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    Spider 275 vs kona process 134 vs transition scout

    I am looking for a shorter travel bike than my 2010 heckler. These bikes seem fun to ride with the slack ha and lower bb. I am looking at the lower spec models of them. My local trails don't have too much elevation and some are fast and flowy and some a bit narrow. Anyone ridden these that could recommend which one is best or other brands that share the build characteristics ?

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    I brought a process 153 a little while ago, this thing really just makes you ride faster. I've been setting new PR's every ride. Very confidence inspiring bike!

    I would imagine the 134 is close to the same, but with less travel.

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    134 easily..... Bc I have one and love it :-)

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    I own a 134, and it's a great bike. I demoed a 153 and I didn't really notice the extra travel. Both great bikes. Can't go wrong.

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    I ride a 134 and a Transition Bandit 29... Thinking the Scout would be a wicked sled... likely to pedal up hill a little easier... little more flexi in the rear (134 is bomb proof out back)... Scout will be stiffer up front w/ 34mm vs 32mm stanchions...

    just spit ballin here ^^

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    New Process has 34 FOX Float, so 32 doesn't apply any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy G. Parrish View Post
    New Process has 34 FOX Float, so 32 doesn't apply any more.

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    http://www.konaworld.com/process_134.cfm

    check your facts ^^

    if op had asked about dl, then the 'Pike' would negate my prior remark...

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    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    KONA BIKES | 2016 BIKES | PROCESS | Process 134

    check your facts ^^

    if op had asked about dl, then the 'Pike' would negate my prior remark...

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    That's a trip. The demo bikes we rode around on straight out of the KONA van a few weeks ago all had FOX 34s on 'em. I wonder what gives. I'll have to ask the rep.

    I take that back. The Hei Heis has FOX 34s on 'em. The Processes didn't. I remember having to adjust the Pike and it felt a bit more harsh over small bumps than the FOX I put on my Process.

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    I haven't ridden the Kona or Transition, but the Spider is a great bike. Absolutely bombs downhills, corners hard and climbs well (whether seated or standing). I don't own a Spider, but have demoed one a couple of times.

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    I also demo'd a spider 275 PRO and was in shock of how great it was. I am currently on an El Guapo built more towards the gravity side and felt instantly comfortable on the Spider. The Spider Climbs so well it amazed me. It is also very playful. I never really understood that term until I rode the Spider..it had me pedaling harder, jumping, railing corners.... it was honestly the most non DH park fun I have ever had. I took it on my most familiar trail and beat my time to the top by 5 minutes. On the downs it really felt great and I felt like it handled the chunky stuff. The bike I rode only had one other run on it so the suspension wasn't broken in yet but still came away very very impressed. I would throw my Mattoc @ 140mm and rip that thing daily....I have never ridden either of the other bikes you are thinking about but the Spider has got my attention.....the made in USA sticker does a lot for me too.

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    would love to get my hands on a Spider 275A Medium frame ...

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