GT Karakoram Elite 2014 Reviews


GT Karakoram Elite 2014

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MSRP: $1060.00
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Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Colors: WHT, BLK

Frame: 29" Hydroformed and Butted Speed Metal Aluminum (TT/DT) Frame, w/Triple Triangle , Replaceable Derailleur Hanger, Disc Brake Mounts, and Zerostack 1 1/8" Head Tube

Fork: Rock Shox XC28 TK Mg w/100mm Travel, 29", Hydraulically Damped, Magnesium Lowers, 28mm Chrome Steel Uppers, Forged Crown, Post Mount Disc Brake, Turn Key Lock Out, Rebound Adjust, QR

Rear Shock:

Chain: KMC X9

Crankset Chainwheel:

Crank: Shimano Alivio FC-M430, 44/32/22T

Bottom Bracket: Tange Sealed

Pedals: GT Slim Line Flat Pedal, Cast Alloy

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT Shadow, RD-M772-SGS

Shifters: Shimano Alivio, SL-M430, Rapid Fire

Cog Set: Shimano CS-HG30-9, 11-34T, 9-Speed

Rims: Jalco XCD22, Double Wall, 32H

Tires: (F) Continental Race King 29" x 2.2", (R) Continental Race King 29" x 2.2"

Hubs: (F) All Terra Alloy Disc, w/Quick Release, (R) All Terra Alloy Cassette Disc, w/Quick Release

Spokes: 14G Stainless

Nipples: Brass

Brake: Avid DB1, Hydraulic Disc, w/160mm Rotor

Brake Levers: Avid DB1 Hydraulic

Handlebar: Kore XCD-R2, 6061 Aluminum, 13mm Rise, 710mm Width

Stem: All Terra 1 1/8" Threadless, 3D Forged, 4-Bolt w/CNC Face Plate, 5-degree Rise, 31.8mm Clamp

Grips: GT Statement

Headset: Kore 1B-1, 1 1/8" Threadless, Zerostack

Saddle: All Terra Colorado

Seat Post: All Terra Alloy Micro-Adjust, 30.9mm

Seat Clamp: All Terra Alloy QR

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Truth1975 on January 11, 2014
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Model/Year: Karakoram Elite 2014

Pros: Triple Triangle Frame
Kore Handlebars
Avid Hydraulic Breaks
ALIVIO Rapid Fire x9 shifters.
29er wheels.
Continental RaceKing 2.2 tyres

Cons: RockShox XC -28 forks
Shimano XT shadow rear deralieur

Recommendation: An increase of an 100 can get you the choice of Saracen Kili Trail with SunTour Raidon forks which are wider and a better than entry level standard. Also Schwalbe Rapid Rob tyres are slightly wider and greater improvement at fraction of price for replace.
Also a choice of DiamondBack Apex will offer equally faster speed of rapid fire x10 and slightly improved RockShox XC -30 forks.

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GT Karakoram Elite 2014 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.