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    Post your KHS pics

    I'll start.

    I picked up my XC-604 freshly built early 2010 from a local rider that decided he liked cx better.

    I have new BWW wheels on order and plan on ditching the dual control levers also. The new wheels are red hub/rim Pure XCR with black nipples/spokes and I have a few red things I can add to finish the color scheme.

    I tow our Adams Trail-a-bike shifter around with it and have had the kids on some trails with it also---works great.
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    Yeah first to reply!

    Not much but the 204 gets the job done. Don't mind hoppin my xc bike either haha








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    Large 09 Flagstaff…had it since March and love the ride!


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    Here's an older pic of my KHS XC-204 I built up. I've since upgrade the shock to Monarch 4.2 and the fork to a Reba Team. I need to take a pic.
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    Since this is the "official" post your KHS pics thread, I'll repost mine for you all to gander at. Weighs in at 30ish pounds as told by the bathroom scale.
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    What is the difference between the XC series frames? I have a XC-604 that I keep promising picks of ( sometime this week) and it looks just like the XC-204.....

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    Same frame to my knowledge, just different level of components like rear shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingsoul
    What is the difference between the XC series frames? I have a XC-604 that I keep promising picks of ( sometime this week) and it looks just like the XC-204.....
    The difference is the shock the frame comes with. I believe the Team frames are made of lighter 7075 Aluminum. The design of all the frames are the same.

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    Slight differences

    Quote Originally Posted by Vmax911
    The difference is the shock the frame comes with. I believe the Team frames are made of lighter 7075 Aluminum. The design of all the frames are the same.
    XC 204
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    XC 204
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    Well, technically the XCT is not part of the XC group. It has the "T" in it's name.
    But yeah, the XC*04 all shared the same frame, just different shock.

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    T for ??

    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1
    Well, technically the XCT is not part of the XC group. It has the "T" in it's name.
    But yeah, the XC*04 all shared the same frame, just different shock.
    Trick? Technical? Trail?

    Right. the XC 2-6 series are same with dif components. There is some other '5' series complete bikes too, but they have a different linkage setup then the XCT 555 frame (me thinks....) then I'm getting.

    The 'Team' is more of a XC 'race' setup given the 7000 series aluminum material. Looks similar to the Giant NRS of old. If economy starts back up soon I may pick up one of those frames to build up a rocket aswell.

    All good, technically speaking ofcourse.
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    here is mine
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    26.7lbs. work in progress.

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    After I get my new Pure wheelset, I may finally throw mine on a scale. Or maybe I'll just weigh the wheels and be happy...
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    Here's mine!



    It's a 1993 KHS Montana Comp. It doesn't look like this anymore, as I'm currently working on rebuilding it.

    Right now, all it's got left on it is the Derailleurs, wheels and crank. The bike was left out in rainy weather for a few seasons, and it has some rust on the frame in certain areas, like the air vent above the rear wheel on the triangle. I'm not sure if this will affect the integrity of the frame or cause it to be dangerous to ride or not? Any tips to determine if the frame is still worth salvaging? I guess if it's not, I'll just salvage what components I have and buy some random frame to throw them on.

    PS Glad we finally got a KHS forum!

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    Stationary mode



    Muddy Mode



    100k race mode




    Oh, should tell you what it is, its a XC-604 SE. Its an Australian special (well, as far as I know). It was the same as the standard 604 but it a Pearl White colour and had better spec's.
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    that's a really nice 604. the angle of the 2nd photo makes it look like the crank arm is sticking straight out haha.
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    How about a crappy shot of my XC-604 with Trail-a-bike attached laying on the side of the trail while we have Kool-aid/granola bars?

    We did about 3 miles at Waverly Park here in Louisville. That's our almost 9 year old and she said it was the most fun she's ever had. I'll be picking up a 24" mtb for her once I see one for sale on CL or otherwise locally. She's actually ridden Mommy's 29"er even though she can't touch ground on it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperJETT
    How about a crappy shot of my XC-604
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    **HOLD**

    I'll try to get some pix of my XC-304 later. Bought the frame from Jensen a few years ago and built it up. Manitou Black Comp fork (100/120), LX front, XT rear derailleurs, KORE post and stem, Avid 1st gen mechanical discs,Sun DS-2 xc rims, WTB EnduroRaptor tires, SDG saddle, Deore shifters and crank, Ritchey Comp pedals, Cane Creek headset........

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    Well, I posted it before, but here's my 2003 XC904r.

    Just imagine it with WTB Velociraptors for tires.
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    Well, since they gave us a KHS forum, I guess I have to come up with something else for a sig.

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    New wheels are in!

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    New hoops look great, SuperJETT. Did you weigh them? Sweet rig as a whole.
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    I didn't weigh them separately, but with tires/rotors/cassette (no skewers) I got 8.2lbs for the set setup tubeless. I do know they're tons lighter than the cheap used ones I had on it just by feeling them, stronger too.
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    Boy, I gotta get out and take a better pic of mine to show it's true color.

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    Nice bikes for the coin I'll put up some pics ths weekend- race on a Team ST and keep a 604 as a spare/trainer/weekday bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmaxin


    It's a 1993 KHS Montana Comp. It doesn't look like this anymore, as I'm currently working on rebuilding it.

    Right now, all it's got left on it is the Derailleurs, wheels and crank. The bike was left out in rainy weather for a few seasons, and it has some rust on the frame in certain areas, like the air vent above the rear wheel on the triangle. I'm not sure if this will affect the integrity of the frame or cause it to be dangerous to ride or not? Any tips to determine if the frame is still worth salvaging? I guess if it's not, I'll just salvage what components I have and buy some random frame to throw them on.

