• 11-04-2010
    Lenny7
    What did you do to your KHS today?
    A little slow around here, so what have you done lately?

    I just built up my 204 and put most of my components from my hardtail on it. The last few weeks I got may hands on a few $ and did some upgrades.

    This week I...
    -Changed out my SOS rims for some Mavic 717's XT hubs
    -Changed my no name bars for some Monkeylite sl's
    -Sette 90mm stem
    -Kalloy cabon post
    -WTB pure slt saddle
    -BB7's
    -Maxxis larsen TT on the rear

    I'm around 30lbs now. The bike was pretty chubby before. I'm good for a while. My fork or rear shock will be my next upgrade... Christmas maybe?

    How about you?
  • 11-04-2010
    B@dKarma
    got new XT shifters, with gear display removed, put on this afternoon. she's real happy now
  • 11-04-2010
    Pauldotcom
    I just installed my new crankset... Pics to follow, but be warned, it's only a frame and crankset lol....
  • 11-05-2010
    micky
    I rode it like is was supposed to be. I am happy with it.
  • 11-08-2010
    boxman12
    I left her home and rode the hardtail. :(
    I do plan on upgrading to SRAM X~7 9-speed like the HT has, so she wasn't completely forgotten. In fact, you could say the KHS will benefit from me taking the HT out.
  • 11-09-2010
    SuperJETT
    Rode it, again.
  • 11-13-2010
    safme
    Rode it as well. Love it!
  • 11-16-2010
    BurnNotice
    Thread useless without pics.!
  • 11-16-2010
    Pauldotcom
    agree
  • 11-18-2010
    ibexbiker
    will be buying a new rock shox sid this winter and possibly some new brakes for my 09' XC Team. I bought the frame and built it up. I will post pics once completed.
  • 11-18-2010
    GTR2ebike
    Sold one of them, still have 2 though. Only reason I sold one is because i'm looking to do a C/F frame build over the winter or buy an OTS C/F frame bike. Maybe a 2010 or 2011 XC-Team :D
  • 11-19-2010
    B@dKarma
    well, not today, but yesterdy i rode my 604 to the hospital. nothing serious, just getting the fork/shock sent away for servicing, and new DTswiss XR350s put on. hoping to have it back within a month since tyhere's no real rush to get it all done
  • 11-19-2010
    aurorarob
    What did I do with my KHS today? BOUGHT IT!
  • 11-23-2010
    wheelbender6
    Adjusted my rim brakes AGAIN!. I think I 'll work on converting to discs, since we have muddy winters here.
  • 12-06-2010
    henkm
    broke my RD hanger, again. I'm beginning to think alite500 isn't made for off-road really.
  • 12-09-2010
    whitemax
    crashed it.
  • 12-15-2010
    CBRsteve
    I put a huge scratch in the side due to my buddies bike rack... crap.

    Also got a new shock pump so I can fine tune the rear shock... non-crap.
  • 12-15-2010
    SuperJETT
    I mounted my new dealextreme torches on the bars for the first time and tooled around in the court and back yard.
  • 12-16-2010
    B@dKarma
    coupla days ago I got a pair of DTswiss XR350 rims mounted
  • 01-24-2011
    aurorarob
    I finally cleaned it and put on some new Wellgo MG-1 pedals.
  • 01-26-2011
    mtnbikej
    I stripped it down to the frame so I could sell the Flagstaff and replaced it with a Niner.
  • 01-28-2011
    B@dKarma
    got the fork on last week and shock on a short while ago after both being out for a rebuild. gonna be a happy bike when it gets warmer
  • 03-06-2011
    cfx
    Finally took the time to install new wheels and forks..

    Reba XX 120mm:










    :D

    C..
  • 03-09-2011
    Pauldotcom
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    I finished up my build!! WOOOT
  • 03-09-2011
    cfx
    Nice nice! Go get it dirty! :thumbsup:

    C..
  • 03-09-2011
    B@dKarma
    rode it today for the first time this year. a bit colder than I woulda like, but it was dry, so WTF
  • 03-09-2011
    cfx
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by B@dKarma
    rode it today for the first time this year. a bit colder than I woulda like, but it was dry, so WTF

    Trying to get riding time in myself between work and weather, tho we got nothing compared to you guys up north!

    C..
  • 03-10-2011
    Pauldotcom
    It is going to be awhile for us up here in the north east. I wanna ride this bike soooooooooo bad... I might go out next week in the snow/slush...
  • 03-12-2011
    B@dKarma
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cfx
    Trying to get riding time in myself between work and weather, tho we got nothing compared to you guys up north!

