Thoughts on 2018 Kona process 165?

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Posted: Mar 11, 2018 at 19:49 Quote
I haven't seen much online about the process 165 yet. Anybody have one? It looks pretty sweet for the park but can anybody comment on how it is for mellower riding or climbing. I'm looking for a do it all bike as I go to the park, do Enduro races and mellower stuff with my wife as well. I like the idea of a coil shock just because I'm tired of fiddling with a shock pump all the time. Any suggestions?

Posted: Mar 13, 2018 at 3:00 Quote
My 165 arrived on Friday. I have'nt had a chance to ride it yet because I'm on nightshift.
Planning on riding next monday arvo.
Will give you an update then.

Posted: Mar 16, 2018 at 16:10 Quote
Got one. Love it. It's heavy but it doesn't matter. Pedals really well as long as your not in a rush and descends amazing. Great in the park too.

Posted: Mar 25, 2018 at 0:27 Quote
A few rides in -

- it can climb, with the larger range cassette it makes it possible. Not enjoyable but you can get to the top.

- technical climbs are tricky on the 165 (my other bikes a Knolly Warden), Im confident a more experienced rider could tackle the tech stuff better, but thats not the 165's intentions.

- stable on downhills. Felt really comfortable at speed and rock gardens were enjoyable.

- I would be curious to see if a coil shock with climb assist/pedal assist would make a difference.

Thats all I have for now. Hope it helps.

Posted: Apr 7, 2018 at 11:12 Quote
how heavy is it ? 35 lbs ?

Posted: Apr 11, 2018 at 23:53 Quote
Awesome bike just got a heavier spring for it

Posted: Apr 16, 2018 at 2:22 Quote
Put the heavier spring in and rode green valleys bike park,bike felt fast and stable on the flow trails but felt even better on a dh trail especially in the rock gardens.
So happy with the bike so far.and with the hard spring I’m able to climb better than my old 153

Posted: Aug 15, 2018 at 6:19 Quote
I've had my 165 for quite some time now. I've put carbon bars and carbon DH wheelset on it. With DH casing tires it comes to 36.95 lbs.
best bike I've ever owned. I've done some very technical climbs on it, without upgrading to a CS shock. I went from the stock 34 tooth to a 30 and it worked wonders.

Posted: Aug 15, 2018 at 6:43 Quote
I’ve just mine into get upgrades xo1 Eagle cassette rear derailer shifter,rc2 fork upgrades and spank wheelset hope hubs,and rockshox rct rear shock

Posted: Oct 26, 2018 at 5:18 Quote
I´ve been on my 2018 process 165 for a few months now. Kept everything stock and it rides like a dream!
Yes, it can climb, tho I have done it maybe twice Smile Mostly descending and jumping here.
The bike is super stable in the air.
Much recommended if you want to be able to pedal to the places you ride, but kinda want a downhill bike but kinda not but still kinda Smile

Posted: Jun 12, 2019 at 13:51 Quote
Hey guys,

Anyone know the shock size for the 165? Eye to eye and stroke? Can't find this info anywhere.

Thanks a bunch.

Posted: Jun 17, 2019 at 7:41 Quote
therainking wrote:
Hey guys,

Anyone know the shock size for the 165? Eye to eye and stroke? Can't find this info anywhere.

Thanks a bunch.
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