KHS DJ 100 Freeride Hardtail

3.88/5 (17 Reviews)


Product Description

-Chromoly Dirt Jumping Frame
-Available in 1 size (15")


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hawkeye12345 a Weekend Warrior from marlborough,new zealand

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2009

Strengths:    good for jumping handles wat u dish out i love my bike cause u can take it anywhere

Weaknesses:    none that i can think of

Bottom Line:   
if your looking at a khs dj100 4 a good and reasonable price stop mucking around and get it. they r also a great as price brand new

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Favorite Trail:   not telling else youd go there

Purchased At:   off trademe

Bike Setup:   i dont really know wat it comes with brand new because mine was done up by a bloody awesome rider called sam reed but i know it has a good frame that handles alot of presure

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Racer from Pittsburgh

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2008

Strengths:    seems indestructable (i'm 165lbs), pretty solid components overall for the price

Weaknesses:    stock bashring is bollocks, BB is starting to creak, stock pedals are junk (i broke my big toe and sprained a foot before buying some decent metal platforms), this thing weighs a ton and unless you have some weight behind you (maybe 175lbs+) you'll have some trouble getting off the ground doing trials stuff.

Bottom Line:   
worth the money but upgrade the pedals if nothing else.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   iron city bikes

Bike Setup:   drive bashring/chainwheel, animal platforms, wtb speed v seat, halo twin rail tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mississippi a Racer from seattle, wa, king

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2008

Strengths:    beefy solid chromo frame with excellent geometry for a smaller rider looking for a solid bike (rear disc tabs!!). nice and twichy in the steering with a 125mm fork. comes with a pig headset, uses bmx crank parts and easily accepts bmx stems with 1.4 mm spacer.

Weaknesses:    the seat is cheap, the bottom bracket was loose on mine and creaked like nails on a chalk board, the stock bars and "bash ring" sprocket were bent and were trashed along with the stem and for safety (looked cheap). i didn't get the stock wheels or fork in my kit.

Bottom Line:   
Well it's not a good bike for huge jumps. i am 170lbs at 5'4" and i wouldn't be brave enough to land anything bigger than 5' on it. i have it set up like a 26" bmx cruiser/ss mtn bike. i can put 20 miles on it and feel fine and still play at the city mtn bike park and not feel killed. it's a toy, not a serious bike.

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Favorite Trail:   stuck in the city for now

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   ebay steal deal

Similar Products Used:   stp, nighttrain, schwinn homegrowns, schwinn project underground, trek bruiser, fisher cake, trek fuel ex6.5

Bike Setup:   36t bmx sprocket, king specialized ss disc hub 18t cog on wtb 500lite rim on rear, forte ss tensioner, joytech wtb 500 lite front, 2004 rockshock psylo sl u-turn fork, shadow conspiracy seat, forte 160mm rear disc, no front brake, prison bars, lock-on s&m bmx grips.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Alex a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2007

Strengths:    Great shocks...

Weaknesses:    I broke the BB and when i went to replace it KHS would not respond to any emails about finding a replacement. Its an extremly odd size BB and couldent find it anywhere. So i was forced to upgrade the whole crank setup and the thing is all used it for was ridin in the city, and a couple times downhill crosscountry.

Bottom Line:   
Keep saving your money and buy a better bike, the amount of upgrades needed make it a waste of time. I might see if i can sell it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   420

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by f,j fui. a Downhiller from jh,lfhk.

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2007

Strengths:    everything but plan on getting a new frame or somthing. this frame is not the vary dj built

Weaknesses:    frame petals

Bottom Line:   
nope

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Favorite Trail:   yu.igtylu.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   haro 8.3

Bike Setup:   sickness

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jim smith a Racer from mass

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2007

Strengths:    The hole bike is a strangth but the petals suck

Weaknesses:    stock petals because i have been upgrading and i have 400 4 worth of upgrades its nasty

Bottom Line:   
buy ittt or do it up

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Favorite Trail:   orchords

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   nastyness

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by wil white a Downhiller from san diego

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2007

Strengths:    none......good geometry maybe....

Weaknesses:    After two weeks of riding I did a dirt jump and landed fine. The frame had snapped somehow on landing :/

More below


Bottom Line:   
DO NOT BUY THIS!
I broke it right below the renforcements on the top tube aand bottom tube. I did not abuse the frame in anyway just DJ's. When I contacted KHS they did not help. They said the frame is not made for dirt jumping and is not replaceable....Which is annoying because it is calle DJ 100!@!!!!!!!!!
E-mail me at Wilwhite94@aol.com If you want proof.(photos)

Totally sucks DO NOT BUY!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   secret one behind your house

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   nothing compares to this weekness

Bike Setup:   when I broke it I had a marzocchi dj

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ethan K. a Racer from Arroyo Grande

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2007

Strengths:    Personally I like the frame better than the DJ 200. Great deal because it comes with Marzocchi dirtjumps.

Weaknesses:    The fact that it doesn't come with disk brakes is a real bummer. The only big weakness is the pedals, plastic, I ended up snapping them on a dirt jump.

