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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:52 am 
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I’m looking at buying a Zaskar frame.
How do I tell the difference between standard and LE frames?
I’m mainly looking at 96-98 frames if that helps.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:23 pm 
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They were the same until I think 98 where the LE has different dropouts (cnc)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:52 pm 
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I was under the impression that the standard frames were made in the Far East, while the LE frames were made in America (or was that just the earlier frames).


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:55 pm 
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Zaskar was American made until about 99-2000 (I’m not sure as I lose interest after 98.

Around 98 the seat clamp became integrated and droppings changed on the LE.

All others prior were same as far as I’m aware.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:44 pm 
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LE was the equipment level first then it changed to frame design in 98ish


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:01 am 
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1997 was when the LE had cnc dropouts and integrated seat clamp. I’ll have to see if I have any pics of the frost blue one I had back in 97.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:50 pm 
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As above but think its 1998

Dont forget to look at the brilliant archive of brochures on here folks


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:48 am 
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Late 1997 built frames were 98 model year from memory.

I had one in 98 brand new with bombers and Maguras.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:29 am 
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The catalog confirms my memory, 96 was just the Zaskar, 97 saw the LE with cnc dropouts etc whereas the standard Zaskar retained a seat collar and non cnc dropouts.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:44 am 
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I think LE was also frame only “race” and the component spec was to be M900. I bought a turquoise frame in 92/93 in San Francisco and equipped it with M900. I sold it long ago but still have a 97. They are a fast frame and I still love the triangle design. It was cutting edge in its time and still a fun roll.


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