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Old 08-19-09, 05:54 AM   #1
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Kona stab deluxe. Nice.

Yesterday I went to a DH bike park and rented a Kona Stab deluxe 2008 model.

Wow! It was so nice! It did everything I hoped out of a DH bike.

I am not exactly an expert, all I can say is that the bike rock gardens were gotten through and control was kept on the steepest gnarliest sections. I rode on their hardest run and the only weak link was my fingers and feet trying to cling on to the grips and pedals.

I paid 9000 for 1 days rental, about $90.

I am tempted to buy one of these bikes now, but I fear I won't go out to the mountain enough to justify it, so I guess I can keep on renting, and dreaming.
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Old 08-19-09, 06:26 AM   #2
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Freakin RAW!
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Old 08-19-09, 10:03 AM   #3
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Old 08-19-09, 02:09 PM   #4
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I would love to down hill....
(I bought the Kona dawg as more of an introduction into some light downhill/fr stuff) but.. to my dissapointment theres no downhilling or decent stuff around.

Awesome though man, glad you had fun.
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Old 08-19-09, 02:50 PM   #5
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I would love to down hill....
(I bought the Kona dawg as more of an introduction into some light downhill/fr stuff) but.. to my dissapointment theres no downhilling or decent stuff around.
Nothing to ride for DH? You're only a few hundred miles away from some of the best resorts in the world!
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Old 08-20-09, 04:11 AM   #6
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^^ I don't have the money, I don't have an international drivers license either, so I can't leave the borders of Germany.
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So the issue isn't that there isn't any good DH in a reasonable radius, it's that you can't get there.
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OMG yes if I was that close to the Alps... etc etc...

I'd be for finding the money and a fake ID or something... freeking use the train or hitchhike... or *gasp* ride there...

not sure if your there due to military but if so you chances will run out...
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