KHS 1999 FXT Trail Full Suspension Bike

3.93/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $699.00


Product Description

1999 KHS FXT Trail, mountain bike, front & rear suspension, Mountain Mix components, RST 260, 2.5" travel fork


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Anticitizen a Cross Country Rider from Split, Croatia

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2011

Strengths:    frame, wheels, shifters (stock alivio), no corrosion anywhere after 6 yrs of use...nothing loose after long time of riding it

Weaknesses:    Rear shock and forks...too little travel for a FS bike

Bottom Line:   
great and sturdy bike but rear shock was lousy since day one, mozo vibe r fork stopped working after 5 yrs, so i replaced it with 130 mm forks (still can't say will the frame hold travel increase) shifters and derailleurs are great after 6 year with minimum maintenance, crank set is a bit creeky but still works fine. great fun bike and can really withstand all kind of punishment such as rough off road, jumps, wheelies, endos...(at least from 65kg rider)
for a mid range price great choice...to bad they don't make this exact model anymore :)

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Favorite Trail:   Downhill trails

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Eurobike

Bike Setup:   Wide 'v-three os' handlebars, 'acor' lock on grips, 'rock shox recon u-turn 351' 85-130mm fork, 185mm 'avid' front disc, front 'shimano slx' hydraulic brake, short 'zoom' stern, 'wellgo' replaceable pin pedals, front 'axelrim' wheel, 2,35 'kenda kinetic' tires

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mrybllngs a Weekend Warrior from Murphys, Calif. USA

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2009

Strengths:    bike looks good

Weaknesses:    The forks snapped as I came down from a small jump. When I hit, the impact cracked the frame. This is the second KHS bike to break on me.

Bottom Line:   
This bike sucks and I will never but another KHS again.

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Favorite Trail:   ANY

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Mountain Pedlar

Bike Setup:   at bike shop

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Drew a Weekend Warrior from Aurora

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2001

Strengths:    not much its alright for an entry level bike it has lasted throgh a good beating

Weaknesses:    wast of money on the rear shock you would be better off using the money towords an entry level hardtial the basic component are worth a small upgrade for the amount you paid for the rear shock i quickly destroed the rear rim and cashed out 170 for a new downihill rim that assured me nothing will hapen to it this time after a year of hard riding i feel its not worth mantaining and ill just need to buy a new bike but i am sticking with khs. I ve onlly been doing 2 foot drops with it lately but it creeks and crackles underneathme every time i hit the ground.
the housing has already began to crack and split open making shifting and braking harder than it should be


Bottom Line:   
the bike has done a good job it didn't last to long but it worked i would have preferd a hardtail over this but i plan on buying i new khs fxt lt3 so i have no problems with khs i just don't think much of that bike. so on the bottom line if i had a second choice to buy it i wouldnt. and i do not sugest this bike to anyone. KHS is not riping u off for this bike its actually a good price but the money put towards the rear shock could be spent on better things.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   bicycle planet

Similar Products Used:   entry level peogeat (or however u spell it) im envious i wish i bought this instead its a entry level bike to but instead of being a full suspension bike its a hardtail with better components. really there is nothing so big and hard that you would be better off doing it with the khs

Bike Setup:   mainly it still has all the origional parts but i put on my friends rock shox jett (much better than the rst 260 that came on it and eventually started spitting out oil with a rusty tinge) i upgraded the rear rim to a mavic dh 521 witch is probably the best thing on my bike right now.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Craig a Downhiller from Fairbanks, Alaska

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2001

Strengths:    Shimano components, they aren't XTR, but they aren't bad....and the shock is perfect for me, feels great when I ride it.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
For the price, this is a good bike, but I highly reccommend changing the rear shock if this bike is purchased, very good frame otherwise

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Favorite Trail:   anything downhill

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Haro Escape A4, Specialized Stumpjumper A1 FS Comp

Bike Setup:   Azonic Love Seat, XTR post, bb, rear derailleur, cassette, chrish kings hubs and headset, avid speed dial brake levers, xt shifter pod and brakes, rhino lite rims and dt swiss hugi spokes and michellin tires....manitou x-vert triple clamp front shock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by J. Edward a Weekend Warrior from Beaverton, Or

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2000

Strengths:    Shimano parts- good shifting, smooth ride due to mid-line shock components.

Weaknesses:    rims went out of true quickly, upgraded to Mavic's for the trail, and put slicks on the stock rims for commuting and lite trail use.

