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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:29 pm 
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The more I thought about it the less clear it became :? I for some reason thought the Raijin was a kinda titanium honzo. Not sure where it came from though.


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From some gumpf i read somewhere i was lead to believe its supposed to be a 100mm travel all day xc bike


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Sweet as f#*$
Gets me thinking that maybe the right 29er could convert me... I'm 6'2", how tall are you?


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Am 6'2" as well. Only wanted to try the whole 29er thing once I found out Kona were making another Ti frame and it was going to be 29"


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:29 pm 
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IbocProSX wrote:
Nice one, lovely bike.

Have you been out with mates on 26" wheels at all? In the direct comparison the benefits were very obvious to me.

FWIW I'm down to 18 Psi Front - 20 rear Psi and often a bit lower than that as tires lose a bit of air .... YMMV Note there are not many rocks in Holland and I started with 25-26 psi a while ago tgoo. But I just kept going lower and lower, getting used to the feel and adjusting my style. I even got me a low pressure pump to have some resolution in the dial between 15 and 20 Psi.

The increases in comfort and traction resulting from dropping the last few Psi are significant.

Enjoy


Yeah personal taste, run mine about 25 and that works for my lardy arse and as the man says you really feel the difference esp if you are rigid up front.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:14 am 
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I'll give it a bash tomorrow then and drop the pressure a bit.


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Great!!

But mine will be 2x10..


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on ebay now folk so just in case anyone wants to see some further pics i thought i would bump up this old thread.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kona-Raijin-T ... 0949997693


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:46 am 
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It is a brilliant frame. I have more pics on my blog of all material collected. Only disc brakes and tires are pending. I will post some pics just before and after assembly the complete bike. It will be soon!


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