Come 2011, the Karakoram from GT comes back in a 29er mode. This is ideal for people who wants to experience the thrill of the trail but are also looking to use the same bike for commuting. The line has two models, the Karakoram 1.0 and the Karakoram 2.0. Both models carry the Triple Triangle design of alloy constructed frames with integrated headsets.
The GT Karakoram 1.0 retails for £799.99. It has Kenda small Block Eight tires and Shimano hydraulic brakes. It uses a combination of Shimano Octalink chainset and SRAM X7 for shifters. It has 100mm travel RockShox Recon Solo Air fork.
The 2011 Karakoram 2.0 is more affordable at £649.99. It features Kenda Nevegal tires, Shimano Deore mixed with FSA Dyna Drive shifting kit, Shimano Alivio 9spd and Tektri Aquila cable disc brakes. It uses a RockShox Dart 3 fork.