GT Zaskar Pro XC Hardtail

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Suspension: Fox 32 RL, 100mm travel
  • Drivetrain: Full Shimano XT 27-Speed drivetrain with Shimano XTR trigger shifters
  • Crankset: Shimano XT Hollowtech II, 22/32/44
  • Brakes: Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss X-1800 wheelset; Kenda Karma 2.0” tires
  • Handlebar: Truvativ XR Riser Bar
  • Seat Post: Ritchey seatpost
  • Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM saddle
  • Crankset: NEW Shimano XT, with Hollowtech 2 piece arm and bb,
  • Bearings: Shimano XT out board sealed bearings
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano New XT non-rapid rise
  • Cassette: NEW Shimano XT Nine speed index cassette 11-32
  • Chain: HG-73 Nine Speed
  • Front Hub: DT Swiss X-1800 for centerlock
  • Rear Hub: DT Swiss X-1800 for centerlock
  • Spokes: DT Swiss X-1800 for centerlock
  • Nipples: DT Swiss Alloy
  • Stem: Ritchey Pro cold forged stem, with 6 degree rise, and 4 bolt face plate
  • Grips: GT Lock Down
  • Headset: FSA Integrated, sealed angular contact bearing
  • Seat Clamp: GT Alum QR
  • Frame: GT full monocoque carbon frame with replaceable derailleur hanger, 4” travel


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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Bigkeeko a Cross Country Rider from Scotland

    Date Reviewed: April 17, 2010

    Strengths:    Strengths are weight, lightning fast acceleration and it climbs like a billy goat.

    Weaknesses:    The standard spec is pretty stinking to be honest and the tyres are plain silly. Umpteen pinch punctures. Unless you`re about 4 stone then change them.

    Bottom Line:   
    I`m going to disagree with the guy from Switzerland for a kick off. The 120mm fork has turned the bike into a barge through twisty singletrack. The frame as crazy as it seems cannot cope with the extra travel. At high speed it doesn`t react anywhere near as sharp as it did and even dialling in a bit of sag still doesn`t compensate.
    The 100mm was spot on. Bottom line is its a race bike and does what race bikes do best. Its not a criticism as its still a damn good bike. Its very comfortable over fire road and the likes, damping out trail buzz etc.
    In saying that I`m stripping mine down and selling it as I fancy a change. Good bike but not a keeper. Oh, and its my 2nd. I had a Zaskar Le back in 1996.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Pauls Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Various hardtails (Fat Chance/Ibis/De kerf) over the years but not carbon fibre.

    Bike Setup:   Couple of minor upgrades but replaced the Reba with a Magura Durin marathon. 120mm.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Pieter van Tiel a Cross Country Rider from Commugny, Switzerland

    Date Reviewed: June 2, 2008

    Strengths:    this review is for the Carbon Team. Very light at 9.5kg, the bike is stiff and comfortable for a hardtail

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the ideal trail bike to go for long, fast rides. Key is the fork upgrade to 120 mm. GT presented the carbon zaskar last summer in Engelberg with it, and it rocks! The riding position is better, small bumps are non existant which really helps after a couple of hours, and when descending the 1000m vertical drop trails in the Jura the bike just flies down like an all moutain bike. The rear wheel follows easily, as the carbon frame does act as a filter, unlike aluminium. The Zaskar corners switchbacks a bit less well then the Epic, that felt, especially after a couple of years, softish and non symetrical in its response when cranking it. The Zaskar transforms any impulse in a (sweet) forward motion, hopefully for a long, long time.

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    Favorite Trail:   Le Nain

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $4500.00

    Purchased At:   Chelsea bikes, New York

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized epic marathon, Orbea Alma

    Bike Setup:   fox rlc 120mm, avid ultimate (xtr brakes are still "sticky"), the rest is standard, including full xtr. Chelsea bikes did a trustworthy job in getting it all ready when I was visiting NY. Thank you cheap US Dollar. Tires: Nobby Nic in front and Racing Ralph in back , both 2.25. The stock Kenda's do not work in our terrain, too many rocks and gravel, muddy when wet.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Alejandro Gavilanes a Cross Country Rider from Esses

    Date Reviewed: April 29, 2008

    Strengths:    super stiff frame, great forks from Fox as always, Swiss DT wheel set, super fast accelaration

    Bottom Line:   
    great bike that has the legendary zaskar brand name, was a bit worried about the carbon fiber not been up to scratch at first, but i was totally wrong, GT have got the construction of this frame spot-on, have owned a trek 9.0 and if i was to compare the two I would take the zarkar carbon pro hands down. Great bike that performes as well as it looks.

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    Favorite Trail:   snowdonia

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $4400.00

    Purchased At:   stiffbikes (wales)

    Similar Products Used:   trek 9.0, gt zaskar le

    Bike Setup:   xt groupset with xtr shifters, fox rl forks, swiss dt wheel set

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Rik Brutsaert a Cross Country Rider from virginia beach, va

    Date Reviewed: March 27, 2008

    Strengths:    Light, stiff, low vibration, agile

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    This bike climbs like a billy goat and corners like a champ. I can go fast through spots where I used to have to come almost to a stop on my full suspension because of the tight cornering. It has taken my riding to a new level because I can go faster around turns and climb much faster. Unlike my aluminum hardtail, the vibrations are almost non-existant. While I feel the difference between the softail, the difference in the speed that I can maintain on this bike is substantial. I am excited to race it and I'm optomistic that I will have good results.

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    Favorite Trail:   freedom park

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $2700.00

    Purchased At:   performance bike

    Similar Products Used:   '03 palamino sport, kona kula

    Bike Setup:   all stock

    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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