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 Post subject: ......You Decide!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:27 pm 
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So. I'm stuck. Which of these gets built - Which of these gets sold?????? I'm keeping just the one.

XTR build, Z2 BAMs if the Konas, REBA Teams if the Blizzard.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Kilauea for me, not sure if others will echo that.
By the way that's a nice choice to have!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:13 pm 
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The Blizzard. It's still a proper bike!
If the Kilauea was a '97 Nivacrom it would be no contest, but it isn't, and the other Kona isn't what it says on the tin either!


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Rocky mountain....... :wink:

Love konas but that blizzard frame just jumps out for a good dose of tlc..


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Explosif is very very nice 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:27 pm 
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Explosif for me too......but them RM's have never really caught my attention.

I'd keep them all......have one built up and swap between them as you feel like!


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Explosif here too.

Just stands out in that guise.
If its the same parts between them, build them each for a week and decide? And let us see too.


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suburbanreuben wrote:
........and the other Kona isn't what it says on the tin either!


Care to elaborate on that?

G


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:13 pm 
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I think the Blizzard is dust. The Kona geometry is just right. All these are 18"ers.

Down to the Kila or the Explosif.

The 98 Kila is probably my favourite riding steel hardtail. Far better than any Ti frame I've had, and the earlier Tange and Nivachrome versions. Very light too. ...and its Munificent Mustard for Gruds sake!!!!!

The 99 Explosif is stiffer, and I love the colourway possibly more than the Kila.

The chosen one will be my only hardtail, as I'm shipping a few out, including my Yeti ARC.

Only one way to settle it. Kila or Explosif....FIGHT!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:14 pm 
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unkleGsif wrote:
suburbanreuben wrote:
........and the other Kona isn't what it says on the tin either!


Care to elaborate on that?

G


Yes, please do. :wink:


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