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On paper, the Ghost Kato looks like every rider’s wet dream. A light aluminum skeleton and an almost complete Shimano body kit make it hard to believe it costs so little. However, as we got to know more, we did realize it was not all that glittery.

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Bike Name Reseller Price
Ghost Kato Kid 2.0 AL 2018
Ghost Kato Kid 2.0 AL 2018
£328
Ghost Kato Kid 2.4 AL 2018
Ghost Kato Kid 2.4 AL 2018
£386
Ghost Kato 2.0 Kids 2018
Ghost Kato 2.0 Kids 2018
£392
Ghost Kato R1.0 Kids 2018
Ghost Kato R1.0 Kids 2018
£392
Ghost Kato Kid D4.4 AL 2018
Ghost Kato Kid D4.4 AL 2018
£434
Ghost Kato 2.4 Kids 2018
Ghost Kato 2.4 Kids 2018
£448
Ghost Kato 2.9 AL 2018
Ghost Kato 2.9 AL 2018
£483
GHOST Boy s Kato Kid 4 AL 24 Boys
GHOST Boy s Kato Kid 4 AL 24 Boys
£494
GHOST Kato 1.6 AL
GHOST Kato 1.6 AL
£494
Ghost Kato D4.4 Kids 2018
Ghost Kato D4.4 Kids 2018
£503
Ghost Kato 1.6 26 2018
Ghost Kato 1.6 26 2018
£560
Ghost Kato 2.7 27.5 2018
Ghost Kato 2.7 27.5 2018
£616
Ghost Kato 2.9 29 2018
Ghost Kato 2.9 29 2018
£616
Ghost Kato 5 29 2017
Ghost Kato 5 29 2017
£683 £683
Ghost Kato 3.9 29 2018
Ghost Kato 3.9 29 2018
£728
Ghost Kato 3.7 27.5 2018
Ghost Kato 3.7 27.5 2018
£728
Ghost Kato 4.7 27.5 2018
Ghost Kato 4.7 27.5 2018
£840
Ghost Kato 4.9 29 2018
Ghost Kato 4.9 29 2018
£840
GHOST Kato 6 27.5 29
GHOST Kato 6 27.5 29
£942
Ghost Kato 5.9 29 2018
Ghost Kato 5.9 29 2018
£1,008
Ghost Kato 5.7 27.5 2018
Ghost Kato 5.7 27.5 2018
£1,008
Ghost Kato 6.9 29 2018
Ghost Kato 6.9 29 2018
£1,120
Ghost Kato 6.7 27.5 2018
Ghost Kato 6.7 27.5 2018
£1,120
GHOST Kato 7 27.5 29
GHOST Kato 7 27.5 29
£1,177
Ghost Kato X4.9 29 2018
Ghost Kato X4.9 29 2018
£1,232
Ghost Kato 7.9 29 2018
Ghost Kato 7.9 29 2018
£1,287
Ghost Kato 7.7 27.5 2018
Ghost Kato 7.7 27.5 2018
£1,287
GHOST Kato FS 2.7
GHOST Kato FS 2.7
£1,334
GHOST Kato FS 3.7
GHOST Kato FS 3.7
£1,570
Ghost Kato 2.7 27.5 Full 2018
Ghost Kato 2.7 27.5 Full 2018
£1,623
Ghost Kato 3.7 27.5 Full 2018
Ghost Kato 3.7 27.5 Full 2018
£2,015
Ghost Hybride Kato 6 AL 2017
Ghost Hybride Kato 6 AL 2017
£2,670 £2,239
You save 16%
GHOST Kato FS 7.7
GHOST Kato FS 7.7
£2,277
You save 16%
Ghost Kato 5.7 27.5 Full 2018
Ghost Kato 5.7 27.5 Full 2018
£2,631
You save 16%
Ghost Hybride Kato FS 4 AL 27.5 2017
Ghost Hybride Kato FS 4 AL 27.5 2017
£3,385
You save 16%
Ghost Hybride Kato FS 6 AL 2017
Ghost Hybride Kato FS 6 AL 2017
£3,220 £3,443
Ghost Kato S3.9 2018
Ghost Kato S3.9 2018
£3,583
Ghost Kato S3.7 2018
Ghost Kato S3.7 2018
£3,695
Ghost Kato FS S3.7 2018
Ghost Kato FS S3.7 2018
£3,919
Ghost Kato S4.7 27.5 Full 2018
Ghost Kato S4.7 27.5 Full 2018
£3,456 £4,198

Ghost Kato Review

In the years since its initial release, Ghost has come up with a number of different versions of the Kato, all of which are great to look at and promise a lot of value for money. And all of them have been designed as trail bikes so a lot of our scrutinizing will be focused on build components and ride quality.

First off, build components. The frame is typically set in aluminum and so is the fork – an SR Suntour XCR Air RL-R offering a handy 120mm of travel. Happily, Shimano has been providing most of the other bits and pieces. Shifting is taken care of by Shimano’s Deore SL, the chainset is an FC-M523, and the cassette is a Shimano CS-HG50. The main components that originally from Ghost are the Stem, saddle and the seat post. All of the bikes tip the scales at between 12 and 15 kilograms which is alright for an aluminum structure.

But how do all these components add up on a trail? For a kickoff, the Ghost pedals well transmitting every bit of power you give it into good traction both on a trail and on the road. However, things start to get increasingly difficult the when the trail gets tougher. On the descent however, it performed better than expected, the handling was friendly and safe. But again, no real fireworks for the rider. Mainly this has to do with the geometry and riding position which felt a bit high and elongated. That said, you are very unlikely to find a bike as good as this on a low budget.

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+Pros:

  • Good value for money
  • Excellent drivetrain and brakes
  • Great climber on average trails
  • Easy handling

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-Cons:

  • Not too good on tough terrain
  • Ride is not very exciting

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The Verdict

The main plus point the Ghost Kato range has going for it is that it offers more than what you would expect to pay for. It will still keep most riders happy.

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