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    Hope I got my Kona Wozo

    Hi guys,

    Long time reader first time poster.
    I've seen a few threads about the Kona Wozo so I thought I'd post a few pictures of mine. I'm luckily enough to work in my LBS with the guy who originally came up with the concept and designed the Wozo. He's had the prototype for a year now and I've finally gotten my one. I've added a few upgrades as well.
    I'm not the most technically savy with geometry and what not but I know how to ride a bike and thats what matters I suppose. So I'll try and answer all question anybody has.
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    Looks awesome man! Congrats on the sweet bike.
    I may be ordering one tonight. I am between sizes though. I'm 5 10.5".
    Leaning towards medium.


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    I'm 6 foot and a medium is a little to small and a large is a just right. I've gotten used to riding larger bikes and i find them more comfortable to ride.

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    What's the bb width? Cool bike, I almost bought one myself

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    Looks great!!! (not my colour though)

    What size rims?
    and how wide (at the widest point) is the Minion FBR?
    I believe they are a 4.7 from memory, and lve been unsure whether or not to get them.

    Have you had it on the scales?
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    If someone had told me they were building up a purple and green bike I would have assumed they were colorblind or drunk... your bike looks freaking awesome, love it.

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    Looks great!

    Is that the 4.0 version of the minion fbr in the rear? How's the clearance at the chainstays?

    Also, is there any chance you could measure the width of the bottom bracket shell?

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    I'm not sure what the BB width is. It comes with a press fit Raceface BB. If I remember, I'll check when i get home form work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmg71 View Post
    Looks great!!! (not my colour though)

    What size rims?
    and how wide (at the widest point) is the Minion FBR?
    I believe they are a 4.7 from memory, and lve been unsure whether or not to get them.

    Have you had it on the scales?
    The rims are 80mm. The Sunringle Mulefoot rims are good. are on the 2016/17 Kona Wo as well. But the hubs are Joytech so thats next on the list of upgrades. Probably Hope.
    The Minions are 4.8 but I didnt measure them to see if they actually are. They are great tyres for hard packed trails and give good grip on grass and mud

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoCo View Post
    Looks great!

    Is that the 4.0 version of the minion fbr in the rear? How's the clearance at the chainstays?

    Also, is there any chance you could measure the width of the bottom bracket shell?
    I'll measure the BB when I get home from work if I remember. Its the 4.8 Minion and the clearance is fine but it rubs slightly if i pedal hard when the frame flexes slightly. The same goes for the chain when in 1st. But it only rubs when I pedal hard.

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    Ive read the Minions are good, we have a lot of wet here, currently running Ground Control 4.5s (maybe they are 4.6s?) on 90mm rims, they are good, but l want to try something a little more aggresive. Thats why l ask for the widest point, to see how my chainstay clearance will be.
    I have ChangYong 4.9s (same as FatBNimbles) and chainstay clearance is tight. Not good in mud, and totally sh!t in clay, see below

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmg71 View Post
    Ive read the Minions are good, we have a lot of wet here, currently running Ground Control 4.5s (maybe they are 4.6s?) on 90mm rims, they are good, but l want to try something a little more aggresive. Thats why l ask for the widest point, to see how my chainstay clearance will be.
    I have ChangYong 4.9s (same as FatBNimbles) and chainstay clearance is tight. Not good in mud, and totally sh!t in clay, see below

    WOW that picture made me laugh

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    When you knew how long it took me to get out, and how heavy my feet were, youd laugh more
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    BB is 100mm

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    I've got one on order. Hopefully it ships soon. Converting to singlespeed and adding a Wren. Very excited!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinkers View Post
    I've got one on order. Hopefully it ships soon. Converting to singlespeed and adding a Wren. Very excited!
    You're lucky you ordered one. I believe they are sold out until next spring. Other than fat-bike.com getting the demo Wozo from the dealer/press launch, We got the first two production models. And the other one ended up with 29er wheels for a XC race. Discusting!!

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    Jeez you got me worried now. My dealer is still waiting to hear from the Kona rep to get a ship date. He was told by September 20th at the latest. Hope it wasn't bull.

