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Psylos for big guys? Id have to say no.
Contrary to KonaRider's review (and Im not saying he's wrong) I found the two Psylo's I had to be quite noodly for anything except trail riding. I weigh about 185 or so and I felt much better after putting a DJ2 on my urban/trials/FR bike. That fork broke though, as every Marzocchi I have ever owned has done. And I admit that I never broke a Psylo, but they dont damp nearly as well as a yet-to-break Marzocchi. They are light, but they dont feel nice to me at all and I think what felt bad about them to me would be amplified by a bigger guy.
IMO, your best bet would be a Z1 for your Kona. Those are stiff and strong from what Ive ridden of them. But IMO, Zocchi internals tend to explode, and rockshox internals never actually work from the get-go. But a z1 would be the better choice for overall performance for a bigger fella IMO.
$250 for a psylo might be a good deal if its new. But again, Id get something stiffer.