2005 kona stinky for 600$ usd

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2005 kona stinky for 600$ usd
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Posted: Nov 8, 2020 at 17:51 Quote
Looking at buying one in my area. I ride mountain creek in vernon nj and my XC hardtail isnt cutting it anymore. Im 16 in a strict house so im only allowed to buy local and since I work at a bike shop and Im paying for this myself my budget is under $800. This fits the bill. Anything I should look out for? Is this a horrible decision? And what should I upgrade if I buy it?

Posted: Nov 23, 2021 at 20:25 Quote
samiamcas204 wrote:
Looking at buying one in my area. I ride mountain creek in vernon nj and my XC hardtail isnt cutting it anymore. Im 16 in a strict house so im only allowed to buy local and since I work at a bike shop and Im paying for this myself my budget is under $800. This fits the bill. Anything I should look out for? Is this a horrible decision? And what should I upgrade if I buy it?
I've had three Stinkys and still am riding a 2009 Stinky Six. But I still ski on skinny skis with pins, so probably not the best role model. That said you're 16 and funding it yourself that's awesome. You might need a lighter spring on the shock if you're fairly light, other than that I'd say just ride it for a while and replace what doesn't work for you over time.

Posted: Nov 24, 2021 at 6:33 Quote
FortRock wrote:
samiamcas204 wrote:
Looking at buying one in my area. I ride mountain creek in vernon nj and my XC hardtail isnt cutting it anymore. Im 16 in a strict house so im only allowed to buy local and since I work at a bike shop and Im paying for this myself my budget is under $800. This fits the bill. Anything I should look out for? Is this a horrible decision? And what should I upgrade if I buy it?
I've had three Stinkys and still am riding a 2009 Stinky Six. But I still ski on skinny skis with pins, so probably not the best role model. That said you're 16 and funding it yourself that's awesome. You might need a lighter spring on the shock if you're fairly light, other than that I'd say just ride it for a while and replace what doesn't work for you over time.

So funny enough, Its been awhile since I posted that and I ended up getting a 2011 Rocky Mountain flatline pro for 700$ which worked amazing for a season. Im now selling it and Im about to buy a 2016 Rocky Mountain maiden.

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