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2013 GT Zaskar 9R Elite Bike (discontinued)

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Captain America would not want his name on this bike

The Good:


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.


Product GT Zaskar 9R Elite Bike
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Cross Country
Rider Unisex
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
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details GT Speed Metal Alloy Hydroformed (TT,DT,CS), Triple Triangle Construction
Rear Travel Hardtail
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
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
Seatpost Diameter
Seatpost Clamp All Terra Alloy Bolt-On
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors White with Red
Weight N/A
Price $1,870
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