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Old 05-03-06, 08:59 PM   #1
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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

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Old 05-03-06, 09:01 PM   #2
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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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