The Zaskar Race was the lightest frame, saving 200-300g over the other two. I'm not sure that a standard Zaskar was available in the 'ball burnished' finish.
Don't be so supercilious, whats
wrong? The fact that the 'race' was lighter or the fact that I'm not sure about something? I'm quite confident that me not being sure about something isn't something that you can judge to be either right or wrong so you must mean the weight thing? If thats the case then rather than rather than just typing "wrong", be a bit more useful, tell me why I'm wrong and and back it up with some actual frame weights please.
Quite happy to be wrong (I'm really not that bothered) but would like to know why.
Scroll down the page at this link: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=345824
Ther isn't a bike manufacturer on the planet that puts a lighter frame under a bike with LX componenets (ZasKar Race) than one that has XTR components (Zaskar Team). It just isn't done that way. You have too much riding on weight these days when you spec a bike and nobodies going to pay for a tank with XTR on it.
I wish I had kept a listing of all the wieghts for the frames I've sold the past few years. I know the Race wasn't lighter that the Teams and LE's even though they had disc mounts on them.
Ah I see, what you're saying is that you don't actually know the weights either. I'll help you out, heres some frame weights (descending order) that I've lifted from the Weight Weenies site. I appreciate that it isn't definative, but its the only info we have. I've filtered out large frames so it only includes medium or smalls to be a fair comparison. It clearly shows that the Race frame is the lightest frame, in fact a 14.5"LE is nearly 200g heavier than a 16" Race according to this info.
GT Zaskar 2000 17.5" 1825g
GT Zaskar LE 1998 14.5" 1730g
with gear hanger
GT Zaskar Race 2002 M 1632g
w/ seatpost clamp
GT Zaskar Pro 2003 Medium 1619g
w/out seat clamp
GT Zaskar Race 2001 16" (S) 1576g
Like I said, not definative by any means, but as its all we have, I'm willing to go with it.