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Old 02-09-08, 06:32 PM
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Kona Dawg

Does anyone have one of these? I'm looking at getting an 08 Dawg. How do you like them? Do they climb ok?
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Old 02-09-08, 06:47 PM
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Do they climb ok?
For a Freeride bike or comparatively?
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I vote "meh." I had one, it was decent but not amazing, sold it for something else. Later I thought "maybe a size larger would fit better" picked up another one, sold it within a month. Too burley for xc, too light for the bigger stuff. It's not a bad bike, it just never got me excited to ride it.
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Old 02-09-08, 07:21 PM
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For a Freeride bike or comparatively?
Compared to other low range 5in. travel bikes.
I'm mainly wanting to know about the 2008's
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Old 02-10-08, 11:59 AM
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Does anyone have one of these? I'm looking at getting an 08 Dawg. How do you like them? Do they climb ok?
you could get a yeti 575....
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Old 02-10-08, 05:10 PM
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Just wondering what happened to your salsa?
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I still got it. I just want a fs bike to play around on and for endurance racing
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Oh I forgot the dawg was a fully
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For a Freeride bike or comparatively?
When did the Dawg become a freeride bike?

xcracer, shoot Highrevs a PM he's got one.
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5" is AM or light FR.
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5" is AM or light FR.
How did you come up with that formula?
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5" is AM or light FR.
Really? Cuz I think anything up to 8" is XC. I'll consider it Am or light FR if it has either a Super Monster T or a Risse Bigfoot on it.

That's right, I'm just THAT extreme.
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How did you come up with that formula?
Because that's my opinion.


Also, it's not a formula. Winrar.
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Because that's my opinion.

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Well that clears it all up.

Just curious, how did you come up with that opinion?
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Well that clears it all up.
Who will emerge victorious?
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Who will emerge victorious?
Check the edit. How did you get come up with that opinion?
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Damn.


Well, first I learned about forms of mountain biking. After reading articles on different subjects, I formed my own opinions on fork travel for different bikes. After some time, and more knowledge was gained, I re-evaluated my thoughts. After more time, and seeing the bikes that other people were using to do various tasks, I came about my final opinion on the fork travel for mountain bikes.


<3.5- XC Race
4- XC
4-5- Trail
5- AM/Light FR
6-8- FR
8-12- Extreme FR DH
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Damn.


Well, first I learned about forms of mountain biking. After reading articles on different subjects, I formed my own opinions on fork travel for different bikes. After some time, and more knowledge was gained, I re-evaluated my thoughts. After more time, and seeing the bikes that other people were using to do various tasks, I came about my final opinion on the fork travel for mountain bikes.


<3.5- XC Race
4- XC
4-5- Trail
5- AM/Light FR
6-8- FR
8-12- Extreme FR DH
What about rear shock travel?
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What about rear shock travel?
Mostly irrelavant.

It usually in the same-ish ball park as fork travel. This by no means it's always right, GS.


EDIT- Of course, this is my opinion. We shouldn't go along acting like smartasses and saying things like "My bike has 6/6 travel, am I freeriding?" for the sake of being a turd.

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Mostly irrelavant.

It usually in the same ball park as fork travel.
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Damn.


Well, first I learned about forms of mountain biking. After reading articles on different subjects, I formed my own opinions on fork travel for different bikes. After some time, and more knowledge was gained, I re-evaluated my thoughts. After more time, and seeing the bikes that other people were using to do various tasks, I came about my final opinion on the fork travel for mountain bikes.


<3.5- XC Race
4- XC
4-5- Trail
5- AM/Light FR
6-8- FR
8-12- Extreme FR DH
So I've been riding a 6/6 bike for trail riding for the past couple of years...does that mean I was actually freeriding?
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Mostly irrelavant.

It usually in the same ball park as fork travel.
Uh-oh...I must really have my V10 set up wrong then...10" in the rear and 7" up front. Does that mean it's half FR and half Extreme FR/DH?
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So I've been riding a 6/6 bike for trail riding for the past couple of years...does that mean I was actually freeriding?
No it means you've been riding a trail bike with a huge amount of travel....

Why do you guys insist on being cranky?
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So I've been riding a 6/6 bike for trail riding for the past couple of years...does that mean I was actually freeriding?
Yes. In the same way that those drops I took on my Hardrock are XC.
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