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building your own bike
edited May 2008
I have been given a Kona Cinder Cone frame, and i was going to build a XC bike around this. Is this a good frame to use for this? is it light enough? and does it warrant using XT components all round?
it warrants whatever you want to put on it, what year frame is it? it'll do XC no probs but have a look on
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I believe in only 2 things in life.
1) Drink is not my friend
2) D-Locking cnuts
XT bits and lightweight wheels and it'll make a great bike.
The steel Kona frames are really good; I've got a really old Lava Dome myself and despite it's age, the geometry and performance of the frame is fantastic.
The frames themselves are lightweight; but to prevent the bikes from being too expensive, Kona has traditionally stuck less than steller components on them. They fully deserve better parts IMO.
Kona Dawg Deluxe ('07)
Kona Lava Dome ('95)
Losing weight and (slowly) getting fitter...
It'll be a cracker with a set of these on it
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