    PS Glad we finally got a KHS forum!
    Those Montana Comp's are great classic bikes. I sold mine (I still regrete it) a fun bike for some old school playing around.....

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    My XXC 604

    Here's the XC 604 I just built up:











    She's built with X.9 rear derailleur and shifters, Deore XT front derailleur, Avid BB7's with G2 Rotors and Speed Dial 7 levers , SLX cranks, Recon 351 U-Turn 130mm w/Poplock (soon to be replaced with Reba XX's), Fox RP23 (thx Mnigro!) Easton Monkeylite XC Carbon Bar, Easton Stem, Ritchey Post and WTB Pure V Saddle

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    What no love for XCT 555's?

    Begining to think I got the wrong KHS frame to build up... .....

    Someone must have one, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    Begining to think I got the wrong KHS frame to build up... .....

    Someone must have one, no?


    They are all too busy out riding their's to stop and post up pics.






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    D'oh! Didn't mean right now!

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej
    They are all too busy out riding their's to stop and post up pics.






    Just got back from a ride myself. Ment in general, don't see too many 555's, that's all. I needs me some build ideas.
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    Lucky 7

    Here it is... my Lucky 7...in stock form (except for the handlebar)



    At a local DH race we had at our little patch of forest...







    Got a medium for my 6ft frame, perfect fit by the way.Changed some stock stuff like the handle bar to RF FR Atlas (all 31 inches of it), stem to 50mm 25 deg rise Hope FR, grips to Oury lockons, pedals to DaBomb Bullethole, Hubs to Hope 20mm FR and 150mmx12 RR, Cassette to SRAM PG980 (to accomodate the new hubs) and finally, tires to Schwalbe Muddy Mary 2.5 FR and Bontrager Big Earl 2.8 RR. Will be installing an MRP dual chain guide later this week...riding at 41lbs all in all.

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    ^ i'm liking it. have you thought about upgrading that x-7?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby22
    ^ i'm liking it. have you thought about upgrading that x-7?
    Thanks...got that in mind, thought of going Saint with the transmission components but I figured, I was going to thrash it anyway since I'm new to the sport. Might as well, use this well then move on to Saint when I get a bit better at this. Besides, the Internal Revenue Service branch in MY house might get wind of it and audit me. I'm on evasion mode at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    Begining to think I got the wrong KHS frame to build up... .....

    Someone must have one, no?
    I know the XC frames are readily available. Not sure how easy it is to get a hold of the XCT frames. I wouldn't mind one though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vmax911
    I know the XC frames are readily available. Not sure how easy it is to get a hold of the XCT frames. I wouldn't mind one though!
    They have a med in lbs near me and I think they have some more in socal warehouse. Can't wait to build mine up.
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    Here is my wife's new Flagstaff

    Size: Small

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    I really want to switch my wife's frame for a Flagstaff, her 29" is nice but I know she'd like the fs better.
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    09 XC-204, i'd post pictures of the bike in commuting mode but I don't feel like being flammed. Getting a 09 XCT-535 before the end of the month so I don't have to deal with switching my commuter stuff on and off.

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    My XC204 Build

    My 5" travel XC204.
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    My 2008 KHS XC204 Build

    Here she is! I call her "Burnt Notice".
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    How does the rear brake work for ya? That's a helluva way to route the rear brake cable.

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    Rear Brake and Rocker

    Works just fine. I had some slack in the line, so I just used some velcro on the rocker to secure it. This was the best solution to keep it tucked in and out of the way. Doesn't interfere with anything.

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    Your front brake line

    You should reroute your front brake line so it's between the fork and the wheel. Less chance of it getting pinched or damaged if you had to lay the bike down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddapra
    My 5" travel XC204.
    What rocker are you using to get the 5"?

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    They're not KHS supplied. I reused them from an older bike I had.

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    The complete build............

    A better totally finished picture!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1
    What rocker are you using to get the 5"?
    Is switching rockers out like that a bad idea? I would assume that it could cause issues using a rocker that's not standard on the bike. Then again, I really have no idea - it's just me thinking out loud. :P

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    The rocker arms function the same as the stock ones. In fact, they have been used on older KHS models and are probably made in the same factory. Only difference is they increase bottom bracket height a little, increase leverage on shock, and increase travel options. They do, no doubt, void the warranty on this particular model. The bike rips nevertheless.

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    Looks nice.

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    [QUOTE=mtnbikej]Here is my wife's new Flagstaff

    Size: Small

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    how G2 fork feels on Flagstaff?

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    [QUOTE=max_29]
    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej
    Here is my wife's new Flagstaff

    Size: Small

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    how G2 fork feels on Flagstaff?

    For a small frame, there is a ton of clearance with the G2 offset fork.....so toe overlap is non-existant.

    She loves the way it rides......has no problems climbing or descending.

    I rode the same fork on my Ventana El Padrino & SC Tallboy as well. I liked the way it felt....seemed to quick by very stable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnNotice
    A better totally finished picture!
    Damn that is beautiful.

    I have my (new) large frame coming in Weds this week... I already have my parts laid out and everything... Getting anxious as hell...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roasted
    Damn that is beautiful.

    I have my (new) large frame coming in Weds this week... I already have my parts laid out and everything... Getting anxious as hell...
    Glad WW.com took back the medium. It is a hoot ro ride for sure. Good luck with the re-build and be sure to post pictures.

    Had a small crash today on my Felt hardtail jumping a berm! Told my wife to go ahead of me to take a picture of me getting some air and damn if she was not too close and in the trail and I barely got stopped but fell into her and her bike.

    All is well, but it was close!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnNotice
    Glad WW.com took back the medium. It is a hoot ro ride for sure. Good luck with the re-build and be sure to post pictures.

