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    The Hoss

    Well I did it with the wife permission! I went and picked up the Kona Hoss today. This thing is nice. I'll be back later with an update, Thanks again for everyone's help with my other post.

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    Good for you man!

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    Our Kona dealer in town doesn't have any on display yet. Wanna check them out!

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    Yahooooooo! Hoss thread... show off your Hoss

    Recently I got me a 2007 Kona Hoss frame that I'm currently building. So far I have installed a Shimano Hone crankset. This is actually my first build. I will post some pictures on my next post. I would like to see other's Kona Hoss.

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    Would certainly like to see pics when you have a chance!

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    pinoy... how much did you pay for that HOSS frame?
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    Congrats to Bignateb and Pinoy!

    Pinoy- Where are you based kababayan?

    both of you guys do realize this thread needs pics ey?
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    2006 Hoss

    It's served me well with no issues to this date. Stiff frame, cranks, solid wheels. I did upgrade the fork when I bought it to a Dirt Jumper 2 but everything else is fully stock. Planning on a getting a new one when the 2010's roll out. Not sure what I'm going to do with Ole Blue.

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    Veterans Park Hoss.jpg
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    Hey fireball I'll be glad to take her off your hands and give her a good home.

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    whats that yellow thing near the head tube...
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    Hoss!

    Hi all! I bought my 2007 Hoss frame for $125 local pick up throguh ebay. Frame is near new condition from built a bike with few paint scratches. Notice the black sticker along the seat tube it says "Baton Rouge Police Department". It will take a long time before I complete this build. Money is virgin. I will be transfering fork, stem, handlebar and deraileurs from my current bike(2008 Ironhorse Quantum) you see in the pictures. Please keep posting your Hoss Photos.


    Cherrybomber- I am from New York City.

    Future Parts list:
    **Parts acquired (future install): Raceface AM stem, Raceface DH handlebar 31.8, Rockshox 351 solo air 120mm, Shimano Lx front derail, rear XT deraileur. Raceface grips red, Lizardskin chain protector.**
    1- Hope spacers
    2-FSA Fig bigballed
    3-Hayes El camino brakes 185mm front, 160mm rear(max)
    4-Raceface evolve xc seatpost 30.0
    5-Selle italia saddle
    6-Shimano deore chian, cassette
    7-Hope Hoops pro II wheelset or Azonic Outlawz
    8- shimano xt shifters
    9- Wellgo gold pedals
    10- E.Thirteen Bashguard 32T White
    11- Fox Talas 100-140mm(considering as future upgrade when RS Recon 351 dies)








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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBallKY
    2006 Hoss

    It's served me well with no issues to this date. Stiff frame, cranks, solid wheels. I did upgrade the fork when I bought it to a Dirt Jumper 2 but everything else is fully stock. Planning on a getting a new one when the 2010's roll out. Not sure what I'm going to do with Ole Blue.

    Hope you bought a helmet...and don't forget to drink your OVALTINE!!!!
    Veterans Park Hoss.jpg

    I like the color of your hoss. What is the size of that frame? I believe fork is 100mm right.

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    Hardtail,

    That is a small piece of yellow PVC material. I put it on there with zip ties to prevent cable rub on the head tube. You notice I left the decal protectors on the fork? I'm a weirdo like that sometimes. hehe The fork is naked now. Took the stickers off this past winter.

    Pinoy,

    The frame is a 20" (should have gotten an 18" with longer stem) and most of the time it's blue but when the light hits it occassionally, it looks purple....and yes, it is a 100mm fork. Even though it's a dirt jumping fork, I have been truly happy with it. For anyone over 300lbs, I recommend a DJ fork....it's stiff but responds nicely when needed.

    I hated that brown paint job when it first came out but it kind of grew on me over the past couple years. What size is your frame?

    I actually contacted Kona last year about a more vibrant color option in the Hoss' future and they replied back that it might be a good idea. I suggested them doing an online poll for the color. All the Hoss to this point have been dark and subdued. Red, yellow or even white would be nice for a change. OMG, I sound like a girl!!!
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