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Kona Stinky 07 VS Marin Quake 7.1 07 VS Kona Stinky 08

TurricanTurrican Posts: 755
edited November 2008 in MTB buying advice
Hi all, i know i posted this question before but didnt do a poll on which bike i should get for 1k price range its doing my head in now. Im into freeriding and like to get into doing DH runs where ever. I do like both bikes and parts on it but will want upgrading over course next year, i just would like peoples final opinion on the two bikes. Both are the 2007 range too and with the price from £900 to £999.
Which one should i go for to get me started.

I have had full sus before a Club Roost DH8 in 2002 then sold it, and ive been off bikes for number of years due to family commintments and other things in life, so only got back into bikes in early 2007, luckly didnt lose mny skills as been in Xc scene from 95.
im riding Yeti dj hard tail which i custom built for freeriding at the mo and i have become quite good i think at riding and handeling and im am pushing harder on my bike now so i feel its time for going full sus now.

Any info be most greatly thankfull for
I don't have a bike addiction problem.....bikes seems to have a problem with me.....it just can't seem to stay on.

http://www.moredirt.co.uk/users/FlowRideR661/
http://flowrider661.pinkbike.com/

Which bike to go for??? 0 votes

KONA STINKY 07
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MARIN QUAKE 7.1 07
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Have you tried the bikes in question? If so, what do you reckon? Different suss systems will behave a little differently, not to mention geometry.
  • TurricanTurrican Posts: 755
    supersonic wrote:
    Have you tried the bikes in question? If so, what do you reckon? Different suss systems will behave a little differently, not to mention geometry.

    Em no not tried the the bikes as no one i know has one and my lbs dont have them in how ever im off today to a shop to try the 08 Stinky out see how feels, just sitting on it though. Wish could try the Marin too. Yeah there is so many different sus system out there, i read the Marins are quite good on rear end though and easier to throw around on corners while Stinkys are bit heavier. as for geomentry i suppose depends on the fornt forks length and style of the frame and how its acctually move and responds.
    Have u tried any of the bikes in question Super?
    I don't have a bike addiction problem.....bikes seems to have a problem with me.....it just can't seem to stay on.

    http://www.moredirt.co.uk/users/FlowRideR661/
    http://flowrider661.pinkbike.com/
  • '08 stinky for an extra £200. my bro has one and its pretty amazing.

    £1199.99 http://www.evanscycles.com/products/kon ... e-ec000814 (only small/medium)

    £999 http://paulscycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b7s1p1565 (only small/medium)
  • TurricanTurrican Posts: 755
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    '08 stinky for an extra £200. my bro has one and its pretty amazing.

    £1199.99 http://www.evanscycles.com/products/kon ... e-ec000814 (only small/medium)

    £999 http://paulscycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b7s1p1565 (only small/medium)

    Thx Bigbenji I know about the 08 Stinky i dont like the white that much does have good forks though i like the blue colour draws me to it like a magnet :D and it only £899 too but people are telling me to go for the Marin im going to see if i can sit on the 08 Kona today if they let me that is see how it fells it size med too i think.
    I don't have a bike addiction problem.....bikes seems to have a problem with me.....it just can't seem to stay on.

    http://www.moredirt.co.uk/users/FlowRideR661/
    http://flowrider661.pinkbike.com/
  • no problem mate. just make sure you get the right one size wise.
    My bro has a medium, which at first i thought it was a bit small (i'm 6ft2) but as he is probably just under 6ft, he finds it comfortable enough to properly chuck around etc etc i think any bigger and th bike would have been too bulky.

    oh and the forks are amazing.
  • TurricanTurrican Posts: 755
    So you ridden one then BigBenji, hows it handel then and are they as heavey as they seem as i heard they are heavy, spec wise they are nearly same 07 and 08 Konas apart from forks, will it be fine for me to start dh and bit harder freeriding then and can you get up hill with it not an issue to get up hill its the down part whats more fun :D
    Well im going to have a sit on 08 model today like i say if they let me.
    Thanks again Bigbenji
    I don't have a bike addiction problem.....bikes seems to have a problem with me.....it just can't seem to stay on.

    http://www.moredirt.co.uk/users/FlowRideR661/
    http://flowrider661.pinkbike.com/
  • no problem.
    yea i've ridden one. they are quite heavy when it comes to climbs. when we went to glentress my bro was riding the trails on it..
    i'm a bit fitter than him so ended up riding it on the uphlls and it was tough going, as long as you stay sitting down tho its not as bad as it seems, but definatly nowhere near as easy as my XC bike :lol:

    on the downs its amazing tho, the brakes are superb, its easy to get air on and you can just roll over stuff. and my bro could chuck it about pretty well on the freeride park :)

    i *think* the '08 model is using different/newer technologies than the '07 with regards to tubing strength etc. if it was my money i'd get the '08 over the '07 anyday just for looks!
  • TurricanTurrican Posts: 755
    Thanks agian Bigbenji well i tried a 08 stinky and chatted for an hour with someone i know in the store while my poor bor watched bmx dvd on screen haha yeah i think i like the 08 its nice looking at it upclose front forks are nice too i think better bang for bucks on that model must admit i liked the colour blue as my fav too i think be better for dh than 07 singles crown forsk are more manovable than triples crown forks so ill have to add another poll to one got already.
    I don't have a bike addiction problem.....bikes seems to have a problem with me.....it just can't seem to stay on.

    http://www.moredirt.co.uk/users/FlowRideR661/
    http://flowrider661.pinkbike.com/
  • TurricanTurrican Posts: 755
    Thanks agian Bigbenji well i tried a 08 stinky and chatted for an hour with someone i know in the store while my poor bor watched bmx dvd on screen haha yeah i think i like the 08 its nice looking at it upclose front forks are nice too i think better bang for bucks on that model must admit i liked the colour blue as my fav too i think be better for dh than 07 singles crown forsk are more manovable than triples crown forks so ill have to add another poll to one got already.
    I don't have a bike addiction problem.....bikes seems to have a problem with me.....it just can't seem to stay on.

    http://www.moredirt.co.uk/users/FlowRideR661/
    http://flowrider661.pinkbike.com/
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