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Sandwich

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I really don't like the suspension design on konas.

That being said,
OH
MY
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.
 

JimmyTwoTimes

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Jun 26, 2003
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CHepler said:
Nice bike.
what upgrades you have planned?
SRAM deraillers and shifters for starters...then a fork depending how this one works for me...



norco-freerider said:
nice ride. where do you ride mostly? i go to wpi and noticed your in worcester.
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?
 

CrabJoe StretchPants

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Nov 30, 2003
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JimmyTwoTimes said:
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?
mostly lynn and nam, and alot of downhilling
 

manimal

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Feb 27, 2002
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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:
 

Echo

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Sandwich said:
I really don't like the suspension design on konas.

That being said,
OH
MY
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.
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.
 

Echo

crooked smile
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Knuckleslammer said:
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?
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.
 

robdamanii

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

allsk8sno

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Jun 6, 2002
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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
 

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.
 

JimmyTwoTimes

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Jun 26, 2003
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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: