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NSMB - need input on my next bike

Oct. 18, 2014, 7:15 p.m.
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OK, I finally cracked my '07 stinkyD…I know, I know…and now I need a new dh/fr bike.
I have narrowed it down to 3 options.
A 2011 Knolly Delerium
A 2012 Cove STD
Or…hold out until February for a spanky new Kona Process 167.

I already have a hardtail, and a 2008 Giant Reign X1 so I don't need anything along those lines.
I would apprecite some input on any of these 3 options, good or bad, from the learned and wise group of individuals on NSMB! Thanks
:)

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Oct. 18, 2014, 7:37 p.m.
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as a KONA owner the 167 looks very nice hope the do a frame only

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Oct. 18, 2014, 7:37 p.m.
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I can't recommend any of them. Sure the Kona looks rad but it's probably the only new 2015 26" bike. Why limit yourself with possible tire, rim, fork choices?

Also the first two weigh about as much as a small car. Why not one of these?

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-ca/bikes/model/glory.27.5.2/20510/80087/

Nothing can touch them VFM wise.

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- Morgman

Oct. 18, 2014, 7:39 p.m.
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several companies are doing 26" bikes for 2015 Transition just released a 26" trail bike

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Oct. 18, 2014, 7:49 p.m.
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I didn't know that. Seems like suicide to me.

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- Morgman

Oct. 18, 2014, 7:55 p.m.
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JCL, I am a fan of the 26" wheel. It's easier for me to deal with, I'm not very big.
I know the STD and Delerium are tanks, but this is going to be my park bike, mostly.

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Oct. 18, 2014, 8:08 p.m.
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transition syrene?

Oct. 18, 2014, 8:11 p.m.
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I'd hold out for the brand new Kona. New [HTML_REMOVED] Old unless you are certain of the provenance of the old frames.

Oct. 18, 2014, 8:17 p.m.
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I'd hold out for the brand new Kona. New [HTML_REMOVED] Old unless you are certain of the provenance of the old frames.

Yea, that's what I'm leaning towards, it's just such a long way to February!

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Oct. 18, 2014, 8:19 p.m.
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Yea, that's what I'm leaning towards, it's just such a long way to February!

That's why Jesus invented skis and/or snowboards!

Oct. 18, 2014, 8:22 p.m.
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I was going to say look for a 2014 Kona Operator on close-out, but you said mainly park.

Anyway, DH bike w/carbon frame, Zee for under 4K if you can find one

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Oct. 18, 2014, 9:08 p.m.
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Riding buddy was logging some miles in on the Kona 167 and was really liking it(he's a kona guy though, lol). It's pretty long and slack so it was slaying the steeps and gnarly stuff. Seems like a winner if you want a bike that can pedal places but has a DH bike feel to it.

Seeing how you have your AM side of things covered, the Kona could be the way to go.

Oct. 18, 2014, 10:08 p.m.
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banshee darkside? 26 or 27.5 165 or 180 travel FREERIDE \M/

Oct. 18, 2014, 10:56 p.m.
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See if you can get a 167 early? I've seen a couple at the whistler bike park already. Might be worth calling around.

I really enjoyed the 153 and didn't think I would. I have no experience with the 167, but it sounds like it would be a good choice.

Oct. 19, 2014, 7:06 a.m.
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banshee darkside? 26 or 27.5 165 or 180 travel FREERIDE \M/

This would be one of my top choices.

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