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    KONA Coilair 2012 vs GIANT Reign SX 2011

    hi guys...

    been looking at this two bikes...and thinking about getting one..
    ill be doing some aggressive all mountain riding and freeriding.

    been thinking about the TREK Scratch/Slash too but its too rich for my blood.
    other models arent so afodable in my country (Israel).

    SPECS :

    KONA Coilair

    Frame Material Kona Clump Butted Aluminum Butted 120-200mm travel
    Sizes 14", 16", 18", 20", 22"
    Rear Shock Fox Float RP2 w/BSD
    Fork Fox 36 Talas R 180mm w/20mm TA
    Crankarms FSA Moto-X
    Chainrings E*13/36/24
    B/B FSA MegaExo
    Pedals Kona Wah Wah
    Chain SRAM PC-1031
    Freewheel SRAM PG 1030 11-36 10 spd
    F/D Shimano SLX
    Shifters SRAM X5
    Brake Calipers Avid Code R
    Front Brake Rotor Avid HS1 200mm
    Rear Brake Rotor Avid HS1 180mm
    Brake Levers Avid Code R
    Headset FSA No.57B
    Handlebar Kona XC/OB Riser
    Stem Kona XC/BC
    Seatpost Kona Primo Double Clamp w/offset
    Seat Clamp Kona QR
    Grips Kona G-LOG
    Saddle WTB Valcon Comp
    Front Hub Easton Vice Disc Wheelset 20mm
    Rear Hub Easton Vice Disc Wheelset 12mm
    Spokes Easton Vice Disc Wheelset
    Rims Easton Vice Disc Wheelset
    Front Tire Maxxis Ardent 26x2.4
    Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent 26x2.4
    Paint Color Brushed Black
    Extras E*13 DRS.B.105

    GIANT Reign SX :

    Sizes S:15, M:17, L:19
    Colors Green/Black
    Frame ALUXX SL FluidFormed™ alloy Maestro 6.7” travel
    Fork Fox 36 Van R Coil w/thru axle & tapered steerer, 6.3”/160mm
    Shock Fox DHX RC2 Coil
    Handlebar Giant Contact oversize alloy 750mm x 19mm rise
    Stem Giant Contact FR oversize alloy
    Seatpost Giant Connect SL oversize alloy micro-adjust 30.9
    Saddle Fi’zi:k Flash w/Manganese rail
    Pedals BMX style, cr-mo axle w/sealed bearings
    Shifters Shimano Deore rapid fire 9 sp.
    Front Derailleur NA
    Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow 9 sp.
    Brakes AVID Elixir 5 hydraulic w/7” front & 6” rear rotors*
    Brake Levers AVID Elixir 5 hydraulic
    Cassette SRAM PG970 DH 9 sp. 11-26T
    Chain Shimano HG73 9 sp.
    Crankset Raceface Atlas FR X-Type 36T
    Bottom Bracket Raceface Atlas FR X-Type integrated, outboard
    Rims Sun EQ31 disc 26” x 32H w/eyelets
    Hubs Fr: Giant Tracker 20mm Rr: DT Swiss 350 12x135mm#
    Spokes Sapim Race 14/15G butted stainless
    Tires Kenda Nevegal, Stick-E front, DTC rear, 26 x 2.35”
    Extras #Rockshox Maxle 12 x 135mm rear thru axle
    with the giant..thinking about getting 2 plates in the front...and i know ill be upgrading to 180mm fork (dont know which one yet)

    both are about the same thats nothing to take in favore of neither one .
    would love to hear some of your thoungts and advices..
    thanks for the help..

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    I think the adjustability of an air sprung bike will be useful to you if you're planning to trail ride. I'm also a big fan of Kona. Both seem like well spec'd bikes to me, though!
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    Giant for sure. Better at pedaling when you need to, and nice and soft on the way down. Less flex than the Kona in the rear end
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    One more for giant
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    +1 for a the Giant. I'm a ReignX owner myself and I love the bike. The coilair is a fun bike though, I liked it better than the stab (2008 frames).

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    thanks a lot guys...
    im leaning towards the GIANT too...and loved the feeling and the smothness of them.
    and as for the original thread... how would you guys compare both bikes to the TREK Scratch 9 coil - 2011 ???
    this morning i might have them from someone as a second hand for a good price...
    stock spec...but with FOX vanila 160mm in the front...

    Frame & Fork
    Frame Construction TIG-welded
    Frame Tubing Material Alloy
    Fork Brand & Model Fox 36 Van Fit RC 2, 180mm travel
    Fork Material Single
    Rear Shock Fox DHX RC4, 170mm travel

    Component Group Mountain Mix
    Brakeset Avid Elixir CR
    Shift Levers Sram X.0
    Front Derailleur MRP G2 SL mini
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X.0
    Crankset Race Face Atlas, 36T teeth
    Pedals Wellgo MG-1
    Bottom Bracket Unspecified
    BB Shell Width Unspecified
    Rear Cogs 9-speed, 11 - 34 teeth
    Chain Unspecified
    Seatpost Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 31.6mm diameter
    Saddle Bontrager Rhythm
    Handlebar Bontrager Rhythm Pro
    Handlebar Extensions Not included
    Handlebar Stem Bontrager Rhythm
    Headset Cane Creek Frustum SE Light

    Hubs Bontrager Cousin Earl Disc
    Rims Bontrager Cousin Earl Disc, 32-hole
    Tires 26 x 2.35" Bontrager XR4 Team
    Spoke Brand Unspecified
    Spoke Nipples Unspecified

    whats your opinions about them ???
    thanks for all the great help...

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    i am looking for one as well.
    how much do they usually go for now?
    Last edited by bigred543; 05-28-2013 at 03:48 AM.

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