KHS Alite 2000 XC Hardtail

3.92/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $929.00


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paco a Cross Country Rider from Haifa

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2010

Strengths:    Components and frame... I would say whole bike is just awsome

Weaknesses:    Hayes stroker ryde are not the best disc brakes, but they are ok and i havr not problem with them depsite some wierd sounds that they make sometimes.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike and unbeatable value: money ratio!!
Deore/slx components + fork with air sprung that actually works, can compare this one to unexpensive models of fox. All this make you feel riding bike more far more advanced then you would expected.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   950

Similar Products Used:   Cube aim 2009

Bike Setup:   2010. Model

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by thomas.bingo a Downhiller from Cape Town, South Africa

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2010

Strengths:    good suspension, very smooth, sharp disk brakes, brilliant gear.

Weaknesses:    no rear suspension.

Bottom Line:   
This is a very good bike!! There are lots of strengths and not much weaknesses. It has a great Alloy 6061 Hydro D.butted w/replaceable frame and the frame sizes are 15, 17, 19, 21 Ladies 15, 17. It has great Hayes Stroker Ryde Hydraulic brakes.

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Favorite Trail:   Table Mountain Trail

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $1099.00

Purchased At:   circle cycles

Similar Products Used:   merida matts


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by boyetski a Weekend Warrior from Mandaluyong, Philippines

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2010

Strengths:    Light and stiff and cheap.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great value for your money bike. I bought the frame and just customized the components. It's light going uphill and feels stiff going downhill. The geometry of the frame fits perfectly on my body like a glove. If you can afford it buy the Alite 3000 model coz I heard that It's much lighter but it's almost twice the price. So far it's an excellent hard tail for me.

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Favorite Trail:   Montalban Rizal

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   Ross Cycle Cartimar

Similar Products Used:   Attack Racing Frame

Bike Setup:   Suntour Duro Fork,Deore Components,Mavic Rims,FSA Stem,Raceface Handlebar,Wellgo platforms,WTB Speed Saddle

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roadweenie a Cross Country Rider from Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2010

Strengths:    The frame is stiff and strong, I have ridden everything from Trek (and specialized...what a disaster) to a Rocky Mountain. This bike is better. Very responsive, not front end tippy and they balanced the bike very well to accomodate the long travel forks.

Weaknesses:    TBD - I need to ride for a season on this bike to find the weeknesses. I will try and update this review at the end of the year.

Bottom Line:   
The Biketender....(you will understand why they call him that when you spend some time in the shop. He has it set up like a bar.) said that for the price it is an awesome ride and I would not be dissapointed, he was right. So far it has performed very well. We will see how this season goes.

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Favorite Trail:   So many.....cannot choose

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Van de Velo

Similar Products Used:   Trek, Specialized, Norco, Rocky Mountain, etc etc etc.....

Bike Setup:   6061 aluminum frame, Hydraulic Hayes disc, Mavic wheels, Deore components, Truative crank.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jadunnigandc a Weekend Warrior from Cleveland Heights, OH, USA

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2010

Strengths:    Sturdy, light and dependable.

Weaknesses:    Brake cables stick after 1 year.

Bottom Line:   
KHS Alite 2000 is a good Bike especially for the price paid, it is study but light. This hard tail bike offers great Judy Shocks that are light and dependable. This makes the bike good for both on road and off road. The disc brakes are a plus especially for the wet weather. I am a converted road bike person to trail bike and have been overall pleased.

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Favorite Trail:   local

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Shaker Cycle

Similar Products Used:   none I am a converted road bike person.

Bike Setup:   Standard Hard tail mountain bike with disc brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Trentmeyers a Weekend Warrior from Brampton ON Canada

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2009

Strengths:    Frame
Avid brakes
wtb saddle
alex rims
kenda tires
and the rock shox dart 2s are great


Weaknesses:    Front derailleur needs magor adjustments every month or so.


Bottom Line:   
This bike is GREAT. No magor problems yet, and is a very sturdy bike. It is a good price for what you get... and what you get is a good, reliable, bike that wont cause you a hassle

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Favorite Trail:   Buckwallow cycling center

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Similar Products Used:   rocky mountain soul
rocky mountain element 10



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Trevor a Cross Country Rider from CO, USA

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2007

Strengths:    Light and tough frame that handles well and not the same old bike that everyone else has.

Weaknesses:    WTB rims.

Bottom Line:   
This was a new frame that was built up and sold on ebay. The bike is very controllable and just feels right on the trail. It responds quickly and handles nice. This bike/frame is a great value that is worth upgrading. I spend a lot of time on a bike and I log 2,000 to 3,000 miles a year on a Trek for my job, but I would much rather ride my KHS.

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Favorite Trail:   secret trail in the Snowy Range WY

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Trek, Raleigh, Specialized.

