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2018 KHS Flite TEAM & 900 Review

I have personally owned the 2017/2018 KHS Flite 900 since its limited release in late 2016. The KHS Flite 900 is a remarkable platform, it is light weight, fast, stiff and performs alongside the common super bikes of today. The bike was built with input from the KHS/Maxxis Team to replace the 2015/2016 platform. The frame is equipped with a tapered head tube 1-1/8” to 1 ½”, full carbon monocoque construction, and built with high modulus carbon fiber in the places that matter. KHS call their High End Carbon T800.

2017 KHS Flite 900 Maxxis Team

Paul’s Custom 2017 KHS Flite 900 Maxxis Team

The bike has several wins as it has been used by the KHS/Maxxis Team and this year with the KHS/Elevate team. Recently you may have seen the bike in the 2018 Tour of Utah.

In fact as of August the Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team is the number 1 ranked team in the US.

My Bike is the same bike used by the KHS/Maxxis Team. This year the 2018 Flite 900 model is available in the Elevate team colors, in two models the Team (Shimano Dura-ace) and the 900 (Shimano Ultegra). Come see us, we are your authorized KHS Bicycles Dealer. More info on the Team

2018 KHS Flite 900


2018 KHS Flite 900 $3,099

Weight is around 17-18 lbs, stock my 2017 model came in around 17 lbs 14 oz.

Frame KHS Toray MSD T800SC(60%)/M40JB(40%) Full Carbon Monocoque, T47, 1-1/8-1.5 Taper, Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
Fork KHS Pro Full Carbon, 1.5 Taper
Headset FSA Orbit C-40-CF-ACB, N.42CF, 1-1/8″~1.5″ Integrated,
Carbon Cap
Rims Mavic Aksium Elite Wheelset
Hubs (F/R) Mavic Aksium Elite Wheelset
Tires Maxxis Relix, 700X25C, 170TPI, Folding
Spokes Mavic Aksium Elite Wheelset
Derailleur, Front Shimano New Ultegra, FD-R8000, Braze-on
Derailleur, Rear Shimano New Ultegra, RD-R8000
Shifters Shimano New Ultegra, ST-R8000
Chain Shimano Ultegra, CN-HG700-11, 11-Speed
Crankset Shimano New Ultegra, FC-R8000, 53/39T, XS: 165, S-M:170,
ML:172.5, L-XL:175
BB BB-T47 w/Reducer
Cassette SShimano CS-5800, 11-28, 11-Speed
Pedals n/a
Seatpost FSA SLK Carbon w/20mm Setback, 27.2X350mm
Saddle Velo Light-Weight Road, CrMo Rail
Handlebar FSA Energy Compact, 31.8, XS: 40cm, S-ML: 42cm, L-XL: 44cm
Stem FSA Energy, 31.8, XS: 80mm, S: 90mm, M-ML:100mm, L-XL:
110mm
Handlebar Tape Anti-Slip Cushion Tape
Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra, ST-R8000
Brakes Shimano BR-5810 Direct Mount w/Cartridge Pads
Color Matte Black
Frame Size XS/49, S/52, M/54, M/L/56, L/58, XL/61

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Team Model – $5,799

Frame KHS Toray MSD T800SC(60%)/M40JB(40%) Full Carbon
Monocoque, T47, 1-1/8-1.5 Taper, Replaceable Derailleur
Hanger
Fork KHS Pro Full Carbon, 1.5 Taper
Headset FSA Orbit C-40-CF-ACB, N.42CF, 1-1/8″~1.5″ Integrated,
Carbon Cap
Rims Q2 60mm Team Carbon Dip-60mm Hed Licensed Wheelset
Hubs (F/R) Q2 Team Carbon Wheelset
Tires Maxxis Relix, 700X25C, 170TPI, Folding
Spokes Q2 Team Carbon Wheelset
Derailleur, Front Shimano Dura-Ace FD-R9100, Braze-on
Derailleur, Rear Shimano Dura-Ace, RD-R9100SS
Shifters Shimano Dura-Ace, ST-R9100
Chain Shimano 11s Dura-Ace, CN-HG901
Crankset Shimano Dura-Ace, FC-R9100, 53/39, XS: 165, S-M:170,
ML:172.5, L-XL:175
BB BB-T47 w/Reducer
Cassette Shimano CS-R8000, 11-25, 11-speed
Pedals n/a
Seatpost FSA SLK Carbon w/20mm Setback, 27.3X350mm
Saddle Velo VL-1557 Ultra Light w/Carbon Base & Ti Rail
Handlebar FSA SL-K Compact Carbon, 31.8, XS: 40cm, S-ML: 42cm, L-XL: 44cm
Stem FSA SL-K, 3D Forged, 31.8, XS: 80mm, S: 90mm,
M-ML:100mm, L-XL: 110mm
Handlebar Tape Anti-Slip Cushion Tape
Brake Levers Shimano Dura-Ace STI-9100
Brakes Shimano BR-8010 Direct Mount w/Cartridge Pads
Color Team
Frame Size XS/49, S/52, M/54, M/L/56, L/58, XL/61

My 2017 KHS Flite 900 specifications

Frame KHS Toray MSD T800SC(60%)/M40JB(40%) Full Carbon
Monocoque, T47, 1-1/8-1.5 Taper, Replaceable Derailleur
Hanger
Fork KHS Pro Full Carbon, 1.5 Taper
Headset FSA Orbit C-40-CF-ACB, N.42CF, 1-1/8″~1.5″ Integrated,
Carbon Cap
Rims HED Ardennes SL Tubeless Ready Wheels

(Review on wheels here)

Hubs (F/R) HED Ardennes SL
Tires Hutchinson Galactik, 700X25C, Tubeless Folding
Spokes Sapim
Derailleur, Front Shimano Ultegra, FD6800
Derailleur, Rear Shimano Ultegra, RD6800SS
Shifters Shimano Ultegra, ST6800
Chain Shimano Ultegra, CN-HG700, 11-Speed
Crankset Shimano Ultegra, FC6800, 53/39T, XS: 165, S: 170, M: 172.5,L-XL: 175
BB BB-T47 w/Reducer
Cassette Shimano CS5800, 11-28, 11-Speed
Pedals Xpedo Thrust SL
Seatpost Thompson Masterpiece 27.2
Saddle Selle Italia SLR, Titanium rails
Handlebar Zipp Speed SL2 Shallow
Stem Zipp Speed SL2, 90mm
Handlebar Tape Lizard Skins
Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra, STI-6800
Brakes TRP R879
Color Team – MAXXIS/KHS
Frame Size M/L/ 56 cm

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