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    They way kona work, in Europe anyway, is they only produce a certain number of models per quarter. they way they can gauge sales and not over produce. So all the dealers had to submit their orders before the shipping started and it was first come first serve. If he already has it ordered back in august then all you have to do is wait for it to clear customs in the depo in Holland before they get shipped world wide.
    We only managed to get ours two weeks ago because my boss works with Kona and designed the Wozo. He tested the original Wo as well.
    Interesting fact, Honzo means drunken monkey, so when they sent us the Wozo prototype they called it the Fat Monkey.

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    Awesome. This really is my ideal bike so I'm super stoked for it!

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    Here is his the prototype next to the production model. The only differences were adjustments to the BB and chain-stay to make it work better with a 1x chain setup.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BHgn3-TB...n-by=garrydavo

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficiallyColin View Post
    You're lucky you ordered one. I believe they are sold out until next spring. Other than fat-bike.com getting the demo Wozo from the dealer/press launch, We got the first two production models. And the other one ended up with 29er wheels for a XC race. Discusting!!
    Not true man! the XL demo from dealer camp is on the showroom floor here in Grand Rapids MI

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    I want a Wozo frame. M or L!
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficiallyColin View Post
    The Minions are 4.8 but I didnt measure them to see if they actually are.
    Interesting, I thought they claimed only 4" tires would fit the rear....

    Seeing those pics makes me think a 29+ very well may fit the rear also, even though they have stated it won't.

    BTW that's a sweet build!!
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    Weird question but did you get this as a frame only? If not, does the bluto come with the handy-dandy little split crown race?

    Thanks.

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    That is one sexy steed right there!!

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    What in the holy hell? I ordered my bike in mid July, why don't I have it?

    Aaaarrrhhhggggggg!! Anyways, I was told that a huge shipping company out of Asia (Singapore) that ships most bikes out of Taiwan went belly up and will delay all bikes built there for some time....let the rumor mill spin

    Nice build! 4.8's are tight; do they make those tires in 4.6?

    And, so...how's it ride?

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    Are you running a 12speed?

    Also, in the last pik (#14), it looks like there is a braze on/bolt on the side of the down tube near the head tube. What would that be for? It doesn't look like there is one on the other side?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubby Chaser View Post
    Also, in the last pik (#14), it looks like there is a braze on/bolt on the side of the down tube near the head tube. What would that be for? It doesn't look like there is one on the other side?!
    It's for P-Clips to secure the cable for a stealth dropper. Since he's using a non-stealth dropper he can run the cable along the toptube.

    Newer Kona Honzos are the same.

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    Please chime in again once you get more trail time on it. I'm curious if this bike could seriously be a '1-bike' with B+ or 29er wheels in the summer and fat wheels in the winter

    Quote Originally Posted by Shinkers View Post
    Weird question but did you get this as a frame only? If not, does the bluto come with the handy-dandy little split crown race?

    Thanks.
    Don't understand your split crown race question and how it relates to frame only?
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by aelf View Post
    4-5 inch tires make a one bike year round quiver. Why give up capability by going with plus or 29?
    Quicker. Easier steering. Good choice of tire options for aggressive/rocky trail riding.

    Fat winter/skinny summer - rowdy all year long!
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    OfficiallyColin - Any access to a 29+ rear wheel to test for fit?
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    Just wondering if you had any ride time with the maxxis tires yet. Curious whether they touch the frame under hard cornering. Im thinking of getting this frame and selling the surly wednesday pretty much solely on running these tires. They dont fit the wednesday and rub all the time under what I wouldnt consider hard pedaling. Also rub when cornering.

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    Nice work on the color matching, looks like a sweet ride!
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    Since i took those pictures I've gotten a few more parts I was waiting on.
    Raceface Atlas pedals.
    changed the front ring from 30 up to 32
    E13 9-44 cassette.

    Swapped the Brake rotors from Aztec floating roters to Shimano XT Icetech Rotors.
    It made a massive difference. I could barely stop with the Aztec rotors. Last week I hit some of the DH trails and the difference between cheap and good rotors is night and day!

