Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:43 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 56 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Author Message
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:49 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:42 am
Posts: 642
Location: London
Obviously if a 20" Ti P2 came up, I wouldn't look in the opposite direction if the pricing was right, but other than that I'm very happy with the ride and handling of the Mag21SLs. They work well.

It's correct that Mag20s were a catalogue price option during 92/93, but obviously heavier and lesser spec. The SLs were raced at the top end (see also the metallic green 93' Kona Hot attached featuring custom green painted Mags from a Kona team rider before being split apart and sold)

A Flite is normally mounted along with a Syncros post when the rougher stuff is calling. The Avocet II I have is box fresh and held in reserve for the TI O-Beam when mounted.


Attachments:
93 Kona Hot_Former Pro ride.JPG
93 Kona Hot_Former Pro ride.JPG [ 195.32 KiB | Viewed 289 times ]


Last edited by romanrinos on Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1992 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:42 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:22 am
Posts: 183
regan_ev wrote:
Lovely but the forks ruin it for me. A standard Mag20 would suit it better if you really want a RockShox on it. I'd also ditch the hefty Avocet.

Otherwise, a great build. Congrats.


What was the diff. between mag20 and 21? Was it only weight or adjustability? Once you mod the mags for the extended travel it becomes a supple progressive sophisticated fork; otoh the flex never goes away.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1992 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:32 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:42 am
Posts: 642
Location: London
Prodigal Son wrote:
regan_ev wrote:
Lovely but the forks ruin it for me. A standard Mag20 would suit it better if you really want a RockShox on it. I'd also ditch the hefty Avocet.

Otherwise, a great build. Congrats.


What was the diff. between mag20 and 21? Was it only weight or adjustability? Once you mod the mags for the extended travel it becomes a supple progressive sophisticated fork; otoh the flex never goes away.


Mag20 were the older versions. 21s had a different dial configuration up-top, using thumb-turns, and integrated a negative spring They also have slightly different innards with bushings and came with a lighter fork brace. Mag21SLs were further differentiated via a lighter brake arch and lower legs


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1992 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:43 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:42 am
Posts: 642
Location: London
More pics on Ti-Tuesday today (yesterday) hopefully it will inspire some more 90s to be featured. As Pip noted earlier, it's been a while since something other than a modern ti-build made an appearance

Hope you all like the story and better pics. I'll have to post some photos of that Explosif now!

https://cog.konaworld.com/ti-tuesday-la ... i-hei-hei/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:51 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:47 pm
Posts: 1245
Location: Newbury, Berkshire
Congratulations Sándor for yet another entry on the Kona Dream Builds. Your bike looks amazing topping the Ti Tuesdays, XC page.

Even though I am familiar with the story that you told in the article, it still made for absorbing reading.

You'll be receiving another Dream Build patch then 8) .

Pip.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:56 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:42 am
Posts: 642
Location: London
Thanks Pip! It was a harder build to achieve than the Hot especially with the missing noodle. But both very builds too in their respective ways


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 56 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: gibbleking, Majestic-12 [Bot] and 15 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group