26+ tire selections for my klunker.
new crop of 27.5x2.6ish tires.
2016 kona process 134 dl
oneup 32t oval ring
chromag trailmaster ltd
race face atlas 35mm bar
minion ss silkworm/exo/tr
minion dhf 3c/exo/tr
spank oozy pedal when available through the local shop
pretty pumped after spending the last two years on an explosif with similar numbers
only complaint is lack of decent bottle mount after being fully liberated the last couple seasons…
I just put together this little guy to skid some fire roads with this winter
bought it off a buddy who say's its from 1981 ish? I like the gusset under the headtube.
Has an American BB, so this old set of profiles found a new home
Built up some new rims on to an old coaster hub and a road front hub. Spoke washers to keep it extra classy
this bicycle reeks of sex.
What's with Kona? They were sucking it a few years back and it's been nothing but win for the last couple years. New people running it? New designers?
pretty sure the reason is chris mandell.
hoping for a boost rear on the 16 explosif to accommodate some fatter rubber.
my only complaint on my 14 and 15 has been the r tire clearance.
SWAT bibs, two bottle cages and a seat bag.
gform knee pads
basic first aid kit
been using multiple small padded cases to prevent injury in the event of a crash, in addition to keeping shit organized.
25-30k is the max distance i've felt comfortable with this setup.
stock with exception of:
atlas 50mm stem.
hans damphs (rear now rock razor).
likely selling this one and picking up a 2015…
my review on vital: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Kona/Explosif,12755