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Old 03-25-07, 07:17 PM
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kona blast...

any of you have this bike? do you like it? i hard it has a stiffer frame then the others?

i like the look of the 2006 blast.... but the nearest dealer i know of is 250 miles away...


Freewheel Shimano Deore (11-32t, 8speed) ah? so it has 8 gears? its slower then a 21+ sifter?
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Old 03-25-07, 07:30 PM
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p.s... where can i order this bike? shipping?
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Old 03-25-07, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by lowlux
p.s... where can i order this bike? shipping?
You may be able to buy one off of Ebay and have it shipped to you, but good luck.

Kona bikes, like Trek, Specialized, etc. are dealer only bikes. They are not mail order bikes.
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don't see any on Ebay right now.. but i dunno how big of a seller these bikes are...
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At some point you're gonna need to decide for yourself and get a bike.
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Kona sucks. Santiago will back me up on that.
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Kona sucks. Santiago will back me up on that.
so how about that cinder cone?
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Old 03-26-07, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by junkyard
Kona sucks. Santiago will back me up on that.
Not just the Kona. The Kona Blast in particular.
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so how about that cinder cone?
Which one are you referring to?
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Not just the Kona. The Kona Blast in particular.
I mean, rearrange the letters a bit and you get "Blank Toas" which is close to "Blank Toast" which is like plain toast, which is bland. Do you want a bland bike?
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why does kona suck?
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Originally Posted by lowlux
why does kona suck?
it was a joke. i ride one (see my signature). santiago rides one.

[Edit] Of course, others here can probably give you some opinions on why they feel that Kona sucks.
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it was a joke. i ride one (see my signature). santiago rides one.

[Edit] Of course, others here can probably give you some opinions on why they feel that Kona sucks.
I'm ashamed of my Kona Blast.
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I'm ashamed of my Kona Blast.
Be that as it may, I am proud of you Santiago. And that is all that matters because it is the rider, not the bike, that makes the difference.
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Which one are you referring to?
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That one looks fine by me. But, I'm 5'10", 175 lbs. What size do you think would fit me? The guy at the LBS (local beer store) thought the 6 pack would be just fine, but I'm thinking I can handle a 12er or maybe a case.
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Be that as it may, I am proud of you Santiago. And that is all that matters because it is the rider, not the bike, that makes the difference.
I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me. Thanks, Junkyard.
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I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me. Thanks, Junkyard.
Hey, I'm here to make a difference. Looks like it was a positive one this time. Maybe I'm slipping...
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should i get the 2006 or 2007?

i like the 06 grey...
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Originally Posted by lowlux
should i get the 2006 or 2007?

i like the 06 grey...
It's hard to give advice without any details. In general, if the parts are comparable and you are getting a discount on the previous year's model (read: 2006), I'd suggest getting that (read: 2006) based on simple economics. Color, to me, is secondary to function.
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2007 - http://www.konaworld.com/bikes/2k7/BLAST/index.html

2006 - http://www.konaworld.com/bikes/2006/blast.htm
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santiago rides one.
santiago actually rides?!
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santiago actually rides?!
oh. bad assumption on my part?
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This is wonderful, but gives no indication on what price your LBS is selling each for.
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That one looks fine by me. But, I'm 5'10", 175 lbs. What size do you think would fit me? The guy at the LBS (local beer store) thought the 6 pack would be just fine, but I'm thinking I can handle a 12er or maybe a case.
I suscribe to the TT/CR method of measurement: which takes the length of the top tube ÷ the number of chain rings you're running to arrive at a number; then round up to the nearest 6-pack.

For example: My Gran Mal has a 24" TT. Divide that by two rings and that's a half-case. On DH days when I'm running a single ring, I can treat myself to a whole case. (No deuctions are necessary for the presence of a bashring). If I'm on a bike with a 25" TT and use 3 rings, that's 8.33 which rounds up to 12.
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