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Posted: Jun 21, 2021 at 22:03 Quote
everythingscomingupmilhouse wrote:
pineapplepizza wrote:
everythingscomingupmilhouse wrote:
Hey 153 owners!

I'm after a new bike, my LBS has a 153 that fits, but I'm not allowed to demo/do a car park test, so I'm really interested in your opinions on how it rides?

It ticks all the boxes for me apart from not knowing ride feel - it's a 1 bike stable for me so this has to do it all, flow, singletrack, bike parks, rough fast trails, natural steep tech etc. How does it climb too? I like techy climbs that take effort to clean, and obviously most of the time will be spent pedalling up so I want a reasonably efficient platform, but the descent is why I do this sport really. I've read the forum posts about it bottoming out a lot too and people feeling the need to change the link?

My shortlist is the remedy, a status, or a process 153. Basically convince me to get the 153!

Thanks in advance!


is it the 2020 process 153 or the 2021 one?
i heard that the 2021 153 29 feels sluggish and not-so-fun as it used to be

It's the 2021, but 27.5. I think I've ruled out the status now, from what people have said about it's pedalling I don't think it'll make a good 1 bike stable. So, picking between the remedy and process now.

Interesting that the 2021 process is a bit more sluggish etc, I was liking the sound of it. It's worth saying the process would be from an online retailer whereas the remedy would be from a trek shop, super close to my house, and a mate works there, plus the remedy has far better suspension as stock (ie charger 2.1 vs motion control). So, as a full package the remedy seems far better but the 153 was sounding more fun, better geo etc. If the 2021 version has lost some of the fun aspect that makes me move towards the remedy. Seems crazy I can't test ride but there you go!

Really appreciate all the opinions!

both great bikes, i own the 2021 153 27.5 and it handles singletrack and park well
bikeradar said that the 29 feels sluggish so i guess it is..? (never rode the 29)
the 153 27.5 has been holding up great for me

Posted: Jun 24, 2021 at 11:55 Quote
What is the kona process 153 2020 shock size?
What was the changes from 2018-2021?

Posted: Jun 24, 2021 at 13:52 Quote
proccesrider wrote:
What is the kona process 153 2020 shock size?
What was the changes from 2018-2021?

The shock size for 2018-2020 Process is 205x60 trunnion. I don't think the shock size has changed for the 2021 model just the geo.(Edited. It's a 205x60 trunnion)

Posted: Jun 24, 2021 at 15:25 Quote
davidle03 wrote:
proccesrider wrote:
What is the kona process 153 2020 shock size?
What was the changes from 2018-2021?

The shock size for 2018-2020 Process is 205x50 trunnion. I don't think the shock size has changed for the 2021 model just the geo.

I'm quite sure 2018-2020 is a 205x60 Trunnion, at least my 2018 AL is a 205x60 Trunnion.

Posted: Jun 24, 2021 at 18:11 Quote
dmchalcraft wrote:
davidle03 wrote:
proccesrider wrote:
What is the kona process 153 2020 shock size?
What was the changes from 2018-2021?

The shock size for 2018-2020 Process is 205x50 trunnion. I don't think the shock size has changed for the 2021 model just the geo.

I'm quite sure 2018-2020 is a 205x60 Trunnion, at least my 2018 AL is a 205x60 Trunnion.

From the pics on the website, 2021 are still 205x60 Trunnion

Posted: Jun 25, 2021 at 8:58 Quote
Rub mark on rear of the seat tube - bottoming out or too tall of a tire?

It's worn to the carbon and I've put on a small strip of 3M to see if I can protect the frame a little bit, but it looks like I'm rubbing and bottoming out.

27.5 x 2.4 Onza Porcupine, running an Ohlins coil with Cane Creek progressive coil. The Cane Creek coil is a new addition that replaced the stock coil. Thinking I might need something slightly beefier after seeing this.

thoughts welcome.



Posted: Jun 25, 2021 at 9:08 Quote
brianwon wrote:
Rub mark on rear of the seat tube - bottoming out or too tall of a tire?

