Paul Basagoitia and his stock signature bike. Ready to rock just like that. Photo: Trent Palmer
is one of the best slopestyle and dirtjump rider's in the world. Two-time winner at Crankworx Whistler, Bass has stood on more podiums than most of his peers, in some of gravity riding's more insane competitions. With a style that's all smooth, mixed with a bevy of tricks that's all top of the pile, the 25-year-old from Minden, Nevada recently sent us this ripping clip of him on a fully stock 2011 Kona Bass
"I wanted to showcase that my signature bike is ready to go out-of-the-box, that you don't have to spend any extra money to make it fully suited for professional level riding." The bike you see in every shot is full handlebar to tire stock. Featuring a Marzocchi DJ2 100mm fork, Avid Juicy brakes, Maxxis Larson TT tires, Kona Custom DJ cockpit and a raw aluminum clearcoat finish, priced at $2,099 USD, the Bass is one of the best riding, best priced DJ specific dual suspension bikes on the market today. If you don't believe us, just watch the video, shot, edited and produced by Trent Palmer.
btw a double costs about 500 less
i know cause i used it in an edit and they stole it
Try again, the double is 1600 for just frame and shock, full build kit is 3500.
and they run an air shock because its lighter than its coil equivalent (without a ti spring) and there is no real need for a super plush coil shock on a bike with 100mm rear travel which will be ridden mostly with a very stiff shock so its extra weight and no real gain
also there is no issue with the shock heating up as it will only be subjected to singular large impacts so there is no issue with heat build up
the fox rp shock also uses propedal which allows the shock to be stiffened up with a flick of a switch which is perfect for a dj bike
therefore an air shock is perfect for the bass
also Basagoitia runs an air shock on his bass
Why is rep so important to people?
and those cranks look like 2pc bmx cranks so the bb will be a euro bmx bb so unless you wanted mtb cranks the bb should be fine
but that sprocket is gash
I absolutely loved my bass. Perfectly fit for purpose!
Im sorry, I am not a Kona hater, but if you wanted to really showcase it you would show a lot more riding than that on it.
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