Riders of all skills can appreciate the benefits of 29-inch wheels. They roll easy and fast over rough sections and smooth trails alike. Combine those big hoops with GT's light aluminum frame and a smooth 100mm-travel RockShox fork, and the result is the Karakoram Elite. This bike is well equipped for the type of riding you want to do. It boasts the awesome speed control of Avid hydraulic-disc brakes, a quick-shifting 27-speed Shimano drivetrain and reliable Jalco wheels with grippy Continental tires. It all comes together for a great bike for every rider!