• 01-27-2013
    Motomatt
    KHS Sixfifty Team 650B Carbon Frame
  • 01-27-2013
    FNFAL
    Looks fantastic. I'm wanting to build up a hardtail much like this, but will probably go 1x10 for now.

    I see you're on Strava. What do you race? Cat1? XCO?
  • 01-27-2013
    smellurfingers
    Cool road bike.
  • 01-27-2013
    talabardio
    Hey sweet this must be a new design? It doesn't have the goofy curved top tube like the current one.
  • 01-27-2013
    musikfan
    that fork looks weird. Appears to have not enough rake.
    only downside to this frame is the cables run outside of the frame, the under side of the downtube is cupped, meaning it will hold mud and dirt like crazy.
    It's a nice frame though and I think will be around for awhile.
  • 01-28-2013
    Motomatt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FNFAL View Post
    Looks fantastic. I'm wanting to build up a hardtail much like this, but will probably go 1x10 for now.

    I see you're on Strava. What do you race? Cat1? XCO?

    Thank you :thumbsup: My Last race was in 10/7/07 Geoladders -- INCYCLE / SC-Velo Challenge, Bonelli - 10/7/07
  • 01-28-2013
    Motomatt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by talabardio View Post
    Hey sweet this must be a new design? It doesn't have the goofy curved top tube like the current one.

    Thank you :thumbsup: My is a Small :), I have not seen the Medium, or large yet.
  • 01-28-2013
    sjones
    Frame cost?
  • 01-28-2013
    reformed roadie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by smellurfingers View Post
    Cool road bike.

    I'll take the 2 pound weight penalty for a SID and have better comfort, stability, traction, etc.

    ...and still be well under 20lbs! Maybe sub-19#.
  • 01-28-2013
    Axe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by smellurfingers View Post
    Cool road bike.

    Bollocks. Those are not showroom weenie special tires or rims or drivetrain.. And plenty people race rigid forks. I would have replace those skewers though with bolt-on Control-techs.. The only bit I would not trust on this build. ;)
  • 01-28-2013
    Hurricane Jeff
    Thats an awesome bike, although I don't buy into the fully rigid idea. I believe comfort, control and reliability trumps weight anytime.
  • 01-28-2013
    Axe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    Thats an awesome bike, although I don't buy into the fully rigid idea. I believe comfort, control and reliability trumps weight anytime.

    Rigid fork are pretty darn reliable I would say. Don't remember having to rebuild one. ;) And control is good with a proper tire and an appropriate trail.
  • 01-28-2013
    FNFAL
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    Thats an awesome bike, although I don't buy into the fully rigid idea. I believe comfort, control and reliability trumps weight anytime.

    there's more to comfort than suspension.
  • 01-28-2013
    Hurricane Jeff
    While true, a rigid fork is relieable, I was covering a broad range of weight savings while talking about relieability, not necessarily the fork. The fact is, I've been riding mtbs( since 1982) before most on this site were born, and yes fully rigid, I swore to never ride rigid off road again after the advent of suspension forks but, to each his own.
  • 01-28-2013
    mudfoot124
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Motomatt View Post
    My new 650B 1x11 17.28 lb / 7850 kg
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v161/MOTOMATT/KHS%20Sixfifty%20Team%20650B%20Carbon%20With%20Whe elsI%20Built/IMG_6628_zpseaada69b.jpg{IMG]
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v161/MOTOMATT/KHS%20Sixfifty%20Team%20650B%20Carbon%20With%20Whe elsI%20Built/IMG_6630_zps58869f87.jpg[IMG]
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v161/MOTOMATT/KHS%20Sixfifty%20Team%20650B%20Carbon%20With%20Whe elsI%20Built/IMG_6633_zps4f9171ba.jpg[IMG]
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v161/MOTOMATT/KHS%20Sixfifty%20Team%20650B%20Carbon%20With%20Whe elsI%20Built/IMG_6635_zps294c7752.jpg[IMG]
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v161/MOTOMATT/KHS%20Sixfifty%20Team%20650B%20Carbon%20With%20Whe elsI%20Built/IMG_5467_zps917650ff.jpg[IMG]
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v161/MOTOMATT/KHS%20Sixfifty%20Team%20650B%20Carbon%20With%20Whe elsI%20Built/IMG_6617_zpsd345e71f.jpg[IMG]
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v161/MOTOMATT/KHS%20Sixfifty%20Team%20650B%20Carbon%20With%20Whe elsI%20Built/IMG_6626_zpsdb886790.jpg[IMG]

    sweet looking ride. Enjoy
  • 01-28-2013
    Axe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    I swore to never ride rigid off road again after the advent of suspension forks but, to each his own.

    So fatbikes and trial bikes are not for you? ;)
  • 01-28-2013
    Hurricane Jeff
    All I said is, fully rigid is not for me,.I believe on some situtions they can be more effient, most of so. cal is not one of those places. Like I said, to each his own.
    Are you talking fully rigid trail bikes? havent seen one of those, fat bikes arent they suspended?
    I ride a 650b SC Blur and a hardtail ss....my road bike is fully rigid though
  • 01-28-2013
    Axe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    fat bikes arent they suspended?

    No.

    No need for suspension with 4"+ wide 5psi tires.
  • 01-28-2013
    Motomatt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by reformed roadie View Post
    I'll take the 2 pound weight penalty for a SID and have better comfort, stability, traction, etc.

    ...and still be well under 20lbs! Maybe sub-19#.

    Ben there, I love rigid:thumbsup:
  • 01-28-2013
    Motomatt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    Thats an awesome bike, although I don't buy into the fully rigid idea. I believe comfort, control and reliability trumps weight anytime.

    Thank you:thumbsup:
    I rode the hell out of my last Ritchey WCS-Carbon fork, Works great for my riding :)I am not a all mountain rider
  • 01-28-2013
    Motomatt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Rigid fork are pretty darn reliable I would say. Don't remember having to rebuild one. ;) And control is good with a proper tire and an appropriate trail.

    Very true :)
  • 01-28-2013
    Motomatt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mudfoot124 View Post
    sweet looking ride. Enjoy

    Thank You :thumbsup:
  • 01-28-2013
    Hurricane Jeff
    I was thinking about picking up the very same frameset, same XX1, but with a suspension fork. I mostly race XC, Cat 1 50+ in So.Cal. My race bike is a converted ( to 650b) SC Blur XCc, wouldn't mind a hardtail for some races. Like I said, your bike is pretty damn awesome!
  • 01-29-2013
    Motomatt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    I was thinking about picking up the very same frameset, same XX1, but with a suspension fork. I mostly race XC, Cat 1 50+ in So.Cal. My race bike is a converted ( to 650b) SC Blur XCc, wouldn't mind a hardtail for some races. Like I said, your bike is pretty damn awesome!

    Thank you :thumbsup: Where do you usually ride ?
  • 01-29-2013
    iamspartacus
    Love this new KHS design. I was looking at the model under this one. I am becoming a big fan of the 650b wheels too. They ride like my 26", but you do feel likeyou can roll over anything. Someday, someday soon!!!!........but so hard to go HT after loving my FS. I need another bike!!!!!