2016 GT Zaskar Comp 27.5 Women’s Hardtail

2016 GT Zaskar Comp 27.5 Women's


Zaskar 27.5 Women’s Comp Review


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Dominating the competition isn’t always the goal, but the GT designers know when it is, although you’ll definitely be prepared on the trail. The 2016 GT Zaskar GTW thrives on technical trails, with a stiff and responsive hydroformed alloy frame and 27.5” wheels that roll new tracks for the pack behind you to follow. The Comp is wallet-friendly and race-ready, it’s time to find some worthy adversaries, as the Zaskar is ready, and more than willing to.

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Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L
Frame: GT Speed Metal alloy Hydroformed, Triple Triangle Frame Construction, w/ Post Mount Disc Brake, Replaceable Derailleur Hanger, Forged BB, HT, Dropouts, Tapered 1 1/8″ to 1 1/2″ HT, 27.5 Design
Fork: Zaskar custom colored, RockShox 30 Gold TK Solo Air, 100mm Travel, w/ Rebound Adjust, PopLoc Remote Lockout, & Tapered Alloy Steerer
Chain: KMC X10
Crank: FSA Comet Megaexo MTB, 38/24T, 2×10
Bottom Bracket: FSA BB-7100
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore, FD-M618H, 2×10
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX Shadow Plus, RD-M675-GS
Shifters: Shimano Deore, SL-M610, Rapid Fire
Cog Set: Sunrace CS-MS1, 11-36T, 10-Speed
Rims: Alex DP21, Double Wall
Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25″ , folding bead
Hubs: F: All Terra Alloy Centerlock Disc, w/ Quick Release; R: All Terra Alloy Cassette Centerlock Disc, w/ Zaskar Quick Release
Spokes: 14G Stainless
Brake: Shimano BR-M447 Hydraulic, w/ 180mm Centerlock Rotor
Brake Levers: Shimano BL-M506
Handlebar: Kore XCD-R1 Riser, Double Butted, 710mm Width, 13mm Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
Stem: Kore XCD1, 1-1/8″ Threadless, 6ᄚ Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
Grips:  Women’s
Headset: FSA No.42E ACB, Integrated, 1.5″ Lower, 1-1/8″ Upper
Saddle: WTB Deva Sport w/ Zaskar graphic.
Seat Post: Zaskar All Terra AL6061 w/ Forged Head
Seat Clamp: Zaskar All Terra Alloy QR


GT Karakoram Elite GTW (Women’s 2014 Hardtail 29er!)


GT Karakoram ELITE GTW 2014


There’s a reason the Triple Triangle frame design is GT’s fave, because it’s perfect for a hardtail bike, the performance and stability have been proven many times over. But now their using 29er specific geometry, making the Karakoram Elite 2014 Women’s Mountain Bike a choice ride for riders like you, riders who like to roll it out…

GT is one of the few mountain bike companies that seem to produce some the best rides on the planet for your buck. A great example is the Karakoram GTW 29ers, they were able to calculate how to design a whole lot of mtn ride for a whole lot less money than one would anticipate. They used the same hydroformed 6061 alloy material, to produce the same lightweight frame as the upper level versions in the same hardtail family, this version will be awesome for getting to know the experience of riding on taller 29 inch wheels. For the 2014 Elite GTW version they have set it up with a Rock Shox’s XC28 front suspension fork with 4 inches of terrain taming travel, and a Shimano 27 speed drive system that uses Rapid Fire for the shifting. For confident stopping power they have Avid DB1 hydraulic disc brakes, and some durable Jalco twenty niner wheels for rolling the bike for a long time to come. This Karakoram model is ultimately a big roller to provide a ton of fun factor to your time out on the trail — not to mention the even smaller impact to your bank account.


Karakoram Details /

Hydroformed Aluminium Karakoram 29 Hardtail, Triple Triangle frame with Zerostack 1 1/8″ Headtube. Butted Speed Metal
RockShox XC28 TK Mg w/100mm Travel, Turn Key Lock Out, Rebound Adjust, QR
FSA No.10 1 1/8″ Threadless, Zerostack
27 Total Gears:
Shimano 3×10 Alivio Cranks, with 9-speed Deore XT Rear Derailleur
Shimano’s very durable Alivio FC-M430 model, with a triple 44/32/22T chainring 
Bottom Bracket:
Tange Sealed Bearing model
Rear Mechanical:
A huge boon for this budget ride is having a super quiet clutch derailleur, and Shimano’s Deore XT Shadow, is awesome.
Front Mechanical:
Shimano’s very reliable Acera FD-M390
Shimano Alivio, SL-M430, Rapid Fire Style
KMC X9, durable but fairly lightweight
Shimano CS-HG30-9, 11-34T, 9-Speed cassette
Front and Rear MTB Tires:
Continental Race King model, sizing is 29 X 2.20″ width
Jalco XCD22, Double Wall for added strength, 32-Hole
Brass to mate up nicely with the spoke selection
highly durable 14G Stainless version
Rear Hub:
All Terra Alloy Cassette Disc, with Quick Release style axle
Front Hub:
All Terra Aluminum Disc brake model, with Quick Release axle
Brake Levers:
Avid DB1 Hydraulic
Amazing Avid DB1, Hydraulic Disc brakes, with both front and rear rotor at 160mm for great stopping control and power in the worst of conditions
All Terra 1 1/8″ Threadless style, 3D Forged alloy, CNC Face Plate, 5° Rise, with matching 31.8mm Handlebar Clamp
All Terra 6061 Alloy Flat Top Riser model, 690mm Width, 15mm Rise, with over sized 31.8mm Stem Clamp
Seat Post:
All Terra Aluminum Micro-Adjust, 30.9mm diameter, 400mm length
Comfortable all day long, All Terra Colorado
Seat Clamp Style:
All Terra Aluminum, adjustable quick release style
 GT Slim Line Flat Pedal, Cast Alloy
Their own Statement model
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Here’s an article update: the 2013 model is now on sale…


2013 GT Karakoram 2.0 Women’s Mountain Bike /


If you’re wanting to ride awesome, you should ultimately be as comfy as possible to meet those trail expectations. Which is where the Karakoram GTW 2.0 women’s mountain bike delivers on it’s promise with not only great technology, but a specific component spec to make it all possible for the female side of things, which all translates into bringing your confidence up as high as possible out on your local trail.

Similar to the article above this GTw (GT Women’s) 6061 aluminum frame is designed out of hydroformed tubes to move that material around and put it where it’s needed. Which minimizes flex near the chainstays, and bottom bracket areas for a better quality ride. This design equates to increased power and speed but with less effort spent. The frame also features a taller head tube and shorter top tube to cater naturally to the woman’s ergonomics, and body shape, which places you in a more upright position for greater comfort and control.

The 2.0 model utilizes RockShox for the suspension fork with 4 inches of travel, perfect for XC riding… review the 2.0 purchase info –> read more ->The online purchase price is on SALE NOW! $799.00