    Also worth noting, the Maxxix tyres are 4.8 but they are closer to a 5 in reality.
    The knobs are rubbing the inside of the chainstay under heavy peddaling so I'll be swapping to a 4" Maxxis Minion which are closer to 4.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Interesting, I thought they claimed only 4" tires would fit the rear....

    Seeing those pics makes me think a 29+ very well may fit the rear also, even though they have stated it won't.

    BTW that's a sweet build!!
    Dont know about 29+ but another guy who got the XL uses 29 wheels for XC and he has no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_X40 View Post
    Just wondering if you had any ride time with the maxxis tires yet. Curious whether they touch the frame under hard cornering. Im thinking of getting this frame and selling the surly wednesday pretty much solely on running these tires. They dont fit the wednesday and rub all the time under what I wouldnt consider hard pedaling. Also rub when cornering.
    They rub when peddling hard but not cornering so going to try the Minion 4.0 when it arrives in a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubby Chaser View Post
    Are you running a 12speed?

    Also, in the last pik (#14), it looks like there is a braze on/bolt on the side of the down tube near the head tube. What would that be for? It doesn't look like there is one on the other side?!
    That bolt is for running a dropper post cable. My fox dropper has the cable on the other side so i didnt use it.

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    A more recent picture
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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficiallyColin View Post
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    What a beautiful bike. Wish it came in Carbon like the new Honzo CRs and it was 197 rear (only because I already have two 197 rear wheel sets).

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    Hey man, nice bike!

    Got a question about sizing. I'm usually a medium, but this bike looks to have very good reach numbers in the small. I'm 5'7" with a 29.5 inseam. Any recommendation on sizing?Also, how were the stock JJ's? I want to be able to ride the bike this winter, but a little nervous about the JJ capability, especially in 4.0. Thanks!

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    I'm 5'7 aswell, just based on geo there's no way I'd get the medium. The small has a 430 reach. I find that the 416 on my TI Honzo is pretty stretched with a 45mm stem.

    A common theme for the 2017 Konas are insane reach.

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    Excellent, thanks for the feedback.

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    One more thing, did you happen to measure the chainstay clearance? The surly wednesday is around 120mm at the widest point. This widest point is very small though since the stays are rounded. Im thinking of either running a dunderbeist tire in the back for snow riding or trimming the knobs off the minion a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegard View Post
    I'm 5'7 aswell, just based on geo there's no way I'd get the medium. The small has a 430 reach. I find that the 416 on my TI Honzo is pretty stretched with a 45mm stem.

    A common theme for the 2017 Konas are insane reach.
    Ended up trying a small. You were right, the reach is tremendous, even on the small. I might even go to a smaller stem. The seatpost could be an issue for some though, I have to run at the minimum insert point to get full leg extension. The bike feels really comfortable though, doesn't feel cramped at all. I was worried about brushing my toes on the front wheel, as some smalls have done that to me in the past. Not an issue with the reach on this bike though. Super playful, easy to wheelie, and feels confident in the air. Stoked!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_X40 View Post
    One more thing, did you happen to measure the chainstay clearance? The surly wednesday is around 120mm at the widest point. This widest point is very small though since the stays are rounded. Im thinking of either running a dunderbeist tire in the back for snow riding or trimming the knobs off the minion a little.
    Same kind of deal, the widest point is small since the stays round back in for heel clearance. I measure about 122-123mm at the widest point. Here is a pic of the stock 4.0 with the sliders slammed forward.


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    hmmm thanks for measuring. Im kind of reluctant to get a 190mm fatbike due to the q factor. guess will have to jam something in the wozo.

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    I hear ya on the Q factor, that weighed on my decision too. It was between this and the 197 rear 2017 RM Blizzard. I'm guesstimating somewhere in the 183mm range for the Wozo using a ruler. It feels very comfortable pedaling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock503 View Post
    Ended up trying a small. You were right, the reach is tremendous, even on the small. I might even go to a smaller stem. The seatpost could be an issue for some though, I have to run at the minimum insert point to get full leg extension. The bike feels really comfortable though, doesn't feel cramped at all. I was worried about brushing my toes on the front wheel, as some smalls have done that to me in the past. Not an issue with the reach on this bike though. Super playful, easy to wheelie, and feels confident in the air. Stoked!
    How long is the seatpost that came with it? I kind of had the same problem on my ti honzo, none of my seatposts were the right length so I had to go buy a 410mm post to make the saddle the proper height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegard View Post
    How long is the seatpost that came with it? I kind of had the same problem on my ti honzo, none of my seatposts were the right length so I had to go buy a 410mm post to make the saddle the proper height.
    320mm, wtf? I didn't think they even made MTB seatposts below 330mm.

