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GT Zaskar opinions

Postby Paul B » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:48 pm

These are going for $1,000 off the list price at the moment. How would these compare to the various Giant similar level machines ?

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Re: GT Zaskar opinions

Postby mitzikatzi » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:11 pm

One is a GT Zaskar the other is a Giant. Doesn't matter how good a Ford or Holden is most owners would never swap the cars they drive :o

Looks good on paper. Has a Reba fork, good.
It has a Sram "double" crank set (39/26). Sram have "better" ratio chain rings as options IMHO. So if you live in the mountains you might suffer.

Giants often come with Avid brakes (elixir) which some people like and others don't.
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Re: GT Zaskar opinions

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:41 pm

I'm a Giant fanboi but if I was in the market for a performance hardtail that pricing would have me drooling. GT hardtails are typically rockets uphill and handle well.
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Re: GT Zaskar opinions

Postby silentbutdeadly » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:03 am

Nice bike and well specced - they look great in the flesh too. There's actually not much left in the Giant range that is comparable with that these days. The XTC is either an entry spec 26 or a loaded to the gills 29er. Anthem is full suspension.

That said though....the XTC 1 at the same shoppe is $300 cheaper and the only significant difference is the fork and a 3x10 crank. The fork is a RS Recon Silver TK Solo Air - only one and a bit steps down in the RS range. This is not a bad fork. Much the same thing sits on my Cannondale Trail 29er.

If it were my money....I'd probably go for the $300 saving.
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Re: GT Zaskar opinions

Postby Paul B » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:09 pm

Bought the GT Zaskar :mrgreen: and I bought a s/h road bike in new nick for $1,000. . Been a great day :P
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Re: GT Zaskar opinions

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:48 pm

Paul B wrote:Bought the GT Zaskar :mrgreen: and I bought a s/h road bike in new nick for $1,000. . Been a great day :P

Sweet! :D

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Re: GT Zaskar opinions

Postby Rowley Runner » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:25 am

GT Zaskar is a MTB with a pedigree id buy it over a giant any day not that maybe to nostalgia. Don't Know who even owns GT anymore!

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Re: GT Zaskar opinions

Postby Paul B » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:26 pm

Will post pics have sweated :P Can't believe how awesome the GT is. It absolutely hammers and it stops just as well. I am extremely happy with my mtb choice.
The Azzurri is great too.

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Paul B wrote:Bought the GT Zaskar :mrgreen: and I bought a s/h road bike in new nick for $1,000. . Been a great day :P

Sweet! :D

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