Oops! Unreleased Shimano 105 mechanical 12-speed groupset leaked - and it could be really cheap

US bike brand KHS's website lists a bike apparently with the unreleased groupset - and then takes down the page

KHS Flite 700 with Shimano 105 mechanical 12spd hero image
(Image credit: KHS)

We predicted mechanical Shimano 105 12-speed in our January Tech of the Month video and now it seems it’s a reality: a new bike with the unreleased groupset was listed for a short time on US bike brand KHS’s website before being taken down after Bicycling spotted it.

The original 2024 KHS Flite 700 page now reads: “This is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it?”

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.