KHS XC 104 XC Full Suspension

4/5 (10 Reviews)


Product Description

-Alloy mono-pivot frame with sealed bearings and a Rock Shox Deluxe shock
-Mozo Vibe fork
-24 speed drivetrain with Shimano EZ-Fire shifts and Shimano Acera/Alivio derailleurs
-Panaracer Fire XC Pro tires
-Shimano brake levers with Avid 3.0 brakes
-TruVativ X-Flow crankset


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tigerfan3905 a Weekend Warrior from Baton Rouge

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2010

Strengths:    Extremely durable frame!

Weaknesses:    Alittle heavy, but not bad. Suspension is good until you can upgrade.

Bottom Line:   
I have done big jumps, drops, and some pretty bad crashes. This thing is tough as nails, and I have decided to upgrade instead of saving for a new bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Comite

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Pedal Play

Bike Setup:   Stock now, but have 55 bomber tst2 & fox rp23 xv coming in a week or so. Also went to a 1:8 drivetrain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rickbreth a Weekend Warrior from Wichita, Kansas

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2010

Strengths:    Great value for the money.

Weaknesses:    Not any.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased a closeout 2008 XC 104 from Bob's bikes.This value bike for the money should have all other manufacturers faces red with shame. All the components on this bike are great. It rides like a dream. Neutral, and very predictable. I highly recommend it.

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Favorite Trail:   Lake Hephner in OKC

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Bob's Bikes.com

Similar Products Used:   Raleigh, Specialized.

Bike Setup:   Stock.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roar Huge a Cross Country Rider from Bethlehem PA USA

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2010

Strengths:    Rock-solid frame, solid drivetrain components.

Weaknesses:    suspension parts, brakes

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, plenty of travel, stout frame. Somewhat heavy. Factory-spec suspension parts are absolute junk, but KHS spec'd the drivetrain well, the bike shifts smoothly and quickly. Upgrade the front and rear suspension, and this thing will really wake up. The bike takes jumps well, and is quick over the rocky terrain we have to deal with out here in PA. For the price, I don't think there's anything better on the market. So far, so good!

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Favorite Trail:   Sals

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Specialized FSR Enduro Comp, GT XCR

Bike Setup:   factory

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lja547 a Cross Country Rider from Cabanatuan City, Philippines

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2010

Strengths:    Fairly light when matched with upgraded components. Very much at home on single tracks. Welds look strong, more suited as a trail bike rather than a XC rig. Works well with longer travel fork

Weaknesses:    Stock rear shock is crap, change to air for better damping

Bottom Line:   
Best value for money full suspension frame out there period.

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Magsaysay / Palayan City

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Ross Cycle Center

Similar Products Used:   Giant Atx 8, Vision Pursuit

Bike Setup:   Epicon SF10 Fork with lockout, Epicon SF9 Rear shock with lockout. XT components, Truvative cockpit, Shimano Hydro brakes, Mavic wheels, Kenda Blue Groove.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by crom_co a Weekend Warrior from Iligan city, Philippines

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2009

Strengths:    Awesome handling. Very Nimble. The first bike I owned, the best bike I've ridden on. Best value product at a budget. Nothing else comes close. Light and strong. Good dependable shocks for climbing.

Weaknesses:    None, if you use it for what it is purposely made for.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome Bike. Best buy for the price and the category. Not made for DH or FR hence the XC name.

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Favorite Trail:   Pugaan-Hinaplanon mountain trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $323.00

Purchased At:   YKK Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Too many and too different to elaborate.

Bike Setup:   RST Gila with RL. SRAM X9 components. Nevegal tires. Alex rims. Shimano 486 hydros.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tim Brown a Cross Country Rider from Vernonia

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2009

Strengths:    Fairly light, good value.

Weaknesses:    Suspension, no disc brakes.

Bottom Line:   
Great value, decent frame, terrible suspension parts but price was right, this bike will be easily upgradeable. Great for beginers.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $375.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by weston a Downhiller from lubbock, texas, u.s.

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2008

Strengths:    smooth ride, nice shifters, back suspension.

Weaknesses:    shaky when in rocky areas or jumps.

Bottom Line:   
nice bike but i wish that it was a little more stable and that it had a little more fork travel.

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Favorite Trail:   so far ...angel fire chile challenge trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   internet


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh a Weekend Warrior from Massachusetts

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2008

Strengths:    Price, Beefy Frame, easily upgraded with a few minutes

Weaknesses:    Stock Suspension, Stock Disc Brakes, Stock Rims

Bottom Line:   
Great Frame fairly light considering how thick the down tube is . If your getting into Mtn biking or re-entering the game this is a decent buy. Sucks that I had to upgrade everything but Im a bike snob and prefer higher end components will update this as I go waiting for the snow to disappear.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Salem Cycles Salem, MA

Similar Products Used:   Specialized FSR

Bike Setup:   Currently - Maniotu Axel, Shimano Mechanical Disc, Mavic x325s , Working on the Rear Suspension waitng for the Manitou Swinger 4 way SPV to be released in a 6.5

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by moose a Cross Country Rider from slo co, ca, usa

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2006

Strengths:    Upgradeable. Suspension improves exponentially with better components and more travel. Good value. I really like the 4 bar linkage, it isolates the pedaling oscillations well on the uphills. Strong frame that has dealt well with abuse.

Weaknesses:    Poor suspension components for all but the weakest endeavors in stock trim. Suntour derailleur is crap and was the first to go. The cable gets knocked off the pulley by grass or sticks and you have to stop and fix it. This is not a light bike.

Bottom Line:   
Great value. Really is a different machine with some better components. If you are in my position and can't drop the big bucks up front for a finished product high end bike, this is a great starter bike.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   K-Man

Similar Products Used:   Specialized stumpjumper

Bike Setup:   Fork: Manitou Black Super Air w/lock out
Rear shock: Rock shox MC3.R
Front derailleur: Shimano Deore
Everything else is stock so far

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve-O a Weekend Warrior from Kaysville, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2006

Strengths:    Front Shock is pretty good for such a cheap bike.
X-7 shifters with the SRAM 5 on the rear works well.


Weaknesses:    Weight. It's pretty heavy.
Rear shock. It will be the first to go.
8 speed on the rear is never as nice as 9.


Bottom Line:   
For a full-suspension, BEGINNER bike under $500, this was a great value. Of course, it's not as light or reponsive as my superlight, but the design is good and the parts are upgradable.

I was surprised by the responsiveness of the front shock. It handled the trail quite well. The bike shifts well and handled the sand just fine. Going back to 8 on the rear hampered my style a little on the uphill but it worked fine.

My biggest concern is the rear shock but it is the standard 6.5 inches so it will be easy to ebay an upgrade. I liked riding this as well as the low end Specialized FSR.

It's a great bike for beginners like my wife. For the price, you can't beat it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $470.00

Purchased At:   Revolution Mountain Sports

Similar Products Used:   Specialized FSR
Santa Cruz Superlight
Cannondale Super V2000


Bike Setup:   Frame: 7005 Lite weight 4-bar linkage
Rear Shock: Mozo RS-200
Fork: Mozo Vibe R
Shifters: SRAM X-7
Rear Der: SRAM 5.0
Front Der: Sun Tour XCC 322
Brakes: Linear Pull Promax TX-107

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