The new KHS Grit 4400 leads their charge into the gravel bike category with a hi-mod carbon frame and fork for just $2,200. For that, you’re getting a basic Tiagra 10-speed drivetrain with Avid BB5 mechanical brakes with inline brake levers on the flats. The frame’s ready for racks and fenders, too, making it a pretty solid entry that’s very much worth upgrading in the future.
There’s also new disc ‘cross bikes, race road and a very, very tall Flite designed by none other than Lennard Zinn…
The parts shown don’t match showroom spec, but for the coin it’s a pretty solid package…which seems to be KHS’s strategy: Offer dealers a great margin and consumers a great deal and things’ll move. Things like Formula hubs, Weinmann rims and Maxxis tires all add to the value.
Internal cable routing gives it a higher end look, too. And hey, threaded BB! There’s also an alloy model that’s just $1,300.
The CX300 is their sole alloy ‘cross bike, sitting below two carbon framed models, and retails for just $2,199. It’s spec’d with a tapered carbon fiber fork, Shimano 105 group with hydraulic disc brakes and an FSA cockpit.
Like the gravel bike, fender and rack tabs are in place to expand its versatility.
The Flite 900 is the team-level race bike. It’s shown here in sponsored spec with Dura-Ace and PRO cockpit, but the showroom models will have Ultegra and FSA for $3,299.
The frame has some great lines that add stiffness and character.
The Flite 747 BNT (Big & Tall) is a Reynolds 520 double butted steel road bike designed with input from Lennard Zinn, who’s had a lot of experience making bikes for folks that are well over 6’2″.
Things like an extended head tube and longer cranks help tall folks find a good fit, and it’s nice to see a major brand tailoring a product to that market for much, much less than what a full custom bike would cost. This one retails for $1,899.
On the mountain bike side, the SixFifty 7200 uses their free floating 160mm suspension but comes in at lower price point. It’s the same frame as the 7700 but with a lower price of just $3,699. But for that, you get an amazingly good bit of kit.
The drivetrain and brakes are full SLX with an XT rear derailleur. Suspension is a Rockshox Pike RCT3 and Monarch RT3, plus a KS remote dropper post. Wheels are 650B WTB Frequency i23 with Maxxis tires. A Kore alloy bar and stem and WTB saddle round out the package. That’s solid spec for the money, with parts that’ll hold up to a couple seasons of enduro-rific riding.