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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:02 am 
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Karakoram is a mountain range that has K2 in it.
Zaskar is an old name for a nearby mountain range
Xizang is Tibet which has loads of mountains

Me I love them all, coolest names ever.


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^ Red my mind.

Photos of Zanskar region:

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Is it the Alpinestars CR-D30 ?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:36 am 
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jaypee wrote:
Inspired by this extract from 'Between the Woods and the Water' by Patrick Leigh Fermor I thought I'd ask the question. I always liked Karakorum, Whisky Town Racer also springs to mind.


thats karakorum, not karakoram... ones a city in mongolia, ones a moutnain range north of india


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T'boo Ted wrote:
Karakoram is a mountain range that has K2 in it.
Zaskar is an old name for a nearby mountain range
Xizang is Tibet which has loads of mountains

Me I love them all, coolest names ever.


X2

the naming strategy was very evocative. the far away epic places aligned well with the early 90's mtb scene


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Giant has a good one.. faith :)


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Reading through I realise I wasn't clear enough: the question was what's the best bike name and I was inspired to ask it by stumbling across the meaning behind the GT Karakoram (a mountain range)... except I didn't, I stumbled on Karakorum (a city in Mongolia - well spotted T'boo Ted).

So actually I'm glad I wasn't clear as I got some good answers and pictures!

As to the best bike names...?


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...and yes, I know some of you were posting best names :wink:
Still prefer my suggestions so far: karakoram and whisky town racer


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The Karakoram mountains look like something out of a movie:


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If you're keen, you could 'ride a Karakoram through the Karakorams' from Pakistan to China

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The Karakoram Highway

enjoy :)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:48 am 
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Is funny iI had no idea how to pronounce it. Usedsed to say crack oo ram. Till'll iI saw the movie k2 andd theyy were on the karakoram pass


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