GHOST Kato 5 27.5/29 Bike - 2017

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Built to help you fly down singletrack, the Kato 5 bike from GHOST features a full Shimano drivetrain and plush front suspension. Sizes S/M roll on 27.5 in. wheels; L/XL are 29ers.

  • Features

    • Hydroformed aluminum frame is stiff and strong for agility and durability
    • Steep seat tube angle creates an efficient riding position for climbs
    • Rock Shox 30 Silver TK SA suspension fork offers 100mm of travel
    • Full Shimano 2x10 speed drivetrain offers 20 capable gear combinations
    • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes provide powerful, controlled deceleration
    • Michelin Country Race'R 2.1"-wide tires offer great speed and control for any trail conditions
    • REI is proud to be the exclusive U.S. retailer of GHOST brand bikes
    • Specs are subject to change


    Free Adjustment Period:
    New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which they should be readjusted. All bicycles sold at REI include free adjustments for one year after purchase date—as many times as you need. Included: derailleur and brake adjustments, lateral wheel truing, hub and headset bearing adjustments, tire inflation and chain lubrication. Not included: replacement or installation of new components or accessories, any other services. Call your local REI Co-op Bike Shop for more information.
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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use

    Mountain Biking

    Mountain Bike Style


    Bike Frame Material



    Kato alloy HT

    Bike Suspension

    Front Suspension


    RockShox 30 Silver TK SA 100 mm

    Fork Travel

    100 millimeters


    Shimano Deore 36-22


    Shimano Deore

    Front Derailleur

    Shimano Deore

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano XT 10-Speed

    Rear Cogs

    Shimano CS-HG50 11-36

    Number of Gears


    Brake Type

    Hydraulic Disc Brake


    Shimano 315 hydraulic Disc 160 mm

    Brake Levers

    Shimano 315 hydraulic Disc


    ALEX TD19

    Front Hub

    Shimano HB-RM 35 QR

    Rear Hub

    Shimano FH-RM 35 QR


    Michelin Country Race'R 27.5/29x2.10

    Tire Width

    1 inch

    Handlebar Shape

    Riser Bar


    GHOST Low Rizer 720 mm


    GHOST AS GH2 31.8 mm

    Seat Post

    GHOST light DC1 31.6 mm


    GHOST VL-1353




    Shimano CN-HG54


    29 lbs. 12 oz.

    Bike Weight

    Weight provided is that of the as-sold median size (or the average of two median sizes).



  • Size Chart

    S (27.5 in) M (27.5 IN) L (29 in) XL (29 in)
    Height Range 5'1"-5'6" 5'5"-5'11" 5'10"-6'3" 6'1-6'7"
    Reach 411 423 412 420
    Stack 592 600 645 655
    Effective Top Tube 585 600 610 620
    Seat Tube Center-Top 420 460 500 540
    Standover Height 695 727 760 790
    Head Tube Length 110 120 130 140
    Head Tube Angle (degrees) 69 69 70 70
    Seat Tube Angle (degrees) 74 74 73 73
    Bottom Bracket Height -48 -48 -65 -65
    Wheelbase 1100 1120 1115 1125
    Chainstay 435 435 445 445

    Sizing Notes

    All measurements are stated in millimeters or degrees unless otherwise indicated.

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