Ghost Kato 1 26" Bicycle - Unisex 5061-782
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Ghost Kato 1 26" Bicycle - Unisex

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Your ticket into the fast, fun world of singletrack and cross-country riding. With 26-inch wheels and an aluminum frame, the Kato 1 is nimble, easy to ride and great for exploring trail riding. The front fork has 100mm of travel to take the bite out of rocky paths and keep the ride smooth in adventurous terrain. Shimano shifters are good-to-go and reliable, and hydraulic disc brakes offer stopping power in muddy conditions. Looking to commute to work or school? No sweat – smooth, durable Kenda tires hold up well on bike lanes, gravel and dirt.

  • Aluminum frame reduces trail vibration, while keeping the weight low and the cost reasonable.
  • Shortened chainstays produce a fast-accelerating and nimble ride.
  • Mechanical fork with 100mm of travel.
  • Shimano Altus shifters and Tourney derailleurs provide reliable and fast-acting shifting.
  • 8-speed cassette yields a versatile gear ratio for commuting or mountain-goating up steep climbs.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes provide solid stopping power in all weather conditions.
  • Alex rims laced to Shimano hubs are smooth-rolling and trail-ready.
  • Kenda tires provide the right balance between grip and low rolling resistance.
  • Ghost Bikes are designed in Waldsassen, Germany. Every model reflects a deep passion for cycling and meticulous attention to detail.
  • 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.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Cross-country riding
Frame Ghost Kato 26 aluminum
Front travel 100mm
Fork SR Suntour XCT
Stem Ghost AS-GH2 31.8mm
Seatpost Ghost light DC 1
Headset Ghost
Handlebars Ghost Low Rizer 31.8mm
Grips/tape Ghost lock-on

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

Shimano BR-MT200 (hydraulic disc)
Brake levers Shimano MT200 Disc
Shifters Shimano Altus
Derailleur (front) Shimano Tourney
Derailleur (rear) Shimano Tourney TX
Crank + rings Shimano FC-TY301 42-34-24T
Bottom bracket BSA
Pedals Wellgo Alloy
Hub (front) Shimano TX505
Hub (rear)

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

Shimano TX505

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

Shimano CS-HG200 8-speed 12-32T
Chain KMC Z51
Spokes Stainless
Rims Alex TD26
Tires Kenda Slant 26 x 2.0
Saddle Selle Italia X-Base
Made in Taiwan