KHS 2000 Crest Hardtail Bike

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $429.00

Product Description

mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, RST 281-TL, 2.5" travel fork

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Brunet a Cross Country Rider from Miramichi, NB, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2001

Strengths:    Good components for the price range, partly due to chromo frame. Shifters, Deore rear derailleur.

Weaknesses:    Wheels need lots of trueing, front derailleur is fussy, dirt slicks don't give great traction.

Bottom Line:   
Great entry level bike with potential for upgrade. I compared this bike to others in the price range (GT, Trek, Schwinn) and this bike was the best value. I'm altogether pleased with it, but it'll soon be time for an upgrade(new bike). If you're thinking about getting into mountain biking, know that you WILL want to upgrade this bike eventually so buying one in a little higher price bracket may be a good idea.

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Favorite Trail:   French Fort Cove, Miramichi

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $420.00

Purchased At:   Bike Works

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alexander a Cross Country Rider from Russia, St.-Petersburg

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2000

Strengths:    Excellent frame! The derailleurs precisely work,
good rims (rather stong and are easily corrected if are bent) Comfortable for long trips for all types of roads.

Weaknesses:    Pro Max V-Brakes are VERY HARD to adjust.
RST 281 TL fork is very soft for mens with weight more than 70 kgs, but if your weight is about 60 kgs fork work very well

Bottom Line:   
The best bike in that price category. If you like
long trips and all types of roads - it's for you
(perfectly roll even on asphalt). Weight of the bike almost as at Aluminium ones.
Not for VERY agressive Cross-Country or DH.

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Favorite Trail:   All terrain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   AVR True Temper Cr-Mo Frame, Shimano Acera/Deore Derailleurs, Rapid Fire Plus, Suntour MD300 crankset.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bico a Weekend Warrior from St-Jean, Quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2000

Strengths:    Very comfy chromo frame and seat once you put risers on the bike. Good components in the right places (for the price)

Weaknesses:    Promax Brakes often out of ajustment (can you spell C-H-E-A-P ?) Threads on tires not agressive enough; more for street use I guess...

Bottom Line:   
I've been doin' a little downhill and cross-country lately
and I must admit that I was VERY impressed on how well this little bike behaved. The RST 281TL forks even if not the best, did what it was intended to do; absorb bumps. It's much better than no shocks at all (ask my buddy who had a rigid when we went riding... his arms felt like noodles compared to me!) Rims have withstood the rides without bending and derailleurs still work well. Love the lime paint. Swift handling.

Shopped around a little before buying and this bike stands in the middle of the pack in this price range, final decision was taken to buy the bike because of good service from a specific lbs who was selling this brand.

If you are a week-end warrior, NOT a pure breed downhiller, this bike should suit you well without too many mods: RISERS are essential unless you really like the very agressive lean forward position.

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Favorite Trail:   Ski Bromont trails

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Good ol' Nishiki Barbarian (rigid)

Bike Setup:   Easton monkey-rise EA50 handlebar with 1.5" rise, Norco toe clips, heavy front suspension springs.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Siri Sao a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne,Australia

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2000

Strengths:    absollute bargain! Excellent frame, weight comparable with more expensive aluminium bikes if u get parts sorted out. great ride characteristics

Weaknesses:    RST 281 fork, absolute shocker! average parts, but thats reasonable considering the price

Bottom Line:   
Excellent bike for the price. The frame is great and bloody light for chro-mo. change the fork and some better running gear will make it perfect.
Suits the up-and-coming XC racer, who can build up the bike as his/her skill improves.

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Favorite Trail:   Churchill-Lysterfield N.P

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Giant ATX 830, Norco Kodiak (w/marzocchi fork), Specialized Rockhopper A1

Bike Setup:   preload has to be on max! shocks get very soft very quickly

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