Klein Karma Bike 1998 or Older

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1000.00


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Klein Karma


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert Johnson a Weekend Warrior from San Mateo, CA

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2000

Strengths:    Great price. Light frame. If you don't want to spring for a Mantra, Karma is the way to go. A decent component lineup for the price and you get to tell people you ride a Klein (tell them nevermind the price).

Weaknesses:    The first thing to go are the Dia Compe brakes, they always fall out of alignment. Also if you load up the rear elastomer in a bump, it'll buck you like a horse on the next one. The Indy fork gets progressively stiffer throughout the ride.

Bottom Line:   
Great value for a lot of full suspension fun. Get rid of the brakes.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Summit Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Klein Mantra, Fisher Sugar.

Bike Setup:   Stock:STX RC crank, hubs and F. Der., LX R. Der., Grip Shift Attack shifters, Dia Compe brakes and levers. Upgraded: shifters/levers to Deore LX shifter/lever combo and upgraded brakes to Deore LX.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben Rennert a Weekend Warrior from Manitowoc, WI

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2000

Strengths:    Everything, but.....

Weaknesses:    Rear suspension and some of the drivetrain

Bottom Line:   
I can whup up on anytrail with this bike, I wish it had a different density elastomer though, buy it, only 200 of them though

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Favorite Trail:   Baird Creek

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Mantra Pro

Bike Setup:   I've changed everything, almost

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Christian a Cross-Country Rider from Blacksburg VA

Date Reviewed: May 10, 1999

Strengths:    
Light, Strong, Relatively cheap,
nice looks, worry free bike.... 4.5 inches of travel, same main tube as Mantras, but fatty rear triangle that makes it looks like a Foes!!! VERY PLUSH SUSPENSION!!


Weaknesses:    
Needs some upgrades when bought as complete bike, but the price compensates


Bottom Line:   
If you don't have the Dinero to spend on an expensive Bike, and want something that looks, feels and (very closely) acts like one of those xxx thousand dollar bikes, this is what you need.
Of course, you also get Klein quality Aluminum oversized framing, very nice paint finish etc....A very strong bike, nice Downhiller and easy climber (regardless of the plush rear 4.5 inches!)I had a dream about a bike, Klein made it affordable... :)

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Favorite Trail:   
ANY

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
bunch of bikes


Bike Setup:   
It has plain elastomere shocks (both front and back, hence worry free, no pumping no oiling, just bombing!!!!
Upgraded to a DH bar, stumpy stems, LX deore shifters SRAM Attack 8.0 shifters, Gorilla Boosters, Freestyle pedals etc etc...
26 to 28 pounds!!

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