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Picked up a new KONA MTB

Discussion in 'North West' started by LAoffroadin, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Nov 16, 2012 at 1:58 AM
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    LAoffroadin

    LAoffroadin [OP] BURY ME WITH MY TACO!!

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    Anyone here do any mountain biking? i just bought a 2007 kona shred in damn near new condition for 185$ is that a food price? picture attached..

    what yall think?

    also what are some good trails to ride around seatac area WA?

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  2. Nov 16, 2012 at 2:46 AM
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    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO

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    I don't know much about the bike, looks nice though, I'm planning on getting into mtn biking this spring when I get home from the desert. I'm pretty stoked to get started.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2012 at 2:54 AM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I have been wanting to get into it but they are waaay to pricey for me, for good ones. Idk much about them. The one you got looks pretty nice. All I know is if I get one it will have suspension in the rear as well, in the frame under the seat.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2012 at 2:55 AM
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    Sweet bike enjoy it man! You will most likely outgrow it pretty soon if you really get into riding.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2012 at 3:07 AM
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    yeah i dont know well see, i tried a buddies full suspension giant and didnt like it. felt harder to control and was like 2200$ i
    found this one on craigslist guy was asking 200 i offered like 150 and he said 185 so yeah. i researched it before and found that this is a 700$ bike and one of the top rated brands so i said wth why not...
     
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    Nice score. Ride it! Gitcha some 35$ 1800 lumen LED lights off ebay and hit the trails at night. Completely different cool world. Also riding at night helps daytime rides, makes them seem effortless as far as trail knowledge of obstacles.

    These things kick ass and really kick ass for the coin. Have yet to run battery dry on several 3+ hr rides. Have never seen low battery light yet. I've been thru 300$ sets of lights and these are the real deal. They have held up great too. Battery is so small it velcros to stem instead of big heavy water bottle sized battery.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/CREE-XML-T6...2139166?pt=US_Flashlights&hash=item3f1ef25b1e

    And there are even 2400 lumen versions. 450 lumens = 5 watts so 1800 = 20 watts & 2400 = 27.5 watts. These are much brighter than the nightsun 20 watt high beam I had on the older halogen lights.
     
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    ^^Thanks I need a good handlebar mounted headlight so I will have to look into this light when I get home from work.
     
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    It comes with some kind of mount for the helment too........oh, it has lo, hi & strobe. The strobe is like being at a rave club and 2 of them on strobe will cause seizures, lol. Cars freak out trying to figure out if they are getting pulled over or WTF is going on.
     
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    Nice bike!!
     
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    I was going to say about the same. I have a Kona Cinder Cone from about that same time period, cost me $800 and was second to the top end model before getting into full suspension.
    They are a bit heavier than other brands, but they were made in the northwest with consideration for the northwest's weather :)

    Looks like the previous owner swapped out seats, and i can't blame them. My factory seat is quality, but is about as comfortable as planting yourself on an I-beam. It's getting replaced soon.

    I'm out of shape unfortunately to really get the use out of it I want :eek:

    If you are looking for some great places to go, the few places I know are:
    Capitol Forest
    Tillamook State Forest
    Black Rock

    All of these have dedicated trails. Black Rock is probably the most extreme and was purpose-built for downhill mountain bikers.
     
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