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 Post subject: 2013 Kona Range.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:11 pm 
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Look boring, nothing stands out, mostly all dark colours.
http://www.konaworld.com/bikes.cfm


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:25 am 
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I like the dark colours. It makes the bikes a bit different when comparing to bright colours used by Specialized or Trek.

I think they decided to go minimal, with their simple promo posters and frame paint works. It suits Kona's 8)

The 2011 range was a bit more vivid though.


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The hydro forming on the full sussers is hideously ugly and pointless to boot. I know Kona arent alone in that but it bugs me.


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I don't mind it. The Kona DH bikes have always been a bit ugly...the original Stab Primo's had a kink in the down tube and a seat tube at a funny angle. The process looks pretty good too.

My favourite year for Konas was 1997 though. They all looked ace.


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coomber wrote:
The hydro forming on the full sussers is hideously ugly and pointless to boot. I know Kona arent alone in that but it bugs me.


+1

All those bent tubes just look ucking fugly.


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Not all hydro forming is bad, some bikes look pretty good but some companies do seem to be going a bit mental with it.

I think IRS here to stay though. The likes of Giant have been doing it for ages, as have Santa Cruz.


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I can cope with a bit, but the amount on the downtube etc, theres no logical or structural reason for it. And it looks ugly!


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Structurally, on a DH frame, its likely to do this:

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?um=1&hl= ... s:20,i:208

Excuse the long link!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
I don't mind it. The Kona DH bikes have always been a bit ugly...the original Stab Primo's had a kink in the down tube and a seat tube at a funny angle. The process looks pretty good too.

My favourite year for Konas was 1997 though. They all looked ace.


Had a 1997 kilauea myself and agree on that, one of those bikes I wished I kept.
Swapped it for a car with my mate :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:13 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Structurally, on a DH frame, its likely to do this:

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?um=1&hl= ... s:20,i:208

Excuse the long link!


That's crazy, look at this


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