Nov 13, 2003 5:53 PM
|Anybody know what rear wheel spacing this bike has? Along with any reviews? Thanks|
|re: khs cx-100||richpierce|
Nov 13, 2003 8:50 PM
|The spacing is 135. I used MTB hubsets to build my wheels. I am racing this as my main rig this year and am very pleased. I bought the frame and built it up myself. It's a couple years old model- blue- and Reynolds steel. I didn't get the factory fork and so I put a Redline fork on it. I am using the large size and I am 5'11" tall. I am using a short stem (80 mm) and the bike fits well.
The handling is predictable and neutral and the bike accelerates well. In predictability it feels like my Lemond Zurich. It is not slow nor sketchy or twitchy. There was some stiction in the rear shock until I took it apart, lubed it, and reset the preload. Now the soft-tail action is very smooth and helps to take the edge off stutter bumps in fields. Once in a while I hit something that "times" the rebound "just wrong" and the rear end will bounce a bit. But it's not like the bouncing around I get from my other aluminum frame.
The finish is good. Maybe the paint could be a little harder but it's pretty standard for a factory frameset.
Overall, I am very pleased and find myself less beat up after a race or two than I would expect to be. But then I'm old (50) and maybe more sensitive to getting jarred.
|re: khs cx-100||The Walrus|
Nov 15, 2003 12:53 PM
|I've had one for a couple of years. I built mine with commuting and trail bike use in mind, and it's good. The thing to bear in mind is that it's not plush; it won't handle big hits, but it does take the "buzz" off fire roads and singletrack. It's very subtle, and chances are you won't be overtly conscious of the effect while riding, but you will probably feel less beat-up at the end of a few hours than you would on other bikes. I had to make a point of doing back-to-back rides of the same fire road on the KHS and a Jake the Snake before I could actually
Do a search of the archives using "KHS" as the keyword (be sure to go back several pages in the results); there's quite a bit of earlier feedback.
Incidentally, I'm out of work and could be persuaded to part with mine...