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There are certainly cheaper hardtails out there but few have managed to get everything right like Kona has

It looks tall  but this Marin rides well



If you go back five or six years the Orange P7 and Eldridge Grade competed pretty much head-on. Both were top quality steel frames with good components and they had a strong following from racers and trail riders alike.

The forks let the otherwise beautifully formed Merida down



At the heart of this gun metal grey bike lies one of the most beautifully constructed alloy frames you'll find, and every tube is perfectly formed.

You can upgrade the P7 amp apos s disc brakes to Hope ones



This is a bike that has lived up to its reputation for over 10 years, continually adapting to changes in technology and riding styles. It's the only bike on test to use a light, tough but compliant steel frame.

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