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Kona Kahuna

XC mtb for trails and singletrack while keeping enough of a budget to stay focused on road.

Frame:
Kona 7005 Racelight Aluminum

Fork/Headset:
Rockshox RE*BA RLT / fsa

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sram X7

Pedals:
ATAC

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Sram X5

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Sram X9 Type 2/ x7

Handlebars/Stem:
Kona XC

Saddle/Seatpost:
Kona XC

Brakes:
Shimano Deore

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Conti X King

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Conti X King

More Info:
I raced this a few weeks into ownership on the 24 hour round the clock spokane 2013 ride. in that 24 hour period i put 90 miles on it and worked toward a 11.7 mph average with my team. i thoroughly ruined the x5 rear derailleur on the abrupt hill climb gear changes and rough rocky bumps of some of the gnarlier singletrack the course had to offer... and other than the cheap sram/rockshox stuff on it(which can easily and cheaply be replaced by any competent mechanic) this bike is very very fun, fast, and capable. I was never finding myself unsure of the bike's abilities and it always seemed to return a good amount of "go" for the "oomf" i was putting into it. Kudos Kona. Now, about that X9...

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Serious Schralp

Current Stage Info:

When shit got real

Added by charlie. Last updated over 5 years ago.

As of over 5 years ago, charlie has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

1 Comment

sloman

sloman says:

good plan. seems a day or two in the woods is a refreshing break and good workout.

Posted over 6 years ago