    Had a small crash today on my Felt hardtail jumping a berm! Told my wife to go ahead of me to take a picture of me getting some air and damn if she was not too close and in the trail and I barely got stopped but fell into her and her bike.

    All is well, but it was close!
    Hahaha nice!

    Yeah - looking back I think I may have over-reacted a little bit to what the situation was because it really wasn't that big of a deal. WW did give me a scare though when I called to ask on the status since I heard nothing for 7 days AFTER they received my medium frame. They said "Ahh yes, Jason, I wanted to talk to you about something..." It seems as if I forgot to send my seat post clamp back with it, so they're just taking it off of the large frame they're sending me and that's that. Ah well, simple fix, my mistake!

    I just got a shadow RD in too, which should accompany the frame nicely. Not to mention, a new hitch mounted bike rack that doesn't hang the bikes. It should work out VERY nicely for this bike and any bike I ever need to haul. Gotta love selling old college books for Amazon.com credit and having NO idea what to get but a bunch of bike stuff. :P

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    Love my SixFifty606!

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    How do you like the X-Fusion fork? Likewise the 650 tire size? My lbs had the exact bike and I almost pulled the trigger on a 650 as well. I would love to climb with one to see how it compares to a 26"! Great pictures!

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    My late FXT COMP, it served me well for nearly 10 years before I broke the frame!

    Sure looks fancier than my XC204!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnNotice
    How do you like the X-Fusion fork? Likewise the 650 tire size? My lbs had the exact bike and I almost pulled the trigger on a 650 as well. I would love to climb with one to see how it compares to a 26"! Great pictures!
    The X-Fusion is great...as is the rest of the bike! Only changes I made were replacing the rear derailleur with an XT Shadow and the cassette (SRAM Red).
    Climbing on it was easier (to me) on the 650B than on a 26", only minor thing is on the steeps, I've had to lean forward (if only slightly) more than on a 26". Control on the dh is great.....no feeling of being too high as the center of gravity feels almost exactly the same as my 26's. I also test rode a few 29ers at the lbs but didn't like the "stretched out" feeling and the noticeably higher center of gravity of the 29er (as I'm only 5'8").

    All in all, I have to say this is the most fun bike I've ever owned. Since I've had this bike I haven't even touched any of my other bikes. I got lucky and bought this brand new (for < half it's retail value) from a local lady who won it at a poker tourney.....it still had all the tags on it!

    I'd recommend this bike to anyone!

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    A better totally finished picture!
    Wow! Great looking bike....almost too nice to ride.

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    Just got a XCT-535 today and am currently assembling it but I had to take a break to upload a picture. I also got some more bikes as you can see from the second picture.


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    All done minus the pedals, just waiting on my shock pump then it's time to get her dirty.

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    Sweeeet ride!

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    Awesome bikes guys! Here's a pic of my '05 XC104 that I've been upgrading lately.


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    been a while since posting last, so what better place than a KHS forum

    '06 XC104


    what happened to the above frame



    the result of what happened to the above frame
    '09 XC604



    dunno what it is, but the ride is different somehow, meaning much better. could be the geometry, the horst linkage, a new shimano LX bb or the cane creek headset, and the fact the head tube a frakking massive ,compared to the 104, or all of the above. I just don't know. not gonna complain about it tho . one thing i noticed about the 2 frames. the 104 had 604 as part of the serial#. what was sent has 104 as part of the #, but marked as a 604, whereas the 604 serial was marked as a 104. confused yet?
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    Question for the knowledgable folks here with the KHS bikes! What shock size is the XC204 setup for???? Is it the 6.5" shock or bigger???? I can't seem to find a spec. on it anywhere I go to look.

    Thanks.

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    Brand new rack and brand new bike build. Very happy with that style bike rack... will never get a traditional "hanging" rack again. Very stable, secure, and incredibly easy to load/unload bikes.

    As far as the bike, the large frame was definitely right for me being 5'11.5". It feels slightly on the bigger side for me, however that's how I prefer bikes to be, especially since I like really short stems. We definitely have a winner there. It did great on the trail as well. I took it easy to get used to it then halfway through really put it through its paces. Helluva fun ride!

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    Now go and get it dirty!

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    Brand new rack and brand new bike build. Very happy with that style bike rack... will never get a traditional "hanging" rack again. Very stable, secure, and incredibly easy to load/unload bikes.

    As far as the bike, the large frame was definitely right for me being 5'11.5". It feels slightly on the bigger side for me, however that's how I prefer bikes to be, especially since I like really short stems. We definitely have a winner there. It did great on the trail as well. I took it easy to get used to it then halfway through really put it through its paces. Helluva fun ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnNotice
    Question for the knowledgable folks here with the KHS bikes! What shock size is the XC204 setup for???? Is it the 6.5" shock or bigger???? I can't seem to find a spec. on it anywhere I go to look.

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    I think it's 6.5. just measured mine, so... . anything longer won't fit
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    That is what I was thinking. I measured eyelet to eyelet and that is what I came up with but did not know if there was budge room. Thanks for the reaffirmation.

