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 Post subject: Ugly ugly Kona
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:59 am 
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Must be THE most ugly rear triangle I have seen
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:12 am 
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Shiver me timbers :shock: Have to agree on that one. Only thing more disturbing than those stays might be the graphics on the ´09 bikes. If you haven't seen them, don't look! :D


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whole thing looks badly welded :?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:09 pm 
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Yes particularly at the head tube area.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:10 pm 
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I agree - it's not exactly a thing of beauty nor do the welds look very attractive but that chainstay construction does I suppose give plenty of mud/tyre clearance and allow the chainstays to be as short as possible ,which is always difficult to do on a 29er (especially if you want to run fairly big tyres like 2.35").

Plus, that steel plate arrangment will be stronger than relying on overly crimped and manipulated tube to achieve the same end result. Probably doesn't look so bad built up and in the flesh. It's just an example of form following function.


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