KHS XCT 555 Reviews



Avg Rating: (5.00 out of 5) 2 gear reviews
MSRP: $2299.00
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Frame:New Trail Design AL6061, 4-bar Horst bearing linkage 5.5" Travel

Rear Shock: Rock Shox Monarch 2.1, Solo Air, ext rebound adjust

Fork: Marzocchi XC600 TST2 140mm, air preload, TST2, Lock Out, Compression & rebound adjust

Headset: Tioga ZST2 Threadless, Zero stack

Rims: WTB Speed Disc doublewall, w/eyelets

Hubs Front: Alloy disc, Rear: Shimano disc, QR

Tires: John Thomac Nevegal 26 x 2.1, Folding, 120TPI

Spokes: 14G black, 32

Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore

Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-9

Shifters: SRAM X-7 Trigger

Chain: KMCZ9000

Crankset: Truvativ Firex 3.1, 44/32/22, Alloy CNC Outer ring

Bottom Bracket: Truvativ GXP outboard cartridge bearing

Cassette: Shimano HG50 11-34 9-Speed

Pedals: Wellgo M919 clipless

Seatpost Q2 Light alloy

Saddle: WTB Silverado

Handlebar: Truvativ XR, 31.8, Triple Butted

Stem: Truvativ Team

Grips: WTB Weirwolf

Brake Levers: Hayes Stroker Ryde

Brakes: Hayes Stroker Ryde, 7" front/6" rear


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rich67 on November 11, 2009
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Pros: Suspension is outstanding, rides fantastic, looks great, built strong.

Cons: Monarch 2.1 is a little weak.

Recommendation: I bought this frame and did a build, using a RockShox SID Team fork, Shimano X7 shifting parts and a crank, and Bontrager equipment pimped from my Trek Fuel. This bike feels a lot better than my Fuel, handles better and climbs better. It's a bit on the heavy side, but by going easy on some components I was able to save some weight and keep it down. I highly recommend picking up the frame for about $450 and doing a build with a pre-existing bike you are planning on upgrading. It's the ultra-inexpensive way to acquire a low-cost high-end trailbike. I wish they'd stick a Fox shock on this bad boy; the Monarch is weak and bottoms out a lot. Plus, it lacks a gate adjustment and could use some more oomph.

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trek54 on October 14, 2009
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Pros: The marzocchi and monarch shocks work brillianty,rides very smooth and can take drops brilliantly. Great frame, very versitale bike.

Cons: little bit on the heavy side.

Recommendation: for the average singletrack or xc rider it works well, it can even handle some dh. i got the 08 clearance for 1200. For a bike with components like these it was a great price.

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