Video: GT launches the new Zaskar LT Trail hardtail

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GT has announced the latest addition to the Zaskar family in the form of the Zaskar LT. Zaskar’s long and rich history makes it the only bike to have won World Cups in downhill, XC, slalom and trials. This latest iteration retains the iconic Triple Triangle design but uses it in a more aggressive and longer travel package.

Despite the similarities at first glance, the LT model is not just an upforked version of Zaskar’s current generation, but has been designed from the ground up around a 130mm fork with more aggressive geometry to match. The new bike also incorporates floating seatstays which GT says offer 50% more vertical compliance compared to a traditional double diamond frame.


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The Elite and Expert models of the Zaskar come with 130mm travel forks, although GT says you can put up to 140mm up front if you want. As well as being designed around 130mm of travel, the new Zaskar LT comes with dropper seatposts and 1×12-speed drivetrains across the range. The frame also features 12 x 148mm boost spacing with a thru axle.

The £ 999 / € 1,199 Elite model is fitted with an SR Suntour Zeron 35 Coil fork, SRAM SX Eagle gearing and WTB Breakout tires. The Expert version is priced at £ 1299 / € 1499 includes a Rockshox 35 Gold RL fork, SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain (it uses an SX cassette), Maxxis Minion Dual Compound EXO carcass tires and some small upgrades like grips and the fabric saddle.

Currently, the GT Zaskar LT is only available in the UK and EU, although it will arrive in the US in the future.

GT Zaskar LT Elite

– Fork: SR Suntour Zeron 35, 130mm, Spool, 15×110
– Brakes: Shimano MT410 hydraulic disc, 180/160 mm rotors
– Transmission: SRAM SX Eagle
– Dropper: TranzX dropper, internal routing, 31.6
– Cockpit : GT alloy bars 780mm wide, 15mm rise / GT alloy 45mm stem
– Contact: WTB Silverado Sport seat / GT Statement grips
– Tires: WTB Breakout Comp, composed of DNA, 29×2.3
– Wheels: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0, 32h, Tubeless Ready rims / Shimano MT400 hubs
– Price: £ 999 / € 1,199

GT Zaskar LT Expert

– Fork: RockShox 35 Gold RL 130mm, 15x110mm, 51mm offset
– Brakes: Shimano MT410 hydraulic disc, 180/160 mm rotors
– Transmission: SRAM NX Eagle / with SX chain and cassette
– Dropper: TranzX dropper, internal routing, 31.6
– Cockpit : GT alloy bars 780mm wide, 15mm rise / GT alloy 45mm stem
– Contact: Scoop Sport / FunGuy Grips fabric
– Tires: Maxxis Minion WT Dual Compound EXO – 2.5 DHF front, 2.4 DHRII rear
– Wheels: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 rims, 32h, Tubeless Ready / Formula DC-511 front hub / Formula DC-1248 rear hub
– Price: £ 1,299 / € 1,499



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