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    Kona Tanuki Deluxe vs. Fuji Reveal 2.0?

    Have the chance to buy either of these at the same price.

    Seems to me the Fuji has better components but I have always liked Konas design.

    Options:
    Kona Tanuki Deluxe
    Fuji Reveal 2.0
    (Sorry system wouldn't let me post links)

    I ride pretty aggressive XC and want to step up to an all mountain/enduro type bike. I am able to get these at a great price and want to jump on one asap.

    An help/advice is greatly appreciated.

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    68+ views, not 1 reply. Seriously! I guess that doesn't say much for these 2 bikes. Glad I didn't buy either one.

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    Seems that my reply is late, but I write my opinion anyway. Definitely Kona if those area the options. Just looking Fujis 69.5 head angle makes me shiver. I've only ridden the Tanuki model (not deluxe) and that's really good and balanced bike, suits well the purpose that you shortly described.

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    Both these bikes are on sale and right around 1K (Kona $1,049.00- Fuji $1,149.00).....

    Sorry to bring this up but anyone have any thoughts on which one would be a better deal?

    Fuji Reveal 2.0

    Frame Material:
    aluminum
    Suspension:
    four bar
    Pivot Type:
    cartridge sealed bearing
    Rear Travel:
    130 mm
    Rear Shock:
    Rock Shox Ario 3.2
    Headset:
    Cane Creek
    Fork:
    Rock Shox Recon 335 Solo
    Front Travel:
    130 mm
    Rims:
    Mavic XM 317 disc
    Hubs:
    Shimano SLX
    Spokes:
    14g stainless
    Front Derailleur:
    Shimano SLX
    Front Derailleur Mount:
    34.9 mm clamp
    Rear Derailleur:
    Shimano SLX
    Shifters:
    Shimano SLX
    Crankset:
    Shimano SLX
    Chain Rings:
    44 x 32 x 22 t Shimano SG-X
    Crank Arm Length:
    (size Small) 175 mm
    Bottom Bracket:
    Shimano Exterior Bearing System
    Brake Calipers:
    Shimano SLX Hydraulic
    Front Rotor:
    180 mm Shimano SLX
    Rear Rotor:
    180 mm Shimano SLX
    Handlebar:
    Fuji CGC
    Handlebar Width:
    68 cm
    Grips:
    Fuji lock-on
    Stem:
    Fuji CGC
    Stem Length:
    90 mm
    Chain:
    Shimano CN HG73
    Cassette:
    Shimano CS HG61-9
    Sprocket Range:
    11 x 34 t
    Tires:
    Schwalbe Rocket Ron
    Tire Size:
    26 x 2.25 in
    Valve Stem:
    presta
    Seatpost:
    Fuji CGC
    Seatpost Diameter:
    34.9 mm
    Seat Collar:
    quick-release
    Saddle:
    WTB Silverado Thinline
    Cables / Housing:
    Jagwire
    Weight:
    (size Small) 29 lbs
    Measured Effective Top-Tube Length:
    (size Small) 55.5 cm
    Recommended Use:
    charging up and charging down
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    (frame and fork) lifetime,

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    Kona Tanuki Deluxe

    Frame Material:
    Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted
    Suspension:
    4 bar
    Pivot Type:
    cartridge bearing
    Rear Travel:
    130 mm
    Rear Shock:
    Kona Fastrax AF2
    Headset:
    FSA
    Fork:
    Rock Shox Sektor TK
    Front Travel:
    130 mm
    Wheelset:
    Shimano MT15
    Front Derailleur:
    Shimano Alivio
    Front Derailleur Mount:
    clamp
    Rear Derailleur:
    Shimano Deore XT
    Shifters:
    Shimano Deore
    Crankset:
    FSA Alpha Drive
    Chain Rings:
    44 x 32 x 22 t FSA
    Crank Arm Length:
    (17 inch) 175 mm
    Pedals:
    Shimano PD-M505
    Bottom Bracket:
    FSA
    Brake Levers:
    Avid Elixir 5
    Brake Calipers:
    Avid Elixir 5
    Rear Rotor:
    185 mm Avid
    Front Rotor:
    185 mm Avid
    Handlebar:
    Kona riser
    Handlebar Width:
    (17 inch) 710 mm
    Grips:
    Kona
    Stem:
    Kona Aluminum 4-bolt
    Stem Length:
    (17 inch) 70 mm
    Chain:
    Shimano CN HG53
    Cassette:
    Shimano CS HG50-9
    Sprocket Range:
    11 x 34 t
    Tires:
    Maxxis Ardent
    Tire Size:
    26 x 2.25 in
    Valve Stem:
    presta
    Seatpost:
    Kona
    Saddle:
    WTB
    Cables / Housing:
    Jagwire
    Weight:
    (17 inch) 31 lb 13 oz
    Measured Effective Top-Tube Length:
    (17 inch) 22.5 in
    Recommended Use:
    mountain biking