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    Ha. I've had to cut seat posts down so that they fit.

    #Short legs/long torso
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    That's nuts, I bought my honzo as a frame; but I got to wonder if the person who made the geo on the wozo/honzo to fit certain body measurements actually talked to the guy who specced it

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    So any feedback from riders on the snow yet? Very surprised more people aren't gushing over this thing. Maybe all the owners are too busy riding them? I expected to see a lot more reviews, this thing is nuts!

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    Got mine on Saturday and it freaking rips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinkers View Post
    Got mine on Saturday and it freaking rips.
    You anywhere near snow? It's so good on regular trails, I'm almost afraid it's gonna suck in the snow.

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    Took mine out on some single track for the first time this last weekend. Yeah, it shreds!! I love it and can't wait to improve my skills so I can let this thing rip.
    I tried the expert loop for the first time and with this bike I had no problem.

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    I have had mine out here in Wyoming for about a week. I am coming from an All-Mtn Hardtail background, Transition TransAm 29er was my last bike. This thing truly does feel like a fat allmtn bike as far as ripping handling on downhills and great climbing, but with everything super-sized by the fat tires, ie traction, cornering, plush roll-over, etc. I am very impressed with this bike so far in terms of meeting my trailbike needs and expectations. Snow should be arriving any day now so then we will see about the snowbike side of this machine. I am not an experienced snowbiker, so my comments on that will be novice. I can say that this thing is a trail slayer though as far a rip'n fun ride on techy, fast enduro style trails.

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    Yeah, same here, very impressed. I was not expecting a fat bike to feel this lively, really anything with tires this size. I have a Canfield EPO and Riot, and this bike is still a flat out blast on the trails. Just converted it to tubeless last night, but haven't got a chance to take it out because of work. Had to check the scales though, and it lost 1.3lbs with the conversion. The tubes alone came out to 1lb 14oz, but the sealant must have added weight back. The sunringle tape and strips made it a breeze. Can't wait for the weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock503 View Post
    Just converted it to tubeless last night, but haven't got a chance to take it out because of work. Had to check the scales though, and it lost 1.3lbs with the conversion.
    Ha, I just converted tubeless this afternoon as well. After last night's nightride through some cactus it was clear the tubes had to go. Didn't think about the weight change, so thanks for doing the math on that. I rode it this evening and the tubeless set-up definitely felt more lively.

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    Took my Wozo to the Redbull Foxhunt last weekend. Surrounded by 160mm all mountain and enduro bikes I think I did quite well coming mid field out of 400 riders. Only about 7-10 hard tails and i was the only fatbike there. It takes the drops and rock gardens on the DH track like a champ and on the loose clay and shale rock of the freshly cut track it was like the bike was glued to the berms.

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    That's pretty cool! Good work
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    yeah man, That is excellent Collin! I fully agree on the DH capability of the WOZO. So far I have beat all of my fastest times on my local Downhills on the first try with the Wozo and wasn't even trying. The fat tires do provide some nice cush as well as unreal grip and cornering. The big tires definitely want to carry more momentum through rough stuff as well. Now, admittedly I have not crushed any of my climbing times, but I haven't been far off with many climbs being my second fastest on the Wozo. I just put a dropper post on and a 70mm stem (down from the stock 75mm) both of these should further improve descending. SO much fun and the snow hasn't even started falling yet.
    Cheers,
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    Collin, Are you running the stock 100mm travel Bluto or up to the 120mm setting?

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    Ha, that's awesome, nice job Colin! Nice tricked out Wozo too!

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    This looks like a very cool bike...I am still waiting for on snow reports but yeah I want one.