It's worn to the carbon and I've put on a small strip of 3M to see if I can protect the frame a little bit, but it looks like I'm rubbing and bottoming out.

27.5 x 2.4 Onza Porcupine, running an Ohlins coil with Cane Creek progressive coil. The Cane Creek coil is a new addition that replaced the stock coil. Thinking I might need something slightly beefier after seeing this.

thoughts welcome.



Are you sure that's a 205x60?
I have the same exact bike using dhx 2 coil and nothing that looks like that

Posted: Jun 25, 2021 at 10:07 Quote
proccesrider wrote:
Are you sure that's a 205x60?
I have the same exact bike using dhx 2 coil and nothing that looks like that

Yup, 205x60

https://www.ohlinsusa.com/parts/all-mtb-metric-rear-shock-mtb-ttx22-coil-shock-mtbm-1977

Posted: Jun 25, 2021 at 13:07 Quote
Take your spring off and check the clearance.

Posted: Jun 25, 2021 at 23:18 Quote
proccesrider wrote:
What is the kona process 153 2020 shock size?
What was the changes from 2018-2021?

2018 ~ 2020 (G2)
425mm chainstays
66 deg headtube angle
bit slacker sta

2021 (G3)
430mm chainstays for 27.5, 435mm for 29
bit longer reach
64.5 deg hta
steeper sta
comes with a new dropper that has travel adjustments

Both use 205x60 trunnion rear shock

Posted: Jun 26, 2021 at 12:54 Quote
brianwon wrote:
Rub mark on rear of the seat tube - bottoming out or too tall of a tire?

It's worn to the carbon and I've put on a small strip of 3M to see if I can protect the frame a little bit, but it looks like I'm rubbing and bottoming out.

27.5 x 2.4 Onza Porcupine, running an Ohlins coil with Cane Creek progressive coil. The Cane Creek coil is a new addition that replaced the stock coil. Thinking I might need something slightly beefier after seeing this.

thoughts welcome.




Can some send a link to purchase a set of headset bearing for this bike?(own it aswell)

Posted: Jul 16, 2021 at 10:45 Quote
Anyone know any info on the 2022 process? They going to be making a carbon version?

Posted: 21 hours ago Quote
I own a 2018 Process CR 27.5 in size XL. I’m about 200 lbs. and am 6’3”, and have been riding since the early 90s. I mostly use my Process for bike parks and more aggressive trails.

2018 Kona Process 153 CR 27.5 size XL

Upon initial setup last summer, I set my fork and shock sag to 30% and further used the RockShox configuration online tool to set compression and pressure. I’ve messed around settings here and there.

I still find what I’ve got not as plush as I’d like, and it never really gets there. The rear feels pretty good, but the fork always feels overly firm. I have tried 1, 2 and 3 tokens with varying pressures, but still not quite right. All of my other big bikes had Bomber forks, so maybe I’m used to and expect that.

Any suggestions?

Posted: 21 hours ago Quote
gdharries wrote:
I own a 2018 Process CR 27.5 in size XL. I’m about 200 lbs. and am 6’3”, and have been riding since the early 90s. I mostly use my Process for bike parks and more aggressive trails.

2018 Kona Process 153 CR 27.5 size XL

Upon initial setup last summer, I set my fork and shock sag to 30% and further used the RockShox configuration online tool to set compression and pressure. I’ve messed around settings here and there.

I still find what I’ve got not as plush as I’d like, and it never really gets there. The rear feels pretty good, but the fork always feels overly firm. I have tried 1, 2 and 3 tokens with varying pressures, but still not quite right. All of my other big bikes had Bomber forks, so maybe I’m used to and expect that.

Any suggestions?

Is it still Solo air?
Maybe fit a newer airspring. Also maybe a damper upgrade depending what you have ?

Posted: 9 hours ago Quote
[Quote="DanBuchanan"]
gdharries wrote:
Is it still Solo air?
Maybe fit a newer airspring. Also maybe a damper upgrade depending what you have ?

Yes, it’s still stock so Solo Air. Looks like I should upgrade to the DebonAir spring, which seems worthwhile and pretty cheap. Is that true?


 
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