KHS introduced their 2015 line of fat bikes at Eurobike. KHS calls
their family of fat bikes the 4 season.
(article posted by Gomez of fat-bike.com)
2015 KHS 4 Season Fat Bikes
- compared to 2014 models all frames are changed, lighter with new geometry;
- KHS 4Season 5000 has been manufactured with new MSD Carbon™ KHS proprietary technology;
- models 4S 500, 4S 1000 and 4S 3000 have head tube angle of 68.5°
(difference -1.5° vs 2014 models), KHS 4Season 5000 Carbon have hta of
- chainstay lenght: now 475mm (+8mm) for 4S 500, 4S 1000 and 4S 3000 models, 468mm for new carbon model KHS 4Season 5000;
- KHS 4S 3000 and KHS 4Season 5000 feature 15x150mm front hub and 12x190mm rear hub
- all models have drilled rims: 80mm for 4S 500 and 4 S1000 with 4″ max tire size, 100mm
for 4S 3000 and 4S 5000 with 4.8″ max tire size;
- forks: full CrMo steel straight blade for 4S 500 and 4 S1000,
alluminium alloy straight blade QR15mm for 4S 3000, KHS high modulus
full carbon QR15mm for 4S 5000 model;
- KHS 4S 3000 and KHS 4Season 5000 have tapered steerer tube for possible upgrade with suspension fork.
4 Season 5000 Carbon
KHS 4Season 5000 with fork and carbon frame
- total weight: 31.68lbs
- carbon frame: 1250+/-50g
- carbon fork: 580+/- 20g
- complete spec’s - 4 Season 5000 Spec’s
- price: Usd $2999 MSRP
Read about the Entire 2015 Raleigh Cyclocross Line!
(Article and Pictures from BikeRumor.com)
At the top of the range, the RXC Pro gets updated thanks to the direct
feedback of pro racers like Ben Berden. Nearly every inch of the frame
has been changed with one of the biggest changes being the move to a
142x12mm rear thru axle dropout. One of the biggest concerns of going to
a wider rear end has always been heel clearance of the frame, yet
somehow Raleigh worked some of their magic to make the 142mm frame 7mm narrower
than the comparable 135mm QR frame. So it’s wider, but it’s narrower.
Got it? The front also stiffens up with a new proprietary 15mm thru axle
post mount fork with captured hose routing along the back.
Other tweaks include a new lower chain stay bridge for much better mud
clearance which prevents mud from accumulating behind the front
derailleur. Raleigh felt the frame was already plenty stiff, so the PF30
equipped frame is only 2% stiffer than the previous version which is
probably due to the through axle. What Raleigh really wanted to improve
on was the vertical compliance at the seat so they dropped the post
diameter to 27.2mm and thinned out the top tube and seat stays which
resulted in a claimed 37% more compliance.
Cable routing has been slightly improved to keep things running cleaner
and easier to replace while the system uses swappable housing stops for
mechanical or Di2 drivetrains. The RXC and RXC Pro share the same frame,
and differ only in spec with the Pro using Di2/hydraulic and the RXC
using full mechanical.
The company has offered single speed specific frames for a number of years, but never a complete bike. As their first full bike, the new RXS looks dialed.
Raleigh’s Brian Fornes tells us that they were so excited about the TRP Hylex single speed hydraulic brakes that they wanted to offer a full build around them so they did. The RXS is a true single speed frame with no shift cable braze ons, derailleur hangers, or otherwise – just a Gates Center Track belt drive system tensioned with an pressfit eccentric bottom bracket and a split seat stay to load the belt. The wheels use Raleigh’s own 23mm Impulse rims which are of course wrapped in Clement MXP 33mm tires. Unlike the RXC and RXC Pro, the RXS sticks with quick releases front and rear.
The RX 1.0 and 2.0 get a new coat of paint with the sweet Gulf Racing
inspired colors, and the 2.0 also gets the upgrade to the excellent TRP
Spyre mechanical discs.
Better turn out and better prize money for women means cyclocross is
attracting more females to the sport, and Raleigh is responding by
offering a new higher level womens’ specific build with the new RXW
Comp. Using the same frame as the RXW, the comp receives and improved
monocoque full carbon fork and an upgraded spec. Thanks to the American
Classic Racing wheels, SRAM Force 22 group, and high end TRP cantis, the
Comp is 2 pounds less than the RXW at 19 pounds.
"Raleigh have a new Maverick range of bikes with frames built from various types of Reynolds double-butted chromoly tubing.
'The original Raleigh Maverick was one of the first ever mountain
bikes, opening up a new world of trails and routes to off-road
explorers,' say Raleigh.
'The new Maverick opens up the route less travelled once again. On
gravel, on mud or in the urban jungle, it’s a true all rounder with the
personality to match. The Maverick takes classic day touring geometry
and tweaks the handling to be better suited for multi-terrain use.'
So, the Mavericks are designed as do-it-all bikes that can handle
everything from commuting to gravel riding – gravel, lest you haven’t
noticed, being the latest buzz word in the cycling world.
There are three Maverick bikes in the range. The Maverick Elite comes equipped with a Shimano Sora groupset with
TRP Spyre cable-operated disc brakes, and 35mm Schwalbe Spicer tires on
Raleigh’s own RSP CX2.0 wheels.
This bike looks like it could be a lot of fun." - Roadcc.com