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    I think it's 6.5. just measured mine, so... . anything longer won't fit

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    AFAIK, 6.5" x 1.5" is the correct size for the XC-x04 frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnNotice
    That is what I was thinking. I measured eyelet to eyelet and that is what I came up with but did not know if there was budge room. Thanks for the reaffirmation.
    yeah, there ain't a lotta room there. my 604 has about .5-.75in of room between the top of the eyelet and the cables running ubder the top tube
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    From my Inaugural ride today. Bike rides great. Big improvement over my hardtail. Lousy cell phone pic


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    26.3 lbs as it sits

    can shave some more with new stem and a few other goodies

    Have right around $22000.00 in the bike

    Frame:khs flagstaff size med
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    Wheels: Stans crest 29er with ztr hubs
    Tires:Speci Sworks fast trak lk 2bliss
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    Chain: Shimano xtr
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    Guide: MRP 1x
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    Post: Syntace p6 aluminum
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    rotors:Magura sl
    Rear der: Sram xo
    Shifter: Sram xo
    Grips: Esi racers edge
    Bars:Edge carbon 660mm
    Stem:truvativ xr (its a tank)
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    Very nice, love it.
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    26.3 lbs as it sits

    can shave some more with new stem and a few other goodies

    Have right around $22000.00 in the bike

    Frame:khs flagstaff size med
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    Wheels: Stans crest 29er with ztr hubs
    Tires:Speci Sworks fast trak lk 2bliss
    Cassette: Sram pg 990
    Chain: Shimano xtr
    Front sprocket:32t e thirteen
    Guide: MRP 1x
    Seat: wtb devo
    Post: Syntace p6 aluminum
    Brakes:Magura louise bat
    rotors:Magura sl
    Rear der: Sram xo
    Shifter: Sram xo
    Grips: Esi racers edge
    Bars:Edge carbon 660mm
    Stem:truvativ xr (its a tank)
    Pedals:time atac roc carbon
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    $22K in the bike!

    I know it was a typo! I hope!

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    lol...whoops. 2200.00

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    Nice Bike! Be nice to see some more traffic on this forum!

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    Here's my 204 after a hard dusty day at Womble about to head out for day 2.

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    [I'll take and post a pic of my 02 FXT comp tomorrow, it's the same as EABiker's. I posted a pic in the General forum about a year ago when I got it, fished out of the scrap bin at the dump. Went for a short ride today, still some work to do, but so far I kinda like it. (My first squish bike)
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    My brand new build!
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    This was taken in fall 2010, in DuPont State Forest (in Western North Carolina). My bike is the red one (sixfifty 606).


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    05 Khs Dh-200

    I just built this bike in about 1 month. I never been out on it yet . . I still have to setup the sag and bottom out on the shock. The total cost was around 2,800.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddapra
    My 5" travel XC204.
    where'd you get the rocker arm? might wanna get a little more travel out back for mine, a '09 604
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatNoob
    This was taken in fall 2010, in DuPont State Forest (in Western North Carolina). My bike is the red one (sixfifty 606).


    KHS in Dupont by 4is2tooMany, on Flickr

    FatNoob how are you likeing the sixfifty 606? I'm considering one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitts21j
    FatNoob how are you likeing the sixfifty 606? I'm considering one.
    Loving it...
    I am new so I dont have much to compare it too but I am having a blast on it.
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    XTC555 with a twist

    A little bigger wheels and tires.
    Edit: Whoops. Don't look bigger in this compressed pic.
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    He, he, he that looks just right. Did you shim that shock? How obvious is the difference in ride?

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    No shim yet

    Quote Originally Posted by wyoskin
    He, he, he that looks just right. Did you shim that shock? How obvious is the difference in ride?
    Lighter rider so I dont get close to full comp. I liked the ride. BB is at 14" with a 130mm fork but doesnt seem to ride too high, for me anyway.
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    I think that thing is so cool.

    Recently, I was shown a critical difference between the original style XCT, like yours, and the newer style with less travel. Seems the lower front derailleur cable stop on the originals has had some clearance issues...

    I guess you've probably checked that, but I'm told that when it hits, that is the spot.

    At least its not the front. And one more reason to go 1x10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyoskin
    I think that thing is so cool.

    Recently, I was shown a critical difference between the original style XCT, like yours, and the newer style with less travel. Seems the lower front derailleur cable stop on the originals has had some clearance issues...

    I guess you've probably checked that, but I'm told that when it hits, that is the spot.

    At least its not the front. And one more reason to go 1x10.
    That's the only vunerable spot. But like I said only when almost bottomed out. A little tighter clearence on the front chainstay bridge then with the Nevegal, but otherwise enuf clearences on sides of seat/chainstays. I'm running it 2x9 now which is great aswell. I've only had one ride so far with rr 650. Rolls great with the Pacenti's May put the 26" back on until I mod the shock. Don't want to slice one of these brand new Neo's.
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    Couple more

    Quote Originally Posted by wyoskin
    I think that thing is so cool.
    Another ride out on it today.
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    My '02 FXT comp,, tried to edit my post from last October when I took the pic (Hey, I''ve been busy!!), but it was too long ago. New wheelset this year, new seat soon, looking forward to the squish!!
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    my khs

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    JMAC47 - Love the bike man. I am running a very similar setup...
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    JMAC47 - Love the bike man. I am running a very similar setup...
    What fork on yours?
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    Fox Float RL 140mm
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    Thought so

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom
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    Might have to jump up an inch or two from my 130mm when funds are available. But for now I like rip'n ahead of my XC friends! up and downhil!
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    Hello everyone!! First post here, and I might as well start it with a pic of my newer to me 2008 XC 604.

    Taken with my cellphone today on a paved trail ride with a friend. Low 40's and sunny, and most of the trails here are still not open.



    Mostly stock, with a few bits and pieces added on. I just LOVE this bike!!

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    Just picked her up today. 2008 XCT 555, NEW. It's gonna be a month or two before we get dirty. As I broke my scapula (shoulder blade) 5 weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcrouch355
    Just picked her up today. 2008 XCT 555, NEW. It's gonna be a month or two before we get dirty. As I broke my scapula (shoulder blade) 5 weeks ago.
    Where is the pic? This is a post a pic of your KHS thread. Need pics!!

