GHOST Kato FS 3 27.5 Bike - 2017

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The GHOST Kato FS 3 mountain bike offers advanced full-suspension technology, speed and control, all at the price of a hardtail.

  • Features

    • Hydroformed aluminum frame is stiff and strong; slack head tube angle allows good control on descents; steep seat tube angle creates an efficient riding position for climbs
    • RockShox Recon suspension fork offers 130mm of trail-dominating travel and a lock-out control for climbing
    • X-Fusion O2 RL shock provides 120mm of tunable rear suspension for optimal speed and comfort
    • Unique 4-bar-linkage rear suspension system ensures braking doesn't affect suspension performance, thereby improving climbing efficiency and downhill traction
    • Shimano Deore double crankset is paired with a 10-speed, 11-36t cassette for a wide gear range capable of tackling any trail
    • Shimano 506 hydraulic disc brakes and 180mm rotors deliver powerful, 1-finger braking and reliable performance
    • Alex MD21 rims spin smoothly around Shimano Deore hubs and are wrapped with Michelin Wild GripR 2 TS Performance 27.5 x 2.25 tires for great traction
    • 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




    Bike Suspension

    Full Suspension


    RockShox Recon 130mm

    Fork Travel

    130 millimeters

    Rear Shock

    X-Fusion O2 RL 120mm


    Shimano Deore 38-24


    Shimano Deore (2x10)

    Front Derailleur

    Shimano Deore

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano XT 10-Speed Plus

    Rear Cogs

    Shimano CS-HG50-10 11-36

    Number of Gears

    20 gear(s)

    Brake Type

    Hydraulic Disc Brake


    Shimano 506 Hydraulic Disc 180mm

    Brake Levers

    Shimano 506 Hydraulic Disc


    Alex MD21

    Front Hub

    Shimano Deore 15mm

    Rear Hub

    Shimano Deore QR

    Wheel Size

    27.5 inches


    Michelin Wild GripR2 TS Performance 27.5x2.25

    Tire Width

    2.25 inches

    Handlebar Shape

    Riser Bar


    GHOST Low Rizer light 720 31.8mm


    GHOST AS GH2 31.8mm

    Seat Post

    GHOST light DC 1 31.6mm


    GHOST VL-1353


    Sold separately


    Shimano CN-HG54


    31 lbs. 5 oz.

    Bike Weight

    Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.



  • Size Chart

    S M L XL
    Height Range 5'1"-5'6" 5'5"-5'11" 5'10"-6'3" 6'1-6'7"
    Reach 418 440 462 475
    Stack 587 597 606 615
    Effective Top Tube 575 600 625 645
    Seat Tube Center-Top 420 460 500 540
    Standover Height 700 745 755 785
    Head Tube Length 110 120 130 140
    Head Tube Angle (degrees) 69 69 69 69
    Seat Tube Angle (degrees) 75 75 75 75
    Bottom Bracket Height -15 -15 -15 -15
    Wheelbase 1114 1141 1166 1182
    Chainstay 430 430 430 430

    Sizing Notes

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

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