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I'd love to see GT make it back in a big way and offering a 29" Zaskar is a step in the right direction. I started mtn biking on GT's and I still feel a loyalty to them to this day. However, it's been since the original I-Drive that I've ridden one. My old Zaskar from back in the day was one of the most predictable hardtails I've ever owned. There's something about that triple triangle design that just worked for me. If GT would start making a titanium Xizang 29'er I'd buy one tomorrow.
 

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Aside from the paint the angles look the same as the Peace 9r I bought last month.

So the Peace 9r is a recreational bike? Guess I'll see how far I can push it racing, thanks for the motivation.
 

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I actually started on a GT as well.

I don't remember the model name, but it was a white, steel Zaskar-style frame with blue cow spots all over. It was too small for me, but I rode the mess out of it for over a year before I bought the purple ano Zaskar frame and swapped all the parts over. You're dead on about the handling and performance, though. That Zaskar was a single track killer.

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I'd love to see GT make it back in a big way and offering a 29" Zaskar is a step in the right direction. I started mtn biking on GT's and I still feel a loyalty to them to this day. However, it's been since the original I-Drive that I've ridden one. My old Zaskar from back in the day was one of the most predictable hardtails I've ever owned. There's something about that triple triangle design that just worked for me. If GT would start making a titanium Xizang 29'er I'd buy one tomorrow.
 

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Woah! That frame paint job and the Fox fork look great together.

Should be a killer bike!
add some blue bits and a set of blue I-9s/Arches - will look sweet, probably run like a scalded cat.
 

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the Zaskar GT was all about the triple triangle design. Bringing it back in the 29er format is going to be very nice indeed.
 

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Ah yeah Baby!

My first GT was a "Pro Performer" in 1987. My first full suspensen was a 1999 LTS, I still ride it!!!! I'd buy a 29er Zaskar in a minute!!!
 

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Nice. I hope they fixed the issues with the Marathon 9r too.

Damnit. I want that Zaskar. But I also want to ride NOW, so I'll still be getting a Redline. I hope it's available as a frame. In my mind I put Zaskars up their with stumpjumpers as classic, sweet handling hardtails that just seem to work the way you want em to.
 

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That's very tempting, my first 'real' mtn bike was a Zaskar LE frame with LX components so I could afford it. Now I kick myself in the ass for selling it. Maybe they'll offer it in ballburnished silver too?
 

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Sweet rig! I remember GT being teh Tittay's back in the day. I would like to see them make a comeback.
 

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Nice to see that GT continues to make a strong resurgence. Like many others, my first high-end MTBs were GTs. Definitely "THE" brand to have in 90s. Still have an old ball-burnished Avalanche in my garage (that frame just won't die!).

Speaking of ball-burnished, GT did a limited run of 500 U.S. made Zaskar re-issues for 2008. If they did the same thing on the new 29er, I'd buy one in a nanosecond! Here is pic of the 26er:



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Its a nice bike but I still think my Fisher has it beat. GT is a bit outragous with their prices.
 

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Paul1PA said:
Nice to see that GT continues to make a strong resurgence. Like many others, my first high-end MTBs were GTs. Definitely "THE" brand to have in 90s. Still have an old ball-burnished Avalanche in my garage (that frame just won't die!).

Speaking of ball-burnished, GT did a limited run of 500 U.S. made Zaskar re-issues for 2008. If they did the same thing on the new 29er, I'd buy one in a nanosecond! Here is pic of the 26er:



Paul
I had a polished Zaskar and i loved that bike, stolen twice (recovered once) now some gypsy in Spain is riding it. It was a great bike

the new one looks nice
 

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My first mountain bike was a GT as well, I am really liking the look of that Zaskar!

I always wanted a Zaskar, but could never afford one when I was first riding. I would not mind getting my hands on one.
 
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