Bike Setup:   XT components, hayes hydraulic disc, Kore bars, Cane Creek S6, Marz bomber fork. Panaracer fire XC tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ian Davis from Petawawa ON Canada

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2006

Strengths:    (This is the 2006 Alite 2000) Awesome Shimano disc brakes, Judy fork is smooth, tires have decent grip, gearsets and derailures work nicely

Weaknesses:    WTB seat rails sqeak when sitting on the saddle and applying torque (maybe because the rider is too heavy...lol)

Bottom Line:   
Since the weather here has been so miserable, I haven't gone out on this bike. But when I have, it's been a blast. The brakes are quite powerfull, even when wet/dirty, the fork is smooth (though a bit too soft, might upgrade it's internals), the Tires are grippy in most conditions...it's a great replacement for my tired older bike, and it's not what everyone else has around here (Giant, Specialized, Rocky Mountain, Trek).

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   The Bicycle Shop

Similar Products Used:   1994 KHS Montanna Pro (custom built frame-up)


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by carlos del castillo a Cross Country Rider from pennington, new jersey, united states of america

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2006

Strengths:    good frame, and rims

Weaknesses:    fork isnt smooth, brakes dont work, sram shfters and derailleours are crap.

Bottom Line:   
a good frame, and rims. the compnents are the worst posble components in the world though. the newer one with deore is 10 times better. dont get this bike your better off with a wlmart mongoose than this

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Favorite Trail:   mercer county park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Endurnce Sports

Similar Products Used:   khs, alite 3000, Kona kula,

Bike Setup:   sram x7, xgen, and x7 sifters, sunrims cr18, hayes mx2 brakes, judy tt/j1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Josh a Cross Country Rider from Toronto, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2005

Strengths:    lightweight, Sram deraillerus and shifters

Weaknesses:    Hayes MX2 mech disc brakes


Bottom Line:   
This is a very decent bike for the money. I find the frame light and responsive. This bike climbs well. The X7 rear mech, X gen front derailleur and X7 shifters are smooth and trouble free. The Judy XC fork does a decent job considering it is a budget fork.

The included Kenda Karma tires were fast rolling but lacking traction IMO so I switched to the Panaracers. I also did not use the included generic (cheap looking) SPD pedals.

The Hayes MX2 brakes do a competent job, but I feel they are a little weak. I may upgrade to Avids next season.

Overall I am very satisfied with this bike. It's not a high end hardtail but neither is it a low end (quality) mountain bike. It's exactly what I expect out of a bike this price.

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Favorite Trail:   Don Valley

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Bike Setup:   Panaracer Fire XC pro 2.1 tires
Crank Bros Mallet C pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter Tan a Cross Country Rider from Malabon Philippines

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2005

Strengths:    very lite frame,fits my body perfectly, nice finishing

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
i only bought the frame and customized it, its a very light frame, great for cross country,i really liked its geometry coz it fits me, another thing i like is the price, its cheap , and the finish is excellent.

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Favorite Trail:   San mateo

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $95.00

Purchased At:   jbl

Similar Products Used:   cheap china made frames

Bike Setup:   khs alite 2000 with custom components,sr xcp75 fork,fsa gamma drive mega exo,avid bb7 db 8" rotors, mavic rims ,xt hubs, deore front and rear der.fsa pig dh pro h.set, funn handlebars

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Derek a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2004

Strengths:    Value++, equipment level is great for the $, hayes hydraulics, XT rear, deore front, good rims. Light frame, great response for fast single-track riding.

Weaknesses:    Fork (Judy SL U-Turn) could be better, thinking of putting the Manitou Black Elite forks on it.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent value, reduced from $1799 to $1099 $AU. The best hardtail around for the pricerange, very light frame, and great singletrack response. Handles roots and ruts well but a new fork will improve it greatly.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   www.bikes.com.au

Similar Products Used:   Kona Firemountain, Mongoose Maneuver ('98), KHS Cr-Mo hardtail (forget the model name)


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Alite 2000 frame weight?

Does anyone have the frame weight of the 2012 Alite 2000? 'much appreciated...Read More »

KHS Alite 2000 650B-able?

I realize KHS is one of the few who offer 650B bikes, but 650B is almost non-existent here in the Philippines. I converted a Schwinn Moab in 2009 and haven't looked back (probably the first 650B conversion in my country). I'm looking to retiring that frame and getting the Alite 2000 frame to repla ... Read More »

computer for my wifes KHS Alite 2000

I would like to get her a computer so she can keep track of her rides. Just the basics i think. She likes to ride paths and smooth off road trails, nothing too rough. Any good suggestions?Read More »

Lightening up a KHS Alite 2000 on a budget

So I just got a 2008 KHS Alite 2000. It rides really smooth but is on the heavy side (around 29.5 lbs). Be gentle on me, this is my first real post to the forum and I'm a beginner weight weenie. Here are the parts. Everything is completely stock except for pedals and a cheap straight bar. Frame ... Read More »

KHS Alite 2000 v's Scott Aspect 20

Thinking of getting back into the mountain biking afte ra ten year absence. Have found both of the above named bikes on sale as 2008 models. I have ridden the Scott, loved it. The KHS I will ride on Monday. Assuming the KHS is also a nice ride / correct size, does anyone have any strong opinions on ... Read More »

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