Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-30-06, 07:46 AM   #1
charlied
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kona stuff for xc?

I know it's a dirtjumping bike, but I can get a hold of one for a really good price. I figure if I put a 3rd ring on the front and get a new post it could be somewhat ok for xc riding. I looked at new low end mountain bikes like the hardrock comp disk and the kona blast and it seems to have a similar frame design (but worse components such as forks, brakes), and the LBS said those bikes would be allright for what I want to do.
All I want it for is to do a little cross-training and to try mtb, maybe one day try a race (for fun). I just can't offord droping to much on a new rig as my roadie self seems to go through a lot of parts.

What do you guys think?
Think of any problems I may have?
Do you think I'll be able to keep up with folks on full xc rigs? (on casual rides)
Or should I just go for the Hardrock comp disk? I find the fork to soft (morzzachi 3?) do you guys think the fork on the stuff will be stiffer?

Thanks
charlied is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-06, 08:42 AM   #2
Dannihilator
User Title
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
Posts: 19,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
The Stuff is nowhere near the same as the blast and hardrock, way more slacker angles. I'm using a Cowan as an All Utility bike(All Mountain, Freeriding, Street, Downhill) To climb with it, it requires alot of patience, it's not exactly the easiest bike to climb with.
__________________
Signature.
Dannihilator is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:08 AM.