KHS Inc. Flite 200 Road Bike

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $519.00

Product Description

Frame Material: 7005 aluminum
Frame Angles: Unspecified
Sizes: large, medium, small
Colors: Silver
Fork: KHS
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Power Tools Linear Pull
Handlebar: aluminum
Stem: aluminum, adjustable
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless WTB
Front Der: Shimano FC-443
Crankset: TruVativ Touro, 30/42/52 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano RD-M340
Pedals: aluminum w/clips & straps
Tires: 700 x 25c Kenda Kontender

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JimmyJaymz a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2006

Strengths:    Strong frame, tight cockpit for manuvering, yet very, very comfortable for morning rides to work and/or gym.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike to squirt about town on. I first rid it of it's fenders, and just today retro-fit the rear fender by having it just go over the topmost of the rear tire. Its easy to trim and looks much sportier than you might think.

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Favorite Ride:   Shinipsit. St. Forest; Conn.

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   My friends shop, Chu

Similar Products Used:   2005 IronHorse Warrior HT; upgraded with FSA-e.thirteen-Hayes-Kenda-Marzocchi goodies and is a blast on the trails.

Bike Setup:   10 deg./100mm stem, Sette IXA saddle, 125psi in tires, and the trick fender mod.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dastardly_Dan a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2005

Strengths:    This is a sturdy fun bike that's great for getting around the city. It has a hybrid feel but is really a road bike. The bike also has excellent brakes, which are important for the streets of Chicago with all the crazy drivers in the city.

Weaknesses:    This bike is not very light and is a bit on the slow side. However, I'm comparing that to my racing bike. If I compare that to my bike that was stolen, this bike is just as good if not better just for the shear pleasure of riding it.

Bottom Line:   
I had an old Trek 8000 mountain bike that was tripped out with Rock Shox and all kinds of bells and whistles. Well the bike got stolen. Meanwhile last year I bought a beautiful Lemond Buenos Aires road racing bike (see my review on that bike). I needed an everyday bike for commuting to work and to run errands. I did not want to leave my $2000 Lemond bike parked around the streets of Chicago, which I did for about 5 months, and I was never sure if I was going to come back to a stripped bike or no bike at all. So I began my search for a good commuter bike. After searching and searching I found last year's model KHS Flite 200 road bike with a flat bar that was extremely comfortable to ride. I was looking for a hybrid but this bike is as comfortable as a hybrid but much more of a road bike due to the thin tires and racing style saddle. The bike also came with some really great fenders, which was awesome since I was going to buy some anyway. I purchased a Quick Track bike rack and an incredible MTX Quick Track trunk bag. The combo of all this stuff has made this bike a fun and very practical commuter vehicle. Also, you kind of feel like your traveling around in Europe on this bike and you just need a basket with a French loaf of bread in it. The one thing I did to this bike was remove the quick release tires and replace it with hex key locks for peace of mind when I leave the bike locked outside.

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Favorite Ride:   MS150

Price Paid:    $469.00

Purchased At:   Upgrade Cycle

Similar Products Used:   I put money down to buy a Kona Dew Deluxe. It had disc brakes that were cool but was a bit pricey ($600) and it only came in odd sizes, which the store was out of so I got my money back. I also test road an incredible Felt SR71 which was fast as hell and very agressive but it felt too much like my racing bike with a flat bar. I test road the Jamis Coda, which I heard nothing but raves about but after the test ride I thought it felt cheap.

Bike Setup:   All stock except for the quick release hubs that I switched for the hex key locks. I added the bike rack and trunk bag for practicality purposes. The fenders were already on the bike at the store when they were selling it.

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