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Old 02-06-07, 06:32 PM   #1
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Khs Dj300

Any experience with this frame? I have found some insane deals online for the frame only.

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Old 02-06-07, 07:09 PM   #2
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KHS sucks, and I'm not joking. The reliability of their DJ/Freeride/DH bikes are a bit questionable.
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I was just wondering why it's $500 MSRP, and I can find it online for like $120.
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It's likely a 2005 or 2006 model.
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you can find the dj100 frame for $100 on jensonusa.com
but you'd do better saving for a better frame.
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Old 02-07-07, 09:55 AM   #6
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KHS sucks, and I'm not joking. The reliability of their DJ/Freeride/DH bikes are a bit questionable.
Not too sure I agree with you there, Smashy. Nor apparently do the people here: http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/manufacturers/2577/

Any actual facts to back up your statement?
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Yeah, and the DJ300 frame is only $120 at wheelworld.com.
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I'll be racing a KHS Team XC, full XTR stuff hung off it this year. Should be in this week. I'm looking very forward to it. I know someone who raced his Team bike all last year and didn't have any complaints.
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Not too sure I agree with you there, Smashy. Nor apparently do the people here: http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/manufacturers/2577/

Any actual facts to back up your statement?

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Freeride...t_125311.shtml
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Yep, stay away from that "suckung: dirt jumper 3 front shox!!!" and you should be okay.
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Might check this too - - got an e-mail this afternoon. Frame and fork $225:

http://bicyclewarehouse.com/itemdetails.cfm?id=6952

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Just to point out, that score is from just one review (An idiotic review, at that). Hardly a valid sample of opinions. If you actually look at the link I posted you'll see that, in general, KHS products with multiple reviews (i.e. more than a handful) usually score pretty well.

So, to say that "KHS sucks" (eloquent or what?), just doesn't seem to be fair, or true.

Disclaimer: I have a KHS Flite 800 road frame. Which is sweeeeet!

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Just to point out, that score is from just one review (An idiotic review, at that). Hardly a valid sample of opinions. If you actually look at the link I posted you'll see that, in general, KHS products with multiple reviews (i.e. more than a handful) usually score pretty well.

So, to say that "KHS sucks" (eloquent or what?), just doesn't seem to be fair, or true.

Disclaimer: I have a KHS Flite 800 road frame. Which is sweeeeet!
Up to 2001, I was on KHS bikes. From my own experiences and others, I have seen a bunch of cracked, snapped KHS bikes, not so much on the xc and road side of things, but with the DH/Freeride bikes, the stays tend to break easier than others. It might have changed by now, but I am definately turned off from them.
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Up to 2001, I was on KHS bikes. From my own experiences and others, I have seen a bunch of cracked, snapped KHS bikes, not so much on the xc and road side of things, but with the DH/Freeride bikes, the stays tend to break easier than others. It might have changed by now, but I am definately turned off from them.
Ok, fair enough. It sounds like they may have had problems on the DH/Freeride side, but that's fairly different from saying a blanket "KHS sucks".

Just my 2c.
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