Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 KHS SixFifty 700 Mountain Bike Review

SixFifty Team Pictured

Let the trails take you places you've never been before - or just cruise your favorite Saturday trail - on KHS' SixFifty 700. 

With a 6061 double-butted aluminum frame as the backbone, the 700 is nimble for the tech and light for the climbs. Up front, a Manitou Marvel Comp fork handles the chatter and occasional big hits so you stay in control all ride long.

Stan's provides the rolling radness with 27.5-inch wheels wrapped in Maxxis Ardent tires so you navigate rock gardens with ease and bite into the corners like a pro.

You'll need that responsiveness once the smooth SRAM X1 drivetrain gets you up to speed and provides the perfect gear for all the undulations of your day on the trail. The 700 is topped off with fine components like a Kore handlebar and stem, plus a comfy WTB Volt Comp saddle.

• Frame: 650B Alloy 6061 Double Butted custom formed TT & DT w/replaceable derailleur hanger, 1.5 Taper
• Fork: Rock Manitou Marvel Comp TS Air, 100mm Absolute plus dampening, Ext Rebound adj & Compression Adj to lock 1.5 Taper 15mm Axle
• Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5E Zero Stack, 1 1/8”x 1.5 Taper
• Rims: Stans Rapid 25 double wall 32H Tubeless ready
• Hubs: KT S/B Alloy Disc W/CNC Rotor Flange, 15mm Thru-Axle Front
• Tires: Maxxis Aren’t Race M329RU, 36/EXO/TR 27.5 X 2.2 120 TPI Folding Tubeless ready
• Spokes: 14g Black w/alloy nipples, 32x32
• Front Derailleur: N/A
• Rear Derailleur: SRAM X1, 11a X-Horizon, Type 2
• Shifters: SRAM X1 11a Trigger right only
• Chain: KMC X11L
• Crankset: SRAM X1, 1000 X-Sync, Forged GXP, 36T
• Cassette: SRAM XG-1180 10-42T 11-speed
• Pedals: N/A
• Seatpost: KHS Alloy micro-adjust, 31.6X350mm
• Saddle: WTB Volt Comp
• Handlebar: Kore XCD Riser, 710 x 15mm, 31.8
• Stem: Kore XCD, 3D Forged, 31.8mm (S:80mm, M:90mm, L:90mm, XL:100mm)
• Grips: Q2 Lock-on

• Brakes: Shimano BR-M506, Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Totors

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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.