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    Sorry. don't know why it did not post the attachment. I will try again when I get home tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcrouch355
    Just picked her up today. 2008 XCT 555, NEW. It's gonna be a month or two before we get dirty. As I broke my scapula (shoulder blade) 5 weeks ago.

    Here's to a speedy recovery and getting back out there to enjoy the new ride!

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    Here's my XC204 that I got last year as a frame and built up with old/new parts.


    Parts list:
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    Cheap wheels - soon to be Forte Xenduro on back
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    its a work in progress but i will have to finish the build after the holiday weekend. you get the idea, though...

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    ^ I am loving that color!! Any more pics?

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    Gee, does this one qualify? Seems a little silly next to all those high end FS rigs but my son sure is loving it
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    "High end" is all in ones mind. You've got him some fun on 2 wheels now go get it dirty! The smiles he will have are "priceless". Mine just started to ride with me on an entry level bike and he's 30!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    "High end" is all in ones mind. You've got him some fun on 2 wheels now go get it dirty! The smiles he will have are "priceless". Mine just started to ride with me on an entry level bike and he's 30!
    Dont have any "dirty" pictures, but its seen its fair share of mud already this year.
    First time out trail riding for all of us was Memorial Day weekend and it had rained for 3 straight days and if I remember correctly was one of the wettest Mays in Michigan history. Broke us in right.
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    it ain't expensive, but it's a steel KHS and it's moto as hell...those silly clipless/platform pedals have been replaced by a pair of vintage 737's.
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    my 2002 KHS Team ST

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    Hoping I can get a couple months out of her. Had a support tube added after the frame failure. I've read that your never supposed to weld a broken or cracked frame. But I did.
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    Looks great kermit, what all have you done to lighten the bike? I have an XC204 in XL and it weighs nearly 35lbs. I love the frame and ergonomics so much that I don't want a to get a new bike, so I'd like to lighten it as much as I can.

    First on my list is new wheels, seat post and handlebars.

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    1995 TiLite

    May be a bit old for you guys, but this is quite a light and fast bike. Built by Litespeed, frame weight 3.1lbs.
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    my ride as it is now





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    just got my new bike. Now to start making it mine. Already swapped out the grips and bar. fork comes next.
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    I just bought my second KHS today. A 2006 Solo One with a Rockshox SID on the front. Can't wait to ride it on the trails. I'll post some pics as soon as I can, along with one of my 1993 Montana Pro.

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    My 2004 KHS FR2000

    I bought the frame new 4 months ago and built it up and I am so glad that I did. I have a blast on this bike.
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    This is my Solo One with a SID and ElCamino brakes
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    Just got mine stolen from me on Oct 31st. 16 days of owning it with all new 2012 Suspension. I want to throw up right now. . .

    Glad I didn't add my other new mods, still, so bummed right now. I worked an arm and a leg to build this.

    1. SEKTOR RL ROCKSHOX w/140mm U-Turn Front Forks. Black Fork w/Gold

    2. FOX FLOAT RP23 Rear Shox Black/Gold

    3. CRANK BROTHERS IODINE 3 WHITE Leather Saddle (Seat)


    4. White (MEDIUM) KHS Frame with slight red/black accents & silver XC 204 model marking

    5. SRAM X-7 Drive Train

    6. Horst 4 Link Rear Suspension

    7. Maxxis Tires Front and Rear Tires

    8. Black Rims, Black Spokes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by radmojo View Post
    Just got mine stolen from me on Oct 31st. 16 days of owning it with all new 2012 Suspension. I want to throw up right now. . .

    Glad I didn't add my other new mods, still, so bummed right now. I worked an arm and a leg to build this.

    1. SEKTOR RL ROCKSHOX w/140mm U-Turn Front Forks. Black Fork w/Gold

    2. FOX FLOAT RP23 Rear Shox Black/Gold

    3. CRANK BROTHERS IODINE 3 WHITE Leather Saddle (Seat)


    4. White (MEDIUM) KHS Frame with slight red/black accents & silver XC 204 model marking















    5. SRAM X-7 Drive Train

    6. Horst 4 Link Rear Suspension

    7. Maxxis Tires Front and Rear Tires

    8. Black Rims, Black Spokes.


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    Nice bike and man that sucks that someone would do that, if its one thing I hate in this world, its a thief!!!!

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    New member here, I have amongst my bikes, a 604XC the SE version which is an Aussie specific one I am led to believe!

    When I get past my 10 posts I can post some pics, anyway the ones I have are pretty crap I'll do some better pics at the weekend, I realised that I spend more time modding and riding than i do photo'ing hehe

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    I can't post pics of my 2011 xc team because I don't have enough posts.

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    How about a thread bump with an updated pic!
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    Funny 133 posts and nobody rides a Velvet on this thread. What gives?
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    My rig.... Some of it... '11 XC 104 bone stock for now.
    Set of Wah Wah's should come in tomorrow.
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    ... and if we just ...


    Hi,
    I have a old KHS Montana Trail.
    I love it.

    After post the pics...




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    Hi all just joined up and thought I'd introduce you to my UK Spec KHS 604.
    (posted in correct place this time

    Had it since last July and loving every minute I get a chance to ride it...








    Made some mods to it, so upped the front rotor disk to a floating rotor 180 and rear floating rotor but left that at 160, DMR V8 flat pedals and some superstar lock on grips...

    And finally a picture of the bike and me in action.. this was from last years Mud Sweat and Gears race series held locally in the UK, in the Essex and eastern region...

