KHS Inc. TR-101 Commuter Bike

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1199.00

Product Description

  • Frame: Reynolds 520 Double Butted full Chromoly
  • Fork: Full Crmo w/rack bosses
  • Spokes: 14G Black 36°
  • Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace 9-Speed bar ends
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano Octalink cartridge

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Joe Adamski

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2016

Strengths:    Steel is real. Pretty much a basic touring frame with entry level components. With careful assembly by my LBS, I have had no issues. Lower gearing is for touring.. I know I can load this puppy and actually ride it. For $1050 I got a nice, solid workhorse of a bike. Which is what it designed to be.
Stable riding
Pretty adjustable for fit.
good stock gear choice for commuting or touring.
For my body, the saddle was pleasantly comfortable.
I would put this alongside a LHT or 520 .. all are reliable workhorses.

Weaknesses:    My major disappointment is the advert specced bar end shifters, it arrived with integrated brake handle shifters. Indexed, not switchable to friction ( for touring, that is a downside.) also, specced for 26" wheels, it came with 700 ccs. Not the end of the world on either instant, but misleading.
I cannot believe the Kenda Kwest 700x32c, w/K-Shield Anti-puncture tires are especially adept at anti puncture, since I have had several flats recently ( acknowledging i ride in a particularly nasty part of town, on Hwy 'dirty' 30. )

Bottom Line:   
I am glad I kept my old bike for fun rides. This is a workhorse. Not particularly fun, but seriously reliable. I hope I learn to love this bike, perhaps like one likes an old beater car, for its reliability and character. I have only logged just over 1000 miles on it, it has not inspired a cute name, or a sense of connection. Its a bike. Nothing more.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Matt a Commuter

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2013

Strengths:    Great frame

Weaknesses:    All screws have come loose, some fell off while riding on my first few rides.
Nipples have come loos and can be tightened by hand.
After 500 miles, the wheels have trouble spinning freely.

Bottom Line:   
Save yourself the problems and do not buy this bike. Many times I have walked out with my bike, jumped on it for a ride, only to find out something is not working right. Back into the workshop for a few hours. Needs a new wheelset, new chain, and new brakes.

Do not wast your money on this one. I e-mail KHS about the problems, and never received a response.

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Price Paid:    $1100.00

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe Vance a Commuter

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2009

Strengths:    smooth ride. good tires for all season. shifts well.

Weaknesses:    bigger big ring, smaller small ring

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a must ride for commuters. Very smooth ride. Very quick accelerations. Rack is far enough back for you avoid heel problems. Super sweet.

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Favorite Ride:   KHS TR 101

Price Paid:    $1099.00

Purchased At:   Spin Zone

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