Bottom Line:   
I recommend it to anyone looking to dirt jump. If could I would save up a little more and buy the DJ 200.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $345.00

Purchased At:   Iras bike store

Similar Products Used:   DJ 200, DJ 300, DJ 50, Stumpjumper.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by christian Labonte a Racer from northampton

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2007

Strengths:    Everthing is great about the bike except pedals presten tupes and thats about it

Weaknesses:    pedals are plastis-I sugjest get some primos( great peadals but only 30$)
Prestan tubes are a pain in the ass just cause you cant fill your tires enless you have the adapter with only costs 2-3 dollars


Bottom Line:   
The Bike is a great bike by one off ebay for 350 including shipping ITS A STEEL cant get much better for the price brand new.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   ebay


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bub kroger from antelope california

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2006

Strengths:    everything, except tires,pedals, and grips.

Weaknesses:    tires get pinch flats super fast, pedals... they're plastic change them before you have to have face reconstruction. Grips you could probably live with but wear gloves or you'll get huge blisters.

Bottom Line:   
Sick bike, looks clean. handles anything you can dish out. If your hard on your bikes then this bike is for you.

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Favorite Trail:   all the urban

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $329.00

Purchased At:   Elite Bicycles (kick butt place ya know?)

Similar Products Used:   GT UF and Ruckus.

Bike Setup:   Tioga Factory DH tires, Specialzed grips, and Animal Hamilton pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ethan a Downhiller from arroyo grande

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2006

Strengths:    Great suspension, works great on any freeride trail. I bought new stem and handle bars.

Weaknesses:    the bars and stem

Bottom Line:   
awsome

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Favorite Trail:   anything with jumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Iras bike store

Similar Products Used:   stumpjumper.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Corey a Weekend Warrior from Mt. Clemens MI

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2006

Strengths:    Hmmm... lemme see..... EVERYTHING!!! This bike is really light. The forks being MZ COMP 100 mil, frame solid, Rims D-wall strong (8 foot drops to concrete did nuthin), stem is nice (Powertool handlebars n stem), 8 speed shiman Acera (pretty decent)the one thing thats good and bad at the same time is the presta tubes.
Pros: strong, better impact resistance, holds air pressure at a constant
Cons: pain in the ass for me to find adaptors and high psi means unpatchable and you cant use that inflator in a can junk, and the last little problem was that all my tire gauges only went up to 50 psi and presta tubes can easily inflate to 80 (not recommended if u weigh over 200) cuz that much pressure can spike a tire psi to 140 psi


Weaknesses:    none the cranks are ugly but thats my preference

Bottom Line:   
BUY THIS MOTHER F*@KING BIKE YOU LITTLE DUMB ARSES!!
STOP RESEARCHING OTHER BIKES AND BUY ONE! YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED! THEY'RE GOIN ON EBAY FOR 300 UNDER SEARCH TYPE "KHS DJ 100" (note the space after "DJ")

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Favorite Trail:   Downtown Line/ Trials, Mt. Holley and Pine Knob

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $540.00

Similar Products Used:   STP, Diamondback Assault, GF Mullet, All Kona DJ's

Bike Setup:   KHS DJ100, Zocchi DJ3's, Hussefelt's, Truvativ stem, bars, and box guides, S&M seat, Primo Magnesium Pedals, sram BB7 rear disc brake setup

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by logan a Cross Country Rider from pittsburg, pa, usa

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2006

Strengths:    great value... takes a beating and comes back for more...great wheelset and components for the $$$, easily upgradable

Weaknesses:    derailer hanger bent when derailer got caught in spokes...too much mud...FORKS REBOUND TOO FAST EASILY FIXED W/ AN OIL CHANGE

Bottom Line:   
great bike for ur $$$...great dj bike...versitile, (i raced a 15 mile mtb race on the thing!!!) super strong and looks mean

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Favorite Trail:   w/e i can find...

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   specialized rock hopper

Bike Setup:   wellgo clippless/platform peddals, bantager 2.4 tires, avid bb7's(SWEET!!!)W/ 185MM FRONT AND 160 REAR... GREAT COMBO

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john hardin a Weekend Warrior from louisville

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2006

Strengths:    very durable,jumps nice, nice shocks, nice drivetrain

Weaknesses:    pedals, v brakes

Bottom Line:   
very pleased with bike, just needed a little customization and it rocks

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Favorite Trail:   irquois trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   diamondback assault

Bike Setup:   26"double walls, kenda karmas, added hayes mx2's, switching crank to holfeller w/ chainguide, comes with decent enough fork marzochi comp for now,

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by patrick bustin a Weekend Warrior from Flesherton Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2005

Strengths:    strong, good suspension, good rims + tires, nice color.

Weaknesses:    does not come with disk brakes.

Bottom Line:   
good bike for the price.

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Favorite Trail:   flesherton hills

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   bike face

Similar Products Used:   haro v1.

Bike Setup:   stock.

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