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Old 07-02-07, 08:33 PM
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2008 Konas

https://www.bike2build.nl/morepics/kona2008/index.html

A bit struck by the ugly stick this year it seems.
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Holy XT Rear Derailleurs!!!
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The only 2008 kona that looks good to me.
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When I saw what kona had for '07 I scrambled to get a '06.

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The new suspension looks interesting:

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the stab supreme is pretty ugly
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Old 07-02-07, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by never
The new suspension looks interesting:
yea, what exactly is the story behind all that...
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Old 07-02-07, 09:46 PM
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I was just about to make the same thread.

Here are some better pics.
https://www.soulbiker.com/de/photos/a...ery/kona-2008/
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Eh, not impressed.
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Originally Posted by alumrock12
yea, what exactly is the story behind all that...
https://www.konaworld.com/launch/laun...magicdemo.html

That should explain it.

Definatly don't like what Kona has brought out for 08. The bent top tube on some of the bikes is hell ugly. What happened to all the DC's on the stinky range?
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Old 07-03-07, 12:29 AM
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The stabs look alright.
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Originally Posted by never
The new suspension looks interesting:
Interesting is a good word. It looks like it'd ride like an inchworm, although I'm sure it won't.
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Old 07-03-07, 08:01 AM
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The Kapu is nice... why oh why does it not have Campy on it though?!?

I hate the looks of the bent top tubes on their XC bikes.
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Liked the fact that Kona changed the boxy tubing (specially around the junction o fthe head, top and down tubes) on the Caldera and Cinder Cone. It (2008 tubing) looks more like the Pre 2006 tubing (which I really liked).

the coiler and the stab looks UGLY. were the designers high on buttuglyum or something...

Tubing on the kula is interesting (not necessarily in a positive way. its more like I am iffy about it). What..it looks like the Kula is trying to copy the Stumpjumper......

good picks.....thanks for sharing..
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I must be the only one on here who loves the way these bikes look.......
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Originally Posted by BFG
I must be the only one on here who loves the way these bikes look.......
it must be an aussi thing...
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yea i dont think they look that bad. it is good to see some different colors than every single other bike manufacturer in the world.
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Bent top tube isn't surprising. I don't mind them.
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My bias is probably coming through, but the nicest looking bike this year is the Rocky Mountain Element 70. Paint scheme is beautiful. I was digging the 2005/2006 colors from Kona as they were quite unique. This year I am not a big fan.
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Why did they get rid of the Cowan DS? Looks like they are replacing it with an identical bike called the Bass.
https://www.soulbiker.com/images/gall...1183026087.jpg

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Okay a number of observations:
  1. Dewy WTF? Some of these are hedious namely #2
  2. More Moving parts on some of the Dualies, why, why, why, why
  3. Jake the Snake and Major Jake appear to have all aluminum frame, no carbon
  4. What's with the RD pulled at an extreme angle?
I'll have one of each please....

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Look good to me. but it's a bad place for suspension, mud will get in there so fast it'll creak and squeal and will need daily lube/clean. Other than that, the bike looks alright to me.
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the magic link reminds me of the old GT RTS.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy


The only 2008 kona that looks good to me.

I think those tyres are a wee bit skinny for the trails behind them...
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I think they look pretty good. I really like the Stinky Air. The only thing I don't like, and its not Kona's fault, are the new decals on Marzocchi forks. I think they are hideous.
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