KHS Alite L XC Hardtail

3/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $549.00

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SlickWilly8019 a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2012

Strengths:    Frame seems like a good value for the money. Alivio RD-M430 rear derailleur worked very well for me even when I applied power during the shift. Front derailleur needed constant adjustment to keep the chain from rubbing on the sides of the guide. It weighs around 32~35lbs so that was a plus for me.

Weaknesses:    Fork is crap. I had mine for 16 days, I rode it 4 times with about 6 hours on it, before it started leaking fluid and collecting dirt on the fork. Saddle not comfortable for any period time. Pedals (but everyone changes those out) are child like plastic, brakes needed adjustment after 2 weeks, typical from what I am told.

Bottom Line:   
It wasn't too bad of a bike for a starter, better quality parts and frame than walmart type of bikes, it does need a better fork, and I'd go with Hydro brakes instead of mechanical, but at the same time you could step up to a better bike with those features already on it. No one seems to make a remote lockout that you can add to this fork, I checked a few LBS and there is no such luck. Stem extensions I think there are 1 or 2 of those available, the bike was sold to me under the thought that you could replace low end parts with high end parts and have a nicer bike, but in the end it came out as that was not true that you had to order some specific parts from the factory, the Cannondale and Trek LBS confirmed this, even the store I bought the bike from. :(

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Favorite Trail:   White Tank Mountains.\

Duration Product Used:   16 days

Price Paid:    $469.00

Purchased At:   Sport chalet

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