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    NitroPye
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    KHS AM1000 Frameset

    Looking to get into more AM style of riding from XC and I ran across a KHS AM1000 frame. Wondering if anyone has any experience with these? I hear they are a tad heavy, but for ~$300-$400 it seems like a good way to get into more aggressive riding.

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    I think you've pretty much figured it out. Good frame, slightly heavy, excellent price. I race on an XC Team and can say the same. The value is great on the KHS but isn't as blingy as some of the others, mainly because of weight I assume.
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    The heavier the frame the less chance of it failing. Lighter is NOT always better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIC0 View Post
    The heavier the frame the less chance of it failing. Lighter is NOT always better.
    Yeah, that's why no one ever breaks Walmart bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    Yeah, that's why no one ever breaks Walmart bikes.
    I thought it was because no one rides them.

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    Yep. I have no problem with mine. I was going to sell it this year and get another, maybe even race a hardtail instead, but I decided I'll keep it for at least another year and get another training bike (29er SS). I'll see how I like that and may enter some races on that too.

    I would not be able to do that with a Turner Nitrous because of my weight. If I ever got one of those and stayed near the weight limit for the season, I would still sell it at the end. I'd be too worried about something happening to it with too much use.
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    Ah I just thought of something else. I am a tad on the light side myself and this would be my first FS bike and it has a spring not just an air / oil shock. I'm sure I will play around with dialing in the rear suspension for a while, but at 125 - 145 lbs (my weight changes drastically a lot) I may need a lighter spring or what's the point of riding FS? Does that logic sound about right?

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