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    Smile Kona 2012 & 1/2 titanium frame, the Raijin.


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    Looks like another Lynskey.

    That's not a bad thing but is there anyone else in the world that can compete with Lynskey in making production titanium frames?

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    So sexy! Looks like a great 44mm head tube 27.2 post hopefully. Great color scheme Top tube cable routing I just have such a hard time getting used to the downtube kink

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    that's my next SS
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    Dang, that's hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bzo75 View Post
    That's not a bad thing but is there anyone else in the world that can compete with Lynskey in making production titanium frames?

    If you read the article from the blog link that the OP posted is says that the frames are manufactured by Lynskey for Kona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshM View Post
    If you read the article from the blog link that the OP posted is says that the frames are manufactured by Lynskey for Kona.
    I'm guessing he knows that and is alluding to the fact that Lynskey is likely if not certainly the leading manufacturer of ti production frames, including other brands they manufacture for... which includes previous ti Konas.
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    Very cool. Somewhere there will be a Ti SS in my future. Nice to have another choice.
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    Meh, it will probably break.

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    I can't wait to see geo/pricing.

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    I see cable stops, too.

    All these Lynskeys in disguise just give me a better chance of ever owning the Litespeed I dreamed of circa 2000. Here's hoping this one comes stock with pretty slack angles.
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    Yeah, it is going to be interesting to see what Kona does with the geometry to differentiate it from the Ridgeline, Selma, etc.

    Any guess as to the weight?

    Cannot wait to see the specs.

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    Why would Kona even bother with Ti.? They already have a carbon and Scandium geared 29er and Scandium and CrMo SS's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd View Post
    Why would Kona even bother with Ti.? They already have a carbon and Scandium geared 29er and Scandium and CrMo SS's.
    Because I have wanted one so much for so long!!!

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    Wow, Kona is getting awesome.
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    It has a 69.5 head angle. That was what enticed me. Got a 20 on order.

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    Kona's definitely picking things up. Can't wait to see what else they have in store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noot View Post
    Wow, Kona is getting awesome.
    Kona's been awesome for a good long while now.
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    I thought it curious that every dimension is given for the frame with the exception of the chain stay length.

    That's a Maxxis Ikon on the back, if I am not mistaken. Would have been a bit more confidence inspiring to have seen a Nobby Nic, like they have on the front, mounted in the back as well. Time will tell about that as well, I suppose....

    Nice looking Lynske.....I mean Kona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusSommers View Post
    Got a 20 on order.
    Then you must know MSRP, enlighten us.

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    I like the geo. Looks like it gained a 1/2 pound over the Ridgeline.

    It will be interesting to see the pricing versus Lynskey's Ridgeline and the Lynskey welded Selma.

    Hopefully, they will make this bike a no-brainer for me.

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    my apologies for a mix-up on my end regarding ordering.

    mine's ordered as well!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    They can't be ordered yet... and as of last week MSRP as well as a few other details weren't fixed.
    They can be ordered. Wholesale cost has been set for a couple months, but some other details have not. The guys that wrote the story (Team Seagal) have had 8 on order out of a shop in St. Louis for a while now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djcrb9 View Post
    They can be ordered. Wholesale cost has been set for a couple months, but some other details have not. The guys that wrote the story (Team Seagal) have had 8 on order out of a shop in St. Louis for a while now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bzo75 View Post
    That's not a bad thing but is there anyone else in the world that can compete with Lynskey in making production titanium frames?
    Whoever welds titanium frames for bikesdirect in Taiwan does a pretty darn good job, IMHO. I am not talking about $$$ boutique stuff, obviously, that's a different story.

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