Ghost Kato FS 3 Bicycle - Unisex

5039-183

Description

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For aspiring off-road riders, the Kato line is cost-effective, but in no way cheap. Ghost designed the Kato FS 3 Bike to be affordable, but decked out with features borrowed from its top-of-the-line models. Their famous 4-bar frame linkage lets you brake hard without compromising the performance of the X-Fusion O2 rear shock. The RST fork has 130mm of travel to keep you focussed on your flow, and a remote lockout so you can tailor your ride to changing terrain. With Shimano components and 650B wheels, this rig provides fast, smooth riding with agility for mountain touring.

  • 7005 DB aluminum frame is strong and durable, while keeping the weight low and the cost reasonable.
  • Tapered head tube is wider at the bottom for better force transfer from the fork to the frame. The increased stiffness offers direct, reactive steering.
  • RST First GTRL AIR RLO front suspension has a remote lockout for changes on the move.
  • X-Fusion O2 RL rear shock gives you options to adjust the compression and the rebound.
  • Shimano components deliver speed and control, and hydraulic disc brakes provide precise stopping power.
  • Needle bearing system in the rear shock eye replace commonly used bushings for minimum break-away torque (less force applied to activate the shock). Allows great small-bump responsiveness.
  • Reverse hanger technology creates more direct shifting, mounting the hanger on the inside of the chain stay, reducing bending stress during shifting.
  • 650B wheels hit the sweet spot between a 29 and 26-inch rig.
  • Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your bike to any MEC Bike Shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for a year after purchase.
  • Ghost Bikes are designed in Waldsassen, Germany. Every model reflects a deep passion for cycling and meticulous attention to detail.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Trail riding
  • Cross-country riding
Frame Ghost Kato FS 650B 7005 DB aluminum
Front travel 130mm
Fork RST First GTRL Air RLO
Rear shock X-Fusion O2 RL
Rear travel 120mm
Stem Ghost AS-GH2 31.8mm
Seatpost Ghost light SP DC
Headset Ghost tapered
Handlebars Ghost Low Rizer light 31.8mm
Grips/tape Ghost
Brakes

Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.

Shimano M396 (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers Shimano M396 Disc
Shifters Shimano Deore SL
Derailleur (front) Shimano SLX
Derailleur (rear) Shimano XT
Crank + rings Shimano Deore 38-24T
Bottom bracket Shimano BB-51 BSA
Pedals Ghost Flats
Hub (front) Shimano Deore
Hub (rear)

The hub affects a bike’s rolling efficiency. Internally geared hubs require significantly less maintenance.

Shimano Deore
Cassette

Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.

Shimano HG50 10-speed 11-36T
Spokes Stainless
Rims Alex TD19
Tires Schwalbe Rocket Ron 27.5 x 2.25
Saddle Ghost VL 3315
Made in Taiwan