Kuota Khan Road Bike

4.3/5 (10 Reviews)


Product Description

Racing carbon bicycle
The new road player handmade limited series and “Slooping” geometry. Symbiosis of charm and function it’s the technology’s state of the art. Reactivity, comfort, longevity, low weight mixed to reward your passion for competition.


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jean Tougas

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2012

Strengths:    comfortable and fast rider but had two bad experiences. But Kuota honot their warranty and provided a KOM as replacement

Weaknesses:    I ve broke two frameset just uner the seat post !

Bottom Line:   
Be sure that your seat tube is uncracked !


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by megcortright a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2007

Strengths:    Comfortable, responsive, unique, fast.

Weaknesses:    Hard to get service and replacement parts

Bottom Line:   
I love the look and feel of the bike. The geometry fits me well (shor-ish top tube). It's snappy and descends like a bat out of hell. FUN.

Not so fun though when the bike has a problem. Twice now, I've laid the bike down on the drive train side, and bent and/or broken the dérailleur hanger. These were not high speed crashes in a race either, the most recent happened when a car backed into me slowly, tipping me and the bike over. The part is hard to find, because for some reason, the dérailleur hanger on the 2006 Khan is different than any other Kuota. And as was indicated Pedal Masher, the distributor is lax on customer service. R&A went out of their way to try and help me with a hanger from one of the bikes they already had, but as I said, none of them fit the Kahn. The first time the hanger bent, the distributor was away for a week on vacation, so I was without the bike for 3+ weeks. The second time happened more than two weeks ago, and my rep at R&A still has no sense of when the part will arrive -- the distributor does not return calls.

Also, last summer, I was told by my rep at shop, that my seatpost was cracked. The shop called the distributor repeatedly, and he never got back to them regarding warranty issues for the seatpost. The seatpost is 30.0, and kind of rare (I think only Thomson also makes this size). It would have been great if it was under warranty, but I don't think I'll ever know.

I've missed some races because of the dérailleur hanger snafu, and I am considering selling the bike, and buying a more mainstream bike so if there's a problem, it's not a total hassle and time drain (and time away from the bike) to fix it.

I have a love-hate relationship with my Kuota Khan.

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Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   R&A Cycles



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fernando Arevalo a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2007

Strengths:    Responsiveness, stiffness, velocity

Weaknesses:    None to tell

Bottom Line:   
Idecided on this one after it was made bike of the year 2004. i thrive at long hard sprints and my Khan paces my efforts amazingly well. it gets nods everywhere, is a different bike, daring in design and yet humble. I love the responsiveness and the speed. Never has a single issue with the paint or any other detail. Service is the ebst where I bought it and they changed through Kuota my other bike a Kredo without any delay or problem...

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Favorite Ride:   Long flat rides

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   Elio sports Montreal

Similar Products Used:   Kuota Kredo, Colnago C50 & Willier Cento

Bike Setup:   DA 10v, Fulcrum 1 wheels, Viking bar, FSA mega exo


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

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2006

Strengths:    Very responsive
extremly light
Very attractive, different from anything else out there


Weaknesses:    Ride is fairly harsh for carbon.
Too many decals
Have one spot where clear coat has chipped, read review about bad paint, hope clear coat holds up.


Bottom Line:   
This bike is very stiff, light and fast. Very responsive when you get out of saddle, no flex. Very good-looking bike gets comments all the time on it. Great climber.

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Favorite Ride:   Long hard climbs

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   Mission Bay Cycles {

Similar Products Used:   05 Tarmac Pro rides much better isn't quite as responsive
2000 Klein Quantum Pro
2000 Waterford 2200


Bike Setup:   Price paid didn't include wheels. Full Durace including crank, Viking one piece bars,{took sometime to get used to but down tube postion is perfect},Kuota saddle, {comfort ok} Topolino wheels, Tufo tires.


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

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2006

Strengths:    Very responsive
extremly light
Very attractive, different from anything else out there


Weaknesses:    Ride is fairly harsh for carbon.
Too many decals
Have one spot where clear coat has chipped, read review about bad paint, hope clear coat holds up.


Bottom Line:   
This bike is very stiff, light and fast. Very responsive when you get out of saddle, no flex. Very good-looking bike gets comments all the time on it. Great climber.

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Favorite Ride:   Long hard climbs

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   Mission Bay Cycles {

Similar Products Used:   05 Tarmac Pro rides much better isn't quite as responsive
2000 Klein Quantum Pro
2000 Waterford 2200


Bike Setup:   Price paid didn't include wheels. Full Durace including crank, Viking one piece bars,{took sometime to get used to but down tube postion is perfect},Kuota saddle, {comfort ok} Topolino wheels, Tufo tires.



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