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Posted: Apr 8, 2011 at 12:50 Quote
Kona-rob wrote:
its not hight wise is left to right, it looks like the chain ring needs to be further out but if i add spacers then there is basically no axle left for the non drive side crank

Can you post a pic of the setup?

Maybe in this thread here, to keep this one clean....

https://www.pinkbike.com/forum/mechanics-lounge/


Its always hard to mount a Chainguide on older bikes, without using a Dremel

Posted: Apr 8, 2011 at 12:55 Quote
I'm just gonna take It into the lbs and see what they can do

Posted: Apr 8, 2011 at 13:02 Quote
Kona shred 08
Will get some better pics soon

Kona shred 08 frame
Marzocchi dj3/bomber
Superstar tech 2 dh rims on switch evo hubs
Hayes mx4 brakes (hoping to upgrade soon)
Superstar nano tech pedals
Blackspire 808 bars
Dmr loccd grips
Snow camo F.u.n.n seat
Shimano drivetrain
Kmc chain
Maxxis highroller tyre (front)
Specialized control tyre (rear)

Weighs 32.8lb

Rate it please

(and the chain and rear sprockets aren't rusty no more, as I say I'll get some more "up to date" photos)

Posted: Apr 8, 2011 at 14:39 Quote
extremenik wrote:

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I love the brown matte finish on that year's kona's, 9/10 for the cowan, 8/10 for the stab

Posted: Apr 13, 2011 at 16:01 Quote
right then i fixed the chain device now, new rating please

Posted: Apr 18, 2011 at 2:16 Quote
here she is the new operator ( will have a black rear rim soon) as i cant find blue ex721's anywhere


Posted: Apr 18, 2011 at 2:18 Quote
that stem is zo nice!

Posted: Apr 18, 2011 at 10:34 Quote
BaredForLife wrote:
here she is the new operator ( will have a black rear rim soon) as i cant find blue ex721's anywhere


theres a set on ebay at the mo'...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-BLUE-MAVIC-EX721-Shimano-XT-DT-Swiss-/170629733998?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item27ba531e6e

Posted: Apr 18, 2011 at 17:21 Quote
alibrann wrote:
BaredForLife wrote:
here she is the new operator ( will have a black rear rim soon) as i cant find blue ex721's anywhere


theres a set on ebay at the mo'...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-BLUE-MAVIC-EX721-Shimano-XT-DT-Swiss-/170629733998?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item27ba531e6e

Cheers im actually really keen to get em haha Smile

Posted: Apr 18, 2011 at 17:25 Quote
[Quote="BaredForLife"]
alibrann wrote:
BaredForLife wrote:
here she is the new operator ( will have a black rear rim soon) as i cant find blue ex721's anywhere

snip

theres a set on ebay at the mo'...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-BLUE-MAVIC-EX721-Shimano-XT-DT-Swiss-/170629733998?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item27ba531e6e

Cheers im actually really keen to get em haha Smile
word of advice with those hubs....change them right away. the XT hubs are terrible. I had to rebuild mine on my Reign X 3 times in one season. I wasnt trashing them they are just not strong. just IMO they are terrible

Posted: Apr 18, 2011 at 17:34 Quote
[Quote="mbjz"]
BaredForLife wrote:
alibrann wrote:


Cheers im actually really keen to get em haha Smile
word of advice with those hubs....change them right away. the XT hubs are terrible. I had to rebuild mine on my Reign X 3 times in one season. I wasnt trashing them they are just not strong. just IMO they are terrible

yeah i know man i hate my saints same reason ive got a set of dt i might lace them to!

Posted: Apr 19, 2011 at 5:51 Quote
Do the majority of Kona's have rear lockout?

How do these bikes compare to a complete DH bike like my Mongoose ECD?

I am struggling badly uphill obviously as it is a pig... There are not as many DH areas available to me anymore, more small/medium jumps, drops and the such. Just general fast fun.

Which Kona would you guys recommend for the above?

Posted: Apr 19, 2011 at 9:39 Quote
vladikar wrote:
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Which Kona would you guys recommend for the above?

look at the coiler, seems like a good bike that can go up and down relatively well

Posted: Apr 21, 2011 at 3:55 Quote
vladikar wrote:
Which Kona would you guys recommend for the above?

Indeed, Coilair for doing bigger things on the way down with rocks and jumps and the occasional shuttle run / chairlift ride.

The Cadabra if your trails arent that hardcore and you want to take it on all day XC AM style tours. Its a bit less stable on the DH, but change to 2.5 Minion DH tires and you can still rock it in the bikepark.

Posted: Apr 23, 2011 at 11:05 Quote

Heres my Stab supreme, what you think?


 
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