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Well, I had to return the Flite 100 that I reviewed last month. As I was checking out the KHS Bike Catalog, one bike caught my eye: The KHS Flite 250, an entry level Flat-bar steel (yep, steel!) road bike with a carbon fiber fork.

Here’s the spec list:

Frame: CrMo 4130 Double butted 3-main w/carrier bosses
Fork: Carbon w/Alloy steerer
Headset: Cane Creek Aheadset
Rims: Weinmann XTR16 Doublewall w/CNC sidewall
Hubs: Formula alloy QR, Cassette
Tires: Kenda Kontender 700X26C
Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-R440
Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-2200
Shifters: Shimano ST-R221 for Flat Bar
Chain: KMC Z82
Crankset: Alloy Forged 50/34
Bottom Bracket: Sealed cartridge
Cassette: SRAM PG-850 11-28, 8 Speed
Pedals: Resin w/steel cage
Seatpost: Alloy Micro-adjust
Saddle: KHS Road Padded
Handlebar: Alloy Flat Bar, 580mm
Brake Levers: Shimano ST-R221 for Flat Bar
Brakes: Alloy dual pivot
MSRP: $599

As I mentioned, this bike comes with a carbon fiber fork,

a 50/34 compact double crank:

and 2 sets of water bottle bosses and rear rack mounts.

We’ll be putting on some miles on this bike, come back for the updates.