It gets better. I took it out for its first ride tonight, and honestly its a revelation!!! Just stunning to ride. All bits stayed attached. The only thing I noticed was the front brakes(Mavic Ceramics with Shimano Ceramic Pads) didn't stop as well as I'd hoped(maybe needs bedding in??both a new) and the front forks seem a little flexy....brakes rub when I turn. Really my only comparison is my Girvin Carbon Vectors on my Beast and my new Pace C types, not a fair comparison I guess.
Proflex Beast(1996)-RETIRED, GT Zaskar(1998, MrsKneedowndean), Yeti ASR(2002, Special Yeti Employees Bike), Kona Hei Hei(1994), Specialized Epic Marathon(2007, MrsKneedowndean)
1994 Kona Hei Hei Decals - Original
Kona Chainstay Protector
Syncros Titanium Bars - VGC