are you talking about one of these?:
Looks like a retarded KONA! and thats hard to do, Kona pretty well coined that look!.08nwsula said:are you talking about one of these?:
I would say, don't buy that particular KHS, but KHS makes a decent bike. Their DH-200 is a very good bike for downhill as is their Lucky 7. Those bikes cost 3-5 grand or more depending on the model.BostonStrangler said:look for a older stinky....do not buy a KHS...its rubbish and you'll look like a fool as far as i'm concerned.
trueBostonStrangler said:look for a older stinky....do not buy a KHS...its rubbish and you'll look like a fool as far as i'm concerned.
They never made any bikes if I remember right And 3-5 grand for a catalog bike is a lot. There are some nice discounts on them but msrp on newer khs is still silly.NMPhi767 said:I would say, don't buy that particular KHS, but KHS makes a decent bike. Their DH-200 is a very good bike for downhill as is their Lucky 7. Those bikes cost 3-5 grand or more depending on the model.
As others have stated though, you have to pay to play in the DH game. I bought my DH bike used and it cost over a grand.
Translation: awkward geometry and a stupidly high bb... Common statement is how great it is on large drops..
I imagine you could also buy a 386 or Motorola Startac quite cheaply, and I'm sure they got excellent reviews when they were introduced.Reserecting an old question with a different answer:
I was curious about this frame. I'm looking for a DH frame to build. It's clear the comments in here haven't seen any reviews on this bike. It gets great reviews, lots of pro's and very few cons. Common statement is how great it is on large drops.
"You have to pay to play DH"? "If you don't want to spend the money get a BMX bike"?
What arrogance. Sounds like rich guys who don't think any one else deserves to have fun.
Most people don't have thousands to spend on a bike. Most people are not rich, wealthy, or even well off. Most people have to do what they can with what they have. DH, free ride, all mountain, and mountain biking in general is not a rich guy sport. This is an activity any one can enjoy.
That witch doctor frame sounds like (based on actual reviews from owners) a great frame, especially for entry level riders. Frame is better than entry level with entry level parts attached to it. Retails at $1700 but can be had used for just a couple hundred bucks. What a deal!
As you advance in riding skills, and save money you can change the parts one at a time and upgrade the whole bike eventually. Not every one has the cash to buy a $3k bike to start with. But you could have the equlivent in no time.
Personally, I buy frames and then build them. Buy the frame you want for a couple hundred, and buy the parts as you can afford them. Design it exactly how you want it, and in the end, you have a bike worth a couple thousand, and spent less then 1k.