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Question re: in coming Kona Unit

Old 11-17-14, 11:56 AM
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Question re: in coming Kona Unit

I put a 2014 Kona Unit on layaway I found at a shop recently - not local so I gotta trek back out there to get it soon. I took a picture of it to salivate over until I can get back out there to pick it up, and in comparing it to the pic on the Kona site(https://2014.konaworld.com/unit.cfm), I was struck by what appears to be quite a few extra spacers up there on the headset. This is only my second mtb purchase, so a bit of a noob question I realize. Do manufacturers typically ship bikes like that so one has options, while the bike on the site is dialed in differently than how it ships to look...cool?(the stem appears flipped too on the Kona site).
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Old 11-19-14, 02:23 AM
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My mountain bikes(road bike, too) that use threadless stems all have come with long steerers with plenty of spacers. I'm not too picky about the looks of my mountain bikes, so I just move the spacers around and/or flip the stem to get the fit I want and don't even bother cutting the steerer.

I'm sure the bike in the photo on the Kona site is set that way for appearance.

What size Unit are you getting?
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Old 11-19-14, 02:50 PM
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That's what I figure, they just do what would be considered cool looking on the site!
I'm getting a Medium, 17". I'm just shy of 5'8".
I test rode it and it felt great instantly, set up like in the pic. Might lower the bar or flip the stem though - we'll see. Except for the pedals I plan to run it stock for a while at least.
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