KHS Team Flite Reviewed- Nye’s Blog

IMG_7945We’re honored to have KHS Bicycles as the 2016 bike sponsor of the Yackle Brothers Racing Team.  They will be supporting us with 3 great bikes: The Team Flite Road bike, Six-Fifty 800 XC bike and Six-Fifty 7500 Enduro bike.   It’s Tour quality and is ridden by the KHS/Maxis Men’s and Women’s Professional Team. 12733469_1506826206291220_1133273211182950112_nThis blog would be too long if I was to write about all three bikes so I’ll be focusing on the Team Flite Road Bike for now.  I have been riding and racing the Team Flite Road Bike since mid December and there are so many things to love about it.

 

 

IMG_8161The KHS Team Flite Road Bike is very well made. It’s super lightweight.  Lifting up just the frame feels like picking up a couple pages of a newspaper!  The frame is very stiff and ridged so I can put out all of my power and none of it goes to waste.   The bike is super aerodynamic and cuts through the wind great.  The Team Flite’s geometry is so dialed it allows me to use my wealth of technical skills I’ve honed on MTB bikes on technical road descents and for avoidance of Road hazards.   I have full confidence in the KHS Team Flite, so racing at high speeds tightly packed in the Peloton is made comfortable.  IMG_8078.JPGSo you can feel comfortable building up the KHS Team Flite Road Bike with the highest level components and it will be right in place.  We are using Shimano brakesets, derailleurs, cranksets and cassettes and Full Speed Ahead K-Force Light Carbon handlebars, stems, water bottle cages and seatposts. We are riding on Vision’s awesome Metron 40 and 55 Wheelsets and Ergon’s SR3-S saddles will be keeping our buns comfortable during our long rides. Xpedo Thrust 8 pedals put our power to the ground.  There you have it, one sexy Bike!

IMG_7921Taking it out for a serious training ride, the Artist’s Drive in Death Valley, was a great chance to see how well the bike performed.   The climb was steep and the descent was fast with a lot of turns.  Going up the climb the bike was fantastic, every bit of energy I put out went straight to the rubber and the bike is so light that I could climb even faster.  Descending I had full confidence in my bike.  The frame didn’t flex a bit when I made the quick, sharp turns and the aerodynamic design of the bike allowed me to go even faster.

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We really appreciate the attention to detail KHS Bicycles puts into the Team Flite, just as they do with all their bikes.   The Team Flite Road Bike looks hot and is a lot of fun to ride.  I haven’t ridden a better bike.  If you’re looking to buy a bike you should definitely check out KHS Bicycles.Version 2

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