GT Zaskar Comp 27.5" Mountain Bike - 2016
Save $720.02 (42%) $999.97 MSRP $1,719.99
27.5" mountain bikes are said to be the perfect size for mid-height riders and for good reason. With an improved angle of attack, a 27.5" wheel will roll over faster and easier than a 26-inch wheel. The larger the wheel, the smaller the obstacle relative to the wheel. Sounds easy enough and when you encounter a log or a rock, you quickly learn that this is true. Also, the 27.5" wheel offers improved agility. It's easy to get off the ground and get some air, and it's easier to maneuver through winding and tight singletrack lined with precarious branches. Plus, the 27.5" wheel size yields a lower center of gravity for more stability byway of the relative position of the bottom bracket to the wheel axle. Your body will feel more comfortable and centered as a result.
The alloy Zaskar Comp combines GT's patented Triple Triangle for excellent stiffness and durability, with hydroformed aluminum tubing, which adds crucial support against trail impact while improving front end handling, to create the perfect ride for anyone who wants a fast, technically capable bike without breaking the bank. The Comp is outfitted with a high-quality Rock Shox Gold TK Solo Air fork with 100mm of travel and a remote handlebar lockout for climbing, road riding, or just firming up the front end. The frame and fork are equipped with powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and a set of massive 160mm rotors.
The Zaskar Comp features a dynamite drivetrain. A custom Shimano Deore and SLX component mix combine to deliver quick shifts and comfortable cadences. Shimano Deore shifters effortlessly click through the 2x10 gearing and push the chain up and down the forgiving 11/36 Shimano cassette and 38/24 FSA crankset. 20 speeds means there's a gear for nearly every grade. Finding the perfect gear means you'll stay moving forward and in control.
Light and fast Alex DP21 27.5" wheels and Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25" width tires offer dependable traction on fire roads and singletrack. Finally, a 13mm rise cross country handlebar with a 710mm width keeps your body forward for improved front-end control.
- Lightweight aluminum frame is designed to take a beating and improve your front end handling
- Shimano custom Deore and SLX drivetrain with SLX rear derailleur and FSA crankset
- RockShox Gold TK 27.5" fork has 100mm of travel for light obstacles and a remote handlebar lockout
- Alex DP21 wheels and Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires with a well-balanced 2.25" width