KHS 2001 Comp ST Full Suspension Bike

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $699.00

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Tacy a Weekend Warrior from Boston, MA USA

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2001

Strengths:    A great frame for the money. A good wheelset with bombproof Mavic x221 rims, powertools front hub and Shimano rear. The 1" Powertools rear soft-tail shock absorbs enough rear end hits (particularly with airs) to take the edge off without pedal induced bobbing. Infinitely upgradable (without disc tabs, though)

Weaknesses:    A little heavy, and the components are on the low end side, but with the Rock Shox Jett fork and threadless Kore Kockpit, the handling and bump eating capacity is on a par with anything at this and higher price ranges. The cranks and brakes were the first to go on mine. The upgrades to lighter components helped.

Bottom Line:   
I really like this bike. I'm an amateur wrench, with some considerable bike building experience and this is a frame that will last me a long time (lifetime warranty!) You will need to upgrade some components if you ride hard, but for the casual weekend warrior looking for a soft-tail at a good price, you can't get much better than this.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Bill's

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Stumpjumper Comp

Bike Setup:   Kore bars, stem, seatpost. Powertools brakes, headset, front hub. Shimano Alivio front, Deore rear derailleurs. Mavic x221 rims, Shimano rear hub, 15 gauge DT spokes, Moab sweetroll semi-slicks. Rock Shox Jett front suspension. Cheap no-name cranks. KHS saddle.

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