KHS FXT Trail 2003 Full Suspension

3.17/5 (6 Reviews)


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by gearhead a Downhiller from tx

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2011

Strengths:    Looks great, have always liked the looks of KHS. Fork is decent. Frame excluding the rear swing arm is bombproof.

Weaknesses:    Rear shock is the worst piece of junk ever, suspension design and swing arm is bad. The rear derailleur hanger is part of the frame and broke off on me. Not great components. Twist shift, grips come off always, very heavy bike. You get what you pay for. Seat post way too long. Shock spring is way too stiff.

Bottom Line:   
It is a bottom of the line dual suspension bike form a decent manufacturer. Components are not good and if you are going to buy this bike you may be better off going to walmart since their quality has surpassed this bike several years ago or saving your money to buy a real bike that will last and not handle like a brick. Do not do anything crazy like I did for years on this bike and try to downhill or race down mountains, just get a better bike that wont try to kill you.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $341.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Only thing that is similar is any walmart bike, but 10 years ago when I get it, it was a little better than those.

Bike Setup:   Stock except been through 3 rear derailleurs. I bought this thing when I was 13 or 14 and was probably shorter than I am now which is 5'6" or so. The bike store guy sold me a LARGE which I could barely ride and now looking back on it I have no idea how I did. Guess he needed to get that one sold for the new year models. The frame sizes run bigger than they say, large is more like XL.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by steve from timmins ontario canada

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2006

Strengths:    Frame for the most part....and the front suspension is amazing

Weaknesses:    rear suspension the worst thing mozo came out with ever also the grip shift changed to rapid fire also

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is...it's an amazing and confortable bike for beginnersadvice would be do not drop off a 15 foot drop with it rear suspension will snap

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Favorite Trail:   hersey

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   source for sports


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brett Shular a Weekend Warrior from Southampton, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2003

Strengths:    I really like the construction of the frame. I also really like the front fork. The crank isn't all that bad for the starter class the bike is. I really enjoy drops so I put the bike through a lot of beatings and it seems to withstand.

Weaknesses:    Definatly the GripShift and the rear suspension. The suspension is not even all that bad unless you do some 5 foot drops. Ohh ya the pedals wear out real quick!

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that this bike is great for the price and it is perfect for a screw around bike. The bike is good for beginners in x-country or for a cheap experienced rider. It takes to drops okay and isn't to shabby on both x-country and downhill trails. Would pay more for it than I did.

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Favorite Trail:   Brant Tract

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Supercycle 21DS

Bike Setup:   All stock except new pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jared Thompson a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2003

Strengths:    frame and front susp

Weaknesses:    rear susp (its all right though) and gears (the gears dont change when you want it to and the chain always falls of)

Bottom Line:   
its a great starter bike, not for an agressive rider unless you upgrade some parts and thats the bottom line cause stone cold said so

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Favorite Trail:   the tree stump jump

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $699.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Superstore

Similar Products Used:   1st dualie

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gary a Cross Country Rider from Cedar Rapids, IA

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2003

Strengths:    The frame seems to be designed and built very well. Overall I really like the bike. Once I get rid of the crap they call the rear shock I think it will be a better bike.

Weaknesses:    The componants that suck are: REAR SHOCK sucks a lot, grip twist shifter, headset, rear shock, front drrailleur, crankset, brakes.

Bottom Line:   
Upgrade componants a must. Upgrade the rear shock at the very least.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Ebay


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ryan a Weekend Warrior from Calgary Alberta Canada

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2003

Strengths:    Frame,Derailleurs ,Front Suspension

Weaknesses:    Rear Suspension isn't the greatest only has a sag setting. Grip Shift (Terrible)it changes gears whenever it feels like not when you want it to change, Upgraded to rapid fire immediately.

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line, this is a great first start bike. Only weighs 32 pounds, quite light. It's good for 3 foot jumps, not for the more aggressive biker. The frames are welded very well, plus there very strong.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Cactus Bike & Ski

Similar Products Used:   Norco Screamer goood for someone on a budget too heavey for my liking. Jamis Dakar XLT 1.0 Great bike all around hydraulic disc brakes is the best thing ever. Head Funk one of my first MTB's, it was great for the years that I had it but now i'm interested in getting more aggressive and it's just not up to par anymore, only has front suspension and it's not the greatest.


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