Steel is Real
JMK92 henryquinney's article
Apr 14, 2021 at 15:36Apr 14, 2021
Hunt Release New Trail and Enduro Wheelsets - Pond Beaver 2021
@4thflowkage: lol. I think we all get lemon rim at some point... Its a rite of passage as a mountain biker. I think the best you can hope for is a well made and tested wheel with a good warranty policy. I had some DT e1900 that came stock on my current bike and man, the rear one may as well have been cheese! But everyone else seems to be happy with the strength of that rim. Funnily enough I just replaced them with some HUNT carbon AMs. On the other hand I had Spank Spikes on my last bike and despite my best efforts couldn't dent or damage those things no matter how many cased landings or other rider error BS I put them through - but plenty of people in this thread seem to have had the opposite experience with the spanks.
JMK92 SalsaCycles's article
Feb 25, 2021 at 13:59Feb 25, 2021
Video: Salsa Makes its Timberjack More Hardcore
@pandafoo: the bike you want exists, its a honzo
JMK92 mikekazimer's article
Aug 18, 2020 at 16:43Aug 18, 2020
Ask Pinkbike: Fixing Rattling Brake Pads, Best Backcountry Bike, & Are Shock Lockouts Necessary?
100%. I'm a recent balance convert; a 170mm bike with a coil shock should not be this pedalable... yet here we are
JMK92 konaworld's article
Jul 2, 2020 at 15:49Jul 2, 2020
Video: Connor Fearon Gets Rowdy on His Hardtail
Came here for nostalgia for my old honzo + to watch Connor shred. Segwayed to the added nostalgia + shred of the epic 26' Bfe cotic vid from a few years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfZylC-n4qE All edits with this song have the same energy, 10/10 will attempt questionable lines on my hard-tail again.
JMK92 mikekazimer's article
Mar 25, 2020 at 17:17Mar 25, 2020
Field Trip: Kona's $1,499 Honzo - An Overgrown Dirt Jumper
I had an OG steel 2014 model which I loved - Now my hardtail is an NS Eccentric Cromo which I built up. I really like the NS, but the Honzo had a way more playful personality, and at a time when saying that about a 29er was like blasphemy. Rad bike.
JMK92 lunatyk's article
Jun 14, 2018 at 20:18Jun 14, 2018
Bike Check: Yoann Barelli's Commencal Meta 29
It’s getting there, I’ve been a kona guy for yonks but made the change to a meta v4 in 2015 and never looked back. I think the direct sales scene makes a huge amount of sense to the fairly seasoned rider who knows what they like and can eyeball geo, read reviews and make a relatively informed choice about their online purchase. My local shop knows me well are super chill and I still pick up all my tyres and other wear parts through them so the relationship between rider and shop doesn’t necessarily need to suffer.
JMK92 konaworld's video
Dec 4, 2016 at 1:36Dec 4, 2016
JMK92 MattStaggs's article
Sep 15, 2016 at 1:15Sep 15, 2016
Making Shadows With Keiran Volk - Video
Yew northern beaches! haven't seen anyone take that far right drop line at mona in a while!
JMK92 COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jul 17, 2016 at 3:38Jul 17, 2016
Commencal's 2017 Range: First Glance
@cptstoney: I love my meta V4 but I can totally get why they're bringing "back" the V3SX. People are getting back into bigger travel super plush enduro/play bikes. The v4 has a great do everything suspension layout but the v3 has that gravity/park slayer reputation. Makes sense to keep a frame option for all riders so we might just see an 'ala carte' version of the v3 yet...
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Mar 30, 2016 at 18:07Mar 30, 2016