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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by JimmyTwoTimes, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Monkey

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    Here's my new rig. Just got it a few hrs ago... :heart: Now the upgrades begin...






     

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  2. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    :drool: That just looks like an all around good FR bike.
     
  3. Peteydag

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    those cranks are ridic pimp
     
  4. CHepler

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    Nice bike.
    what upgrades you have planned?
     
  5. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    nice ride. where do you ride mostly? i go to wpi and noticed your in worcester.
     
  6. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    I really don't like the suspension design on konas.

    That being said,
    OH
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    GOD

    What an (otherwise) perfect frame! A STRAIGHT seattube, wicked low standover, high build quality....wow. If it were horst I'd buy 2. Regardless, congrats.
     
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    aawesome dude. i love the new stinkys.
     
  8. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    I :heart: Kona
     
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    that dog looks nervous












    nice bike
     
  10. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Monkey

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    SRAM deraillers and shifters for starters...then a fork depending how this one works for me...



    I took a hiatus from riding but up until last year we were riding all over - urban in worc, west boylston, green hill, mid-state trail in Rutland, borderland, etc. Where do you ride?
     
  11. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    mostly lynn and nam, and alot of downhilling
     
  12. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    I want a Kona.
     
  13. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    nice bike... Konas are always a great bike... I havent seen too many peopel not happy with one
     
  14. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    that thing is gorgeous! i really miss my stinky 6.....it was the best pedaling FS bike i've owned. out-pedaled my spv sprung bighit without question and that was with an old fox RC. the base stinky sure has come a long way :thumb:
     
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    wow thats a beaut, the new 06 model
     
  16. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Are you basing that on actual experience? Because having ridden an M1 for a couple of years, then a single pivot for a couple years, and having ridden several Stinky's and Stabs, there's really not that much difference unless you are dragging your brakes all the time. With all the advances in shock valving and pivot placement, the advantages of a Horst link are much smaller than 5 years ago.
     
  17. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    please dont start the whole horst/ single piv arguement. go to the dh forum and you can make a friggin book on it
     
  18. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Monkey

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    I need to get to Nam. Any idea what shape the trails are in after all this rain?
     
  19. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Nam drains really well, if we can have a day or 2 with out rain, the trails will be fine.
     
  20. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    Sweet bike, they have really made some change. My 04 stinky look NOTHING like that.

    I do hate that they put deore parts on such a sweet ride
     
  21. Knuckleslammer

    Knuckleslammer took the red pill

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    Yes, that MF gots some upgrades to do. Cough up 5 c-notes chump for a new drivetrain and chainguide.

    :mumble:

    Cheap Kona peeps, putting frign LX on a stink. WTF?
     
  22. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Hey guess what? Just like every other manufacturer, they make bikes at several price points, from the Deore/LX bike right up to the Saint/SRAM X9 bike. And they even sell bare frames for people who want to build the bike up themselves.
     
  23. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    I thought Kona went with Race Face for it's cranks? Or is that only on it's XC line?
     
  24. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Well that's just an example... I think they actually use some Truvativ and some Raceface.
     
  25. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    Yep, thanks.

    How do those cranks feel, are the hussefelt logo etched in or raised?
     
  26. Knuckleslammer

    Knuckleslammer took the red pill

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    He hasn't ridden it yet. He's going with me this weekend to BREAK it in.

    :evil:
     
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    Good bike choice for 'Nam. Make sure to hit the new trail and test your new suspension. :evil:
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    You guys doing Nam ? what time and when I might be able to join you !
     
  29. allsk8sno

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    odd it looks like the frame has the tab for two shock mounting positions but the second one isn't drilled???
    anyone else notice that???

    sweet bike i miss my stinky
     
  30. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    probably cheaper to use castings already made than to build or create new ones.

    They probably had enough parts lying around to make a good frame, and it's a good way to lower the cost.
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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  32. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Monkey

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    Just updated with a new 170mm RC :blah: (new seat too)
    Rode it Saturday and it was awesome. This is the happiest I've been with a bike.....:sneaky: Should I build a hardtail now? :think:


     
  33. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    Boneriffic :thumb: