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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
 363
Ghost Kato 2.0 Kids 2018
Ghost Kato 2.0 Kids 2018
 422
Ghost Kato Kid 2.4 AL 2018
Ghost Kato Kid 2.4 AL 2018
 428
Ghost Kato Kid D4.4 AL 2018
Ghost Kato Kid D4.4 AL 2018
 482
Ghost Kato 2.4 Kids 2018
Ghost Kato 2.4 Kids 2018
 482
Ghost Kato 2.9 AL 2018
Ghost Kato 2.9 AL 2018
 535
Ghost Kato 2.7 AL 2018
Ghost Kato 2.7 AL 2018
 535
Ghost Kato D4.4 Kids 2018
Ghost Kato D4.4 Kids 2018
 543
GHOST Boy s Kato Kid 4 AL 24 Boys
GHOST Boy s Kato Kid 4 AL 24 Boys
 560
GHOST Kato 1.6 AL
GHOST Kato 1.6 AL
 560
Ghost Kato 1.6 26 2018
Ghost Kato 1.6 26 2018
 628
Ghost Kato 4 29 2017
Ghost Kato 4 29 2017
 694  658
Ghost Kato 4 27.5 2017
Ghost Kato 4 27.5 2017
 694  658
Ghost Kato 2.7 27.5 2018
Ghost Kato 2.7 27.5 2018
 687
Ghost Kato 2.9 29 2018
Ghost Kato 2.9 29 2018
 687
Ghost Kato 5 29 2017
Ghost Kato 5 29 2017
 774  736
Ghost Kato 3.9 29 2018
Ghost Kato 3.9 29 2018
 808
Ghost Kato 7 27.5 2017
Ghost Kato 7 27.5 2017
 881  839
Ghost Kato 4.7 27.5 2018
Ghost Kato 4.7 27.5 2018
 917
GHOST Kato 7
GHOST Kato 7
 1,245  996
You save 20%
GHOST Kato 6 27.5 29
GHOST Kato 6 27.5 29
 1,067
You save 20%
Ghost Kato 5.9 29 2018
Ghost Kato 5.9 29 2018
 1,086
You save 20%
Ghost Kato 6.9 29 2018
Ghost Kato 6.9 29 2018
 1,206
You save 20%
GHOST Kato 7 27.5 29
GHOST Kato 7 27.5 29
 1,334
You save 20%
Ghost Kato 2.7 27.5 Full 2018
Ghost Kato 2.7 27.5 Full 2018
 1,749
You save 20%
GHOST Kato FS 3.7
GHOST Kato FS 3.7
 1,780
You save 20%
Ghost Kato FS 5 2017
Ghost Kato FS 5 2017
 1,780  1,810
Ghost Hybride Kato 2 AL 2017
Ghost Hybride Kato 2 AL 2017
 2,003  2,035
Ghost Hybride Kato 4 AL 2017
Ghost Hybride Kato 4 AL 2017
 2,492  2,144
You save 14%
Ghost Kato FS 5.7 AL 2018
Ghost Kato FS 5.7 AL 2018
 2,358
You save 14%
GHOST Kato FS 7.7
GHOST Kato FS 7.7
 2,581
You save 14%
Ghost Hybride Kato FS 4 AL 2017
Ghost Hybride Kato FS 4 AL 2017
 3,205  2,654
You save 17%
Ghost Hybride Kato 6 AL 2017
Ghost Hybride Kato 6 AL 2017
 3,027  3,077
Ghost Hybride Kato FS 8 AL 2017
Ghost Hybride Kato FS 8 AL 2017
 4,451  3,607
You save 19%
Ghost Hybride Kato FS 6 AL 2017
Ghost Hybride Kato FS 6 AL 2017
 3,650  3,709
Ghost Hybride Kato FS 4 AL 27.5 2017
Ghost Hybride Kato FS 4 AL 27.5 2017
 3,752

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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