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Posted: May 16, 2022 at 8:11 Quote
tgr9 wrote:
New Forbidden Dreadnought custom build. 170mm Zeb Ultimate/Super Deluxe rear shock, Descendant carbon crankset, CODE RSC brakes with 200mm HS2 rotors, X01 Eagle transmission, Burgtec pedals and bars, Loamlab stem, 200mm Reverb
New Forbidden Dreadnought custom build. 170mm Zeb Ultimate Super Deluxe rear shock Descendant carbon crankset CODE RSC brakes with 200mm HS2 rotors X01 Eagle transmission Burgtec pedals and bars Loamlab stem 200mm Reverb

New Forbidden Dreadnought custom build. 170mm Zeb Ultimate Super Deluxe rear shock Descendant carbon crankset CODE RSC brakes with 200mm HS2 rotors X01 Eagle transmission Burgtec pedals and bars Loamlab stem 200mm Reverb

this looks awesome? how do you like it? i had a highlander 150 and that thing was a crusher. i suspect the same for this

Posted: May 18, 2022 at 6:43 Quote
It's a really sweet bike, loves to go really fast! The geometry is a bit more extreme than my previous bike (Process 153 29 carbon) but it still remains nimble and lively. It really loves the steep and chunky stuff!

Posted: May 18, 2022 at 7:25 Quote
tgr9 wrote:
It's a really sweet bike, loves to go really fast! The geometry is a bit more extreme than my previous bike (Process 153 29 carbon) but it still remains nimble and lively. It really loves the steep and chunky stuff!

how do you find the climbing performance? the highlander had great traction and all that but it was very tiring. the stumpy evo i bought after selling it is WAY more rapid on the ascents. curious if you find the same between the kona and this

Posted: May 18, 2022 at 8:40 Quote
twonsarelli wrote:
tgr9 wrote:
It's a really sweet bike, loves to go really fast! The geometry is a bit more extreme than my previous bike (Process 153 29 carbon) but it still remains nimble and lively. It really loves the steep and chunky stuff!

how do you find the climbing performance? the highlander had great traction and all that but it was very tiring. the stumpy evo i bought after selling it is WAY more rapid on the ascents. curious if you find the same between the kona and this

wow i had a highlander on my short list to try, but if it climbs that much worse than the stumpy evo (the worst climbing bike ive ridden in recent memory), maybe not.

Posted: May 18, 2022 at 8:49 Quote
newbermuda wrote:
twonsarelli wrote:
tgr9 wrote:
It's a really sweet bike, loves to go really fast! The geometry is a bit more extreme than my previous bike (Process 153 29 carbon) but it still remains nimble and lively. It really loves the steep and chunky stuff!

how do you find the climbing performance? the highlander had great traction and all that but it was very tiring. the stumpy evo i bought after selling it is WAY more rapid on the ascents. curious if you find the same between the kona and this

wow i had a highlander on my short list to try, but if it climbs that much worse than the stumpy evo (the worst climbing bike ive ridden in recent memory), maybe not.

i guess it must be very individual because my evo feels equally as fast on the climbs as my SB130 and i would say that yetis are the best climbing bikes i have ever ridden. the highlander just felt so SLOW on the climbs and my ebike riding partners would frequently comment on how much faster i was when i rode anything other than the highlander. i loved that bike though, especially on the descents. it was absolutely the best downhill smashing bike i've ever had, so if your riding skews to that side of things, i doubt you'd be disappointed. also worth mentioning that i did do several 40-50 mile rides on the highlander and it was fine, just slower than it would have been otherwise (and i wouldn't have wanted to do another 10-20 miles beyond that)

Posted: May 18, 2022 at 9:35 Quote
twonsarelli wrote:
newbermuda wrote:
twonsarelli wrote:


how do you find the climbing performance? the highlander had great traction and all that but it was very tiring. the stumpy evo i bought after selling it is WAY more rapid on the ascents. curious if you find the same between the kona and this

wow i had a highlander on my short list to try, but if it climbs that much worse than the stumpy evo (the worst climbing bike ive ridden in recent memory), maybe not.

i guess it must be very individual because my evo feels equally as fast on the climbs as my SB130 and i would say that yetis are the best climbing bikes i have ever ridden. the highlander just felt so SLOW on the climbs and my ebike riding partners would frequently comment on how much faster i was when i rode anything other than the highlander. i loved that bike though, especially on the descents. it was absolutely the best downhill smashing bike i've ever had, so if your riding skews to that side of things, i doubt you'd be disappointed. also worth mentioning that i did do several 40-50 mile rides on the highlander and it was fine, just slower than it would have been otherwise (and i wouldn't have wanted to do another 10-20 miles beyond that)

yeah maybe i just had the evo set up weird, it felt like the slug for real. and the tons of set up changes maybe help; i just got a rocky altitude and had it set up in the short chainstay setting the first few rides and really just didnt like it but then moved it to the long setting and its been so insane, the bike just knows what i want to it to do and it does it. huge difference that 10mm makes.

