GT Karakoram Mountain Bike

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GT Karakoram Mountain Bike
The 2016 edition of the GT Karakoram mountain bike ensures each of your outings into the woods are fun-filled, off-road endeavors. The Karakorum features massive momentum gathering and obstacle crushing 29" wheels, a Shimano 3x9-speed drivetrain, plus a SR Suntour suspension fork with 100mm of cross country trail-eating travel.

The Karakorum is designed with hydroformed aluminum and a Triple Triangle reinforced frame. The Triple Triangle adds beefy support against trail impact and improves handling. The SR Suntour suspension fork offers a mechanical fork lockout for climbing or riding on even surfaces, as well as 100mm of travel. The frame and fork are equipped with Promax hydraulic disc brakes and a set of 160mm rotors for exemplary all-condition stopping power.

The Karakoram is equipped with a Shimano 3x9-speed Altus/Alivio drivetrain with an Alivio 9-speed rear derailleur. Rapid Fire shifters effortlessly click and push the chain up and down the 11-34T Sunrace 9-speed cassette which provides gear ratios to handle a wide variety of challenging terrain. Stout All Terra DC20 29er wheels with All-Terra Cypher 2.2" wide tires offer great traction out on the trails. Additionally, an alloy 15mm riser bar with a 710mm width puts you in a comfortable, upright position for greater control and comfort.
  • Triple Triangle aluminum frame provides high strength and superb durability
  • SR Suntour suspension fork has 100mm of travel to smooth out the trails
  • Shimano Alivio/Altus 3x9-speed drivetrain ensures precise, reliable gear changes
  • Promax hydraulic disc brakes for confident stopping power in all conditions
  • 29" aluminum wheels with All-Terra Cypher 29x2.20" tires
GT Karakoram Mountain Bike
  • FRAME 29" hydroformed 6061 T6 aluminum frame with Triple Triangle design, Replaceable derailleur hanger, Disc brake mounts, Zerostack 1-1/8" head tube
  • FORK SR Suntour XCT-HLO with 100mm travel, 29", Steel stanchions, Aluminum leg, Post mount disc brake, Mechanical lockout, Quick release hub
  • REAR SHOCK None
  • HEADSET FSA NO.10 1-1/8" threadless, Zerostack
  • CRANKSET SR Suntour XCM-T414, 44/32/22T chainrings
  • BOTTOM BRACKET Tange sealed
  • SHIFTERS Shimano SL-M370 Rapid Fire, 3x9-speed
  • LEVERS ProMax Solve disc brake
  • HANDLEBAR All Terra 6061 aluminum riser, 685mm width, 30mm rise, 31.8mm diameter
  • STEM All Terra 1-1/8" threadless, 3D forged, 4-bolt with CND face plate, 10-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus FD-M370
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano, Alivio RD-M4000
  • CASSETTE Sunrace CS-M90 9-speed, 11-34T
  • BRAKES ProMax Solve hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors front/rear
  • WHEELSET Rims: 29" All Terra DC20, double wall, 32H; Hubs: All Terra alloy, Quick release; Spokes: 14G stainless steel
  • TIRES All-Terra Cypher 29x2.20"
  • PEDALS GT Slim Line flat pedal
  • SEATPOST All Terra alloy micro-adjust, 30.9mm
  • SADDLE All Terra MTB
  • CHAIN KMC Z99
  • GRIPS/TAPE GT Statement
  • Rating 5

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GT BICYCLESGT Karakoram Mountain Bike
 
5.0

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By jcsteelers36

from Dundee Oregon

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments about GT BICYCLES GT Karakoram Mountain Bike:

I've only had the chance to ride this bike 3 times so far from what I have ridden it I like it I am an avid road biker and our group is converting over to mountain biking because the roads are getting unsafe to ride. I wanted to get into an inexpensive first bike and I found this one through bike Nash bar and so far I love it. It shifts smooth and with the 29er it rides like there is a back shock I am very pleased I bought it.

  • Cycling Style:
  • Comfort Oriented
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent 29er hardtail trail bike!

By Syed Zeeshaun Ahmad

from Sugar Land, Texas, USA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Agile
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • fork sucks
  • heavy components
  • Tall Headtube

Best Uses

  • Extreme Sports
  • Mountain Biking

Comments about GT BICYCLES GT Karakoram Mountain Bike:

This bike is great for those who want a trail bike. I totally recommend it! It is capable and agile for a 29ers. It has a slack head angle, low bottom bracket and short chainstays. The components work well and are durable but really heavy. Saddle is comfortable too. Total bike weight is 32.8 pounds.

The All Terra Cypher tires are actually really good. I was shocked. Don't replace them right away. They roll fast, have good cornering and off camber grip. I run them both at 28 psi with tubes and still have not gotten any flats.

The Shimano Alivio Shadow rear mech is great with crisp, accurate shifting. It would be better with a clutch since chain slap is pretty noticeable. Get a chain stay protector right away. The Altus front mech is awesome really. No issues there, the Altus Shifters are decent. I wish the "clicking" was "tighter" if that makes sense, but it does a nice job nonetheless.

The wheelset is really heavy, the hubs are ridiculously heavy. The QR skewers are cheap plastic. The grips and pedal are atrocious. The handlebars and stem are unbranded with no markings are also heavy. The lockout fork is very flexy and noisy and just plain sucks. But I was expecting that at this price point. I wish this frame came with a tapered headtube, but it does not and still uses a straight 1 1/8th steerer tube.

This is a perfect bike for those who want to tinker and replace/upgrade components overtime. I wanted a hardtail 29er trail bike that I could upgrade as my skills progress. I ride aggressive and this bike fits the bill perfectly.

  • Cycling Style:
  • Speed Oriented
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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