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Old 05-26-2018, 07:50 PM
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Kona Coilair Supreme has been added to the fleet and ohhhhh boy, this thing is bitchin! Fox suspension, 6.3" front travel (adjustable, 100mm, 130mm, and 160mm) and 7.4" of rear suspension travel for downhill glory. 7005 Al Frame. The list of high end components Kona put into this build is long. I've also noted a lot of people looking at it, both on the trail and when I'm transporting it, lol!








Straight spokes/Mavic hubs, tubeless Mavic rims, 4X redundancy on holding that front wheel on to that fork



Shimano XT hydraulic discs, replaceable drop outs on the frame



Magic link suspension for 7.4" of downhill glory in back.



and unlike my skis where I had to add the sticker, this bike has it's own "I <3 Big Dumps" label installed at the factory, both side of the frame too! Labeling is pretty funny, when you look at it it's a topographical map, sorta, then the guy with the moose rack on his head, there's a few skulls, another stick guy upside down on the seat and handlebars. Company has a headquarters in Ferndale, WA and Vancouver, BC. Right in the heart of some of the best riding places in North America.
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:54 PM
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Looks very nice!

Where is the engine?
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:56 PM
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Did you buy that or have it custom made?
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:03 PM
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And this one gets used, life in the basement is no way to treat a bike!

* few shots take up at Mt Spokane yesterday.





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Thanks Duncan! It's not a custom build, it's a Kona Coilair Supreme. The price when new will ensure that there few will be seen on the trails. Most is OEM, the handlebars were upgraded to composite and the XTR rear derailleur has a carbon fiber cage. I swear, every time I ride it I continue to discover that this really is, the bike that delivers.
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They actually sell mtn bikes with electric motors and unlike last year when they cost like, $6500+, they have come down. Could be last years model I saw at the lower price.
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On the rear suspension, I have been looking at such but not sure if it will do what I need. I have had low back surgery, and the sudden jolts are rough on me. Wasn't sure if that suspension would be enough to take that impact out of the holes and such.
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Is this a wind gauge?

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Old 05-27-2018, 11:23 AM
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On the rear suspension, I have been looking at such but not sure if it will do what I need. I have had low back surgery, and the sudden jolts are rough on me. Wasn't sure if that suspension would be enough to take that impact out of the holes and such.
I'd suggest and encourage riding a few different bikes and putting them through the paces (friends bikes, or rent/demo or try out ones for sale new/used), and during the course of shopping, look at the configuration of the rear suspension (note that Kona is a 4-bar linkage, there are others and it's an opinionated subject with pros and cons) AND the adjustment features of the shock. Something to know is that there is that are shock settings that really need to be personalized to the rider (eg, sag, ideally based on rider and gear weight) and rider preferences such as rebound and high and low speed compression rates (if it's got a shock with those features). With this said, I can say that riding this Kona over a curb is like driving a car over a pothole, it's not jarring at all. I can also say that it won't wheelie like a hard tail bike; try to pop a wheelie and the rear suspension responds to that load, and the bike behaves much different than a hard tail. Lastly, bikes are designed and built with intended usages, keep that in mind when shopping.

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Is this a wind gauge?
Nope, it's a bell. People ski by it and whack it with their ski pole to ring it. And between me, you and the fencepost, *someone* is building one now (made from a fire extinguisher) to be installed for winter 2018/2019, he needed information on how far above the ground to locate it so he rode around up there a few days ago. New bell will, of course, have the mandatory "Big Dumps" sticker on it, all sorts of people will see that and know whose responsible for it, I'm gonna hear about this and it will both be funny and appreciated by people.

Edit: there's a bra and beads hanging from a tree, another thing people like to do for laughs.
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