If you read my previous post, today I got to ride a sweet bike. The KHS Urban Xtreme was a real pleasure to ride to work today. I installed a rear rack so I can use the Banjo Brothers Panniers, it’s too hot to ride with a messenger bag. I rode my 21 mile commute today, I got a good first impression of the bike.
Here are the highlights:
The Bike is really comfortable to ride. Thanks to the carbon fiber fork and the regular pressure tires (I was running 70 psi in the rear and 60 psi in the front.), the bike ‘floated’ thru the cracks and rough terrain. The shifting was smooth and precise, the brakes worked very well and the handling was very predictable. I also loved the dual sided pedals that come with the bike.
I didn’t care much for the handlebar grips. They were somewhat uncomfortable.
I’m looking forward to putting some good mileage on this bike, I can see myself riding it to the beach, charity rides and for errands.