    C..

    actually, all our snow is pretty much gone. all that's left is what's piled up wherever, and any hanging around along curbs, tho there'll still be quiet a bit in the woods. just a bit wet, tho. gonna rain a fair bit soon me thinx
  • 03-13-2011
    CBRsteve
    Got some new Crank Brothers Candy 3 pedals... very nice. :thumbsup:
  • 03-14-2011
    applehead110
    I sold it... and bought a Jamis
  • 03-19-2011
    mtec
    Swapped out the horrendously slow 2.35 Nevegals for some 2.2 Trail Kings.

    Riding today, we'll see how they do.
  • 03-20-2011
    Shadsun
    Put a replacement rear shock on it (used Fox Float RC). Setting it up as we speak. Last week, replace the tired Panaracer tires with Kenda Negval (front) and small block 8 (rear).
  • 03-31-2011
    Heavy Fluid
    Used Salsa Red Titanium skewers front and back:





    Used Hope seat post clamp:



    Used Bontrager lock on grips/ red trim:



    Sette 90mm stem, hoping to change to a Thompson, Race Face, or something similar. Bike was purchased used, and everything that has gone on the bike is used, so it is starting to be trend with me. Cool ride on a budget.
  • 04-13-2011
    ibexbiker
    I installed my new RS Sid World Cup fork and new Avid XO brakes on my XC Team and new Sram Stylo OCT Crankset as well. I'll post pics sometime soon. Does anyone else have a XC Team? I see a lot of posts for trail bikes but not many for the xc race bikes.
  • 04-13-2011
    SuperJETT
    A few days late, but on Friday I replaced my LX dual control/SLX rear der. setup with XT brakes and X9 twisters/X7 rear der.
  • 04-13-2011
    Heavy Fluid
    Raceface Deus stem.
  • 04-16-2011
    jedc
    I got some Forte Carve pedals today at the grand opening sale at the new Performance Bike in Atlanta.
  • 06-16-2011
    darzsiklista
    i'm riding an Alite 500. xcr setup..just got my new FD- XT..cheers from the Philippines!
  • 06-19-2011
    G-FOURce
    building up an XC604 now... pics to follow...
  • 06-19-2011
    boxman12
    Dusted it off, cleaned/lubed/aired and tweaked. Haven't had much time to ride due to workload (good!) and weather (bad!). Worked 65 hours last week and looking at 75 this coming week, but vacation afterward. Time to ride and fish.
  • 06-24-2011
    FatNoob
    Took my KHS sixfifty606 and upgraded to:

    Avid Elixir 5
    (have much better feel than the Hayes that were on it)

    Truvativ BooBar 780mm Wide Bar
    (I am a "big o' boy" so the 780mm feels just right)

    Lizard Skin Clamp-on Grips
    (so they don't move under my "Big o' boy" weight)

    185mm Wave Disc
    (Up front to stop my "Big o' boy" weight)
  • 06-25-2011
    B@dKarma
    gave her a name, Rachel . oh, and new grips T.H.E. Vice which just so happened to have the same colors as my 604s graphics, red/white:cool:
  • 06-25-2011
    SuperJETT
    Tried to isolate a creaking that has developed but think it's just the seatpost.
  • 06-25-2011
    Pauldotcom
    Why the hell are there NEVER any pictures in this thread! PICS PICS PICS
  • 06-25-2011
    SuperJETT
    I'll try to get a pic of the creak next time it happens. :)
  • 06-27-2011
    B@dKarma
    nm...
  • 06-28-2011
    G-FOURce
    i built it up! i won the frame on Ebay from a ******bag who thought he was hosing me but after racing the threads on the bb shell its good to go.

    Part.............Description
    Bar...............Easton MonkeyLite XC
    BB................FSA MegaExo BB-9050 (en route)
    Brakes.........Shimano Deore hyraulic
    Cassette......XT M775 11-32T 9spd
    Chain...........SRAM PC-751
    Ch.Guide.....MRP
    Chainring.....FSA 32T
    Crankset......FSA K-Force Light (en route)
    Derailleur.....SRAM X9 long cage
    Fork.............Fox F100 RLC
    Frame..........KHS XC-604
    Grips...........ODI Yeti lock-ons
    Headset.......FSA ZS-3 zero stack
    Pedals.........Xpedo FaceOff
    Rotors..........Shimano 160mm centerlock
    Seat.............Ritchey V2 Comp
    Seatpost......Thomson Masterpiece 31.6mm x 350mm (Titec Pluto shown)
    Shifter..........SRAM X9
    Shock...........Manitou Radium
    Skewers.......Rocker TI
    Stem............Thomson Elite 120mm x 25.4mm
    Tires............Maxxis Advantage Exception Series 26 x 2.1 (pair)
    Tubes..........Novara 26 x 2.2 Presta
    Wheels........DT Swiss 240s hubs / DT Swiss 2.0 spokes / DT Swiss alloy nipples / Tioga rims



  • 06-28-2011
    darzsiklista
    installed new jagwire brake cable housing..

    next up, shifter housing and cables, also from jagwire..
  • 07-26-2011
    russde
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by aurorarob View Post
    What did I do with my KHS today? BOUGHT IT!

