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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 2.7 with an affordable aluminum frame, but decked it out with features from its top-of-the-line models. The famous 4-bar frame linkage lets you brake hard without compromising the performance of the X-Fusion O2 rear shock. The RST Aerial 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.
  • RST Aerial 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.
  • Shimano Deore rear derailleur has a one-way ratcheting cam that prevents your rear derailleur and chain from bouncing around down tricky lines.
  • Shimano Deore drivetrain offers great performance in an affordable package.
  • Tektro hydraulic disc brakes provide precise stopping power.
  • 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

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Ideal for
  • Trail riding
  • Cross-country riding
Frame Ghost Kato FS 27.5 aluminum
Front travel 130mm
Fork RST Aerial Air
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

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

Tektro ACC (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers Tektro ACC
Shifters Shimano Deore
Derailleur (front) Shimano Deore
Derailleur (rear) Shimano Deore
Crank + rings Shimano Deore 34-24T
Bottom bracket Shimano Deore
Pedals Sold separately
Hub (front) Ghost
Hub (rear)

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


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

Shimano CS-M5000 10-speed 11-42T
Chain Shimano HG54-10
Spokes Stainless
Rims Alex TD19
Tires Continental X-King 27.5 x 2.2
Saddle Selle Italia X-Base
Made in Taiwan