The 220 frame is 6061 double-butted aluminum with an abundance of mounts, which allows the bike to be compatible with racks, fenders and even bike-packing essentials. KHS offers four different builds, ranging from a chromoly frameset at $829 with quick releases to a $2799 carbon bike with front and rear thru-axles.
“No matter the budget, each option of the Grit features modern bike standards that allow a rider to customize and change the bike as they set out to meet whatever surface they choose to explore.”
Our test bike featured Shimano’s entry-level Sora R3000 9-speed drivetrain, which consisted of a 50/34t crankset with an 11-32t cassette. Yes, you might have some cycling friends who boast of their 11–12-speed drivetrains, but this is one of the component details that is ultimately curtailed by cost.