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Kato 9 AL

XC Tour


Our KATOs are fast, versatile Hardtails that can tackle uphill climbs but above all want to let loose on the the tours. The complete range comes with 100 mm travel and extremely low-maintenance components - otherwise you can pick the model that best fits your needs among the whole range of KATOs. From the fast 29er (for tall riders up to XL) to the 27.5-inch versions, including a 26-inch KATO that even comes in an XXS version. The size of the frame is linked to the wheel size, which means that we have the right bike for every body shape. A real Size Split. Similarly you can choose the drive that best suits your taste and get the best possible introduction to mountain biking. Our nimble KATO X is a very special bike: A super stiff, ultra light and mega-equipped aluminium Hardtail for anyone who wants a rich riding experience without investing in a carbon bike.


  • designed to the last detail
  • high quality manufacturing
  • appealing design
  • KATO 29 Alloy AL
  • Rock Shox 30 Silver Solo Air Poploc 100 mm
  • Shimano XT 11-Speed


Because details matter: all parts at one glance.

Frame KATO 29 Alloy AL
Fork Rock Shox 30 Silver Solo Air Poploc 100 mm
Stem GHOST AS M01 31.8 mm
Tire Michelin Country Race R 2.10
Handlebar GHOST Low Rizer 720 mm 31.8 mm
Rear derailleur Shimano XT 11-Speed
Front hub Shimano Deore QR
Rim Rodi Blackrock 21
Front derailleur Shimano XT
Shift lever Shimano XT SL
Brake Shimano XT Disc 180 / 160 mm SMRT 64
Crankset Shimano XT 36-26
Cassette Shimano SLX 11-42
Rear hub Shimano Deore QR
Seatpost GHOST Light DC 1 31.6 mm
Saddle GHOST VL 1353
Carrier Carrier holes
Kick stand rear kick stand
Hanger EZ1954
Headset 16012
designed to the last detail

high quality manufacturing

appealing design


Innovation, development and design: core elements explained.

Our bikes profit from more than 25 years of experience: we've always been detail loving bike addicts. Therefore, we are constantly developing our bikes and playing at the top of the game with innovative concepts and new designs. Superior suspension designs like our RIOT-link, award-winning design and incomparable riding pleasure make up for one thing: our bikes are our pride.

Semi-hydroformed tube sets

The perfect combination for the best performance and visual effect.

A combination of normal and hydroformed tubes allows a specific power flow in each frame part and also offers a good price-performance ratio.


Complex calculations for uncomplicated solutions.

Every last detail of our FEM-optimised frames has been improved using complex calculations. This results in simple solutions that are much more complex than they appear.

Forged chainstay yoke

A solution forged in heaven.

The connection between the chainstay and bottom bracket is a crucial point on the bike. With our elaborate forged solution we achieve a very high degree of stiffness and strength.


tailor-made for maximum riding pleasure

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The right frame size

Choosing the right frame size is crucial for enjoying your ride. We tried to make finding your right bike it as easy as possible with our sizing system. But if you still want help, just head over to our bike wiki.

Bike wiki
all frame measurements, pro style.

Find all additional dimensions: from headtube diameters to shock bushing widths you'll find what you're looking for.

additional measurements
Seat tube outer diameter [mm]31,6
Stem length [mm]80
Handlebar width [mm]720
Handlebar diameter [mm]31,8
Front fork travel max [mm]100
Front fork travel [mm] min100
Body height median [cm]173
For water bottle size [l]0,75
Bottle cage mountSDTUBE
Bottle cage typeBAR

KATO in action

Pro rider rating

You can never go wrong with the Kato! Look forward to relaxed weekend rides, with a bicycle you just have to feel comfortable on! The 29 wheelset makes the miles simply melt away. Good things don't always have to come in carbon! The Kato is gentle on your wallet without cutting down on the fun factor."


Find the GHOST dealer nearest to you.

Here is a list of all GHOST dealers. Just enter your zip code, choose your range and you will see all regular and premium dealers in the area. When you select a dealer, you will see contact details and further information.

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