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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:46 pm 
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Here’s my hack / do-all bike, I had shoulder operation not so long ago, so the Combat Kona (so named because of the skanky army green paint) with its big soft forks and high bars is just the ticket for getting back into riding. I’ve generally been pottering around the woods on it and riding into the village for errands. I didn’t like the paint so much when I bought it, but it is growing on me now. :wink:

As with all my bikes I like them to look ‘stock’ so there are no fancy coloured bits or whatnot, just good, solid components. I’ll replace the FSA stem with a Ritchey item soon.

Frame: 2005 Kona Cinder Cone – 7005 butted aluminium (19”)
Fork: 2003 Fox Float 100 RLC

Headset: FSA Orbit MX
Stem: FSA XC-170
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Rizer (triple-butted alloy)
Grips: Race Face Good ‘n’ Evil

Brakes: Shimano Deore XT (M750)
Brake Pads: Shimano Deore XT (M750)
Brake Cables: Shimano Deore XT
Brake Levers: Shimano Deore XT (M739)

Shifters: Shimano Deore XT (M750)
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT (M760)
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT (M760)
Derailleur Cables: Shimano Deore XT
Cassette: Shimano Deore XT (M760)
Chain: Shimano XTR
Cranks: Shimano Deore XT (M752)
Crank Bolts: Shimano Deore XT (M752)
Chainrings: Shimano Deore XT (M752)
Chainring bolts: Shimano Deore XT (M752)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano ES51
Pedals: - Shimano SPD (M540)

Hub Skewers: Shimano Deore XT (M756)
Rims: Mavic XC717
Hubs: Shimano Deore XT (M752 / M760)
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT Swiss Stainless
Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic
Tubes: Kenda Super Light

Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry
Seatpost: Ritchey Pro Carbon (27.2 mm)
Seatpost Binder: Kona Clamp QR

Weight: 25.57lbs (including pedals) :D

Original Spec When New: http://web.archive.org/web/200602181513 ... r_cone.php


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:55 pm 
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:lol: @ skanky as a descriptive word for that. . . nowt skanky about that me ol' fruit. . nice looking bike 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:03 pm 
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Really great looking Kona :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:04 pm 
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The official name is 'Radar Green', I guess in the sense that the sprayers sneaked the colour under the radar of the sales and marketing people! I suspect it is designed to appeal to the yoofs, not old farts like me!

The original spec was pretty naff for £700, I've ordered some better scales today so I'll find out how much it weighs soon. The standard bike claimed weight is 28.1 lb.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:09 pm 
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Could always repaint it. . . .

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Nooooo....I can't believe someone has done a realtree MTB! See enough of the idiotic Carp fishermen wearing that stuff on the riverbank for stealth lol


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:45 pm 
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I hate realtree but that hydro graphics or something. . .

Not wanting to take this thread wildly off topic, the link is http://hydro-graphics.co.uk/

Back to the Kona. . . that's lush, that is ;)

Must get me an old Kona at some point. . . .


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:59 pm 
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:shock: Arrg, I think I prefer Radar Green!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:20 pm 
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Back to the Kona - really nice bike 8) Simple, straightforward & handsome.

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As with all my bikes I like them to look ‘stock’ so there are no fancy coloured bits or whatnot, just good, solid components.


I agree with your sentiments fully :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:46 pm 
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I like the military-style colour, and it looks particularly well-suited by the excellent fork.

All in all, that's a very good bike, no need to diss it whatsoever.


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