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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:42 pm 
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It's a dinky beast too. Here it is next to my 16" 456...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:52 pm 
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It's lovely even more so in the flesh. But the only problem is now I have to buy a big boys bike too as my Flash won't be able to follow.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:04 pm 
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What a machine, I'd be jumping off all sorts of silly stuff on that, looks like it could handle anything


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:21 pm 
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300lb spring for the shock and soft spring for the forks fitted. That's better :D

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:59 am 
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Very nice mate

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:53 am 
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Looking forward to the report from Bike Park Wales. I see the uplift is currently booked solid until some time in November - did you manage to book, or are you pedalling up?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:09 am 
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Exeter Man wrote:
Looking forward to the report from Bike Park Wales. I see the uplift is currently booked solid until some time in November - did you manage to book, or are you pedalling up?

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I haven't been yet (the joys of other things getting in the way!) :oops:

Yep, the uplift is booked up, but I've got a feeling that a lot of the bookings were made prior to the park opening and people might have 'panic booked' when they saw the spaces filling up quickly. You can turn up on the day without booking, and pay £4 per uplift (plus £5 for a day pass) if there are spaces available, which might actually work out cheaper if you only did 4-5 uplifts during the day.

The push up to the top apparently consists of either a 5km trudge up the fire-road (not fun with 40lb of DH bike), or pushing up the actual track (not ideal).


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:10 am 
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Exeter Man wrote:
are you pedalling up?


BBB must be a fit lad if he can do that on this bike!

How does it ride on the flat like in your pic? Bit bouncy? Must be world away from the on one... cant imagine its practical for a quick pootle!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:14 am 
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coomber wrote:
Exeter Man wrote:
are you pedalling up?
BBB must be a fit lad if he can do that on this bike!
He he. No granny ring either :lol:.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:16 am 
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coomber wrote:
How does it ride on the flat like in your pic? Bit bouncy? Must be world away from the on one... cant imagine its practical for a quick pootle!


It actually pedals surprisingly well, considering it hasn't got any fancy virtual pivot arrangements or a fancy shock. Kona has tweaked the pivot position slightly so it's not as springy as previous incarnations.

That said though, it's still a b**ger to ride on anything which doesn't favour gravity! The tyres don't help - they're the Black Chilli compound and it almost feels like you're riding on wet tar when you take the bike on the road!


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