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Ghost Kato FS 5 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 5 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 Fox Float RL rear shock. The Fox fork has 130mm of travel to keep you focussed on your flow, and 3 adjustments let you tailor your climbs and descents to changing terrain. With 27.5in. wheels and Shimano® components – including the XT front derailleur and XT Plus rear derailleur – this rig provides fast, smooth riding with agility for mountain touring and technical trails.

  • 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
  • Shimano XT Plus rear derailleur has a one-way ratcheting cam that prevents your rear derailleur and chain from bouncing around down tricky lines
  • Fox suspension features 3 positions for quick adjustment to changing terrain
  • Shimano Deore and XT components deliver speed and control, and big 180mm 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
  • 27.5-inch 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

Weight13.46kg (X-Small)
13.82kg (Large)
13.78kg (X-Large)
13.88kg (Small)
13.97kg (Medium)
Ideal for
  • Trail riding
  • Cross-country riding
FrameGhost Kato FS 27.5 aluminum
ForkFox Float 32 Air Performance
Front travel130mm
Rear travel130mm
Rear shockFox Float DPS Performance 3 Pos
StemGhost AS-GH2 31.8mm
SeatpostGhost light DC 1
HeadsetGhost tapered
HandlebarsGhost Low Rizer light 31.8mm
Grips/tapeGhost lock-on
  • Shimano M506 (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano M506 Disc
ShiftersShimano XT
Derailleur (front)Shimano XT
Derailleur (rear)Shimano XT Plus
Crank + ringsShimano XT 38-26T
Bottom bracketShimano XT BSA
PedalsSold separately
Hub (front)Shimano Deore
Shimano Deore
Shimano SLX 11-speed 11-42T
ChainShimano HG700-11
RimsAlex MD21
  • Michelin Wild Grip R2 TS Performance 27.5 x 2.25
SaddleGhost VL 1353
Made inTaiwan

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