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    Of the 2 the Kona seems to be the better all around bike. From what I remember the components are definitely better on the reveal thou. Ive moved on from both of these thou. looking at the Kona Hei Hei 29er now. The more I look into it and talk to other rider, 29er is the way to go. Especially for me being 6'4 210.

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    Thanks for the insight. This will be my first full sus rig and I am moving from my 22LB Scott HT.. I am also a larger rider @ 6'0 240...

    The Fuji looks to have better comp but the Frame looks better on the Kona...

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    I'm actually comparing the same two right now haha. I am leaning towards the Kona mainly because I think they are better bikes but I do like the components on the Fuji

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    I just ordered the kona tanuki deluxe online yesterday. For the deal I couldn't resist since I've been thinking about a fs for awhile. I looked at the Fiji as well but decided the kona was best for the money. I can't wait till it gets here! Let us know the final decision.....either way you will be happy.

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    I also ordered one last week... Should be here this Tues..

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    I ordered my tanuki today. I can't wait to go play on snowy trails once it gets here.

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    I am in the market to buy my first "real" mountain bike. I have had my radar on the Reveal 2.0 for such a long time and I was about to commit, but now I am not sure. I thought the Reveal was the better deal with all the better quality components and the lock out features on both the front and rear shocks. Can you explain to me the difference between the head angle of each bike and why the fuji's 69.5 is scary?

    Thanks for all the help.

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    You can also lock out front and rear suspension on the Kona......

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    Just received my Tanuki rig and she is a Beauty! Smokin Deal!


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    Oh I'm so jealous. I've been checking online to see if mine shipped and it hasnt yet. Did you put together yourself? If so, was it hard?

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    Good job!

    I put her together myself with a few Allen wrenches... Pretty easy.. I have her all dialed in and ready for a ride this weekend...

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    What size did you get? I'm 6'0 and 195....I ordered th 19. I currently have a cannondale 29er that was medium size. I got smaller with the hard tail because of the 29ers....hoping the 19 size is just right.

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    I am 511'5 and have an inseam of 31inches and the 19' fits great..

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    Carbon, when did you order your Kona? I placed my order on Saturday with expedited shipping, and it's still not going to get to me until tues-weds of next week. I called HucknRoll where I bought it through and they said they are so backed up with orders that they can't build the bikes fast enough. I Was looking forward to riding it ASAP, but it looks like I'm going to have to take a deep breath and wait for my new baby to get here.

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    I ordered from Huck and it took about 2 weeks to get to me in Cali...

    Looks like Chain Love has it for $974.99 right now... About $75.00 bucks cheaper....


    Update: Just called HR and they price matched and gave me a credit for $74.99......
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    Quote Originally Posted by careboy View Post
    Definitely Kona if those area the options. Just looking Fujis 69.5 head angle makes me shiver.
    I'm considering these two bikes as well. please explain what worries you about the Fuji's head angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtywill View Post
    I'm considering these two bikes as well. please explain what worries you about the Fuji's head angle.
    Not slack enough for All-Mountain riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Not slack enough for All-Mountain riding.
    Thanks Eurospek. I'm not familiar enough with the individual characteristics of frame geometry to know how each one affects handling. Please clarify your eye roll though - are you suggesting that the head angle is not really an issue or just that I should have known that already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtywill View Post
    Thanks Eurospek. I'm not familiar enough with the individual characteristics of frame geometry to know how each one affects handling. Please clarify your eye roll though - are you suggesting that the head angle is not really an issue or just that I should have known that already?
    The rolleyes was due to the All-Mountain bandwagon that has plagued this subforum recently. If something isn't labeled All-Mountain, you clearly can't bike on it lol.

    And looks like the Kona has a 68 HA. I would definitely buy the Kona between the two bikes, especially at the prices Chainlove is clearing it out. Good bike for under a grand!!

    My brother rides a Kona Stinky, that bike is bombproof. Handles abuse quite well, so I'm sure the Tanuki Deluxe will be the same. I owned a Fuji hardtail back in the day, and never really liked the bike that much.

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    Thanks for the clarification

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