Steel is Real
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
JMK92 paulaston's article
Mar 8, 2016 at 0:24Mar 8, 2016
MDE Bikes Damper - Review
I too have an early 350CR with espresso coat that was OEM on my Meta v4. Was a little stiff at first but after a few rides I was blown away with the forks rigidity, subtle but very effective progressiveness and incredibly controlled rebound. They feel moto-like in that regard. Ok so they're not *quite* (as in a poofteenth less) as supple than pikes in a car park and they way a bit more, but its a pity they got a bad wrap here because man are these one underrated fork!
JMK92 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 26, 2016 at 22:53Feb 26, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: DIY Boost Hubs, Mixing Suspension Brands, and Softail Suggestions
I run a zocchi 350cr and a float x ctd on my commencal v4AM and have had 2 dudes from the same shop tell me that A. it won't work and the bike will feel dead. or B. is a sweet set up and that I made a good choice spec'ing it..... There is almost zero consistency in around here (Sydney) when is comes to your LBS. (the mixed suspension works a treat btw)
JMK92 RichardCunningham's article
Feb 18, 2016 at 13:35Feb 18, 2016
Bike Yoke Suspension Link is Good News for Specialized Enduro Owners
I think this is cool. Imagine if fine tuning a linkage's characteristics to suit your trails was something you could do as easily as playing around with stem length via the aftermarket. That'd be mad! That being said i bet 99% of sales will go to people looking to escape those proprietary mounting arrangements.