Given the amount of Kona love/hate at the moment I thought a more specific question was in order, hence the following steel frame and fork battle:
Fat vs Kona
So in one corner we have the mass produced steel Kona frame (ie no Hots) with a P2, and in the other you have the hand crafted Fat Chance with a Big One Inch Fork (or unicrown if you prefer).
Does the sloping top tube of the Kona and P2 make for a better ride than the more horizontal TT on the Fat with a BOI?
Does the Kona have the racing pedigree their catalogues suggests?
Is the ultimate disapperance of Fat from the MTB scene a reflection of poor ride, poor marketting, business sense or retaining the 1" headtube for too long etc etc...
How many of us have ridden or owned both to even make an informed decision? and does that matter....
Given you can spec each bike with identical parts of your choice which frame fork combination would you prefer to ride
There's no time for fence sitting, you're at the trail head and the single track awaits, you must choose one or the other!!