Do i or Dont i buy a 2013 Kona Tanuki

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Do i or Dont i buy a 2013 Kona Tanuki

Postby marcusdoughty » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:53 am

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i want a full sus bike i like konas but is it worth the money (£1299.00) or what else do i buy for the same sort of money ???

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Re: Do i or Dont i buy a 2013 Kona Tanuki

Postby marcusdoughty » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:54 am

Here are the specs:

Frame: Kona Race Light 6069 Aluminum Butted 130mm Travel
Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch R
Fork: RockShox Sektor R Coil 130mm
Headset: FSA No.57B-1
Stem: Kona Control
Speed: 27
Front Mech: Shimano Acera
Rear Mech: Shimano Deore
Chainset: Shimano Acera 44/32/22t
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN26
Cassette: Shimano HG20 11-34t 9 spd
Chain: KMC HG53
Front Brake: Avid Elixer 1 Avid G2 180mm
Rear Brake: Avid Elixer 1 Avid G2 180mm
Rims: Sun SR25
Front Hub: Formula
Rear Hub: Shimano M475
Tyres: Maxxis Ardent 26x2.25 Front Maxxis Ardent 26x2.25 Rear
Seatpost: Kona Thumb

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Re: Do i or Dont i buy a 2013 Kona Tanuki

Postby The Rookie » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:22 pm

Drivetrain is a little low rent, but not bad for the moeny - what usage?

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Re: Do i or Dont i buy a 2013 Kona Tanuki

Postby pastey_boy » Wed Jul 10, 2013 13:32 pm

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Re: Do i or Dont i buy a 2013 Kona Tanuki

Postby marcusdoughty » Wed Jul 10, 2013 20:18 pm

usage would be downhill trails mainly i already have a hardtail realy want a full sus though
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Re: Do i or Dont i buy a 2013 Kona Tanuki

Postby felix.london » Wed Jul 10, 2013 20:26 pm

If you like Kona's and want to do downhill (And also want to pedal up) I'd say a Coiler or Coilair would be a better option
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Re: Do i or Dont i buy a 2013 Kona Tanuki

Postby marcusdoughty » Wed Jul 10, 2013 20:31 pm

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Re: Do i or Dont i buy a 2013 Kona Tanuki

Postby cooldad » Wed Jul 10, 2013 20:44 pm

Two very different bikes, you need to be clear on whether you mean ride up hill and then down hill or push up and ride Downhill.
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