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2012 GT Zaskar Mountain Bike

2012 gt zaskar mountain bike   2012 GT Zaskar Mountain Bike

GT Bicycles have introduced several new 2012 mountain bikes, including the Zaskar. For the 2012 line, the Zaskar embodies the fastest endurance bikes of GT both full suspension and hardtail. An old classic with the latest twist, the hardtail version is updated with modern 29er wheels and carbon fiber frame.

Based on the prior Marathon design, the Zaskar 100 Expert model has significant changes to the frame, including a monocoque molded one-piece rear swing arm and tapered head tube. Riders enjoy not only improved small bump compliance but interchangeability for shock upgrade or replacement, too.

Another model of the 2012 GT Zaskar Mountain Bike is the 29er Pro, which is built for racing with its first-class features, including a monocoque molded all-new carbon frame that uses a top first-class carbon blend from GT, a 100mm travel RockShox SID 29 RCT3 fork, and Shimano XT 2×10 drivetrain.

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2011 GT Speed Series Pro BMX

2011 gt speed series pro bmx   2011 GT Speed Series Pro BMX

Need a tried and tested bike that could send you soaring to greater heights? Giving Mike Day a silver medal in the Olympics and ridden by UCI racers, the GT Speed Series Pro is GT Bicycles‘ answer to that need. A pure and simple, unfiltered racing machine, it’s the perfect ride for when you need to put your gameface on. Don’t worry if you don’t see the technology, it’s right there.

Specs

Type of Frame
6061-T6 Hydroformed Aluminum BMX Race Design Frame with internal seatpost wedge, CNC / Forged Dropouts, Euro BB, 1-1/8″ semi-integrated head tube, integrated chain tensioners.

Fork
GT BMX design, Aluminum crown and blades, cr-mo 1-1/8″ steer

Crankset Chainwheel
Truvativ 180mm “Racing Team” forged AL-7050 aluminum, 44T CNC AL-7075 chainring

Bottom Bracket
Truvativ GIGA Pipe DH, ISIS drive, cartridge bearings, aluminum cups

Cog Set
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18T cogs

Chain
KMC Z610HX

Rims
Alienation Deviant 32H front, Alienation 440 36H rear

Front Hub
GT Mohawk…

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2011 GT Karakoram 29er Hardtail MTB

2011 gt karakoram 1 300x175   2011 GT Karakoram 29er Hardtail MTBCome 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.

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2011 GT Zaskar Mountain Bike Line

2011 gt zaskar 1 300x187   2011 GT Zaskar Mountain Bike LineThe Zaskar line was instrumental in making mountain biking cool in the 1990s. Its reputation continues to make waves as GT releases the 2011 Zaskar Mountain Bikes.

The Zaskar line consists of the Zaskar Sport, Zaskar Comp, Zaskar Elite, Zaskar Expert, Zaskar Carbon Pro and the Zaskar Carbon Team. All Zaskar models retain the Triple Triangle detailing, internal cable routing and a 1.5″ to 1.125″ tapered headtube. A 29er model is also a first for Zaskar which can be purchased in carbon or a aluminum frame. It also features replaceable interchangeable dropouts if you want it for singlespeed.

The 2011 Zaskar Sport retails at £799.99 and is spec’d with Shimano Deore, disc brakes, Allterra finishing kit and SR Raidon Air fork. The Zaskar Comp has a hydroformed 6061 T6 alloy frame and will retail for £999.99.

Kinesis Superlight tubing can be found on the alloy models for the GT Zaskar…

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2011 GT Avalanche X Mountain Bike

2011 gt avalanche x   2011 GT Avalanche X Mountain Bike

For 2011, GT relaunches its Avalanche X long travel mountain bike. Like the 2011 GT La Bomba, it also features full-length cable housing, Maxxis High Roller tires, SRAM X7 shifters and X9 rear derailleur.

This burly hardtail comes with a QR setup and alloy frame. It features the triple triangle w/ hydroformed top and downtubes as well as a ZeroStack headtube. The tires ride with Alex rims and GT hubs. Alterra parts comprises the cockpit while the rest stands on RockShox Sektor RL fork. The Avalanche X has 15x100mm thru axle and 140mm travel.

Final touches on the Avalanche X are 2 x crankset with bash guard, Shimano SLX front, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and GT slimline pedals.

The 2011 GT Avalanche X looks good in black paint with purple and aqua blue details and graphics. Retail price is $1,599.00.

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2011 GT La Bomba Mountain Bike

2011 gt la bomba mountain bike   2011 GT La Bomba Mountain Bike

The recent GT Press Camp reveals updated hardtail mountain bikes for 2011, and one of them is the La Bomba. It comes with full length cable housing and is geared to give the best ride while tackling dirt jump trails and rough terrain.

The 2011 GT La Bomba retails for $1,379.00 and has RockShox Recon 100mm travel fork and 20×110 Maxle. Spec’d with a chromoly steerer tube, coil spring and tapered headtube, the La Bomba delivers great riding for dual slalom or 4X.

This slopestyle bike comes with Maxxis High Roller tires, SRAM X7 shifters, X9 rear derailleur and Shimano brakes. It also has replaceable rear dropouts, a built-in ISCG05 tabs and e.thirteen chainguide.

The 2011 GT La Bomba simply glows in Safety Orange color with blue trimmings and anodized hubs. Sizes are medium and large.

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FOX Racing and GT Bicycles forge a MTB Team

fox racing and gt bicycles forge a mtb team   FOX Racing and GT Bicycles forge a MTB Team

FOX Racing and GT Bicycles forged a new partnership for 2010. Their new partnership marks the start of a successful merger in the land of competitive mountain bike racing.

Excited and thrilled over the new turn of events, the riders under the FOX banner are:

Marc Beaumont-placed 5th on 2008 World Cup Downhill in Canada

Andrew Cho-placed 4th on the 2009 Ranchstyle Slopestyle

Kevin Aiello-placed 2nd on the 2009 Fontana National Men’s Elite Downhill

Eric Carter-placed 1st on the 2009 4X World Championships

Mick Hannah-placed 2nd on the 2009 South Africa World Cup

FOX Racing also reaffirms its support for the Giant MTB Team. The DH team is comprised of Jared Rando, who placed 5th on the DH Australian MTB Championships 2008, Duncan Riffle and Danny Hart, who took 3rd place on the 2009 Junior DH World Championships. Other riders on the team also supported by FOX are Adam Craig, Oli Beckingsale, Carl Decker,…

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