After the dissapointment of the rather flat riding Avalanche, I was in a bit of a grump. The Zaskar looked ghetto and is under geared for commuting, the 93 Zaskar has a worn BB so this came along at just the right time.
I'd had the smaller versions of this frame before and the later blue and white ones - they rode fantastic but were just too small at 17". This is just about perfect with a longer stem and decent post. I just been out on a 25 mile run in just to see if anything fell off.
It was brilliaaaant!
Nothing needed adjusting, nothing was worn out, just a quick safety check, change of stem and post and we we're off. Those big Ritchey tyres were perfect on the dried out gates route and even with a fair headwind, the ride was easier than I remembered cheaper Saracens to be.
Anyway, all is good, a couple of fiddly bits to do and its the commuter for now, or maybe for Sunday best, or the Gates ride...
Or the Peaks ride
Or just to gawp at in the garage...