Engineer, Car nerd, MTB addict
EightValveGrowl Eastern-States-Cup's article
Jul 7, 2014 at 11:13Jul 7, 2014
Day 1 Race Report: WTB East Coast Showdown Enduro
Awesome weekend! Had a blast despite a hard crash on Stage 2 and scrambling to keep it together without a crash from there on! Can't wait for Killington #2!
EightValveGrowl mikekazimer's article
Feb 19, 2014 at 10:34Feb 19, 2014
Ask Us Anything With Kona Bicycles - Fit, Geometry, Kinematics
Umm, last time I checked kinematics wasn't a catch-phrase. It's the study of physics that relates to motion of points and systems. AKA defining how a suspension system works.
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Jan 2, 2014 at 9:03Jan 2, 2014
Jan 2, 2014 at 8:58Jan 2, 2014
Size 9.5 Charcoal/Black Bought these and used them for about two weeks, maybe 4 or 5 rides. Basically like new! I liked the grip, but did not like the fit of the shoe in the end. I will ship USPS anywhere in the US. Buyer pays shipping costs. Should be around $10.
EightValveGrowl konaworld's article
Nov 28, 2012 at 13:00Nov 28, 2012
Video: A Classic Refined - The 2013 Kona Shred
I owned a fairly heavily upgraded '04 Shred, then acquired and upgraded an '05 Shred which I just sold this year. They are really fun bikes...definitely greater than the sum of their parts. I remember doing urban riding on it...taking it to dirt jumps, and ripping up some fun singletrack on it...embarrasing supposedly better bikes. I like the upgrades to the geometry in the current version, especially the shorter chainstays, as it wasn't the easiest bike to manual. As for the looks? I think it looks fine...I care more about how fun it is to ride, and this one looks like a fun little firecracker. I think the price is a bit high given the spec, but not outrageously so. Maybe they will offer it as a frame? that would be sweet. I wish they made a sliding dropout conversion...then it really would become a jack of all trades.
EightValveGrowl RichardCunningham's article
Sep 14, 2012 at 14:12Sep 14, 2012
Kona Process – 150 Millimeter Playbike
According to Stan's the Flow and Flow EX rims weigh the same, 510g per rim. So why not go for the wider, beefier rim? I like 25-28mm internal width for 2.35-2.5" tires. Makes for a far more stable platform for tubeless.
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Feb 28, 2011 at 12:29Feb 28, 2011