Klein Karma Bike 1998 or Older

Klein Karma

User Reviews (3)

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Robert Johnson   Weekend Warrior [Dec 07, 2000]
Strength:

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).

Weakness:

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.

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

Similar Products Used: Klein Mantra, Fisher Sugar.
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Ben Rennert   Weekend Warrior [Apr 19, 2000]
Strength:

Everything, but.....

Weakness:

Rear suspension and some of the drivetrain

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

Similar Products Used: Mantra Pro
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Christian   Cross-Country Rider [May 10, 1999]
Strength:

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!!

Weakness:

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

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... :)

Similar Products Used: bunch of bikes
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