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Waht one would YOU buy & build
Kona Cindercone 31%  31%  [ 16 ]
Klein Pulse Comp 33%  33%  [ 17 ]
M2 Stumpjumper 22%  22%  [ 11 ]
None of them, dont be stupid 14%  14%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 51
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:29 pm 
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I wish my LBS had stuff like that on the wall.... not that it would be up there long at those prices.

Oh and another vote for the Klein.

Regarding Gulf colours, given your avatar, I guess we are talking 'Le Mans' :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:32 pm 
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NeilM wrote:
Regarding Gulf colours, given your avatar, I guess we are talking 'Le Mans' :wink:


Indeed!! 8) 8) 8) :wink:


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Get the Klein and the Stumpy. The Klein is stupidly cheap and the Stumpy has a great color and handles really well!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:57 pm 
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I beg you! - Please spare us for yet another Klain :evil:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:28 pm 
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Cindercone, it'll last a lot longer than that klein


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:32 pm 
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Enid_Puceflange wrote:
Keep the votes coming,
I may just buy all 3 :lol: :lol:

G


That's the way to go 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:50 am 
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I hope the lads that have voted for "none of them" stand up and give a reason
I thought at least one of these would appeal to everyone :?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:16 am 
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The Klein is a mid-spec 1996 model that came with yellow Rock Shox to match the decals. These were still built in-house by Klein.

EDIT: Looking at the picture again this is must be a very early Trek-built model as it has the simplified 97-on frame design (fatter/simpler stays, non-smoothed welds). But it was built up in 96 spec/colours (below)... Something of an oddity.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacturer+Archive/Klein+Archive/Klein+Catalogues/


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:18 am 
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The Cinder Cone. It's an 89 model (as pointed out) so for retro goodness you can have some u-brake action fun.

Here was mine, perhaps some inspiration?

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Where the hell is this shop :?:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:25 am 
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For me the Cindercone, Whilst i appreciate the 'Klein' following, its just nothing special for me, good price granted, but if your looking to build a bike that will always be there wanting to be used, all year round, what ever the weather the Cindercone will deliver smiles continually. And you can dress it up using what ever groupset you wish. Kona's always seem very versatile.

Without upsetting the Klein community, and i do appreciate some make it out on the trails etc, it just seems that the all too often become Garage Queens, looking pretty and polished and loved but wrapped in cotton wool.

If you do go Klein, use it, abuse it, and enjoy it. :D

Or if your a bit flush on the $$$ £££ $$$ go for both Cindercone & Klein :)


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