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  1. #1
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    Feb 2012

    '12 Scott Scale 29 Team vs. '12 Kona Kahuna

    got my bike search narrowed down to two bikes, relatively the same price, relatively the same bike as far as i know. but since i have no where near the experience as many of you i wanted to post up here and see what the outcome would be. i am already leaning towards one of the bikes, but only slightly so wanted to know whats best when i can get either for virtually the same price... so for thoes who are lazy:

    Scott Scale 29 Team

    Kona Kahuna

    For thoes who are SUPER lazy

    Scott Scale 29 Team:

    Scale 29 Alloy 6061, custom butted superlight tubing, forged race disc dropouts PM160, bridgeless seatstays, Integ. Headset, replaceable hanger
    Rock Shox XC 32 TK 29 Coil, Alloy Steerer, remote Lockout, rebound adjustable, 100mm travel
    Ritchey OE 1 1/8“, semi integrated 44/50mm
    -Rear Derailleur
    Shimano SLX, RD-M663 SGS, Shadow Type, 30 Speed
    -Front Derailleur
    Shimano Deore, FC-M590-10, 34.9mm
    Shimano Deore, SL-M591-10, Rapidfire Plus, 2 way release, w/gear indicator
    -Brake Levers
    Shimano BL-M445 Disc
    Shimano BR-M446 Disc, 180/F and 160/R mm Rotor
    Shimano ES25 Octalink, 68-118mm
    Scott Hot Rod T OS 31.8mm, T shape Flat, 680mm, 9° bend
    Scott Comp, 4 Bolt, OS 31.8mm, 1 1/8“, -6° angle
    Wellgo C128
    Scott Comp zero offset, 31.6mm
    Scott Racing
    -Front Hub
    Scott Team Disc CL
    -Rear Hub
    Shimano FH-RM66 Disc CL
    Shimano CN-HG54
    Shimano FC-M522, 42Ax32Ax24T
    Shimano CS-HG62-10, 11-36 T
    Stainless Black 15G, 1.8mm
    Alex XC-49 Disc, 32H, Eyelets
    Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 29 x 2.25, 67EPI, Kevlar bead, Performance Serie
    12.50 kg / 27.53 lbs

    Kona Kahuna

    Kona Race Light 7005 Aluminum Butted
    Rock Shox XC 32 TK 100mm
    SRAM X5
    SRAM X5
    Wellgo LU-A9
    SRAM PC-1031
    SRAM PC-1030 11-36 10 spd
    SRAM X5
    SRAM X5
    -Brake Calipers:
    Avid Elixir 1
    -Front Brake Rotor:
    Avid G2 180mm
    -Rear Brake Rotor:
    Avid G2 160mm
    -Brake Levers:
    Avid Elixir 1
    FSA No.57B
    Kona Energy
    Kona XC/Road
    Kona Thumb w/offset
    -Seat Clamp:
    Kona Clamp
    Kona Race Light LOG
    WTB Valcon Sport SE
    -Front Hub:
    Formula Disc
    -Rear Hub:
    Formula Disc
    Stainless 14g
    WTB SpeeDisc All Mountain
    -Front Tire:
    Maxxis Ignitor 29x2.1
    -Rear Tire:
    Maxxis Ignitor 29x2.1

    Thanks everyone!

  2. #2
    Support OUR Wounded
    Reputation: stumpy223's Avatar
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    Jul 2008
    Go with the team, the r-der is better and Scott's geo is awesome. Then again, you should ride both and see which one feels better.
    They were willing to give their lives for yours, some of them did, others just gave up their way of life. Support the WWP.

  3. #3
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    Jan 2012
    I completely agree with the post above. I have a 2011 Scott Scale Team and I love it. My 65 year old dad has a 2012 Scale Elite that he bought after riding my bike and he loves it. The bikes really fit well and inspire confidence. My bike has been ultra reliable and my list of complaints is small and minor.

  4. #4
    Fat-tired Roadie
    Reputation: AndrwSwitch's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    I'm a Shimano fanboy, I'd buy the Scale.

    As others have said, though, getting the one that feels right for you is more important than the parts that are hanging on it.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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