    YES! That's what I did yesterday. Bought my gently used, 2005 Alite 2000. Glad to join the club.
    Cheers,
    Russel
  • 07-27-2011
    B@dKarma
    not today but last week. new XT freehub body, which got rid of a "knocking" sound in the rear and 185mm G3 cleansweep rotor up front. there's a bit of difference from a 160 and they don't squeal as the shimano rotor did. either today or tomorrow new tires, maxxis ADvantage 2.1
  • 07-27-2011
    mungry
    Got my XT crank and Shadow RD from UPS today and will put it on the 525 tonight.
  • 07-27-2011
    boxman12
    You guys are making my 304 jealous. I'm waiting to finish my retro SS project before I upgrade the cockpit and brake cables.
  • 07-27-2011
    foxbox13
    I just picked up my khs xc104...so last night I spent a while admiring/getting the bike setup the way I want it. Removed all reflectors, swapped my brake cables(front brake is now on the right), set preload on my rear shock and installed my cateye mity 8!
  • 07-28-2011
    B@dKarma
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by foxbox13 View Post
    I just picked up my khs xc104...so last night I spent a while admiring/getting the bike setup the way I want it. Removed all reflectors, swapped my brake cables(front brake is now on the right), set preload on my rear shock and installed my cateye mity 8!

    that frame is worth upgrading parts on, as $$$s permit. did that with my old '06 104 before it was warranty replaced and it was the equivelant of the 604, if not better. made for a better ride too, over a mozo shock and spinner fork which a utter crap but used to keep the $$$s down, oh and the winzip disc brakes too
  • 08-01-2011
    SuperJETT
    I rode it ~23 miles yesterday at Brown County State Park, Indiana. It worked great, I bonked around mile 19 but recovered a little and made it back to the car.
  • 08-02-2011
    foxbox13
    heres a pic of my bike, nothing too crazy on it yet! Still trying to figure out how it would be best to mount my speedometer sensor/magnet. I have it attached now, but I had to put some rubber pieces under the sensor to push it closer to the magnet on the spokes. Im thinking about installing it on the right side of the forks, since the spokes on that side are closer to the fork leg(because the disc brake is on the other side) but then the cable for the sensor isnt wrapped around anything. Right now the sensor wire is wrapped around front brake cable...
    jk about pic of bike, I guess I need to have 10 posts first lol
  • 08-11-2011
    B@dKarma
    got new break levers on her. they were pricey:eekster: and prolly not worth that much, but I wanted them, and a little covert bling can't hurt :D

    Speed Dial Ultimate
  • 08-13-2011
    mr_chrome
    2 Attachment(s)
    Added a CF riser bar, then went for the test ride - was very nice..........
  • 08-24-2011
    darzsiklista
    just got my new m780 rd. and m780 shifters are on the way. will be posting pics soon.
  • 08-26-2011
    mungry
    put new Stans in the tires to get ready for tomorrow's ride.
  • 09-22-2011
    puppster
    So I bought a 2006 solo one. I've been tuning it up and going through it to get it ready for my first ride. Adding hydraulic disc brakes too finished the back last night. I removed these tiny bar ends and put some new grips on it too. Can't wait to try it out tonight
  • 09-25-2011
    Cracka
    Put her up for sale!
    I put a craigslist ad up for my like new 2009 KHS XC Team frame and Monarch 4.2 rear shock. This thing has only a handful of rides but I just have too many stinkin toys! I hope to find a buyer at $400. Shouldn't be a problem I hope!
  • 10-11-2011
    darzsiklista
    finished my 3x10 setup on my alite500!
  • 10-11-2011
    r750mrk
    1 Attachment(s)
    new racrface handlebars ( atlas low raiser ) and new stem - fsa 100 mm.
    changed the bike around.
    although it's an entry level bike ( alite 150 ), with new stem and handlebars it has very classy feel.
    sorry for the bad quality photo.
  • 10-31-2011
    Ben_M
    I broke it :sad:

  • 12-29-2011
    wheelbender6
    Took my soft tail to the LBS to get thewheels trued. I installed new pads and now the rim brakes work great again. Maybe I don't need to convert to disk brakes.
  • 01-27-2012
    SuperJETT
    I finished my Reba rebuild and replaced all rear bearings with Enduro Max bearings. I'll re-tweak the suspension settings next ride.
  • 04-05-2012
    boxman12
    Upgraded the stem/bars/seat and post today. Ditched the old heavy no-name stem and Kore post with new Syncros stuff. Going to try to pick up a new set of tires over the weekend.

