Bike Radar posted their recent 4-Star review of the new KHS SixFifty Team.
Overall great impressions of the bike with a “Light but impressively surefooted and smooth riding cross-country hardtail for new standard gamblers”
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Best Mountain Bikes of Interbike 2012
From bikes with 27.5-inch wheels, to 29ers, to a few good old 26-inch options, here are the coolest models we saw at the annual bike industry trade show. —Louis Mazzante
Yes, 27.5-inch wheels (aka 650b) are invading the downhill
category. KHS rider Logan Binggeli has been testing versions of this 27.5 DH bike for several weeks and was so impressed he chose to ride it at last weekend’s Red Bull Rampage
. Building around the new mid-size wheels
, KHS lowered the bottom bracket .25 inches, reduced the head angle by half a degree to 63.5, shortened the chainstay .5 inches and extended the front center—the effective toptube is 2 inches longer than its existing DH platform. In downhill testing, KHS team manager Quinton Spaulding said the 27.5 bike was five seconds faster than a similar 26-inch version over a four-minute DH course.
Here is a recent acquisition from the internet. A KHS John Howard Signature Triathlon Pro from 1987. This was a $499 bicycle in its day. At about 23 lbs., it came with all the latest Shimano technology available. 6-Speed SIS Shimano Index Shifting, Bio-Pace chainrings and SLR Aero brake levers. The bicycle was also spec’d with an alloy quill stem and alloy pedals. Clipless pedals were just starting to take over the market but total domination from Look/Time/Mavic/Shimano was still a few years away.
KHS John Howard Triathlon Pro
Bio-Pace Chainrings were must-haves in 1987
6-speeds were standard in 1987. Now we use 9,10 and even 11!
Until a few years ago, all bikes looked like this
Here is the KHS sixfifty606 test to appear in the August 22010 issue of Mountain Bike Action.
MBA had tested 3 KHS models with 3 different wheels sizes (26″, 27.5″/650b and 29″) in a recent issue and received so many comments they decided to run a more in-depth test of the new sixfifty606 model. Check it out at