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My Old Kona plus a few upgrades...

MacAndCheeseMacAndCheese Posts: 1,944
edited August 2009 in Your mountain bikes
Hi all,

Been browsing this site for a while but only started posting recently so I thought it was time to get some pics of my old ride up, Its a 2005 Kona Kikapu, but the only stock parts left are the frame, rear shock and seatpost....should probably of cleaned it first :oops:


Full spec:
Frame: '05 Kona Kikapu
Forks: '09 Fox f100 RLC
Bars: Easton EA50 high rise
Stem: Hope 80mm
Headset: Hope headset with Hed-doctor
Grips: Specialised lock-on in stupid white
Brakes: 06' hope mini monos with braided metal hoses
Transmission - All shimano XT except standard deore front mech.
Seat: WTB...not sure exact model
Seatpost: Kona
Wheels: Hope hoops with pro3 hubs and DT swiss XR4.2D rims and black spokes
Tires - Specialised 'the captain' and 'storm control'.

Hope you like it, I know I do!
Santa Cruz Chameleon
Orange Alpine 160


  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    Great looking bike mate!

    That's some serious spacer usage!
  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    Great looking bike mate!

    That's some serious spacer usage!


    Nice bike though, konas haven't changed much - a classic :D
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • MacAndCheeseMacAndCheese Posts: 1,944
    Cheers guys, your right about the spacers - the bike shop left the steerer quite long on the Fox's, because I hadn't realised quite how much shorter crown to axle they are from the Marz' it came with originally - despite being the same travel.
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Orange Alpine 160
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    sweet bike mate. great job
  • DanlubeDanlube Posts: 454
    Superb looking ride, 2005 was the best year for Kona in my opinion.
    Kona Tanuki Deluxe
  • nwmlargenwmlarge Posts: 863
    you're a massive bling censored !
    looks mint though :)
  • MacAndCheeseMacAndCheese Posts: 1,944
    you're a massive bling censored !

    True. :oops: as you can probably tell, I like Hope kit cos' it's designed and built here in the UK (and it's damn good!) The fact it comes in nice shiney colours is just a bonus! :)
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Orange Alpine 160
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