Your starting to confuse me, what is a vanilla zaskar.
Dude, I'm starting to confuse myself
There's 2 types of zaskar (up to 99 at least) the Zaskar (which we've been referring to as vanilla) and the Zaskar LE
Up to 97 they were the same frame but with different components (afaik)
The 97 frames were different. The LE gained CNC'd 3D dropouts and an integrated seat collar. The LE was also missing the seat tube cable routing for Canti's but I think the Zaskar lost that part-way through 97 too (mine's a 97 built 10-96 and has this)
From 98 I'm confused. The catalogue shows both having 3D dropouts but I've seen frames advertised as 98 with the integrated collar and flat dropouts.