Kona Cinder Cone W.I.P - SLX Chainset has arrived!

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Kona Cinder Cone W.I.P - SLX Chainset has arrived!

Postby Max|mo » Fri Jul 30, 2010 09:19 am

Here is some recent pics of my Kona, I've had it 2 years and it's served me very well. The hubs are shot so I have ordered a new pair of wheels which should be winging their way to me as we speak. Will get some before and after pics up for your perusal!

Currently, I use this bike to commute to work every day, and stick the highrollers on at the weekend.


Old pic in the garden, note the slightly worn rear tyre!
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New High Rollers! Under 550g each and only £30 a pair, loving these tyres.
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New Seat Clamp, nice quality. Thanks for selling me this if you're looking!
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A couple of shots of the wheels and cassette that are soon to be replaced.
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Here's the spec, upgrades are highlighted in red.

Frame - Kona Cinder Cone '07
Forks - Marzocchi MZ Race
Brakes - Avid Juicy 5
Wheels - Mavic Crossride '09

Tyres - Maxxis Highroller 2.1" folding / Schwalbe Marathon 1.75"
F+R Mechs - Shimano XT
Shifters - Shimano SLX
Chainset - FSA Alpha Powerdrive
Saddle - Charge Spoon
Pedals - DMR V8s in Oxblood Red
Grips - Spank Spank Tugg Job

Headset - Cane Creek Aheadset
Chain - SRAM PC971
Cassette - SRAM PG970

Bars/Stem/Post - Stock Kona stuff
Seat Clamp - Salsa Flipoff


Just been upgrading parts as they wear out/fail, plans are to sort a new chainset and chain next, but the forks are also in desperate need of a replacement. What do you guys think? Will weigh it and update my results soon, but I think it stands at around 29lbs. Stock weight was more like 31lbs.
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Postby Max|mo » Sun Aug 01, 2010 13:40 pm

Wheels arrived superquick from Merlin, and the new cassette.

Have weighed my old wheels, and these, and have saved 160g on the front and 310g on the rear!

They spin extremely smooth, can't wait to try em out, look pretty good too.

Have installed the cassette and rotors, changed the front for a 185mm.

Some pics of the final results coming soon.

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Postby ilovedirt » Sun Aug 01, 2010 14:24 pm

Nice build. I'm running those high rollers too, really fast rolling, light and grippy, love them.
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Postby Paul 8v » Sun Aug 01, 2010 15:04 pm

Nice 8)

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Postby Max|mo » Sun Aug 01, 2010 15:08 pm

Wheels built up.

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Some more shots...

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Totally transformed the look of the bike I reckon, and knocked off a good chunk of weight. Have degreased the drivetrain and indexed the gears, now to go out and test the shifting and see how the new brake rotors are! :D

What do you think?

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Postby The Big Cheese » Sun Aug 01, 2010 16:08 pm

Good upgrades - looking really ace. I think they are brilliant wheels for the money.. fantastic looking too IMHO....

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Postby ilovedirt » Sun Aug 01, 2010 16:23 pm

Those wheels look great, they really look 3x the price.
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Postby bwfc4eva868 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 16:50 pm

I think that looks absolutely stunning mate :) gorgeous colour. I miss my old Kona :(

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Postby sheepsteeth » Sun Aug 01, 2010 17:58 pm

i bloody well love the colour on that.

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Postby Max|mo » Sat Mar 05, 2011 04:02 am

Got some goodies in the post.
New bars, stem and grips. Got some replacement bolts on the way for my lever clamps, no room for rusty bolts in my new cockpit :D

Even with the extra weight of the grips (which are massive, but feel nice and grippy) I've saved a small amount of weight, 128g. But it does feel lighter up front.

A trio of bargains, £25 bars, £12 stem, £8 grips all new
My mate Harry reckons they're mint.

The stuff

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Weights

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Old Kona Bars - 374g
New Easton EA70 Monkeybars - 274g

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Old Kona Stem - 204g
New Carbon Cycles 60mm Stem - 115g

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Old Spank Grips - 106g
New Superstar Grips - 167g

Final pics

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Just need Chainset (SLX?), Forks (2nd hand Rebas?) and Seatpost. Then I'm done. I hope...

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Postby Max|mo » Sat Mar 05, 2011 04:17 am

Here's the updated spec, upgrades are highlighted in red.

Frame - Kona Cinder Cone '07
Forks - Marzocchi MZ Race
Brakes - Avid Juicy 5
Wheels - Mavic Crossride '09
Tyres - Maxxis Highroller 2.1" folding / Schwalbe Marathon 1.75"
F+R Mechs - Shimano XT
Shifters - Shimano SLX

Chainset - FSA Alpha Powerdrive
Saddle - Charge Spoon
Pedals - DMR V8s in Oxblood Red
Grips - Superstar

Headset - Cane Creek Aheadset
Chain - SRAM PC971
Cassette - SRAM PG970
Bars - Easton Monkeybars EA70 '10
Stem - Carbon Cycles 60mm Alu
Seat Clamp - Salsa Flipoff

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Postby MountainMonster » Sat Mar 05, 2011 08:41 am

Very nice build man! Lovely colour combos.

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Postby coomber » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:01 am

Had the same until a month ago, just swapped bits onto a saracen zen frame.

The marzocchi forks are ok, if not the stiffest. Rebas would be great upgrade.

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Postby Levi_501 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:03 am

Nice bike 8)

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Postby ilovedirt » Sat Mar 05, 2011 15:37 pm

some nice upgrades there, nice bike :)
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Postby bwfc4eva868 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 17:09 pm

Lovely looking bike. I miss my Old Kona :cry:

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Postby Clark3y » Sat Mar 05, 2011 17:30 pm

Nice, some choice upgrades there, and Kona frames always look good.

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Postby jakeeeeeee » Mon Mar 07, 2011 20:25 pm

i ordered a pair of crossrides of merlin (2010 model) and i got the 2011 ones ! :lol:
but i'm not complaining :roll: btw love the bike. heres an slx chainset dirt cheap
http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/shim ... aid:287671 :lol:

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Postby Dorset_Bins » Wed Mar 09, 2011 07:18 am

Nice.
Kind of kicking myself having sold my Caldera frame, now I've seen this!
By the way, where did you find a pair of folding High Rollers for £30?
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Postby Max|mo » Sat Apr 16, 2011 15:02 pm

Think it was CRC, sorry about the late reply!

Nowadays you can get a pair of Nobby Nic 2.25s from On one for £30! Even better!


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