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2013 GT Zaskar 9R Elite Bike (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Terrible)
2013 GT Zaskar 9R Elite Bike bike - GT ZASKAR 9R ELITE
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “Captain America would not want his name on this bike”

    The Good: Lightweight

    The Bad: Grips, seat, tires, tire/derailleur spacing, lockout device, super noisy chain banging

    Overall Review:

    I returned this bike after 3 months of nothing but problems. Day 1: I had to have lockout mechanism replaced, new one didn't work after a month properly. There are few tires that will work on this bike. There is little space for the tire and derailleur clamp. I went tubeless and the stock tire is not good for tubeless and only found one tire that worked from continental and it was replaced after 47 miles under warranty. In my 3 months the derailleur and lower frame bracket ripped off, breaking spokes and shredding tire. It was a nice 3 mile hike. I ride non technical single track in the desert. Some terrain is hard and rocky, but not difficult or technical. After that problem, I rode another 47 miles, slipping gears, chain falling off and broken rings on front sprocket. I got the bike back from shop and test drove new sprocket. Somehow in the shop, my back wheel hub went bad making a grinding/clicking noise. I took the bike back and will be getting a refund. I would not tell anyone to spend money on this bike. Last, the stock seat and grips are a joke. I lost a lot of money with this bike. They nickname it Captain America, I think he'd be appalled.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


    Model Year 2013
    Riding Type Cross Country
    Sizes and Geometry

    S, M, L, XL View Geometry

    Size S M L XL
    Top Tube Length 22.5 23.8 24.8 25.4
    Head Tube Angle 71° 72° 72° 72°
    Head Tube Length 4.3 4.3 4.7 5.1
    Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
    Seat Tube Length 16.5 18.5 20.0 21.5
    Bottom Bracket Height 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.7
    Chainstay Length 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5
    Wheelbase 42.2 42.8 43.7 44.1
    Standover 30.0 31.2 32.2 33.3
    Frame Material GT Speed Metal Alloy Hydroformed (TT,DT,CS), Triple Triangle Construction
    Rear Travel N/A
    Rear Shock N/A
    Fork RockShox Recon Gold TK 29" Solo Air, Rebound Adjust, PushLoc Remote Lockout, and Tapered Alloy Steerer
    Fork Travel 100mm
    Head Tube Diameter Tapered
    Headset FSA No.42 ACB, Integrated, 1.5" Lower, 1-1/8" Upper
    Handlebar All Terra Flat Top Riser, Double Butted AL6061, 690mm Width, 15mm Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
    Stem Easton EA50, 1-1/8" Threadless, 8° Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
    Grips EVA Foam Superlight GT Wings with Waffle
    Brakes Formula RX, with 160mm Rotors
    Brake Levers Formula RX
    Shifters Shimano SLX, SL-M670, Rapid Fire
    Front Derailleur Shimano SLX, FD-M675, 2X10-Speed
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT Shadow, RD-M781-GS
    ISCG Tabs
    Cranks Shimano SLX, FC-M675, 2x10-Speed
    Chainrings 40/28 Tooth
    Bottom Bracket Shimano SLX
    Pedals Shimano PD-M505 Clipless
    Chain KMC X10
    Cassette Shimano CS-HG62-10, 11-36 Tooth, 10-Speed
    Rims Alex MD19 Disc, Double Wall, 32 Hole
    Hubs All Terra Alloy Sealed Bearing Disc with Quick Release Front, All Terra Alloy Sealed Bearing Disc Cassette with Quick Release Rear
    Spokes 14/15G DB Stainless
    Tires Maxxis Aspen, 29"x2.1", 60TPI, Folding Bead
    Saddle Fizik Tundra2 Mg
    Seatpost Crankbrothers Cobalt 1
    Seat Post Diameter
    Seatpost Clamp All Terra Alloy Bolt-On
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
    Colors White with Red


    Price $1870.00
    More Info GT website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry