Friday, October 18, 2013

The Best Way To Enjoy 'Cross on a Budget

KHS Cyclocross Bikes Now Equipped with Disc Brakes


The 2014 KHS CX300 and CX100 are the latest in KHS Cyclocross bikes, announced this year at Interbike live up to KHS reputation of being low cost, consisting of great components and nice aluminum framesets.



The frames of the two models are different: the CX300 uses KHS Ultralight A7 alloy while the CX100 opts for more affordable and slightly heavier 6061 aluminum frame. They both have a KHS carbon disc fork with an alloy steerer.

The CX300 is race-ready with cyclocross oriented 36/46t chainring combination, while the CX100 is more versatile with a 34/50t compact crankset that commuters and dirt road adventurers tend to prefer.

"The CX300 is the ideal entry-level race bike, with stable handling and all the fittings to make it an awesome wet weather bike, commuter, or gravel bike. This year's edition looks to bring the power of hydraulic brakes to the mix, albeit at a higher price" -CX magazine

Full Specs Below:

KHS CX300 Cyclocross Bike Specs

• Frame: Ultra light A7 alloy, double butted w/ Disc mounts and internal cable routing
• Fork: Carbon CX Disc w/ Alloy Steerer
• Headset: FSA Orbit IS-3-CX integrated
•Wheels: WMN XC-180 700C with KT-XA2F, S/B Super Light Disc hubs
•Tires: Maxxis Mud Wrestler, M209P 700x33c 60TPI Folding
• Groupset: SRAM Rival with SRAM SB-700-HRD Hydraulic Shifters
• Chain: KMC X10SC w/ missing link
• Crankset: FSA Gossamer Compact MegaExo 2 pc, 46x36 w/ alloy chainrings
• BB: FSA MegaExo outboard cartridge bearing
• Cassette: Shimano CS-4600, 12-28T, 10-speed
• Seatpost: Q2 Carbon, 27.2x350mm
• Saddle: KHS Sport Road
• Handlebar: Ritchey Comp Curve 31.8
• Stem: Ritchey 4-Axis, 3.1.8 O/S, 6 degree
• Brake Levers: SRAM SB-700-HRD Hydraulic
• Brakes: SRAM SB-700-HRD Hydraulic Disc


KHS CX100 Cyclocross Bike Specs:

• Frame: 6061 Alloy Double Butted w/Disc Mounts and Internal Cable Routing
• Fork: Carbon CX Disc w/ Alloy Steerer
• Headset: FSA Orbit IS-3-CX integrated
• Wheels: WMN XC-180 700c with alloy disc QR hubs
• Tires: Maxxis Mud Wrestler, M209P 700x33c 60TPI Wire
• Groupset: Shimano 105
• Chain: KMC X10SC w/ missing link
• Crankset: KHS Forged 2pc, Outbord Bearing, 50/34 alloy
• BB: Outbord cartridge bearing
• Cassette: SMN HG6210 11-32T 10-speed
• Seatpost: Q2 Carbon, 27.2x350mm
• Saddle: KHS Sport Road
• Handlebar: Alloy Butted, 31.8
• Stem: Alloy 3D Forged, 31.8
• Brakes: Shimano Disc, BR-R317 160/140mm

Brantley SmithAbout Me
Hello, I am Brantley Smith and have been riding road and mountain bikes since the mid 90's. I previously worked here at Ride-A-Bike from mid-97 to mid-2000 doing repairs and other duties around the shop. I attended Wester Carolina University and graduated in 2004 with a computer information systems degree. Add my to your circles.