Beautiful frame! My choice would be to build it with XT 739 v's. I've just finished a 1998 Kona Explosif 853 build which has lots of polished 739, a blue frame, blue bombers and lots of anno blue. Didn't sound like it was going to work, but now its all together, I love the look and get loads of positive comments. So a red frame, red forks, polished 739 and lots of red anno should work also in my books.
1998 Kona 853 Explosif, 1999 NOS Kona 853 Explosif, 1999 NOS Lynskey signed Litespeed Obed Ti, 1999 Marin Mount Vision (custom), Cannondale Bad Boy 700c Disc (everyday hack) and a 1993 Marin for the Wife. Latest build in progress is a 1993 Marin Eldridge Grade with original paint.
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