Kuota Kharma Road Bike

4.78/5 (27 Reviews)

Product Description

Kharma is a new frame built up in all of its parts with carbon fibers. It’s available in four sizes, sloping geometry and integrated head tube with full carbon fork and inox bearings. The excellent construction technology according to the production and quality standards ISO 9002, do bring to this frameset goods characteristics such as riding comfort, reactivity and steering precision.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ian smith

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2012

Strengths:    The geometry of the frame and set up, styling (very Italian), Ultagra groupset, Agility, comfort

Weaknesses:    Lack of internal routed cabling.

Bottom Line:   
Bought this bike whilst on holiday in France August 2012.
The bike is an absolute dream. I rode from Lands End To John O'Groats (910 miles) in July on a Cube Peleton. Nothing wrong with the Cube but I now wish I had the Kuota for the ride. The upgrade to the Ultagra groupset makes the controls very swift and easy to get on with.
The stying is very Italian and a real eye catcher.
I would recommend this bike to any enthusiast! top buy.

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

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2011

Strengths:    Everything

Weaknesses:    Components don't do the name or frameset justice.

Bottom Line:   
Had a devil of a job picking my upgrade but went for the prettiest, my Kharma is a thing of engineering beauty. The curve of th etop tube, the wasted seat stays the wings on the forks and the cot out aero seat tube. As a mount shes fast, nimble and very well behaved.Little of the original spec remains, FSA wing bars, Mavic elite wheelset with Michelin 2's, fi:zik seat, KMC chain, jagwire cabling, partial Red Groupset all adding to the beauty. Now the beats on the back has to work to match it.

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Favorite Ride:   Kuota Khrme

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   JE James

Bike Setup:   see review

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

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2011

Strengths:    comfort
relative price
great looks

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
After 6 years I think I can now provide an intelligent review of the Kuota Kharma. At 61 years of age with a cranky back and gimpy knees I can attest that this bike, when properly fit to the rider, provides a comfortable, if not plush, ride. I ride in centuries, charity rides, triathlons and I bike to work ~150 days a year. The Kuota Kharma is an incredibly comfortable and stable bicycle. The older versions like mine (2005) are classic in design and the performance is outstanding for the money. This bike delivers a comfortable, fast, stable ride at a reasonable price.

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Favorite Ride:   a smooth, wide surface with no cars wind or rain

Purchased At:   Tritech Multisport,

Similar Products Used:   TREK 5200
Merckx EX
Litespeed Classic

Bike Setup:   Kuota Kharma
Dura Ace 7800
Nuevation R28 wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eazy E a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2010

Strengths:    BB Stiffness, not many like it on the street, absorbs road vibration

Weaknesses:    Frame not the lightest, brand not well known so resale value is not the best (strength if you are buying)

Bottom Line:   
Finally the perfect bike I had been searching for! I'm more of a mountain biker, so I just needed the best bang for the buck and this bike is it plus some. I've been on steel and titanium bikes and this has to be the most comfortable of them all. I'm no racer, just a guy who pedals smooth and like to go fast while being comfortable. I actually owned a 2008 Kharma frame, but needed a small and a 2007 is what eBay had on auction when I was buying. The 08 model has the new beefier seat stays, but the 07 still lacked the flex that saps power. You pedal and it propels you like a rocket.

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Favorite Ride:   Dry Creek

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Le Tour, Airborne Zeppelin, and 08 Kuota Kharma

Bike Setup:   Full 6500 Ultegra, Bontrager Race X Lite Wheels, FSA K Force Bars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jailer6 a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2009

Strengths:    Price.
Not a very common bike.
handling and for the price you get Dura Ace and Ultegra components!

Weaknesses:    Cranks could be better. It came with the Shimano 6500 compact. Also the entire bike is carbon so had to upgrade the bars to carbon as they come with aluminum. No biggie but you need to put something in this spot.

Bottom Line:   
Bought a 2008 Kharma in the black and white on closeout from Nytro (First rate seller). First thing you notice is this bike is beautiful. The handling is predictable and no surprises.

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Favorite Ride:   any

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   Nytro

Similar Products Used:   specialized- All types

Bike Setup:   Fulcrum wheel set
Koobi saddle
Kuota 90mm carbon stem
Kuota Viking bars
Dura Ace Rear
Ultegra front
Kuota carbon seat post
Vitoria tires
Look Keo pedals

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