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I am 5?7?, 165 lbs. I ride a Giant TCR for road, a Specialized FSR XC M4 S-Works for MTB, a Kona Smoke, Ibex Corrida, Xootr Swift and an Ibex Xray for my commute. I am bike commuter that travels 20 miles round trip. I’m also an avid cyclist that enjoys all sort of riding.
The mean streets of L.A, the San Gabriel River trail and Beautiful Fullerton.
The KHS Urban X is the least expensive of the KHS Urban line up, but it’s an awesome commuter/utilitarian bicycle.
In the short time I had the Urban X I put over 300 miles on it. I never had an issue with this bike, it was super reliable, it was super comfortable*, it was super fast, it was super stylish and it was super equipped. But once I found out how much this bike sells for at The Bicycle Lane in Fullerton, I was blown away. I couldn’t believe that this bike sells for under $300 bucks, $299.00 to be exact. The bicycle comes equipped with front and rear fenders,
A sturdy rear rack,
A suspension ‘Brooks Style’ saddle,
ergo grips and a kickstand. How well did it ride? At first I thought the ride was a little harsh due to the 100 psi tires, but I quickly adjusted to it. The upside: faster tires = less time it takes to get to work. The bike was also very responsive, the shifting was smooth and the gearing was wide enough to tackle uphills and fly on the flats. I found the Urban X to be rather stylish, it gets a lot of looks from fellow riders and drivers alike.
What didn’t rock:
Nothing really sucked on this bike. I was not able to get used to the saddle after 70 miles, but that’s an individual situation.
For the equivalent of 5 gasoline fill ups, you simply can’t beat the retail price of $299! I liked this bike so much that I didn’t really miss my Kona Smoke.
For more information visit the KHS website at www.khsbicycles.com