    Edit: Picked up a set of Panaracer Smoke/Dart Classics. Figured I'd go with something tried and true. Definitely lighter than the WTB EnduroRaptors they replaced. Actually, the bike as a whole feels lighter with the new cockpit and tires. Meh. Probably in my head.
  • 04-22-2012
    boxman12
    Pics:



  • 04-26-2012
    boxman12
    Now with Egg Beaters.
    And a new fork on the way. ;)
  • 04-28-2012
    CBRsteve
    I installed new cranks and converted over to a 1x9 set up with a Paul's Chain Keeper... dropped over 3lbs!! My extra large XC204 is now down to 30.5lbs! :D

    With the addition of some new tubeless wheels in the coming months and I should be able to down to the goal of 29lbs... :thumbsup:
  • 05-11-2012
    Sachem6
    1 Attachment(s)
    Converted to 1X9
    Took off the front derailer and added a e13 chainguide and 32 tooth ring. Also added a Rock Shox Reverb dropper seatpost.
  • 05-12-2012
    boxman12
    Just added Avid SD-7 levers, Peaty lock-on grips (stipped screws on the Ourys)..........oh, and installed an X-Fusion Enix in place of the Manitou Black. Just gotta set it up and take it for a ride. Shaved 3/4 of a pound off of the bike.
    Pics coming.
  • 05-14-2012
    JoePAz
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    I changed a flat front tire and went for a ride. Another 25 miles as trailer leader.... (ok that was this past Saturday).
  • 05-23-2012
    boxman12
    Got her dirty and set up the fork today. SOOOOO much nicer than the Manitou Black it replaced.

  • 06-06-2012
    jk13
    Bought one! Actually my 14yo son did two weeks ago. He was riding my other brand bike to school when we noticed a crack in the head tube. Got my frame replaced but he needed a safe bike right now.

    By far the best value in an entry level disc bike. $89-129 cheaper than everyone else's and if he wants to upgrade a piece at a time he can without having to buy a new wheelset to convert to disc.

    Alite 150 (flat grey/red) for $400 at a lbs. He's got over 50 miles on it commuting mostly sidewalk and some light trails so far. He loves it.
  • 09-15-2012
    Canuck73
    Replaced a bent/cracked hanger... Hoping it fixes my shifting problems but I think it is my shifter... sigh
  • 10-13-2012
    wheelbender6
    I got my rims trued on my softail a while back which allowed me to get the brakes adjusted right. (I had been attempting DIY trueing). Then my son decided he wanted to take it to college in AZ. I put street tires on it and he hauled it to Tempe. He better bring it back in good shape.
  • 11-07-2012
    50calray
    Installed Maxxis Holy Rollers and new brake pads.
  • 11-19-2012
    50calray
    Replaced the crank bearings and installed some ergo grips.
  • 12-02-2012
    50calray
    Changed the Holly Rollers for a set of Maxxis Crossmarks...their tubeless tires but I run tubes.
  • 02-04-2013
    pulley
    1 Attachment(s)
    New crank
    SLX crank set, with XTR BB
  • 03-04-2013
    mlk3454
    3 Attachment(s)
    A little play in the dwindling snow.

    Attachment 777424
    Attachment 777425
    Attachment 777427
  • 03-06-2013
    mtblucas
    3 Attachment(s)
    What did you do to your KHS today?
    Ok, so this is not MY KHS, it's my girlfriend's. So what did I do to my girlfriend's KHS today??

    Before
    Attachment 778301

    After
    Attachment 778302

    Attachment 778303

    This was her old mountain bike that has found a new life as a commuter. She recently replaced this with a Tomac. It was a fun little project and it turned out really well. The psycho lime powder coat is an amazing color. After these pics were taken streamers and orange pedals were installed. Well I guess one of the pics shows the homemade streamers.
  • 03-25-2013
    Griff222
    2 Attachment(s)
    Tune up. New riser bars, grips, cage. Addicted!
  • 03-27-2013
    boxedrn
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    What did you do to your KHS today?
    I cleaned it and rode it after!!
    Attachment 784949
  • 04-07-2013
    fahza29er
    took the new flagstaff for a run since building it, work perfectly.
  • 05-03-2013
    AKsoldier
    I paid for it. $989 at my local shop. I get to pick it up tomorrow. Forecast calls for more rain. Good thing I added fenders. It gets wet up here a lot in the summer. (South - central AK)
  • 05-26-2015
    B@dKarma
    not today, but last week got a new fork, a never used 08 32 TALAS RLC, 2015 Fox Float CTD, Selle Royal seat and 2xGEAX AKA tires 26x2.2
  • 09-12-2015
    kakashi
    I rode it!
  • 10-02-2015
    tatuowen
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 1019775

    Bud on front and went tubeless finally...