KHS Alite 4000 2003 Hardtail

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by PeeWeeBiKeR a Weekend Warrior from toronto

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2009

Strengths:    thisbike is amazing, i couldnt give an exact retail price because i bought mine used. the air you can get with this bike is amazing! bike is super light and strong.

Weaknesses:    NOTHING :)

Bottom Line:   
Amazing bike

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   someguys house

Similar Products Used:   norco katmandu- alite 4k is better!


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marcel a Racer from Pretoria

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2003

Strengths:    Very light and stiff! Responds well if you put the hammer down out of the corners. I'm a sponsored racer, but I know how much it retails for and nothing comes close.

Weaknesses:    Top tube should be welded in line with the seat stays, that will increase its strenght. Broke at seatstay, BUT will be replaced after I wrote this review of a great bike.

Bottom Line:   
I rode a Cannondale Scalpel last year and miss the rear suspension, but the the KHS makes up in its responsiveness out of the corners. Climbs GREAT! You can't get better for the price! Great deal.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Sponsered

Similar Products Used:   Name it, I rode it.

Bike Setup:   Magura Marta disc brakes( So good and light) Marzocchi fork (not the lightest, but you will have no trouble at all) Truvative Stylo Team (Shifts bettr than anything I tested, chose it above new XTR) XT shifters( Hate the new XTR, must be a reason the pros aren't racing it) XTR rear D. Mavic Crossmax Disc, Time ATAC.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hell Bent a Cross Country Rider from Norwich, CT, USA

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2003

Strengths:    KHS Alite 4000 frame is stiff with nice geometry and the "powerstay" rear triangle is unique yet useful. Perfectly welded and reinforced. Nice paint and decals, too.

Weaknesses:    Guess What?!?! Aluminum is stiff!

Bottom Line:   
Very Tight! I was planning to get a Trek 8500 or Specialized Team hardtail frame. Trek and Specialized were over priced. For about $500-$900 it's the nicest frame I've seen.

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Favorite Trail:   Bluff Pt, Pachaug, Mohegan

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $525.00

Purchased At:   iforgot.com

Similar Products Used:   Trek 8000(XT groupo), Trek 930(STX groupo), Iron Horse MT400(XT groupo)

Bike Setup:   Bought frame and built it up. KHS Alite 4000 Frame, 02' FOX Forx Float RLC, XTR 9-spd Rapid-Fire Shifter/Drive, RaceFace BB (x-county, ISIS), RaceFace Next cranck set (ISIS), TIME Atac Carbon pedals, KING headset, Thomson Stem/Seatpost, MAVIC 517's w/XTR hubs, plus other goodies....

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My Good old Alite 4000 is still Running Strong! - Am I the only one?

I don't see many Alite 4000s on the trails. In fact I don't think I ever seen one since built the bike back in 2003. Still the bike runs good. Any else with one these old frames still?Read More »

1996 KHS Alite 4000 (Easton Elan ProGram3 tubing) rebuild

I'm in the process of rebuilding my classic hardtail frame and need a little help with the drivetrain. A few years back I parted out the bike and now I'm wishing I hadn't. The original specs on the frame are a 68 x 110mm square taper bottom bracket. Considering it's getting harder to find square ... Read More »

KHS Alite 4000/Team, would it be good for technical terrain?

hi. i do downhill in the winter, and now started to do XC/AM in the summer. i was offered a really good price on KHS ALITE TEAM(also known as 4000), 2008, and was wondering if they would work well on technical terrain. I like letting go of the brakes on single trails. will the difference between 1 ... Read More »

KHS Alite 4000 or Schwinn Homegrown

OK OK I will admit it. I have got the what bike to buy blues. Do I buy an SS specific or convert a standard hardtail frame?? I thought I wanted to buy a Surly (see my earlier sizing question thread) or maybe a Unit or On One or Solo One but recently I have been checking the US ebay listings for comp ... Read More »

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