KHS FXT Trail 2003 Full Suspension

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[Jun 05, 2011]
gearhead
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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

[Sep 03, 2003]
Jared Thompson
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

frame and front susp

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used:

1st dualie

[Mar 03, 2006]
steve

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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

[May 03, 2003]
Ryan
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Frame,Derailleurs ,Front Suspension

Weakness:

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, 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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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.

[Jul 23, 2003]
Gary
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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

Upgrade componants a must. Upgrade the rear shock at the very least.

[Sep 16, 2003]
Brett Shular
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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!

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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Supercycle 21DS

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