KHS XCT 555 Mountain Bike Review

5.00 out of 5
WHERE TO BUY    MSRP: $2,299
Rider Questions
Member Bikes
5 bikes
on Mar 26, 2020
on Feb 4, 2016
on Sep 8, 2015
on Mar 30, 2015
on Dec 20, 2013
Top Rated Gear From KHS
KHS 3500
KHS Winslow
KHS Flagstaff
KHS 4 Season
KHS 4 Season 5000

November 12, 2009
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.

October 14, 2009
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.