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    Differences between the khyber elite and super

    This bike has really peaked my interest...what are some of the difference? Do you think the extra $1000 is worth it?

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    I would go for the cheaper one and just replace the parts that I really didn't want.

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    Spec list?
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    Khyber Specs...

    Khyber SuperFrame: FreeDrive AM/FR 6.5" (165 mm) travel
    Fork: Marzocchi 55 ATA, 125-165 mm travel, positive/negative air spring, rebound, micro compression adjust and 20 mm tool free axle
    Rear Shock: Marzocchi Roco Air TST R Piggy Back, air spring with compression rebound adjust and piggy back reservoir. (8.5x2.5")
    Crankset: FSA Gravity Light, hollow forged arms, 24/36T w/ bash guard
    Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaExo external bearing
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Acid
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.9 mid cage
    Shifters: SRAM X.9 Impulse trigger shifters
    Freewheel: SRAM PG-990 11-34T 9 speed
    Chain: KMC Z-9900 silver
    Rims: WTB Laser Disc Trail, 32
    Tires: Kenda 26x2.35 Nevegal DTC, folding bead
    Front Hub: WTB Laser Disc Super Duty 20 mm thru axle, 32
    Rear Hub: WTB Laser Disc Super Duty, 8/9 speed cassette 32
    Spokes: WTB 14/15 butted stainless steel
    Nipples: brass UCP
    Front Brake: Formula K24 hydraulic disc, 180 mm rotor
    Rear Brake: Formula K24 hydraulic disc, 180 mm rotor
    Brake Levers: Formula K24 hydraulic disc
    Handlebar: Funn Fatboy, triple butted 7075AL,30 mm rise, 31.8 mm
    Stem: Funn Rippa 65 mm, 10
    Grips: Mongoose Half-Flange M-logo Lock On grip
    Headset: FSA Orbit Z 1.5" to 1-1/8" conversion, internal angular contact bearing
    Saddle: WTB Pure V Race FR w/Kevlar corners
    Seat Post: Easton EA70 alloy double bolt, 31.6 mm
    Seat Clamp: Alloy Q/R
    Extras: MRP Long Range Patrol dual ring keeper

    Khyber Elite
    Frame: FreeDrive AM/FR 6.5" (165 mm) travel
    Fork: Marzocchi 55 TST2, 160 mm travel, air spring, rebound, compression, preload adjust and 20 mm tool free axle
    Rear Shock: Marzocchi Roco Air R Piggy Back, air spring with rebound adjust and piggy back reservoir. (8.5x2.5")
    Crankset: FSA Moto X, 24/36T/bash guard w/ pedal insert
    Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaExo external bearing
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Acid
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.7 mid cage
    Shifters: SRAM X.7 Impulse trigger 9 speed
    Freewheel: SRAM PG-950 11-34T 9 speed
    Chain: KMC Z-9200 silver/black
    Rims: WTB Dual Duty FR, 32
    Tires: Kenda 26x2.35 Nevegal DTC, folding bead
    Front Hub: Mongoose 20 mm thru axle Alloy Disc 32
    Rear Hub: Shimano FH-M530 disc, 8/9 speed cassette, 32
    Spokes: Stainless steel
    Nipples: brass UCP
    Front Brake: Hayes Stroker Trail hydraulic disc, 180 mm rotor
    Rear Brake: Hayes Stroker Trail hydraulic disc, 160 mm rotor
    Brake Levers: Hayes Stroker Trail, tool free reach adjust
    Handlebar: Funn 6061AL ,30 mm rise, 31.8 mm
    Stem: Funn Rippa 65 mm, 10
    Grips: Mongoose Half-Flange M-logo Lock On grip
    Headset: FSA Orbit E 1.5" to 1-1/8" conversion, internal bearing
    Saddle: WTB Pure V Race w/ cromo rails
    Seat Post: M-logo 2014 alloy w/ double bolt integral head 300/350mm length 31.6mm
    Seat Clamp: Alloy Q/R
    Extras: MRP Long Range Patrol dual ring keeper

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    Honestly the Super is not THAT much better than the Elite.. I'd go w/the elite and upgrade whatever you break..
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    If the Elite is a grand more than the Super that is in no way worth it. You could take that extra 1000 you saved and put a lot better stuff on the Elite than the Super is speced with.
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    I'm kind of thinking the same thing...

    The reason I'm so interested in the Khyber is because I bought a Canaan from Performance last year and I'm thinking about returning it for the khyber.

    I guess the big difference between the two is the lack of travel adjustment on the fork for the elite. I really don't know much about the rocco shock so I can't comment there.

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    not sure if this matters to you: but according to the mongoose rep that i emailed, you can not run a coil rear shock on the khyber due to clearance issues. I was pretty close to buying a khyber until i foudn that out...

    in my opinion its' kinda weak to build a 6.5" travel geared towards aggressive riding and slack geo, and not leave enough room for the option of running a coil rear..

    otherwise, i think those bikes are tight.. geo is spot on.

    08 Khyber: coil?

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