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    KHS Urban Express vs Absolute 2.0 - What am I paying extra for?

    Hi Everyone,

    This is my first post as I am new to the cycling world. I just sold my old bike because it was much too big and am going to splurge on a new bike, but I don't know enough about bikes to decide.

    I tested the Fuji Absolute 2.0 which I absolutely love, but it is a little out of my price range that I was hoping to spend. I also tested the KHS Urban Express which I also enjoyed.

    My question is what am I paying extra for in the Fuji Absolute and is it worth the extra amount in terms of cost for a novice rider like myself.

    I'm riding on paved trails around 25km.

    Thanks Everyone.

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    Links would be helpful:

    http://khsbicycles.com/06_urban_xpress_09.htm MSRP $489

    http://fujibikes.com/LifeStyle/RoadP...bsolute20.aspx MSRP $820

    The KHS is full Cr-Mo steel, the Fuji is aluminum frame with a carbon fork. Others can comment on the other differences.
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    what is the price difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    what is the price difference?
    MSRP's added to post #2.
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    Looking at the webpages and the prices, I can't really answer the question. If a bike isn't calling to you to take it out for a ride, it will find itself neglected, is about all I can say.

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    Let's see.

    You are probably paying about $100 extra for the carbon fork. Definitely extra for the Shimano Deore front and rear derailleurs & shift levers. More expensive wheel set. Hard to say on many of the other components, as both are using a lot of no-name, house-brand stuff.

    The Fuji is lighter, my guess is by 3-4 pounds. More speed-oriented than the KHS. But the KHS would likely have a smooth ride, with its cro-moly frame and wider (35mm) tires - although those Fuji carbon forks do a good job of absorbing vibration.
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    Thank you very much for your replies. I picked up the absolute 2 and love it.

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