KHS SixFifty

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32.1, 30.0, 23.0 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the KHS SixFifty. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

12 reasons to buy

  • The carbon frame is praised for being light, stiff and sturdy, with a structure that spreads stress over its long curves.
  • Reviewers loved the geometry, which is seen as contributing to a compact, nimble and playful ride.
  • Experts saw the 7200’s full-suspension alloy frame as bearing a ‘respectable weight’ for an all-mountain machine.
  • Riders found the rigid SixFifty to be fast and efficient on climbs, but to perform even better on descents.
  • Some models, including the 680+, 6600 and 5500 - come equipped with remote dropper-posts.
  • Owners said presentation of their carbon SixFifty was attractive.
  • Most models sport Shimano hydraulic brakes, which experts appreciated.
  • The 800’s Fox-32-Float Air-Fork with remote lockout… impressed.
  • Rigid SixFiftys were seen as versatile all-rounder off-roaders.
  • As is with most of KHS’ range, the SixFifty was an affordable option for buyers.
  • SixFifty’s were lauded as sporting good quality components throughout.
  • The 1x11 drivetrain on the 800 (and other modern models) was well-regarded.

8 reasons not to buy

  • Riders sometimes experienced twitchy steering on the 7500. Experts found themselves overcorrecting steering on sketchy terrain, with the Team model.
  • When it comes to weight; the 3500’s alloy frame – and the 6600’s carbon frame – both struck experts as a little heavy.
  • The 6500 was limited to a shorter dropper-post due to the shape of the seat tube.
  • On loose, high-speed descents, the SixFifty Team felt less confident to experts.
  • The 6600 was priced too highly for one expert.
  • As far as the Maxxis tires on the 7200 go, experts felt they needed an upgrade.
  • The 7200 felt a bit cramped for taller riders. Sizes, in general, seemed smaller than usual.
  • The 7200’s dropper-post was billed as under-responsive.

Bottom line

There are many full and front-suspension models of KHS’ SixFifty. One of the most popular, the 800, is seen as a good-value bike with high-quality components and a lightweight carbon frame that would usually only be seen on higher-priced models. As a dependable, long-term choice for a machine that handles cross-country as well as something a bit rougher, this might be the bike for you.

Expert Reviews

75/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
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KHS SixFifty 6600 Ride and Review (California Mountain Biking)


KHS Sixfifty Team – First Ride Review

Light but impressively surefooted and smooth riding cross-country hardtail for new standard gamblers.

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Tested: 2015 KHS SixFifty 7200

This bike definitely targets the more average rider than someone looking for an enduro race machine, yet it would make a solid starting point for someone looking to enter some races.

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Test Ride Review: KHS SixFifty 7500 Enduro Bike

…the KHS SixFifty 7500 is a high end enduro / all-mountain rig that will get riders up the trail quickly and back down even faster.

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KHS SixFifty 680 Plus Test Ride Review

The 680+ … really shone on the descents, despite lacking the squish in the rear.

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User Ratings

86/100 based on 20 ratings
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