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    Velvet

    I love my 2009 Velvet. I bought the frame last August and threw all my parts from my Iron Horse on it. It is a blast to race in Super D races.
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    During this winter, I decided I was tired of my XC204's "burnt orange" color; dark brown and black just weren't cutting it anymore. I tore the whole frame down, scuffed it with a scotchbright pad, and shot it with Duplicolor anodized orange Metalcast. While I was at it, I hit the black pivot arms with a belt sander to remove the powdercoat on the sides; a quick clearcoat will keep the from corroding. I ordered new decals from KHS, rebuilt the suspension and now I'm back in business!



    I decided that the upper portion of the rear swing arm looked better orange than black.



    20 seconds on the beltsander sure dresses things up!



    All finished. Now this is what I call orange!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EABiker View Post
    During this winter, I decided I was tired of my XC204's "burnt orange" color; dark brown and black just weren't cutting it anymore. I tore the whole frame down, scuffed it with a scotchbright pad, and shot it with Duplicolor anodized orange Metalcast. While I was at it, I hit the black pivot arms with a belt sander to remove the powdercoat on the sides; a quick clearcoat will keep the from corroding. I ordered new decals from KHS, rebuilt the suspension and now I'm back in business!



    I decided that the upper portion of the rear swing arm looked better orange than black.



    20 seconds on the beltsander sure dresses things up!



    All finished. Now this is what I call orange!
    It looks awesome man, did you use a base coat clear coat type of paint like what is used on cars?

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    Thanks! Actually, the pictures do no justice to the color. I used Duplicolor's Metalcast paint; it uses a silver metallic base coat, a clear candy orange coat followed by clear top coat. You can control the darkness of the color coat by the number of layers you apply. I did a bright to darker fade from front to back which doesn't show well in those pictures. All three spray cans were less than $25 altogether from the auto parts store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EABiker View Post
    Thanks! Actually, the pictures do no justice to the color. I used Duplicolor's Metalcast paint; it uses a silver metallic base coat, a clear candy orange coat followed by clear top coat. You can control the darkness of the color coat by the number of layers you apply. I did a bright to darker fade from front to back which doesn't show well in those pictures. All three spray cans were less than $25 altogether from the auto parts store.
    So just to not be misunderstood, the paint job on your frame was done using rattle cans!!! WOW.... any tips on how to lay it down so smooth?

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    Yep, just rattlecans. I layed down all layers of all 3 colors in less than an hour. I learned, just as it says on the can, that several light coats are better than one heavy one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EABiker View Post
    Yep, just rattlecans. I layed down all layers of all 3 colors in less than an hour. I learned, just as it says on the can, that several light coats are better than one heavy one!
    Alright thanks, hey one more question, did you have to scuff the paint between the silver and orange or did you just spray right over the base?

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    No, you only scuff under the initial coat on the frame, after that, just start spraying. I waited maybe 5 minutes between coats; probably took 3-5 light coats for each color to get complete, even coverage. Google Duplicolor Metalcast to see all the available colors, and how they turned out on other people's projects; pretty cool stuff!

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    I have KHS 525 and I want to replace the rear suspension , if anyone knows what are the bush sizes for this frame ? (its KHS 555/535/525 - all use same frame) . Pic attached .
    Pic would be attached , but for some reason its not allowed .

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    What suspension is it ?

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    [QUOTE=SuperJETT;7117219]New wheels are in!
    What shock is it ?

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    I did mine about 6 months ago. Call Fox and they have all the information. I did see it on these forums somewhere, but I didn't need it because Fox has lookup charts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom View Post
    I did mine about 6 months ago. Call Fox and they have all the information. I did see it on these forums somewhere, but I didn't need it because Fox has lookup charts.
    I am having difficulties call FOX from my country , since we share the same frame maybe you can tell me what eyelet sizes are ? Probably I will buy suspension on ebay and I just trying to estimate what I am looking for .

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    I understand but you will NOT find them on ebay. It is not a standard size. I can't check it because I don't have an inside micrometer at my house.

    I konw what your saying about the phone call, but in my opinion, it's the only way to order the right parts. All of the online shops I checked didn't have the right size anyhow.

    This is what I ordered from FOX
    Upper mount width – 22.2 mm
    Lower mount width – 36 mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom View Post
    I understand but you will NOT find them on ebay. It is not a standard size. I can't check it because I don't have an inside micrometer at my house.

    I konw what your saying about the phone call, but in my opinion, it's the only way to order the right parts. All of the online shops I checked didn't have the right size anyhow.

    This is what I ordered from FOX
    Upper mount width – 22.2 mm
    Lower mount width – 36 mm
    THANK YOU ! This helps

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    Picked up this 2010 in april of last year, love it. Only upgrade being A Vader Seat and a Shimano Deore Crankset as I bent the teeth on the stock crank.
    2010 535 a buddy picked up in may he's loving it as well.

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    Khs xct-525

    My 2009 KHS XCT-525. All stock except the pedals.
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    After lots of trial and error this is what i ended up with.

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    Sorry. Didn't work. Trying to figure it out. Will try again.

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    The suspense..........

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    After lots of trial and error, this is what i ended up with.

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    What all did you do to it?

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    I bought all the parts and pieces seperatly. Running fox F120 RLC FIT, Fox rp23 Pushed, avid elixir brakes, sram drivetrain, a mix of raceface and truvativ componets, and fort'e xenuro wheels with wtb moto raptor tires. Weights in at just over 27 lbs.

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    Here is mine. KHS Alite 4000. I build this one myself back in 2003. Bought the frame and a bunch of XT compoents and made my own. Comes in around 23lbs.

    I have just gotten back into biking. I had taken a break from it in 2004 after I got married. I just did not have time, but I haved dusted off the old girl and started to ride again. I forgot how much I missed it.

