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Old 04-30-15, 12:26 PM
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Khs montana comp. original shocks?

I just picked up vintage khs montana comp.

It has shocks that are mounted on top of the handle bars.

Are these stock? If not do they add any value to this bike?

Also, is there a brand name to these shocks? The only thing i saw was the word suspension written on the side.

Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 04-30-15, 12:36 PM
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It is a Softride 'Frankenstem'. It is not, I don't think, stock on that bike. That bike is from ~1992 or 1993 or so, and suspension forks were in their infancy then. I don't think the stem adds any value to the bike.
I had one and loved it, and thought it was better than the first suspension fork I had (a Manitou 3 I think), but woefully inferior to my next fork (a Marzocchi Bomber Z3).
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That stem only adds value to the bike if you're selling it to a Softride stem fanatic.

That's the nicer aluminum model, which cost about $50 more than the CroMo one.

That KHS Comp is a sweet ride! Stock stem was usually a Hsin Lung MTS-18800, a pretty average Cromoly stem.

Here's a link to the '93 catalog page: (your bike might be a year or two younger or older, but it's in the neighborhood)

Montana Comp | 1993 KHS (European/UK) Catalogue | Retrobike
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