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    New Rider. New Bike. what is what?s

    Im a new rider. i just bought a 2004 Kona Coiler

    I would like to know. what is good on this bike. and what you would change to make it better. from what i can tell the biggest difference is. on the 2004 - to the 2006 there is a inch more travle on the rear.
    here are the specs. i already changed the pedals to konas primo jack shift

    Kona Clump 7005 Aluminum 5" travel
    Fox Vanilla R with ProPedal
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    RaceFace Ride XC ISIS
    44/32/22
    RaceFace SRX ISIS
    Shimano PD-M505 clipless
    Shimano CN-HG53
    Shimano Deore (11-32 9 speed)
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    Shimano Deore LX
    Shimano Deore
    Koski Riser
    Koski Stronghold
    Kona Jack****
    Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 XC
    Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 XC
    Shimano HB-M475 disc
    Shimano FH-M475 disc
    Stainless 14g front and rear
    Tioga Factory DH 26 x 2.3
    Mavic XM 321 Disc
    SDG - Kona Gordo
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    Its a downhill ski resort bike. Not a huge big hit bike, but enough to take what you will probley give to it

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    so i cant really do what i planned on doing with it. when i snowboard i go big back country of traIL i wanna do the same on the bike. i wanna be able to push my self to braking.

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    It will take a beating and keep on ticking. I wouldnt go bigger than 10' flat land drops, but it will take some mad abuse.
    I had a coiler a while back, but I kept having problems with the bigger hits and drop offs. So, I switched up and bought a Kona Stab Primo.

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    so it should last a few years, is there any way to make the rear coil have more travel.

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    No, it is what it is.
    If you find youself bottoming out the rear shock (I think it is a coil shock) you can get a stiffer spring to take bigger hits.

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