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Ghost Kato FS 3 Bicycle - Unisex


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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 with an affordable aluminum frame, but decked it out with features 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 RockShox Recon fork has 130mm of travel to absorb chunder and let you focus on the flow. With Shimano® components and 27.5in. wheels, this rig provides fast, smooth riding with agility for mountain touring.

  • Hydroformed 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
  • RockShox Recon front suspension can be locked out to improve efficiency when climbing
  • X-Fusion O2 RL rear shock gives you options to adjust the compression and the rebound
  • XT Plus rear derailleur has a one-way ratcheting cam that prevents your rear derailleur and chain from bouncing around down tricky lines
  • Shimano Deore, SLX and XT 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
  • 27.5in. 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

Weight14.18kg (X-Small)
13.95kg (Small)
14.02kg (Medium)
14.23kg (Large)
14.48kg (X-Large)
Ideal for
  • Trail riding
  • Cross-country riding
FrameGhost Kato FS 650B 7005 DB aluminum
ForkRockShox Recon
Front travel130mm
Rear travel120mm
Rear shockX-Fusion O2 RL
StemGhost AS-GH2 31.8mm
SeatpostGhost light SP DC
HeadsetGhost tapered
HandlebarsGhost Low Rizer light 31.8mm
  • Shimano M506 (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano M506 Disc
ShiftersShimano SLX
Derailleur (front)Shimano Deore
Derailleur (rear)Shimano XT Plus
Crank + ringsShimano SLX 38-24T
Bottom bracketShimano SLX
PedalsSold separately
Hub (front)Shimano Deore
Shimano Deore
Shimano HG50 10-speed 11-36T
ChainShimano HG54-10
RimsAlex MD21
  • Michelin Wild Grip R2 TS Performance 27.5 x 2.25
SaddleGhost VL 1353
Made inTaiwan

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