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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:08 am 
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bren wrote:
I understood that kona never produced a Ti P2 as the prototypes were just far too springy in all the wrong directions?

Not correct - they are rare but show up occasionally - they were in at least one of the catalogue as far as I know.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:14 am 
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I've only ever seen them hanging on the workshop wall in 'that' video?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:06 am 
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secret_squirrel wrote:
bren wrote:
I understood that kona never produced a Ti P2 as the prototypes were just far too springy in all the wrong directions?

Not correct - they are rare but show up occasionally - they were in at least one of the catalogue as far as I know.

We_are_Stevo wrote:
I've only ever seen them hanging on the workshop wall in 'that' video?


They do exist, one of the members on here had a set when I went to pick up an explosif frame from him - he also had the matching Hei Hei, Ti Velocity, Ti O-Beam and Ti bars to go with.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:00 pm 
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I've seen at least one set for sale on here in fact the seller was selling a real set and Chinese copy side by side so the slight differences were obvious.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:06 pm 
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I was thinking of getting something similar for my Vit T build, but was put off after reading a lot of horror stories about weld failures.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:40 am 
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makster wrote:
I was thinking of getting something similar for my Vit T build, but was put off after reading a lot of horror stories about weld failures.


I saw a thread on this, possibly on Singletrack about a custom Chinese fork manufacturer whose forks kept snapping!
Don't know if it was this company though.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:11 am 
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bren wrote:
I understood that kona never produced a Ti P2 as the prototypes were just far too springy in all the wrong directions?

I'm lucky because I've got a titanium P2. The fork works very fine and give better feelings than suspension fork. On other hand, it's more precise than the first suspension fork :wink: .
It's an amazing fork !

I've got 2 stories
The first : in 1992, a friend came from Canada and rode on a full dream titanium HeiHei. One day, he had an accident in Paris and bumped into a car with his bike. The fork bent but didn't break, and my friend is still in good health. I'm not sure that the story would end in the same way with a chinese fork.
The second : A friend, in contact with these chinese titanium makers made me a copy of the ti Velocity stem. I rode it for the OWMTBC in Wales a few years ago. This stem wasn't stiff and bent in all directions. EdEdwards said me : ”Brave man“ :mrgreen: . I have changed it for real Velocity titanium stem : same geometry, same tubing diameters… but the stem is stiff enough for being rode.

So, you could buy these Chinese copy of P2 but don't expect to get the same quality of the Sandvik work… :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:28 am 
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I use branded safety related components wherever possible, can always ride safe and with confidence in my bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Fair point guys. Best keep my eye out for triple butted P2.......


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