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    2009 KHS frame I bought brand new about a month ago. Finally got it all finished. So far I have really enjoyed it.







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    Wow man, great looking bike! You are going to love it! They ride nice man, very agile, climb decent, and just seem to have a fun factor to them! Enjoy
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    Very nice indeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom View Post
    Wow man, great looking bike! You are going to love it! They ride nice man, very agile, climb decent, and just seem to have a fun factor to them! Enjoy
    First thing I noticed was the agility and was very happy. I'm not too experienced but the Fuji Outland RC I had previous didn't feel near this good. Felt like I never had control of that bike but this one feels amazing.

    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Very nice indeed!
    Thanks a lot. I didn't want the white wheels at first but I kind of like them now.
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    First ride on the new fork.

    I'm not big-boned, I'm a Clyde.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boxman12 View Post
    First ride on the new fork.
    Care to share how it rides?
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1Gel View Post
    Care to share how it rides?
    Keeping in mind that it replaced an 8-9 year old Manitou Black, it's friggin sweet! It's my first air fork so I'm still working on tweaking it, but I had very good results on the shakedown run. Firm while the trail is smooth, takes up the little stuff like it's not there, very plush and smooth on bigger hits/drops etc. I have the rebound set not quite half way, so there is no "pogo" to it whatsoever. The lockout is also very effective, and despite it being my first fork with one I quickly became comfortable with reaching down to engage/disengage it.

    FWIW, I'm a Clyde (6', 235 if I ask the scale nicely) riding NorthEast US singletrack (rocky, rooty, rutted, rocky....................) and I was very happy with the performance of the Enix, and that includes the lighter weight and improved stiffness over the Black.
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    I've always had a thing for KHS bikes. Bought a used rigid for about $125 in 1999 or so and it's been my #1 bike ever since though about all that's left stock is the frame, fork, headset, stem and bars.

    I bought another used KHS (Montana Team), mostly for the XT components. Bought a very lightly used XT bottom bracket as well and bought a set of XT/Rhyno Lite wheels. Took the bike apart a couple years ago and repainted it using the green component of camo spray paint and built it back up with the XT stuff and the new wheels.

    Absolutely LOVE this bike!



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    And I had this KHS Flite 700 road bike for a couple years. Got a great deal on it as it had been left outside and had some rusted bolts and whatnot. About $30 and some time and it was nearly like new.


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    2012 Prescott

    Got a Prescott and took it for the first ride today. Very impressed with it!

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    Just built $1,000 and 39 lbs.
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    Nice looking DH200

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    My 2007 KHS xc004 that i bought off a friend. It came with spinner grind fork and a bunch of crappy parts. Upgraded fork to RockShox Tora Sl, easton mokey bar, specialized stem, Dt swiss 445d with The Captain tires, and avid bb7s. Bike lost a ton of weight!
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    How much does it weight?

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    1999 KHS Softail Comp

    Heres a couple quick picks of My 99 KHS softail
    XTR M960 Shifters,Levers, M952 Crank, BB and Derailers, 105 road cassette 12-25
    Mavic UST Crossroc Wheels and Michelin Tubless Tires, Judy Hydrocoil Fork

    Color is a Tangerine Orange (metallic fleck)
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    Nice.. another older KHS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the0r1st View Post
    How much does it weight?
    Not sure at the moment. Id say somewhere around 25- 27 lbs. I'll have to take it by the shop and get it put on a scale.
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    Khs xct 555

    Here is my bike
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    Here is my bike
    How's the Paul chain keeper working out and what travel fork are you running?
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    The fork is a RS recon 351 at 130mm, but it sits closer to 140 if that makes any sense. The paul chain keeper does the job, i am looking for something a little more robust. The BB mount chain guide will not work with my crankset. Any suggestions?
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    MRP or e-13

    Quote Originally Posted by pulley View Post
    The fork is a RS recon 351 at 130mm, but it sits closer to 140 if that makes any sense. The paul chain keeper does the job, i am looking for something a little more robust. The BB mount chain guide will not work with my crankset. Any suggestions?
    So you don't have an external bearing bb I take it. They both have a seat tube mount style. I have a Paul, and an e13/Hive. I like the e13 a little better as it has a closed retaining loop in back similar to a reg derailur to keep the chain in position better.

    If you're thinking on getting a newer cranks I'd wait and get the bb mounted type keeper with the upper/lower pullys for that bike.

    As for fork on these, I'm looking at picking up a 140mm travel to build up my frame again. Found a Fox Vanilla but has 15mm thru axle and I need to get a hub to relace my front wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    So you don't have an external bearing bb I take it. They both have a seat tube mount style. I have a Paul, and an e13/Hive. I like the e13 a little better as it has a closed retaining loop in back similar to a reg derailur to keep the chain in position better.

    If you're thinking on getting a newer cranks I'd wait and get the bb mounted type keeper with the upper/lower pullys for that bike.

    As for fork on these, I'm looking at picking up a 140mm travel to build up my frame again. Found a Fox Vanilla but has 15mm thru axle and I need to get a hub to relace my front wheel.
    I have an External BB, the crankset will not allow for any additional spacing inorder to work properly. The extra space added by the BB mount chain guide would allow my crank to pinch/smash the BB bearings, kinda like overtightening a headset. Long story short will not work unless i get a different crank. (Truvativ Stylo :-( )

    There was a local seller here in az that had a couple Fox 150mm travel forks super cheap! but they were tapered so that was a no go. This fork is from an old bike, waiting till i have the funds to get a new fork.

