Khs 2013 650s

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  • 10-17-2012
    vizsladog
    Khs 2013 650s
    Theres a bunch....
    120mm and 140mm
    Mountain Bikes
  • 10-17-2012
    etanc
    Looking good, great to see the shorter travel 120mm option. It been 130-160 trail/am segment thus far aside from the hardtails. Wonder if KHS will be offering frame only options?
  • 10-18-2012
    madsedan
    Nice, I'll take one of those FS-3500 frames!
  • 10-18-2012
    morkys
    Wow. I just checked the KHS website yesterday and nothing, and now:

    Mountain | KHS Bicycles

    Geometry is listed too. 69.5 for 120 mm and 140 mm travel bikes.
    I also hope you can get the frame separate.

    What level is the Revelation fork? Where is that in the grand scheme of things?
  • 10-18-2012
    madsedan
    SID > REBA > Revelation...I think.
    Revelation is a longer travel version of the Reba, possibly with slightly less complicated internals.
  • 10-18-2012
    madsedan
    If I had peeped this a month ago I wouldn't have built the Nickel lol.

    I predict the 3500 is going to be a big seller. Can't wait to read a ride review or get a test ride on one myself.
  • 10-18-2012
    morkys
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    Love the paint on the 29 FS bikes and these Six Fifty hardtails:
  • 10-18-2012
    morkys
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    The 650 FS bikes are nice too, but not given the same paint as the others...

    The 3500 is the model I'd look to first and also has a nice look. The higher end 140 mm bike is nice, but very muted colour wise.
  • 10-18-2012
    carverboy
    Yeah, that green hard tail is pretty nice. Don't really like that busy logo on the head tube tho.
  • 10-19-2012
    etanc
    Here is the geometry chart. The 3500 geo is looking even better with it's longer ETT's.

    SIXFIFTY 3500 | KHS Bicycles
  • 10-20-2012
    MessagefromTate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by morkys View Post
    Love the paint on the 29 FS bikes and these Six Fifty hardtails:

    I have the 2012 609 hardtail frame and there are a few QC/design issues. Very disappointed in the company, as soon as somebody else brings out a 650b carbon hardtail I will be making the change.
  • 10-22-2012
    morkys
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MessagefromTate View Post
    I have the 2012 609 hardtail frame and there are a few QC/design issues. Very disappointed in the company, as soon as somebody else brings out a 650b carbon hardtail I will be making the change.

    Do tell what your issues are. I am aware of a few people who get carbon frames warranteed on a regular basis. The things just develop cracks.
  • 10-27-2012
    MessagefromTate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by morkys View Post
    Do tell what your issues are. I am aware of a few people who get carbon frames warranteed on a regular basis. The things just develop cracks.

    The medium frame will not accept a tapered steerer fork despite having a tapered headtube, it's too short for the headset bearing to ideally clear the tapered bulge. There was nothing mentioned in the literature or the frame box so I ordered a tapered steerer fork. I ended up having to grind down the headset compression ring to use the fork and it creaks a little but I really didn't feel like ordering another fork (for the straight steerer). They added the note on the website AFTER I called up asking how they were using a tapered steerer fork on the medium frame. My bottom bracket shell is undersized so the crankset has a lot of resistance. It ate my first bb in a week, second one has been a little better, I'm sure I removed some material getting the bb in and out of the shell, it was that hard. I'll be sending in the frame for warranty soon, one more race this year on the mtb. The seat stays are so thick my heels hit them all of the time. Bottom line it's not a well engineered or manufactured frame.
  • 10-28-2012
    morkys
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MessagefromTate View Post
    ....Bottom line it's not a well engineered or manufactured frame.

    Fair enough. Good feedback to be aware of. I don't think I'm in the market for a carbon bike this time around. Possibly, but not highly likely.
  • 12-14-2012
    morkys
    Has anybody seen these in shops yet?
  • 12-14-2012
    richulr
    seems to not get any love, but they look pretty solid to me