Rider from san diego,CA, US

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2010

Strengths:    Light, climbs great, good even on downhill, sweet looks

Weaknesses:    no weaknesses whatsoever

Bottom Line:   
Before this bike i was a devoted full suspension rider. I saw this on craigslist for a killer deal amd decided not to pass it up. i now know why so many guys that ride hardtails refuse to switch to full suspension. This bike climbs great. You can be out of the saddle on steep climbs with no problems. tracks well on the downhill. dont think ill ever go back to a full suspension.

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Favorite Trail:   Cowles

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Bike Setup:   full xtr, mavic crossmax

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jester a Cross Country Rider from Davenport, IA

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2010

Strengths:    Light, good steering, still the best today

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Had a 2000 Zaskar LE which I totally rebuilt to new spec components and loved it. Very fast! Sold it and I missed it and could never get it out of my head. Always wanted a 2001 but good ones are now too expensive. So bit the bullet and got an excellent used one and rebuilt it. I will never sell this bike. GT needs to re-release the Zaskar Team colors from 2001 in aluminum. They will sell a ton of them. The bike accelerates like a scared cheetah, climbs like a gecko, and basically will rock your world. People who have never ridden a Zaskar will not understand this. Those that have ridden the older Zaskars get it. It may not be about the bike for Lance, but it sure is about the bike if it is a 2001 GT Zaskar Team. This is a race configuration so has a longer top tube than normal.

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Favorite Trail:   Vail in the summer

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $783.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Trek 8500, Trek ST120, Zaskar LE, Trek 8000, GT Force, GT iDrive Team, Giant Anthem 1, etc, etc, etc

Bike Setup:   XTR drivetrain, Blue SID World Cup fork, Ritchey cockpit, Mavics

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dirt McGirt a Racer from Monroe, NJ, US

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2005

Strengths:    Light, Stiff, responsive, excellent geometry

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is an excellent all around bike. I have had had it since 2002 and have logged endless miles without any complaints. It's an extremely lightweight hard tail with great climbing geometry, which I was able to buy at an unbelievable price. I bought this frame as a blowout when GT bicycles changed owners and stopped producing bikes for a short time. I use the bike for XC racing and used it for the previous 2 years for all my MTB riding. Because of its aluminum frame it's a little harsh, but if you’re concerned with weight and quality it easy to overlook this negative ride characteristic. On the other hand aluminum is very stiff and climbs great. I built the bike with an XTR drive train, Spinergy Cyclone wheels, Avid Juicy 7 disc brakes, Fox Float RLC fork, Answer pro taper bars, Easton CT-2 post, Easton EA-70 stem, Crank Brothers Egg Beater pedals, Elite Ciusi bottle cage, and Sele Italia SLR saddle. Total weight 22.8lbs. This bike blows expensive hard-tail makers like, Lightspeed, Seven Cycles, Giant XTC, etc..., out of the water. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one of these bad boys used, pick it up and count yourself lucky.

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Favorite Trail:   Wissahickon

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale f1000, Cannondale scalpel, Giant xtc

Bike Setup:   XTR drivetrain, Fox float rlc fork, Avid Juicy 7 (185mm rotors), Answer pro taper bars, Ct-2 Carbon post, Sella SLR saddle, Spinergy Xycone wheels, IRC trailbear tires, Easton Ea-70 stem, Elite bottle cage

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Eckley a Weekend Warrior from Avon Lake,OH USA

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2003

Strengths:    Strong-triple triangle-Easton-geometry-looks-light weight

Weaknesses:    I would rather use a KING headset

Bottom Line:   
Sum b*tch looks good...rides good...stops good...doesn't get ANY better than this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Picked up a nearly new frame on ebay and bought everything else thru online stores or thru ebay. Researched every product thoroughly on mtbREVIEW many times before deciding on final build. VERY HAPPY with final result!

