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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:52 pm 
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Here's one to split opinions! :lol: I love my retro bikes but got frustrated at sinking loads of cash into beautiful bikes that I was then terrified to ride in case I broke/ruined them. Some will say I should have just ridden them, but I couldn't bring myself to do it after spending so much time gathering the mint parts. So last summer I sold them all and bought a 2018 GT Zaskar carbon 29er off eBay. Originally £1600, this was a couple of months old, had barely been ridden and a bargain at £600. This left plenty of spare change from the sale of my retro bikes to add some more personal touches and upgrades, giving a retro look in homage to my departed collection.

I got a bit carried away and now there's barely anything left of the original spec, but it is light and very fast! :facepalm: :D

Anyway, let me know what you think - I know some people will hate the look, but I think it does a good job of being obviously modern, with a nice retro flavour (if I do say so myself).

Frame: 2018 GT Zaskar 29er carbon
Forks: 2019 Rock Shox SID RLC boost
Bars: Hope Carbon
Stem: Thomson Elite
Seatpost: Hope Carbon
Wheels: Hunt Trailwide 29 Boost
Tyres: Maxxis Ardent Amber Wall 2.4
Headset: FSA
Saddle: WTB
Brakes: XT M8000
Chainset: XT M8000 (single chainring)
Cassette: XT M8000 11 speed
R derailleur: XT M8000 11 speed
Chain XT M8000 11 speed
Shifter: SLX 11 speed
Grips: DMR Deathgrip

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:10 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Is it a Zaskar?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:17 pm 
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Very nice, all GT 29ers look great imo- even the cheap ones.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:27 pm 
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That looks pretty amazing tbh.

That is if i imagine the wheels to be 26", would look out of proportion in the flesh though.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:53 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Is it a Zaskar?


It is indeed.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:52 am 
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Nice looking ride, got a similar build brewing in the shed, Intense Hard Eddie 29er


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:45 am 
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Would love a spin on that!

Bet it’s great fun.


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She's fast, only held up by her rider. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:36 am 
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Love it.That would be a keeper if I had it.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:10 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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mk one wrote:
That looks pretty amazing tbh.

That is if i imagine the wheels to be 26", would look out of proportion in the flesh though.


In the last photo, if you didn't know it was a 29er, you might think it's a modern 26" wheel bike. Everything is in proportion.

I like it, the bright/flouro yellow decals, tan wall tyres, flat-ish bar, and still recognisable triple triangle frame; nice retro/modern look.


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