KHS SixFifty 3500 27.5 Full Suspension

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $2799.00

Product Description

  • Frame: 650B 120mm
  • Fork: Rock Shox Revelation RLT
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5E Zero Stack
  • Rims: WTB Speed Disc l19, 650B
  • Chain: SRAM PC-1051

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2015

Strengths:    27.5 wheels, 120mm front and rear, 69.5 head angle, looks good, leftover model was discounted, so affordable.

Weaknesses:    weighs 30 lbs, geared a little too high. suspension not Fox

Bottom Line:   
Nice bike for the money. 30 lbs ready to ride. squeaky noise from rear area was from fasteners loosening. Blue locktite fixed problem. Fairly quick handling. Rock shock/x-fusion not as good as Fox. This review for 2013 model.

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Duration Product Used:   still in use

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Certified Bikes, Pay

Bike Setup:   70mm stem, XT shadow +, wtb pro gel saddle, cut seat post 1.5 inch, installed 22-36 front chainrings, SLX shifters.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Leighton Rockafellow a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2014

Strengths:    Value - this bike gives you so much for so little.

Weaknesses:    Heavy - like any cheaper bike - you pay with weight

Bottom Line:   
I picked this up in July 2014. It appears that KHS built too many 650b bikes in 2013 because my LBS was able to order a 2013 from KHS for a really low price and pass the savings on to me ($800 off MSRP). This is a really versatile bike. It will do everything well - nothing great. It is nimble, supple, and a good climber. As a person who only wants one MTB in his stable, I am very happy with my choice. For the money, I don't think you can do better than a KHS full suspension. As for the tire size. 27.5 might be a fad. The difference between it and a 26 inch are subtle. I have never liked the clumsiness of a 29er when doing technical uphill. I always felt like I didn't have the precision control of the 26 inch. While this could be a matter of the specific frame I was riding, the fact is, I don't have that problem with the 27.5. It's a great compromise.

It's a very heavy bike which makes it a bit slower. Upgrades can always help this problem. The low-end hydraulic brakes work well for now. We'll see how they do with longevity. If value and versatility are your objectives, this is a good bet.

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Favorite Trail:   Fantasy Island, Tucson, AZ

Duration Product Used:   1 month

Purchased At:   Ordinary Bike Shop

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