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Favorite Trail:   wherever-whatever

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   '00 & '02 Stumpjumper pro's

Bike Setup:   Sid carbon Race-Thompson seatpost 410mm-ROOX Danny's stem-EC70 carbon flat bar-ALTEK sharktooth brake levers-Avid mag brakes-XTR front der-XO rear der-Y2K 9.0sl shorty carbon look shifters-Race Face Turbine LP cranks-PHIL WOOD BB-Gore ride on cables-Selle Italia Prolink Trans Am saddle-time atac pedals-Gorilla rear and one off Carbon front brake boosters-ODI Ruffian lockon grips-tires and rims vary

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe H a Racer from Dayton, OH

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2003

Strengths:    Strong, stiff, and extremely light what more could you ask for? How about the fact that it's custom made by Easton.

Weaknesses:    Don't care for the integrated headset but it does its job well. (Of course supergo says that it doesn't come with a headset.)

Bottom Line:   
This is the best bike I've ever used. From its light weight to the strenght of the components. After several rides the bike has broken in well and still preforms better than anything I've ridden. If you can afford I would get it soon supergo has dropped the price to $400, a great price for the high quality frame such as this.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   www.supergo.com

Similar Products Used:   This was the first bike that I built myself. My previous bike was a Trek 6500

Bike Setup:   Manitou 2002 Black Super 80/100; XTR front and rear; Easton stem, seatpost, and handbar; XT mechanical Disc; Mavic rims; LX shifters (soon to be changed)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ken Hudson a Cross Country Rider from Rhode Island

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2002

Strengths:    this bike is very strong. love the triple triangle.

Weaknesses:    what weaknesses?

Bottom Line:   
I built this bike from all of these pieces that i had bought off supergo.com. it would be too expencive to buy the real zaskar team so i bought the frame and stuff. The bottom line is this bike kicks ass over all the other competition hardtails on the market. this thing can climb like nothin' and can handle like a dream. I have wasted guys on full suspensions before on this bike. if you have the chance to buy one DO IT!!!!!!!!!
weight to specific specifications = 22.3 pounds

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   www.supergo.com

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn moab. I didn't like it, it was to far forward and handles like crap compaired to the Zaskar.

Bike Setup:   2002 duke race shocks, xtr rear, LX front, Truvatix Fire-X cranks, LX shifters, specialized body geometry seat, weyless seatpost, tioga rims, tioga, handle bars, avid single digit 3 brake(rear), XT (front brake), single digit 5 levers.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Sydney,Australia

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2002

Strengths:    Light,Fast,Team Colours,SID's,XTR,Cross Max.

Weaknesses:    Are you kidding?

Bottom Line:   
Ultimate XC weapon,I absolutely love this bike,if you can find one buy it immediately.
It has quick handling and climbs brilliantly,point and shoot.It eats single track and flat out hammers on fire trail.

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Favorite Trail:   Ourimbah XC

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   Melbourne Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale F2000,lots of hardtails,nothing this good.

Bike Setup:   Stock except for Easton Carbon Bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hawk a Cross Country Rider from San Diego

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2001

Strengths:    Body geometry (this says it all), Colors (yellow & blue), strength.....

Weaknesses:    none..maybe the Cane Creek integrated headset, but after our LBS here got a hold of it and told me what's wrong, no problems after that.

Bottom Line:   
Built this bike from the ground up with some of the best components (except for the seatpost). Climbs like a scared monkey - absolutely fabulous. Has the best steering of any bike that I have ridden. Probably the best cross country bike there is today (too bad GT has lost the business). Ride one and you will be surprise how light and nimble it is, especially climbing uphill. This bike deserves 5 flaming fires not only for the performance but for the dollar value itself.