    What is everyones thoughts on sizing ? I ride a large fatboy and before that a 18" pugs the fatboy is just a tad long the pugs almost perfect. Im 5'10" / 31 inseam, Im leaning toward a med, thoughts ?

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    I'm 5' 10.5" / 31-32 inseem and I went with the large. I will be replacing the 75mm stem with a 50mm or shorter in the very near future. THe reach is a bit much for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rightcoaster View Post
    This looks like a very cool bike...I am still waiting for on snow reports but yeah I want one.

    What is everyones thoughts on sizing ? I ride a large fatboy and before that a 18" pugs the fatboy is just a tad long the pugs almost perfect. Im 5'10" / 31 inseam, Im leaning toward a med, thoughts ?
    I would probably lean to a medium too. Like Vegard mentioned, the reach is pretty liberal on these bikes. I usually ride a med in specialized and other brands, but I was able to try this bike first, and the small fit like a glove. 5'7" w/ 29.5" I.S. my seatpost is maxed out, but my seat is in the middle of the rails, and the bike feels great in the cockpit. I even went with a slightly smaller stem and 750mm bars. The only other mod I've done is going tubeless. I'm usually a gear whore about upgrades, but these bikes are dialed.




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    I love this bike. The geometry imo feels perfect running my 110 Wren fork.

    The short chainstays are the best part, let's you sit right over the back tire and let the front end do its thing.

    Mine has developed a slight tick and found one of my bottom bracket cups wasn't pressed flush with the shell. Pressed it tight and hopefully that takes care of it. Double check yours.

    I'm planning on getting a rigid fork as well. I think with the geometry it'll still feel more playful than just about anything out there even fully rigid.

    What's cool is that it seems like whoever spec'd the bike put some thought into it. Very happy with the components as a baseline to upgrade from.

    Finally we have a hard tail fat bike that looks like a trail bike. Screw snow, it's way too fun on dirt.

    With regards to sizing, I'm 5' 11" with a 33" inseam riding a large and it feels perfect.

    Favorite bike ever.
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    So anyone put some carbon rims on this beast yet? The Mulefuts are pretty awesome, but saving a couple hundred grams on each wheel would be nice. Was thinking about a set of nextie 90mm with DTSwiss big ride and db14 spokes. Going tubeless with a carbon bar and seatpost, I just weighed mine out at 31.8lbs with pedals. Pretty decent for a bluto equipped fatbike. Of course, going to add the weight right back on with minions.

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    Nice looking bikes.

    Is this available as a frame only?

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    Those wondering about the 4.8 Minions:

    FBF 112.8mm on an 80mm Mulefut
    FBR 112.5mm on an 80mm Mulefut

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    Nice looking bikes.

    Is this available as a frame only?
    Not available as a frame only yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinkers View Post
    I love this bike. The geometry imo feels perfect running my

    Mine has developed a slight tick and found one of my bottom bracket cups wasn't pressed flush with the shell. Pressed it tight and hopefully that takes care of it. Double check yours.
    I stripped my bike when it came into the shop and found the same thing. It's very rare but the odd time you will get a bike thats been rushed together. Probably someone trying to get out at the end of their shift.
    Its always worth spending the time to tear down a new bike and make sure its put together right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock503 View Post
    So anyone put some carbon rims on this beast yet? The Mulefuts are pretty awesome, but saving a couple hundred grams on each wheel would be nice.
    The prototype has Reynolds carbon rims on hope hubs and Maxxis Minions. Its pretty light. The only main difference is a slight change in the chainstay so the minion 4.8 is super tight. I have run marks on the inside of my chain stays but it only rubs when i crank really hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvercoe View Post
    Collin, Are you running the stock 100mm travel Bluto or up to the 120mm setting?
    I upgraded to 120 RCT3 from the 100 RL, but I kept the lowers because I like the black stickers

