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    Good job! 29er hardtail jumps

    Hi everyone, I just got a Kona Mahuna 2012. I make moslty cross-country and ride trails but I was wondering (because there are little jumps were I go, about 2 feets MAX) can my bike take it? Or is it bad for the bike? Thanks!
    PS: I land the jumps pretty softly

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    2 feet?

    ....you'll be fine. That being said, your fork will probably wear out pretty quickly depending on how much you weigh but the frame should be able to take it.
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    I just spent the morning hitting dirt jumps on a local downhill run using an XC carbon hardtail 29er with a 100mm fork. I don't consider it a problem on a very occasional basis. 2 foot jumps are nothing so don't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpledesign View Post

    depending on how much you weigh but the frame should be able to take it.
    my weight is 110lbs so I should be good haha

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    thnaks for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailrider2013 View Post
    my weight is 110lbs so I should be good haha


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    Smart landings are key my friend. I toasted a front wheel a few weeks ago jumping on my Marlin 29er, it may have been about 2ft, but landing incorrectly may screw you up just the same. Plus your sub 150....jump on bro

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    You would probably hurt yourself more than you would hurt the bike.
    The fork is a Suntour, and Suntour has all these warnings on it because they don't want to get sued if someone jumps a bike with a Suntour fork, and the fork breaks causing the rider to get hurt. Only a few Suntours have snapped while riding, and there have been several recalls on them. It would be wise to upgrade the fork before jumping, but you don't have to.
    The frame should hold together (although it is a Kona). And if it doesn't then you know that you need a new bike that is not from Kona and does not have a Suntour fork.
    Go ahead, try it
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    110lbs!?

    Your bike dosent even feel a 2ft drop. I think you would have to REALLY work at it to do dmg to your bike hucking (like landing sideways on purpose). Id probably put more wear and tear on your bike hitting a speed bump than you would airing out a 10ft table top jump.

    Just make sure bolts and such are tight before you ride. While i doubt you are gona break anything outright, rattling stuff loose may be an issue if you are riding aggressively.
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    Thanks for all your response guys, and I'm landing my jumps pretty smoothly so yeah i think it's going to be allright

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