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Old 01-13-05, 01:06 PM
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opinions on kona shred and p2

Im looking to get me a bike that i can do some jump stuff with but also do dirt off road stuff (nothing major though). I've looked at the p2 and the kona shred. These are both good bikes but i just wanted some oppinion on them.
If i dont end up with either of them i'd go for the specialized hardrock pro disc '05, and in that case i'd forget about trials riding/jump stuff and just do the more off road riding.
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Old 01-13-05, 03:34 PM
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It's not like the HR Pro Disc can't handle any jumping at all.. It's still a pretty stout bike. However, I wouldn't expect it to handle the kind of abuse that a P2 would. I have one and I like it pretty well. I don't think I could have done much better for $680, tax included.
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Old 01-13-05, 03:53 PM
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P2 whoops the shred's butt. Its more expensive and thus better. However, I know Kona frames kick BUTT. I'd say P2.
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ya, the p2 is a seriously nice bike...i would love to have it if i could....even though kona makes nice frames, i ride a specilaized and i love it, and the p2 is just more bike...
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Hmmm.... I would have to suggest the shred, you said you'd be doing trails aswell as jumps and street, the p2 wont be brilliant on the trails, but neither will the kona, although i would iamgine the kona to be better on them as the geometry is more veried between most disiplines wheres as the p2 is just built for jumps, hucks and street, but the frames are well built, and as im not a lover of kona, and own a specialized myself, i would still suggest the Kona for the type of riding you do or will be doing.
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Old 01-13-05, 08:25 PM
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ANYTHING from santa cruz Bikes sounds like it would fit your request (except the roadster)
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Old 01-13-05, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by hooligan
[...] Its more expensive and thus better [...]
Price isn't every thing.
I say Shred, but only because I have one...lol.
Its held up fine for me, It will take a heck load of beating to crack the frame.
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Old 01-13-05, 09:04 PM
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^In this price range it almost always is...
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Originally Posted by hebrew_rider
ANYTHING from santa cruz Bikes sounds like it would fit your request (except the roadster)

He's not asking about a santa cruz, besides well out of the price range. If you want a bike that will compare to the P2 part for part from Kona look at the Stuff, same frame as the shred, but with a better fork, brakes and drivetrain.
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Old 01-15-05, 04:08 PM
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ahh kona comes out of a hole with wisdom again....and as far as trail riding the p2, i honestly dont think itd be that bad....be like riding a hardrock almost...i mean the chainstays on a hardrock are pretty short in comparsin to other pure trail bikes...
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Old 01-16-05, 03:24 AM
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you say u have the hardrock pro disc.....what kinda stuff do you/can u do with it mostly? just trying to get an idea of the kinda riding this bikes most suited for because its very sterdy like you said, big tyres and a reasonably fat frame so im thinking it could handle so harder riding, the forks are good can they really handle light jumps and lighter street riding. Im guessing its to heavy and big to do any kind of street tricks or major jumps though, am i right?
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Originally Posted by roar00
you say u have the hardrock pro disc.....what kinda stuff do you/can u do with it mostly? just trying to get an idea of the kinda riding this bikes most suited for because its very sterdy like you said, big tyres and a reasonably fat frame so im thinking it could handle so harder riding, the forks are good can they really handle light jumps and lighter street riding. Im guessing its to heavy and big to do any kind of street tricks or major jumps though, am i right?
His bike has similar components and a similar frame to my Kona Hoss and I put my bike through hell. In this case I would get the HR Pro Disc or the P2....I have really taken a liking to the P2 though i won't be riding one anytime soon.
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Originally Posted by hebrew_rider
ANYTHING from santa cruz Bikes sounds like it would fit your request (except the roadster)
true, the roadster is one ugly bike

ya santa cruz bikes are awesome, but expensive. I would say the P2, very nice bike
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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
His bike has similar components and a similar frame to my Kona Hoss and I put my bike through hell. In this case I would get the HR Pro Disc or the P2....I have really taken a liking to the P2 though i won't be riding one anytime soon.

im sure you could though PWRD. It is a DJ frame so I'm sure it could take a serious serious beating.

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Old 01-16-05, 02:13 PM
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PRice is what matters right now. Here, the p2 is over 100 dollars higher. Overall, I like how the p2 felt more than the shred. But it was too expensive. I love the P2, would want to own a P3 one day. Don't really want the dually yet. I want something cheaper that I can add onto and if I break the frame, I won't break my wallet.
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Old 01-16-05, 03:21 PM
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we never got a dollar figure from this guy, yet we still all answered his question....tell us how much money you ahve cause, if you can afford a p2, i say go for it, you wont regret it...however if your a bit shorter on cash, get a hardrock...good solid bike, i ride one and they are nice
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Old 01-16-05, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by -Stretch-
we never got a dollar figure from this guy, yet we still all answered his question....tell us how much money you ahve cause, if you can afford a p2, i say go for it, you wont regret it...however if your a bit shorter on cash, get a hardrock...good solid bike, i ride one and they are nice
hmmm, i thought it was between the shred and the p2? With the hardrock, he won't be able to reliably dj as much as the others
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