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Old 02-20-06, 05:31 PM
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Would the 05 Dawg Primo frame be worth getting if I could find it at a cheaper price? I am looking for a decent all-mountain bike that can take some decent sized drops but still be good for some XC-ish use.
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Old 02-20-06, 06:22 PM
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Also given the choice would you take that or the Coiler frame if there was a way to get one and why. Thanks.
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Both great bikes. I am unsure of what they could take though. But being Kona's I would imagen that they are going to be able to take drops.
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From what my local shop says the Dawg should be comfortable with 3-5 foot drops and the Coiler for more like 6-10. Obviously it depends if that is to a flat or not, but I guess thats the general idea. I recently bought a Coiler after debating for a long, long time between that and the Dawg Deluxe. I'd say for 'all mountain' riding the Dawg line is ideal as the Coiler has proven to take a bit of effort on the climbs and things like that. And that was part of the debate for me because for the riding that I do right now, the Dawg would have been awesome, but I was hoping/planning on doing some bigger stuff and more intense downhill stuff. I've had the chance to ride with some guys from my colleges downhill team and I have to say I'm glad I got the Coiler for that. It's sweet for the bigger stuff and for some downhill. Hope that helps for ya.
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PA if you don't mind my asking how much do you weigh roughly?
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+1 to what PA said....if you want to ride up and down, get the Dawg, if you want to push it more and ride in a more downward direction, get the Coiler. Ride both bikes, you'll feel a big difference and that should help make your choice.
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I have no way of riding either back actually. There are some Konas in the shop near me though, I believe theres an older Stinky and something else similar, how closely would they compare to the Coiler?
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