GT Karakoram Mountain Bike Review

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GT Karakoram Hans Rey 2014
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June 22, 2017
Pros: This bike is great for what it is, an entry level 29er hardtail.

Cons: Heavy

Recommendation: Great bike for what it is. While it is a heavy bike if you are that worried about weight you shouldn't be shopping entry level bikes.

March 11, 2015
Pros: Fast, great suspension, light

Cons: None

Recommendation: My first mountain bike. So far I love it.

January 11, 2014
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.

December 16, 2013
Pros: Solid frame
Easily upgradable

Cons: Low end components
Heavier frame

Recommendation: This is a great entry/midrange 29er. If the components were spec'ed up it would climb a little higher even. The frame is very solid and I'm planning on keeping it around for awhile because it'll handle some nice upgrades. Weight could be an issue if that's a deal breaker, but it hasn't caused me any grief.

December 3, 2012
Model/Year: 2011

Pros: great frame and entry level componants.

Cons: entry level parts.

Recommendation: I replaced everthing on the frame with upgrades. 3x10 xt drive train. RS reba dual air fork. WTB I23 tubless wheelset. Now the bike is awsome. This is a great starter 29er. If you are an experienced rider you will want alot more.

January 2, 2012
Pros: Affordable, works well, easily upgradeable, and comfortable.

Cons: Heavy and lower end components.

Recommendation: This is an entry level bike. The components are lower end and the frame is slightly heavier than others. The ride has been comfortable so far.