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Old 02-11-03, 11:38 AM   #1
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will a kona blast hold up to DH or Freestyle mtbing?

My question is... well, exactly what the title says.
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Yes and No. Depending on how abusive you are it may be fine. But it is very much a XC bike.
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I would not dare to try it.
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nothing too big I'm just a beginner, maybe down the road up to 5 ft. drops , but thats way down the road.
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I would get new shocks, maybe RST Sigma's theres one on Jensonusa.com its $299. I know thats cheap but I think its good enough for a beginner.
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If you are freeriding look at Marzocchi. If you have 300$ o spend you can get dj's or even save a little more and get z1's. Rst's are crap.

The bike should be able to handle 5 footers but again being aluminum meant for xc the combined effect of all of those drops will wear it out.
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thanks for the info, I didn't know I could get DJ's for 300 bucks, is that on ebay?
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thanks for the info, I didn't know I could get DJ's for 300 bucks, is that on ebay?
No the dj3 2003 is around that price on jenson and many others...

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.asp?number=17622

Thats the dj 2. you can even go cheaper and get the dj 3.
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The dj3 is nice with 130 mm travel for only $259. they will handle light freeriding easily.
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