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Oct 20, 2017 at 14:44
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Kona Explosif (like Honzo) Titanium Ti by Lynskey

$3250 USD
I thought for sure that this was going to be my "forever bike", but bicycle ADD and a full garage has changed my mind! It has always been one of a stable of bikes, so miles are fairly minimal. Never abused (that's what my other bikes are for). This is an incredible do-it-all bike that's tons of fun to ride. Short rear chainstays make it extremely playful, but a slack (~66.5*) head angle means it can go downhill with the best of them. This bike will go anywhere with you - XC racing, bikepacking, epics.... Run it geared or SS (has sliding dropouts). This bike has a great "titanium spring" to it that really dampens trail chatter, but the frame is stiff and transmits power well. This frame actually fits a 29" wheel, as well as some plus-sized tires. I currently have 27.5" WTB 2.5 Breakout on the front and a WTB Ranger 2.8 on the rear. I have test-fitted a 29x2.3 wheel/tire and there is room to spare. Extremely versatile! - 2015 XL Kona Explosif Titanium Frame, hand made in the USA by Lynskey. Graphics are laser-etched onto the frame. No dents or dings, has a few scuffs from bags that can be easily buffed out with steel wool. - MRP Stage fork set at 140mm (2016 model, EXCELLENT FORK!) - Custom wheelset - Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs laced to Spank Oozy 345 rims (30mm internal) - Shimano 1x11 setup - XTR shifter, XT derailleur, 11-46 XT cassette - Custom polished XTR M960 cranks converted to 1x with a 32t WolfTooth sprocket - Shimano XT Brakes with Ice-Tech rotors (brakes are ~5 months old) - KS DropZone dropper post, has new cartridge as of September 2017 - MRP bash guard and guide - Enve HDH 50mm Riser Bar (I'm kind of attached to this bar, so if you're willing to work out a deal where I keep this one, I can put a different one on for you and adjust the price) - Green ODI Rogue Grips - Needs nothing! Ready to hit the trails. I'm 6'4" with a 34" inseam and the bike fits me well. The dropper post can be moved down in the frame about 1.75" so the current setup should accommodate 32"+ inseams. Shipping is on the buyer. Any questions? Send me a message!

ccollord RichardCunningham's article
Oct 3, 2017 at 9:09
Oct 3, 2017
Adrien Dailly's Lapierre Spicy - Finale Ligure EWS 2017
Yeah, i've become a big fan of Michelin tires lately. That back tire especially looks like it would be fun. Would love some 2.5 / 2.4 Michelins.
ccollord RichardCunningham's article
Sep 29, 2017 at 9:04
Sep 29, 2017
Diamondback's Carbon Release 5c – Review
There's one on the bottom of the downtube, near the BB. Kind of a "meh" location for it, but my Balance has one in the same spot. It works surprisingly well.
ccollord mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2017 at 15:16
Sep 19, 2017
MRP's Boost Solution and New Ramp Control Cartridge - Interbike 2017
@Racer951: That's what I used on my front CK hub. Use 1" heat shrink tubing to hold the spacers in place.
ccollord mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2017 at 13:07
Sep 19, 2017
MRP's Boost Solution and New Ramp Control Cartridge - Interbike 2017
Yes plz. Talked to CK about it, they want me to buy an $80 axle and re-dish the wheel 5mm. So basically just buy a new hub, that's what i heard.
ccollord mikekazimer's article
Aug 23, 2017 at 13:41
Aug 23, 2017
Matt Walker's Prototype Saracen Myst 29er - Bike Check
Good question! A Maxxis WT tire is probably a little too wide for a DT471 rim (25i). I'd guess you're right...it's probably some kind of glue to help keep the tire from burping.
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Aug 16, 2017
Selling
Aug 16, 2017 at 7:39
Aug 16, 2017

MRP Stage Fork 27.5 - 140 150 160 170

$275 USD
Selling my 2015 MRP Stage 27.5" fork. Absolutely badass fork - I run a Stage on my other bike, and I just switched this one to a Ribbon. IMO these are far superior to Fox and Rock Shox when the going gets really rough. Read any of the glowing reviews on these! Stanchions are 34mm, weight is about 4.3lbs. Great for AM/Enduro/Trail riding. The damper was rebuilt by Stilwell Performance last year. New wipers and seals installed prior to sale, with fresh bath oil. I can set the travel to whatever you'd like before shipping (currently at 170mm, can be set anywhere from 140-170mm). The Stage has an A2C that is about 10mm less than a Pike or Fox fork, so you can typically get away with 10mm more travel without changing your bike's geometry. The Good: Awesome performance, has MRP Ramp Control (like adjusting the tokens on a Fox or RS, but an external knob), really usable compression and rebound adjustments, long maintenance intervals, great MRP customer service. The Bad: -Scratch on the stanchion: light scratches on one of the stanchions (see photo). Does not affect performance at all. May possibly let some oil past but I haven't noticed this happening. The scratches are very superficial. -Some scratches and fading on lowers -Rebound damping circuit is noisy on 2015 MRP Stage forks. There is a noise on rebound on these forks that is COMPLETELY NORMAL. Most people say they hear the noise at first and then stop noticing it. Steerer tube is uncut (?) at 8.0".

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