Thoughts on 2018 Kona process 165?

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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

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