Posted: May 18, 2022 at 10:59 Quote
newbermuda wrote:
twonsarelli wrote:
newbermuda wrote:


wow i had a highlander on my short list to try, but if it climbs that much worse than the stumpy evo (the worst climbing bike ive ridden in recent memory), maybe not.

i guess it must be very individual because my evo feels equally as fast on the climbs as my SB130 and i would say that yetis are the best climbing bikes i have ever ridden. the highlander just felt so SLOW on the climbs and my ebike riding partners would frequently comment on how much faster i was when i rode anything other than the highlander. i loved that bike though, especially on the descents. it was absolutely the best downhill smashing bike i've ever had, so if your riding skews to that side of things, i doubt you'd be disappointed. also worth mentioning that i did do several 40-50 mile rides on the highlander and it was fine, just slower than it would have been otherwise (and i wouldn't have wanted to do another 10-20 miles beyond that)

yeah maybe i just had the evo set up weird, it felt like the slug for real. and the tons of set up changes maybe help; i just got a rocky altitude and had it set up in the short chainstay setting the first few rides and really just didnt like it but then moved it to the long setting and its been so insane, the bike just knows what i want to it to do and it does it. huge difference that 10mm makes.

What year evo were you on? Was it the current gen or an earlier model? i'm on a '22 and it is rapid

Posted: May 18, 2022 at 13:04 Quote
twonsarelli wrote:
newbermuda wrote:
twonsarelli wrote:


i guess it must be very individual because my evo feels equally as fast on the climbs as my SB130 and i would say that yetis are the best climbing bikes i have ever ridden. the highlander just felt so SLOW on the climbs and my ebike riding partners would frequently comment on how much faster i was when i rode anything other than the highlander. i loved that bike though, especially on the descents. it was absolutely the best downhill smashing bike i've ever had, so if your riding skews to that side of things, i doubt you'd be disappointed. also worth mentioning that i did do several 40-50 mile rides on the highlander and it was fine, just slower than it would have been otherwise (and i wouldn't have wanted to do another 10-20 miles beyond that)

yeah maybe i just had the evo set up weird, it felt like the slug for real. and the tons of set up changes maybe help; i just got a rocky altitude and had it set up in the short chainstay setting the first few rides and really just didnt like it but then moved it to the long setting and its been so insane, the bike just knows what i want to it to do and it does it. huge difference that 10mm makes.

What year evo were you on? Was it the current gen or an earlier model? i'm on a '22 and it is rapid

Current model. the black and minty green one, i think it was a gx spec.

Posted: May 20, 2022 at 9:25 Quote
Hello Guys!
Bike pedals well for a 37lb. bike haha! Am a big fan of the more upright seated position, this makes it a slightly better climber than my kona used to be, it tends to just keep traction on the rear wheel and never slip out. While this bike is clearly more downhill inspired than the "playful" nature/geometry of the kona, it is surprisingly nimble and fun to ride on more tame trails with switchbacks or tighter jumps

Posted: May 20, 2022 at 12:03 Quote
tgr9 wrote:
Hello Guys!
Bike pedals well for a 37lb. bike haha!


Eek
My old 951 Evo weighted about that.

Posted: May 20, 2022 at 13:21 Quote
My ebike weighs only 4lbs more. Eek

Posted: May 20, 2022 at 14:00 Quote
fredro wrote:
My ebike weighs only 4lbs more. Eek

Combined weight inc. rider, you’d be winning man

Posted: May 20, 2022 at 14:12 Quote
Yeah I'm lightweight too, bout 150lbs. soaking wet.

Posted: May 20, 2022 at 15:20 Quote
Fwiw that's about what my Megatower weighs w/ exo+ tires (+ cushcore pro F+R). Not an abnormal number for modern aggressive enduro sleds.

Posted: May 21, 2022 at 8:13 Quote
New whiply.

Decided to buy a new Status, seemed to suite my style of riding. the best part? In stock at the LBS.

Going from riding Knollys, this this is a lot more modern.


 
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