GT Zaskar 9R Comp 29er 2014 -
This classic 29er hardtail from GT features an aluminium frame with the iconic Triple Triangle. Originally developed to extend the frame life, stiffen the rear triangle and thus create a faster, more responsive ride, the Triple Triangle frame has transcended its role as just another tech story and become an iconic symbol of who GT are and what they stand for. As well as the lightweight alloy frame, you get a pair of Rockshox 30 Gold TK forks. These provide 100mm of travel and deliver excellent damping that will soak up everything (well virtually) you steer this machine over.
The Zaskar 9R Sport also comes fitted with the powerful Formula C1 hydraulic disc brakes. These provide great stopping power and with the pads clamping around a set of 180/160mm rotors, stopping is awesome whatever the weather. A mixture of Shimano components provide the shifting mechanisms, whilst the Shimano Deore double chainset (38/24), coupled with the rear 10 speed cassette, provides the 20 gearing choices you have at your disposal. Climb the toughest of hills, and hurtle down the descents and along the flats - with 20 gears you can.
The wheelset comprises Jalco XCD rims, which in-turn are built upon a pair of All Terra hubs and have a pair of grippy Continental Race King tyres wrapped around them. Slice through the mud, descend long passes and grip the trails, these wheels will withstand the offroad punishment you go over.
The 29" wheel has established itself as the most popular MTB wheel size for good reason. The benefits are simple to understand. A bigger wheel rolls over bumps better than a smaller wheel: this increases control, builds confidence, maintains momentum and makes you faster. The big wheels also provide extra traction in corners and off cambers as more rubber is in touch with the ground.
Frame heights are generally the same as the standover height so the bikes dont feel bigger to ride. From a handling perspective the geometry of a 29er bike differs from a 26 with the chainset positioned noticeably lower than the centre of the wheel hubs, this provides a sensation of sitting in the bike, not on top of the bike, creating extra traction in faster corners and solid boost of confidence.
The Zaskar range of MTB's are ridden by Race Whippets and Weekend Warriors everywhere so they are equally at home on the singletrack, the sprint for the finish line or a Sunday thrash with your friends. Built to last, providing excellent durability and great performance, the Zaskar is a trail bike for whatever you ride however you ride it.
The GT Zaskar 29er is a fantastic for throwing around on the trails, tucking into tight corners and shooting along the straights when on it. Each one is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure you're bike arrives in perfect condition. To find out which size fits you use the size chart below.
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