Bottom Line:   
I love to bike. For a 32 year old, weighing 190 lbs, this bike rides smooth. I was experiencing the chain falling off the front, if this is happening to you, I suggest that you watch your speed when shifting. Once I figured out the correct speeds, I haven't had a problem. I average 20 to 30 miles commuting on this bike, and ride from May to Sept/Oct in Oregon. The biggest regret was that I did not buy the FXT Sport- which had better components. I probably would not have had a problem with the rims. Haven't had a problem since I upgraded though. I haven't had any problems with the shocks, as others have had.
If you are looking at getting into mountain biking and want to get into a full suspension- this is the bike for you.

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Favorite Trail:   powell's Butte

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   old beat-up 1987 hardtail

Bike Setup:   stock for commuting- 25 to 30 miles a week. Change out rims to Shimano XT/Mavic 517 from Performance for the Real Rides.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by JT Money a Weekend Warrior from Reston, VA

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2000

Strengths:    Its Pretty.

Weaknesses:    Shifter

Bottom Line:   
If you weigh over 200 lbs. please don't but this bike. I have had it for about 2 weeks. It is a hell of a lot of fun to ride but......the chain broke, the rear shock is so weak that my big ass compresses the whole shock so that the chain rubs on the frame. The font shock is no better. Two of my friends bought the bike the same day I did and they are a lot smaller than I am but I have heard simmilar complaints from them.. You GET what you pay for.

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Favorite Trail:   The Happy Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   My He-Man Bigwheel

Bike Setup:   Staight Up G

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jer Gomez a Weekend Warrior from LA

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2000

Strengths:    Great shifters, good brakes, good components overall. nice looking

Weaknesses:    hard seat

Bottom Line:   
I'd buy it again! great on the trails. Great price!! It rocks (a friend is currently scraping up to get one)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Giants

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by nathan a Weekend Warrior from Boise ID

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2000

Strengths:    Great price for a full suspension bike.

Weaknesses:    I'm about 250 lbs. and every time I would exert pressure to the pedals, the bike would scream! Grinding sounds galore and the chain would pop off the front as well. The bike shop assembled another and it did the same thing.
They told me I was flexing the frame. I don't know if that's accurate, but the bike simply wasn't acceptable. So if your a large rider, beware!


Bottom Line:   
I wish the bike would have worked for me. Great price and a great ride as well.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   GT Aggressor

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Tim Lyakhovetskiy a Weekend Warrior from Palo Alto, CA

Date Reviewed: December 29, 1999

Strengths:    
Great frame, soft shocks, the V brakes are amazing, and definitely good for its price. Has a very smooth ride, and can pull off any trick you can possibly do on an MTB.


Weaknesses:    
Hard seat. Sometimes, you get the feeling you're going to flip over when it hits a bump with the back wheel because of the frame orientation.


Bottom Line:   
F*cking amazing for the value. I bought it for $350 at Performance Bikes.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Some crappy old Huffy my friend gave me.


Bike Setup:   
Standard store bought.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from Tustin, CA

Date Reviewed: December 26, 1999

Strengths:    
great shifters, design, and weight-(considering its not an aluminum frame)


Weaknesses:    
hard seat


Bottom Line:   
no problems yet but quite impressed so far. Great all-around bike for smooth surface and lite trails

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
factory setup - no modifications.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Fishman a Weekend Warrior from Lake Ridge, VA

Date Reviewed: December 23, 1999

Strengths:    
Good all around bike...good components, great price...


Bottom Line:   
Got this bike for $329 at Performance Bicycle in Manassas...Great deal and no problems with the bike so far...

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Favorite Trail:   
fountainhead

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Emmanuel a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: September 18, 1999

Strengths:    
the extra strong frame, the weight of the bike is just nice, neither too heavy nor too light. good combination of parts.


Weaknesses:    
the lite rim is too weak unable to withstand bumps and whacking!!!The rim is really bad!!!!!!!!


Bottom Line:   
I FEEL THAT THIS BIKE IS THE UTIMATE BIKE FOR TRAIL, ROAD AND ANYWHERE WHERE BIKES CAN GO!!!!!!!!! KHS FXT TRAIL IS BEST TO THE MAX. !!!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
KHS FXT TRAIL IS THE BEST>>>>>>>

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Memphis

Date Reviewed: April 12, 1999

Strengths:    
Amazing value. Most affordable full suspension around.


Weaknesses:    
Not top of the line....but better than most.


Bottom Line:   
If you want bang for the buck, this bike is the way to go! Modest components, decent front shock, above par rear shock. Shifts very smoothly and grips the terrain very well. I'm extremely impressed. It's by far the cheapest bike I've ever owned and probably the best. $432 from bikeusa.com +$35 shipping!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   
Wolf River

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo.



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Javier a weekend warrior from Los Angeles, CA

Date Reviewed: January 20, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I recently purchased the KHS FXT Trail and I have to say that I am happy with
the performance of this bike. It has shimano quick shifting and it's a very slick and smooth ride. For more info. check out their website @ www.Khs.com

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