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Favorite Trail:   Noble Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   Raleigh 800

Bike Setup:   XTR components, Bomber Zfly suspension, CT2 carbon handlebars, Salle Italia Trans Am saddles, Post MOderne seatpost, Salsa MotoAce stem, RPM Lite wheelset, Panaracer (1.80) tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Freddie from SWEDEN

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2001

Strengths:    This bike is the most perfect bike i've ever ride and the easton alu t-6 frame says it all.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
GT ZASKAR TEAM 2001 is the greatest bike ever at least i think it is , it's verry light and real stiff like a real good hardtail should be. It can take a hell lots beating and still don't break trust me on this one.It's a little bit to expencive for all regular riders but i think it is the best XC machine ever!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   supergo.com

Similar Products Used:   gt bravado 98 (xt/xtr) gt avalance le 98 (xt/xtr)

Bike Setup:   100% XTR gears and brakes components xtr,hubs with mavic x-517 rims carbon handlebar and seatpost easton stem, Rock Shox sid race fork and a selle italia slr seat.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sebastian H a Weekend Warrior from New York City

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2001

Strengths:    Light weight and stiff. Great paint job!

Weaknesses:    Integrated headset.......I would rather use a Chris King

Bottom Line:   
This baby was built from the ground up with love! Got the frame for a bargain basement price and used the money I saved on some high end parts. It rides like a dream. Tracks well on the rough trails and climbs with ease on the hills. This will probably be the last year that GT makes a high end hardtail since they've gone bankrupt. If you want the best hardtail available on the market, don't hestitate to buy this bike!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Stillwell Long Island

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $449.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   GT Zaskar '96

Bike Setup:   Full XTR, Marzocchi Atom Race w/ X-Heavy Springs, Mavic X517 ceramic wheelset w/ XTR hubs, Fire XC Pro 2.1 front 1.8. rear,

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from Margate

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2001

Strengths:    Still stiff and light very light

Weaknesses:    Intergrated headset, I never liked the idea and there seems to be a little play with it. I am also a little nervous about GT being bought by Huffy and what happends if I need a replacement.

Bottom Line:   
Gt's rep says it all, but who knows what Huffy getting in the picture is going to do

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Favorite Trail:   Marcolm park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Supergo.com just the from

Similar Products Used:   95 Zaskar

Bike Setup:   Monkey lite bars, CT2 seat post, Race Face carbon cranks, Ringle Hubs, Kooka Stem (don't buy anything kooka!!!), XTR derailers,shifters,brakes.

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2001 Zaskar Team HT revived into the form of a SS rigid

So a few months ago I made the decision to strip down my old GT and started selling it off piece by piece since I no longer rode it. Got a decent price for most of the parts until it came to the frame. I figured that for me to give up this sweet frame it would take at least a few hundred to make me ... Read More »

Singlespeed GT Zaskar Team 2001

Can't seem to access the post you ss thread. Anyways, finally got my SS rig up. All I can say is riding SS is SuperSex. Still need to work on the climbs though hopefully the leg burns will make it happen! [IMG]http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss214/Fortecpic/zzxc3.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http ... Read More »

Good Deal on GT Zaskar Team 2001?

A friend is selling the bike. It is in very good condition. How much could he possibly ask for that? Thanks. 19" Zaskar Team 2001 Hope hub laced to Mavic 717 front wheel Mavic crossland rear wheel Race Face evolve cranks SRAM x-9 deraileurs with grip shifts Rock Shox Judy SL front fork Avis bb-7 me ... Read More »

Good Deal on GT Zaskar Team 2001?

A friend is selling the bike. It is in very good condition. How much could he possibly ask for that? Thanks. 19" Zaskar Team 2001 Hope hub laced to Mavic 717 front wheel Mavic crossland rear wheel Race Face evolve cranks SRAM x-9 deraileurs with grip shifts Rock Shox Judy SL front fork Avis bb-7 me ... Read More »

Good Deal on GT Zaskar Team 2001?

A friend is selling the bike. It is in very good condition. How much could he possibly ask for that? Thanks. 19" Zaskar Team 2001 Hope hub laced to Mavic 717 front wheel Mavic crossland rear wheel Race Face evolve cranks SRAM x-9 deraileurs with grip shifts Rock Shox Judy SL front fork Avis bb-7 me ... Read More »

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