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Kona Process 134 vs Commencal Meta AM v4 Essential

brfcjonbrfcjon Posts: 7
edited August 2015 in MTB buying advice
Hi all

Need some quick advice - must buy soon. I have read through lots of forum and test. But haven't really found this particular problem before.

My main use for the bike is trails in Denmark (not the gnarliest stuff but still some technical trails) but I would like to go to some parks in Germany and Spain (going to Spain for 1.5 month).

Kona is 300 euro cheaper but with poorer specs and somewhat heavier. For instance - Sektor vs. the Metas Pike which more than make up the price dif. Also the weight spec worries me with the Kona.

My mates mainly ride Hard Tail and i am a little worried the will leave me chasing and then missing out on some of the fun and playful stuff due to making the effort to catch up - (weight problem - and not only my own fat censored ).

I am 180 cm and am now at about 87kilos.

I would probably go for the Meta if the Kona didn't get such rave reviews.

Any body got some advice? Thank you all in advance.

Best regards
Kasper

Kona specs:
RockShox Monarch R
RockShox Sektor Silver TK Solo Air 140 mm QR15 Tapered
Dérailleur back - Shimano XT Shadow Plus 10 vitesses
Dérailleur front - Sram X5
Shifters- Shimano Deore
Shimano Deore 24/38 dents - boîtier PF-92
Cassette Shimano Deore 11-36 dents 10 vitesses
Chaîne KMC X10
Front brakes Shimano Deore 180 mm (centerlock)
Back brakes Shimano Deore 160 mm (center lock)

Commencal specs
FRAME / NEW 2015 META AM 650b, Travel 150mm, 6066 Triple Butted hydroformed, integrated housing
SHOCK / ROCKSHOX Monarch RT3, 200x57, Travel 150mm, 3 positions Lock/Platform/Open
FORK / ROCKSHOX Pike RC Solo Air, Travel 160mm, 15mm axle, Tapered
HEADSET / Semi integrated, tapered ZS44/56, 1.5 crown race, sealed bearing, alloy cups
STEM / ALPHA, Alloy 2014 Forged, 50mm, O° rise, Ø31,8mm - NEW -
BAR / ALPHA, Alloy 7075 double butted, 20mm rise, 750mm, Ø31,8mm
GRIPS / COMMENCAL lock on, Ø30mm, soft compound, Neon Yellow logo
BRAKES / SRAM Guide R 200mm/180mm, with matchmaker - NEW -
SHIFTERS / SRAM X9 1x10 spd
REAR MECH / SRAM X9 10 spd Type II Medium Cage
BOTTOM BRACKET / RACE FACE BB92, sealed bearings
CRANKS / RACE FACE Evolve, 1x10, 34 t Narrow Wide, 170mm on S, 175mm on M/L/XL
CHAIN / KMC X10
CASSETTE / SRAM PG1020 11-36 t with E13 Extended Range Cog 42 t, black

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