KHS UK have released details of their 2009 range, from race-winning cross-country bikes to full-on downhill rigs.
The Alite Team hardtail, ridden to victory this week by Frederico Ramirez in La Ruta de los Conquistadores, is going carbon. It is available as a 22.2lb complete bike with Rock Shox SID Teams and XT groupset at £1999 or a frame with integrated headset at £799.
The Alite 3000 boasts a tougher, trail-ready double-butted frame, Rock Shox Recon Race fork, Hayes Stroker Ryde hydraulic disc brakes and Sram X9. It weighs in at 26lb and costs £899.
Another KHS bike proven on the world stage is the DJ-300, ridden to victory by Melissa Buhl in this year’s UCI 4X World Championships in Val di Sole, Italy. The frame retails for £199.
On the freeride side of things, 18-year-old Utah local Logan Binggeli mixed it up with the international stars at this year’s Red Bull Rampage. His arsenal includes the 5.5in-travel XCT555 slopestyle bike, 6in Velvet, 7.3in Lucky and 8.5in DH200, all with Horst link suspension and bulletproof construction.
KHS UK will also be offering XC (100mm) and XCT (140mm) bikes and frames from January, with further frames and bikes following in the spring. Bikes not in UK stock can be flown in from the US for special orders on five to 10 days’ notice.
KHS’s xct 140mm trail bike: khs’s xct 140mm trail bike