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100 mile KHS Urban X update

by Moe

KHS Urban X

I have passed the 100 mile mark on the Urban X. I’m happy to report that this bike has surpassed my expectations. The only thing that I had to change was the saddle. After 70 miles, I was not able to get used to it. I’m used to saddles with ‘love channels’ and the ‘Brooks Style’ saddle does not feature one. I also swapped the pedals for my dual platform (spd/platform), nothing wrong with the stock pedals, I’m just used to clipless pedals.

I have become used to the harsher ride of the high pressure tires as well, the trade off is that I have shaved 6 minutes off my daily commute due to the faster tires.

As for maintenance goes, cables usually stretch after being ‘broken in’, a simple adjustment to the rear derailleur took care of the mishifting attributed to the cables. I’ve done nothing else to the bike.

 
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One Response to “100 mile KHS Urban X update”

  1. jimmy l says:

    I bought a Motobecane Cafe Latte fm BikeDirect.com. Nice bike . Easy to assemble. I changed the grips for the flat type and put in pegs in the ends of the handlo bars and swaped the seat. It cost close to 550.oo. Then I saw the Urban X in a local bike shop for $319.00. What a great looking bike. I would have bought that in a heart beat if I had seen it first. Maybe I will give the Motobacane to my daughter.

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