KHS FR2000 2003 Full Suspension

User Reviews (13)

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Ron   Cross Country Rider [Jun 30, 2003]
Strength:

Romic Shock, Z1 Bomber,real beefy frame, nice group set

Weakness:

36lb stock, 2.5 tires ng for long trail rides,Hays Disc Brakes

if you are looking for a good long travel bike check this out, it climbs nicey for a 34lb bike flows over every thing,
it is faster than my suger 1(26lbs) all around.the frame will take a lot of abuse,

Similar Products Used: AC1/AC2/NRS/Suger 1/profex 957/KHS DH100
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
david dobson   Downhiller [Mar 09, 2006]
Strength:

great for dual slalom type riding stiff front okay in the rear. this is a great all round bike

Weakness:

i got one of those romic leakers but they fixed it. i have had to replace the reducer cups because the rer was sloppy. i am a meticulas mech who has been riding for 20 + years the slop is in the eylets on the rocker arm im pissed. gettin a kona stinky next week....

except for the slop in the rear end this is a perfect bike for the way i ride. put the seat down and weeeee.. freeride, trail ride, jumps, and urban it can take if set up right. rocker arms $60.00, shock hard ware$30.00. send romic back for rebuild $15.00 cost of being confident on ground of in the air priceless.....

Similar Products Used: giant ds 1, foes weasel
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Kevin   Downhiller [Oct 05, 2003]
Strength:

I ride mostly Hucking areas and fast downhills. The bike is rock solid from 15 foot run off drops to blazing fast steep rock garden filled downhill runs. It soaks up all of the obove with ridicules ease.

Weakness:

Its a little heavy if your not used to a 35 lbs plus bike.

Every bit as good as the above mentioned bikes if not better.Climbs great, drops great, downhills great,and best of all is 1000 to 500 dollars less then the above bikes. Great bike!

Similar Products Used: Bullit,Enduro,5 spot,switch,ac1.
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Dave   Cross Country Rider [Feb 24, 2003]
Strength:

I was very happy with the Romic shock. The Fox/Romic combo on this bike was very nice. I hit up a few drop off's and I could not get the suspension to bottom out.

Weakness:

Frame is heavy and kind-of ugly (if it matters to you that your bike looks prety) I do however like the streight seat tube that allows the seatpost to move freely.

This bike preformed very well. It was a very stiff ride and the 4 bar linkage allowed it to ride very smooth with minimal bob. I felt very confident on this bike and I felt it could take whatever I had to dish out. It is a good bike and it can be used for XC riding as well as free riding. The bottom line is that this bike is a workhorse and it never stops preforming.

Similar Products Used: Schwinn straight 6, Giant AC Air Lite, Giant AC1, Giant VT1, Marin Wild Cat Trail, Cannondale Gemini 2000, Santa Cruz Bulit
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Wayd   Weekend Warrior [Oct 11, 2003]
Strength:

Bike runs well with junior-t's. Good solid design. The romic on the back rocks. Wont bottom out on a 10 foot near flat landing. Feels good in the air.

Weakness:

the head angle is a little steep. It has a high stand over height which would suck if you were short. The WTB seat doesnt have enough adjustment and is weak. I have busted it already.

This bike with all the upgrades was still so much cheaper than a bullit or ASX and goes just as hard. Bike is good to ride and has held up to beatings so far.
Its a great freeride bike. Anyone that like riding shore and taking solid drops will be impressed.

Similar Products Used: Kona KuKu.
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Bill   Weekend Warrior [Jun 26, 2005]
Strength:

Burley frame, Well spec'd with the Marz Z1 fork, Romic shock, Hayes brakes, Sun Singltrack rims, Truvativ cranks/BB & XT throughout. 4/5/6" Adjustable travel is a good feature. Makes bike versatile enough to ride trails and lift service bike parks. A couple small details I appreciatted were the thick DH tubes and the QR adjustable seatpost clamp. Oh yeah, PRICE!!

Weakness:

Stock seatpost, stem, pedals, grips will all need to be replaced. I have had a few problems with chain suck when riding really technical rocky sections at high speeds while at downhill ski areas.

KHS makes great bikes for a great price. I highly recomend this bike to anyone who rides trails and downhill resorts and dont want to own 2 seperate bikes!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
REEK   Weekend Warrior [May 21, 2005]
Strength:

Super stable at speed, burley, adjustable travel.

Weakness:

None yet

This is an under appreciated frame. This thing rocks! I like to ride this over my other 6 inch bike - AC1 mainly because it feels a bit less "squirrely" on the downs. Not that the AC is bad but this feels more at home. Rear suspension is plush and works without problems. So far, no chainstay breakage problems like 2 of my other bikes have had. This thing takes a beating and comes back for more!

Similar Products Used: AC1, Dakar XLT, TARA wolf ridge
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Brown_Teeth   Cross Country Rider [Nov 04, 2004]
Strength:

Burley frame, very stiff laterally and well suited for cydes or as a first freeride frame. Came with a 750# sprung romic d on the large frame, I'm running 6 inch mode cause my 210# bearly moves the shock if set under 6" mode

Weakness:

Rear mounting tabs for the disc brakes are not square to the rotor so some work with the file is needed unless you take it to a shop that has the special grinding tool. Its also a heavy frame so you will feel it going uphill but the suspension is very supple and works well with the romic. Actually been able to clear some technical sections I could not with my idrive. Momentum is your friend and the suspension really handles the rocky sections well!

Great frame for trail riding, really handles well and hard to knock it off line in the rock gardens. Get some good disc brakes for it cause you will need them, this frame like to plow downhill This frame loves to go 25mph++ and works well with 125mm forks, price was great and the romic has been a pleasent surprise, hope it holds up, I know the frame will its overbuilt and that's GOOOOOD!

Similar Products Used: idrive, single pivot marin, HTs
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Dirty   Weekend Warrior [May 20, 2004]
Strength:

Ok Stregnths are simple for me Cause Im a Bigger rider and this bad boy Came with a heavy Fat size spring to start so that made me happy, solid frame not much flex to it. Bought frame of internet and Put all the aprts off my old ride on it, Adjustabvle rear travel and this Bike can be Lightened up Really quickly for a Beeffy cc set up climbs like mad and takes a beating im a 250 plus guy and i Nailed a 5-6 footer and didnt use all the 6 in the back

Weakness:

Hmmmmm Prolly the four inch setting in the rear..... anyone who will really like this is going to leave it in the six anyways pretty stiff in the six and might as well be ridig in the four even for as large as i am

Boittom line if you want a really decent freeride bike this is most defenetly the way to go i was atually tossing up between this and the Kona stinky when i compared teh frames this one just looked beefier and for a larger rider thats a good thing. Your not going to find something this tough for this Price Specially if you Buy the whole bike component pakage is great only reason i didnt buy whole bike was i got frame for 300 online and liked what i had for components already cept i will be going to a Marz z150 soon just running pyslo cause its what i had

Similar Products Used: Khs fxt rage
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Dave   Downhiller [May 28, 2004]
Strength:

I'm liking the Romic in the rear, looks great. Z1's rule.

Weakness:

XT shifters broke. I snapped the fork in 4 months, but maybe it was those 8 foot drops?

Great bang for the buck. If you're going big time, upgrade the fork. Anyways, Keep the rear at six inches. If your a rider looking to step it up another level, this is the bike for you.

Similar Products Used: Giant VT1, Specialized BigHit
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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