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    Hi Pulley,
    A couple of quick things, I run a Blackspire Stinger on my 08 and 09 XCT's using a Truvativ FireX, very similar to a Stylo. The first gen Stylo's had a short shaft, later model (07 +) should be ok. You can validate by looking for a space between the crank and the BB cup on the drive side. The manual is sketchy, but they say no spacers with a 73/73e (e= an extra 2.5mm). There have been threads about it in MTBR. It's worth a look, but not a guarantee with the Stylo, the FireX s definitly OK.
    Also, if you want to run a tapered steerer, you can use a CaneCreek lower cup that allows a ZS44 to run an external 1.5. It will raise the front a bit, but not too much. They call EC44 (External cup for a 44mm).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSabarese View Post
    Hi Pulley,
    A couple of quick things, I run a Blackspire Stinger on my 08 and 09 XCT's using a Truvativ FireX, very similar to a Stylo. The first gen Stylo's had a short shaft, later model (07 +) should be ok. You can validate by looking for a space between the crank and the BB cup on the drive side. The manual is sketchy, but they say no spacers with a 73/73e (e= an extra 2.5mm). There have been threads about it in MTBR. It's worth a look, but not a guarantee with the Stylo, the FireX s definitly OK.
    Also, if you want to run a tapered steerer, you can use a CaneCreek lower cup that allows a ZS44 to run an external 1.5. It will raise the front a bit, but not too much. They call EC44 (External cup for a 44mm).
    The shaft was to short! alread had a full chain guide that would not work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulley View Post
    I have an External BB, the crankset will not allow for any additional spacing inorder to work properly. The extra space added by the BB mount chain guide would allow my crank to pinch/smash the BB bearings, kinda like overtightening a headset. Long story short will not work unless i get a different crank. (Truvativ Stylo :-( )

    There was a local seller here in az that had a couple Fox 150mm travel forks super cheap! but they were tapered so that was a no go. This fork is from an old bike, waiting till i have the funds to get a new fork.
    Yeah I couldnt quite tell what cranks you had, thought you had the older style bb. Doesn't the chain guide require removing one of the shim spacers in it's place? Still didn't work huh.

    So I ran 650B wheels on my 555 when it was together. I wanted to try a real 650 frame so I bought a Ventana El Bastardo and swapped out parts. Nice set up but have to do some economizing now. Had/have the 555 frame for sale in here/Craigslist lots of lookers but no takers. Will get more net return selling the Bastardo then the few hundred $ the KHS will bring in. I'm hoping with a 140 fork and 650 front wheel it will get the slack(er) geo I'm looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Yeah I couldnt quite tell what cranks you had, thought you had the older style bb. Doesn't the chain guide require removing one of the shim spacers in it's place? Still didn't work huh.

    So I ran 650B wheels on my 555 when it was together. I wanted to try a real 650 frame so I bought a Ventana El Bastardo and swapped out parts. Nice set up but have to do some economizing now. Had/have the 555 frame for sale in here/Craigslist lots of lookers but no takers. Will get more net return selling the Bastardo then the few hundred $ the KHS will bring in. I'm hoping with a 140 fork and 650 front wheel it will get the slack(er) geo I'm looking for.
    I had a friend that suggested i run 650B wheels. He "was" riding a Jamis 650B2 at the time, and wouldnt stop talking about how much he liked the KHS XCT. Let me know what the verdict is once you run the 650s.

    As for the crank, it is currently set up w/o shims.

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    Taper steer

    Quote Originally Posted by RSabarese View Post
    Also, if you want to run a tapered steerer, you can use a CaneCreek lower cup that allows a ZS44 to run an external 1.5. It will raise the front a bit, but not too much. They call EC44 (External cup for a 44mm).
    Thanks for the heads up on lower cup. I hadn't thought of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulley View Post
    The shaft was to short! alread had a full chain guide that would not work.
    Is it an older version, pre-2007? SRAM has stated the newer version work with a BB mount chain guide. My FireX is late 2006, and does work. Either way, it look like you have found a solution. I'd like to see pics when your all up and running with chain stay mount. You never know when you need an alternative.

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    I've already had it 650.

    Quote Originally Posted by pulley View Post
    I had a friend that suggested i run 650B wheels. He "was" riding a Jamis 650B2 at the time, and wouldnt stop talking about how much he liked the KHS XCT. Let me know what the verdict is once you run the 650s.

    As for the crank, it is currently set up w/o shims.
    Worked great. BB a little high with them @ 13.75" w/130mm fork but good for pedal strikes on techy crawling. And the Special Ed FSR rr suspension is pretty good over all.

    I have my complete Ventana El Bastardo 650B up for sale now, but if it ends up I only sell frame they'll go back on the XCT w/ the 140mm fork I'm looking at.

    I'll keep tabs on thread and post back if I build KHS up.
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    From what I've read, you have to mod the triangle in order for the 650Bs to fit. Any pics of yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom View Post
    From what I've read, you have to mod the triangle in order for the 650Bs to fit. Any pics of yours?
    yes, what he said. have an '09 535 frame on the way and am kinda hoping to run it 650, as i have the wheels to do so, and a line on a fork that'd work.

    did you have to jack with the chainstay bridge?

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    NO mods needed for me

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom View Post
    From what I've read, you have to mod the triangle in order for the 650Bs to fit. Any pics of yours?
    Technically it would be needed to shim shock, but @ 135# I never get it compressed that far. Tire selection comes into play. I've had 2.1 Neo's and Nev's oon. Have a Quasi now but not thrown it on to check. Appears they are pretty close to the Neo in size tbough.
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    this is cross posted in the 650b forum, but anyways... the 535 ('09) won't go 650b. tried with a quasi-moto and it's not even close.

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    My street bike, 2005 KHS DJ200. Cheap & tough.
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