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Kona. Is it love or hate
Love 'em 54%  54%  [ 29 ]
Hate 'em 11%  11%  [ 6 ]
Don't care 35%  35%  [ 19 ]
Never heard of them 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:03 am 
East Midlands AEC
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older ones nice, newer ones horrible. On balance a 'don't care'.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:14 am 
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Love the steel bikes, the muddy green 1994 Explosif was one of the nicest looking, but for me it would have to be a 1992 XT equipped black Explosif, over a Hei Hei. The reason? Kona are what they are, the Ford of the mountain bike world, a company with a bike at every price point and yet still have a soul, and understand the needs of the rider. Great loking great riding bikes. The Explosif is the Sierra Cosworth of the bike world, a real working class hero, a £1k bike that would stand toe to toe with some of the best.

Common, Maybe. Over exposed, definately, but those are the only failings really.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:27 am 
Old School Grand Master
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As much as i love mine, even i don't care. Over the years you get to see so many of them and as said, a Lava Dome won't make anyone go weak at the knee's! :lol:

Was the sort of bike i liked as a kid, bought a cheap one as a hack, found this website and somehow ended up spending a few hundred quid on it. They are good fun to ride and the skinny steel tubes and angles are great. Personally i think the people that don't like them make more of a fuss than those that do! :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:44 am 
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gm1230126 wrote:
What's all the Ruckus about Kona. Just another mass produced over distributed bike line. OK they have it dialed I'll give them that.


that's the point - many people don't like them because they're mass-produced dispite the fact that they're fantastic riding frames. Many of these people will ride a rarer but poorer riding bike just because it's rare.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:46 am 
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They're common, but they aren't cheap (Apollo, Emmelle etc cheap I mean), so that must be a good thing......


......but I still don't want one......


......but I don't have owt against them.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:50 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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They're OK :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:01 am 
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I really don't have a strong view in either direction. They're OK but there's always been something else I've wanted more when it came to the crunch and I have had to shell out.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:10 am 
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Kona rule!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:17 am 
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actually - I ought to qualify my statements - the ti and steel Konas are nice, their modern alu frames do nothing for me


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:20 am 
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think my feelings on Kona are well known :wink:


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