Big wheels and big fun, the GT Karakoram 3.0 29er hardtail mountain bike serves as a great, value-laden introduction to 29ers and their inherent fun on singletrack.
Auminum frame features hydroformed top tube, seat tube and down tube to provide a strong, light and nimble ride for excellent trail handling
SR Suntour XCM-V3-MLO suspension fork features 100mm of travel with both lockout and preload adjustment to smooth out the jarring bumps and help keep the bike in control
Shimano trigger shifters and derailleurs deftly maneuver through the 24 gear combinations to get you up, over and down your favorite trails
Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes provide comfortable braking and reliable stopping power
Maxxis Aspen tires offer a great balance between minimal rolling resistance along center tread and aggressive bite along the sides for confident cornering
Replaceable rear derailleur hanger helps extend usable life of the frame
Specs on the GT Karakoram 3.0 29er hardtail mountain bike are subject to change
After its initial break-in period you might notice your bicycle performing less responsively than the day you brought it home. Not to worry, this is typical of all new bicycles and simply reflects that cables have stretched or their housings have seated themselves into final position. To keep running at peak performance, all REI bicycles come with a FREE warranty tune-up, which should be accomplished between the first 100-200 miles of riding or after the first two months if you're accumulating miles less quickly. Contact your nearest REI bike shop for details and an appointment for this important service.
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Purchased this after getting back intro riding and wanted to try out a 29er, I am impressed. Although there are better bikes out there with better components this one works fine for me. Already I've fallen in love with the 29" tires. I feel much faster and much more in control. Climbs a lot faster than my old 26er and rides over roots and rocks like they're not even there. For the price this bike is awesome and I couldn't be any happier with my purchase. I ride XC and try to get out 2-3 a week. Decent front shock (even though I plan on upgrading soon), brakes work well but I am still breaking them in. Only major weakness I found was that the pedals are absolute garbage but I took them off anyways the day I got it. Oh yeah and it looks gnarly :)
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend