GT 2013 Mountain Bikes – Distortion 2.0 and Zaskar 100 9r Pro

26er 29er Video

Highlighted in this video are the new 2013 GT Distortion 2.0 and Zaskar 100 9r Pro. Chris gives us a quick view of each bikes features and uses. The Distortion wears many hats including dual slalom, slopestyle or enduro racer. Or just all around fun bike. The Zaskar 100 9r Pro is a full suspension 29er with a carbon frame and Marathon XC-ish travel but GT-ish geometry.

The Distortion 2.0 is a dual slalom, slopestyle or short travel (114mm or 4.5″ of rear travel) enduro bike designed to be paired with 140mm travel fork in the front.

The Zaskar 9r Pro is a full carbon frame with 142×12 rear axle for added stiffness for the bigger wheels.

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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  • ginsu says:

    All that money and they don’t even give you a chain on the Distortion? I was going to pull the trigger, but I think I will buy a Santa Cruz since they sell their bikes with chains installed. :)

  • ginsu says:

    Still a single pivot linkage driven shock suspension with brake jack. I keep looking at it and the main rocker could really benefit from some triangulation, at least on the non-drive side. I think an asymmetric brace would really improve the stiffness of the rear end.

  • chef says:

    Ginsu you have no clue what you talking about, Idrive bikes do not have brake jack. there is no linkage. Rear triangle is single pivot with a floating bb .

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