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GT Zaskar Carbon Expert XT Complete Mountain Bike - 2016

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Item # GTE001A

Smooth trails.

The 2016 GT Zaskar Carbon Expert XT Complete Mountain Bike brings together the liveliness and finesse of a hardtail and modern carbon fiber design for a fast, fun ride out on the trails. It boasts a Shimano drivetrain, a RockShox fork, hydraulic disc brakes, and tubeless-ready 27.5in Stan's NoTubes wheels to power through the course.

Of course, the skeleton of any hardtail mountain bike is its frame, and that frame informs every aspect of the bike’s on-trail characteristics. The Zaskar Carbon Expert frame is composed of light, stiff carbon fiber for a race-ready, responsive ride that's light enough to shred technical cross-country singletrack one day and tough enough to rip some serious all-mountain trails the next.

The frame owes a big portion of its capabilities to GT’s signature Triple Triangle design. The seatstays are elongated to join the mainframe not at the seat tube/top tube junction, but further forward on the top tube. The seat stays are connected to the frame not just here, but also where they cross the seat tube. This configuration achieves several things. First, it shrinks the rear triangle. The tighter angles make it stiffer, for greater acceleration and less torque-robbing torsional flex under load. Second, the stays sit wider at the seat tube junction, again reinforcing lateral stiffness for greater stability and responsiveness. The design's durability is equally important — there’s a reason you see so many decades-old GT frames still roaming the trails out there, and Triple Triangle is part of that. They can take a serious beating, and then some.

The Zaskar Carbon Expert's build balances bling with value and starts off with a RockShox Reba RL 27.5 Solo Air fork boasting 100mm of plush travel. A 2x11 Shimano Deore XT drivetrain with an FSA V-Drive MegaExo crankset powers you forward with a huge range of gears to tackle even the steepest grades. The Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes and metallic pads provide consistent, controllable stopping in almost any conditions. FSA Components round out the cockpit, and the Fizik Tundra Saddle is one of our favorites. The build is finished with a pair of fast-rolling Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires aboard time-tested Stan's NoTubes Rapid 25 rims, meaning you have a pair of hoops that's up for nearly any challenge.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
FOC carbon fiber
RockShox Reba RL 27.5 Solo Air
Front Travel:
100 mm
1-1/8 - 1-1/2 in tapered FSA No.42 ACB, Integrated
Shimano Deore XT SL-M8000
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Deore XT FD-M8025-H
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus RD-M8000-GS
38 / 24 t FSA V-Drive MegaExo
Bottom Bracket:
11 - 42 t Sunrace CSMS8 11-speed
Shimano SLX BR-M675
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
160 / 160 mm RT-68 Centerlock Rotor
FSA V-Drive Top Flat Bar
Handlebar Width:
740 mm
GT Statement
FSA V-Drive
Stem Length:
80 mm
Fizik Tundra M7 Mg
FSA V-Drive
Stan's NoTubes Rapid 25
[front] All Terra Alloy Sealed Bearing Centerlock Disc, [rear] Shimano Deore FH-M618 Centerlock Disc
Front Axle:
15 x 100mm thru-axle
Rear Axle:
12 x 142mm thru-axle
Schwalbe Racing Ralph
Tire Size:
27.5 x 2.25 in
not included
Recommended Use:
cross country
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame

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Geometry Chart


Zaskar LE Expert/Elite/Comp/Sport
100mm Travel Fork

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Effective Top Tube


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XS 14in 22.4in 1.7in 27.9in 3.5in 69.5o 72.7o 1.8in 17.1in 42in


23in 1.7in 28.5in 3.5in 69.5o 72.7o 1.8in 17.1in 42.6in
M 16.9in 24in 1.7in 29.8in 3.6in 69.5o 72.7o 1.8in 17.1in 43.6in
L 19.1in 25.1in 1.7in 31.4in 4.3in 69.5o 72.7o 1.8in 17.1in 44.7in
XL 21.3in 26.3in 1.7in 32.9in 4.9in 69.5o 72.7o 1.8in 17.1in 45.9in

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