Modern Kona Full Suss

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DomK
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Modern Kona Full Suss

Post by DomK » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:21 pm

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Frame: Kona (Can't remember what!)
Fork: Fox Factory 32 RL
Brakes: XT M785
Brake levers: XT M785
Gear shifter: XT M980
Front derailleur: None
Rear derailleur: XT M780
Crankset: RaceFace Ride XC
Pedals: SHimano Saint
Bottom bracket: Shimano
Cassette: XT M770
Chain: XT 10 Speed
Seatpost: X Fusion Dropper
Saddle: Selle ROyal Saba
Headset: Hope 1 1/8
Stem: Thompson Elite X4 70mm
Bars: Apache Da Bomb 750
Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo
Rims: Mavic EN521
Tyres: Continental Mountain King 2.2

Decided to enter the modern age and build something for serious bike park riding, basically used whatever I could get cheap and this is the result :)

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Rojo
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Re: Modern Kona Full Suss

Post by Rojo » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:01 pm

Very very nice!!! Like this.

Wonder what model it is????

Looks like it be a fun ride on it.

Are fox forks nice ?

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Re: Modern Kona Full Suss

Post by DomK » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:00 pm

Just found the email from eBay after I won it, it's a 2009 One20. Original spec was truly awful, crap drive train, awful cable disc brakes and bottom of the pile RockShox forks and rear shock. However the frame has nice geometry and is light, whole bike is 29lbs built, anything under 30 is good for a full suss really.

As it is it's an awesome ride, the one piece rocker cuts out the unwanted flex from the rear suspension, the XT/XTR drive train is really responsive and the narrow wide chain ring works perfectly without a clutch mech.

I'm pretty big on Fox's, they take everything I throw at them and stay plush, they're a little fussy with being maintained but if you store them upside down between rides they're fine. For £70 and some elbow grease they were bargain of the century.

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Re: Modern Kona Full Suss

Post by Rojo » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:05 pm

Cool very interesting , what was cost of the bike new do you know??

How much it cost to get the bike built as it is ??

Also why store fox forks upside down??

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Re: Modern Kona Full Suss

Post by DomK » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:15 pm

New I think they were about £1300. My total build cost was about £400, £120 of that was on having the wheels built and the frame powder coated.

In the top of the lowers (as with modern RockShox) the have foam rings under the seals that are hold oil and lubricate the stanchions. You keep them upside down so they soak up the oil and do their job when you're out riding.

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Re: Modern Kona Full Suss

Post by Rojo » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:46 pm

Oh that is interesting with the forks didn't realise that , handy tip thanks.

Wicked nice build for £400 what a bargain , makes me think about selling some of mine to get a disc bike. Never owned one myself.

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