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Carbon freeride MTB frame GT Zaskar Elite 100 size L

  • Zaskar Elite
  • 1 Item
  • New

€1,149.99

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GT Zaskar Elite 100 Carbon Freeride MTB Frame

  • size L (length of the horizontal tube between axes 58 cms, 50 cms from the axis of the bottom bracket to the top of the tube)
  • for 29 inch diameter wheels
  • carbon
  • for disc brake only
  • bottom bracket box width 73 mm
  • for a 35 mm diameter collar front derailleur (pulling the cable from below)
  • derailleur hanger provided
  • for a seatpost diameter 31.6 mm
  • seat clamp, headset, derailleur hanger, shock absorber and axle for rear wheel (12 mm diameter) supplied
  • FSA headset diameter 1"1/8 at the top and 1"1/2 at the base
  • fox float CTd valve
  • for a 1.37 x 24 BSC threaded bottom bracket
  • overall weight 2800 grams
  • new without packaging, assembled but not used, some scratches due to storage, see photos

Description

Full Suspension MTB Frame: The Art of Mastery on All Terrains

Mountain biking (All-Terrain Biking) is a demanding discipline that requires suitable equipment to push the limits of exploration and adventure. One of the most crucial elements for a mountain biker is the frame of their bike. Among the different types of frames available, the full suspension MTB frame stands out as a preferred choice for mountain enthusiasts looking for performance and comfort on all terrains. In this article, we'll dive into the world of the full suspension MTB frame, explore its features, and discuss its undeniable benefits.

Understanding the Full Suspension MTB Frame

The full suspension MTB frame is designed to provide suspension to both the front wheel and the rear wheel of the bike. Unlike the rigid MTB frame, which only has front suspension (fork), the full suspension frame incorporates a rear shock absorber that absorbs shock, providing a smoother, stable and controlled riding experience.

Key Features of a Full Suspension MTB Frame

To fully understand the advantages of the full suspension MTB frame, let's take a look at its main characteristics:

1. Front and Rear Suspension:

As the name suggests, a full suspension MTB frame provides suspension to both the front wheel (fork) and the rear wheel (shock). This double suspension effectively absorbs shocks and vibrations, improving rider comfort.

2. Specific Geometry:

Full suspension frames are designed with mountain bike-friendly geometry. They typically feature a more relaxed head angle, a short top tube, and a more centered position for better downhill maneuverability.

3. Suspension Stroke:

Suspension travel is the distance the front and rear suspensions can travel to absorb shock. Full suspension frames offer more suspension travel compared to rigid frames, making them better able to handle rough terrain.

4. Different Types of Suspension:

There are different types of suspension for full suspension MTB frames, including air suspension and spring suspension. Air suspensions allow precise adjustment of pressure, while spring suspensions are generally more affordable.

5. Frame Materials:

Full suspension frames are made of different materials, such as aluminum, carbon or steel. The choice of material influences the weight, durability and cost of the frame.

Advantages of the Full Suspension MTB Frame

The advantages of a full suspension MTB frame are numerous and significantly influence the rider's performance and comfort. Here are some of the key benefits:

1. Improved Comfort:

Suspension at the front and rear of the frame absorbs shock, vibration and surface irregularities, providing increased comfort, especially during long rides over difficult terrain.

2. Increased Control:

The suspension helps keep the wheels in contact with the ground, providing better grip and control, even in difficult terrain conditions.

3. Stability:

The rear suspension improves downhill stability, allowing the rider to negotiate obstacles more effectively and keep the bike under control.

4. Versatility:

Full suspension frames are versatile and suitable for a variety of terrains, whether in the mountains, in the forest, on rocky trails or even on dirt roads.

5. Reduction of Fatigue:

Shock absorption reduces rider fatigue, allowing you to ride longer without overexertion.

6. Better Performance:

With better control and increased comfort, a full suspension MTB frame can improve the rider's overall performance, especially when going downhill.

7. Self-Confidence:

The safety and comfort offered by a full suspension frame boosts the rider's confidence, encouraging them to explore new terrain and take on greater challenges.

How to Choose a Full Suspension MTB Frame

When choosing a full suspension MTB frame, it is essential to consider several factors to find the one that best suits your needs. Here are some points to consider:

1. Budget:

Full suspension MTB frames come in a range of prices. Define your budget before you start researching to find suitable options.

2. Type of Land:

Consider the type of terrain you plan to ride on most often. Choose a frame suitable for these conditions.

3. Frame Size:

Make sure the frame you choose fits your size for a comfortable ride.

4. Suspension Type:

Understand the benefits of air and spring suspensions to choose the one that's best for you.

5. Frame Material:

Weigh the pros and cons of different frame materials (aluminum, carbon, steel) based on your preferences and budget.

6. Brand and Model:

Research brands and models known for the quality of their full suspension frames. Read reviews and get recommendations.

Conclusion

The full suspension MTB frame is a popular choice among avid mountain bikers due to its many benefits, including comfort, control, stability and versatility. It allows riders to explore varied terrain with confidence, take on greater challenges and push their limits. When purchasing a full suspension frame, take the time to consider the features, benefits, and important factors to find the one that's best for you. Once you choose the right setting, you'll be ready to take on new adventures and master all the terrain the mountain has to offer. Don't underestimate the positive impact a full suspension MTB frame can have on your off-road cycling experience. Get ready to ride with confidence and explore new horizons with your new full suspension companion.

Data sheet
  • Condition

    8: assembled but not used

  • Diameter

    29 pouces

  • Size

    L

  • Thread

    1.37 x 24 (BSC)

  • Material

    Carbon

  • Use

    MTB freeride

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