Thoughts on the new Kona Process 134 DL?

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Thoughts on the new Kona Process 134 DL?
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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 at 11:42 Quote
Curious to hear from anyone who has been riding the 2014 process DL with the re-design?

Good/bad?

Thinking on picking one up and like to hear from someone thats riden it hard.

Posted: Feb 5, 2014 at 9:04 Quote
Never mind, Bought it and man is it a fantastic bike!

If you're on the fence, get off it and get on this bike!

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 22:59 Quote
killerb09 wrote:
Never mind, Bought it and man is it a fantastic bike!

If you're on the fence, get off it and get on this bike!

lol...its THAT good eh?

Posted: Mar 21, 2014 at 2:29 Quote
SK250 wrote:
killerb09 wrote:
Never mind, Bought it and man is it a fantastic bike!

If you're on the fence, get off it and get on this bike!

lol...its THAT good eh?

frikin aye!!

Posted: Mar 25, 2014 at 12:30 Quote
i have heard nothing but good things about all 3 new processes!

i think you will be most stoked on your purchase!

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 at 11:44 Quote
jumpman2334 wrote:
i have heard nothing but good things about all 3 new processes!

i think you will be most stoked on your purchase!
Bought a 134DL and a Precept
Both bikes blow my mind....like Kaboom!

Ride so smooth and flowy.
Not harsh like my old bike.

Posted: Apr 4, 2014 at 14:07 Quote
Honestly why a precept if you have a process, isn't the precept just a poor man's process. Satori maybe as it's a big wheel or a 111 that would be different?

Posted: Apr 7, 2014 at 10:04 Quote
markg1150 wrote:
Honestly why a precept if you have a process, isn't the precept just a poor man's process. Satori maybe as it's a big wheel or a 111 that would be different?

Wife needed a bike as well.
The Precept is her ride while whe learns to roll

Posted: Apr 7, 2014 at 10:50 Quote
Cool, makes perfect sense

Posted: Apr 11, 2014 at 7:45 Quote
So I did a Cross country race recently, and rode this bike for it. Climbing you feel the 32lbs of effort in your legs for sure, but it more then makes up for it in the trail when rolling along some fun single track. Smooth over bumps, and fast when you point it down. I captured a few PB's on sections I struggled with previously.

Posted: Jun 2, 2014 at 9:33 Quote
FYI after riding this bike for a good bit, I've realized the one thing I always hated about Kona bikes.

SUPER soft paint, rubs off so easily!

Posted: Jun 3, 2014 at 9:43 Quote
my operator was sort of the same way. my new trek has horrible paint as well.

Posted: Jul 14, 2014 at 21:12 Quote
Just rode a Precept DL and it was SO much fun. If the Process is anything like the precept then it gets a 10/10 recommendation out of me.

Posted: Aug 1, 2014 at 20:56 Quote
I loved the 134's that I demo'd (both regular and DL models). Great bike...stable, great fit, didn't feel too heavy, "playful" in that it liked to lift/jump/turn/lean. Then I rode the 153...all thoughts of the 134 left my mind. Incredible bike.

Honestly, I think the 134 needs a Pike fork. The Revelation that the DL comes with is a good fork in its own right, but it is outmatched by the rear suspension IMO. I've ridden a 134 with a Fox 34 and came to the same conclusion - not a good match for the bike.

Looks like the 111 is getting a Pike 120 for 2015...

Posted: Aug 24, 2014 at 23:19 Quote
I bought the Process 134 DL after reading lots of reviews. They were right. Set it up once and ride it on everything. Great bike. Welcome back KONA!

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