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficiallyColin View Post
    I upgraded to 120 RCT3 from the 100 RL, but I kept the lowers because I like the black stickers
    I bought the parts to upgrade to the RCT3 damper and DIG valve rebound, but decided on the 110 air shaft. How is the handling with the 120? I really love the way it rails with 100, so I was hesitant to go to 120. Now you have me wondering though. Also, this is my first Kona. How are they about changing parts and the warranty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock503 View Post
    I bought the parts to upgrade to the RCT3 damper and DIG valve rebound, but decided on the 110 air shaft. How is the handling with the 120? I really love the way it rails with 100, so I was hesitant to go to 120. Now you have me wondering though. Also, this is my first Kona. How are they about changing parts and the warranty?
    I find it handles pretty well on the 120mm but never rode the 100 to compare. The stuff we cycle here is pretty steep though. We hike up hills with no trails with the bike on our back just to ride down.

    I work in a bike shop that is the main Kona dealer here, the Kona staff in Europe are really easy to deal with in our experience but if you have a good LBS that is a dealer they should be able to handle everything for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    Nice looking bikes.

    Is this available as a frame only?
    This is what we need. The 120-130mm Fox 34 27.5+ Boost fork would mate PERFECTLY with this bad boy.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    This is what we need. The 140mm Fox 34 27.5+ Boost fork would mate PERFECTLY with this bad boy.
    Agreed and I fixed it for ya. That or a similar length Wren either one.
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    Was anyone able to put 4.8s on 65s in the rear?

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    This review from FatBike.com pretty much sums up my experience with the Wozo after a month of riding so far. Still waiting on the snow to arrive for that part of the experience though.
    https://fat-bike.com/2016/10/kona-wo...ustin-carlson/

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    I just started checking out the new wozo and thinking need my first fatty in my life. But a question for all snow guys. How much adjustment is in the rear end to stretch out the wheelbase? And will this help out in the snow? Or do we think the will the short rear end will hold its own? And to clarify I'm talking machine or snowshoe groomed trail riding not expedition stuff or xc snow racing ... thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tilltheend View Post
    I just started checking out the new wozo and thinking need my first fatty in my life. But a question for all snow guys. How much adjustment is in the rear end to stretch out the wheelbase? And will this help out in the snow? Or do we think the will the short rear end will hold its own? And to clarify I'm talking machine or snowshoe groomed trail riding not expedition stuff or xc snow racing ... thanks!
    When riding in soft snow a short rear end is usually a good thing, since the goal is to maximize forward traction at the rear while letting the front wheel "float" over the snow.

    For groomed riding though it probably won't make that much difference one way or the other.

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    Update for anyone around 5'10". I would recommend medium. I started on a large and rode it for a month or so. Liked it a lot but for the life of me could not get the weight off of my hands even with a 50mm stem. They would go really numb fast. Shop had a medium in and I tried it out. Instantly loved it!!!! So happy I went in that day to check on a med. Swapped my large on the spot.
    Just my opinion and I am kinda a newb but just thought I would throw it out there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RideMN View Post
    Update for anyone around 5'10". I would recommend medium. I started on a large and rode it for a month or so. Liked it a lot but for the life of me could not get the weight off of my hands even with a 50mm stem. They would go really numb fast. Shop had a medium in and I tried it out. Instantly loved it!!!! So happy I went in that day to check on a med. Swapped my large on the spot.
    Just my opinion and I am kinda a newb but just thought I would throw it out there.


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    Sell me your large frame?
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by RideMN View Post
    Update for anyone around 5'10". I would recommend medium. I started on a large and rode it for a month or so. Liked it a lot but for the life of me could not get the weight off of my hands even with a 50mm stem. They would go really numb fast. Shop had a medium in and I tried it out. Instantly loved it!!!! So happy I went in that day to check on a med. Swapped my large on the spot.
    Just my opinion and I am kinda a newb but just thought I would throw it out there.


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    Yup, the reach on these bikes is very generous. I would normally ride a medium, but Vegard gave me a heads up to look closely at the reach numbers. He was right, a small fit me perfectly. If I was ordering blind, I would have made the mistake of getting a medium. 5'7" w/29.5" inseam.

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    Beautiful bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    Sell me your large frame?
    Sorry. LBS just let me swap!


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    Rode the wozo back to back against the farley and fatboy and it was hands down the most fun. The comments and fat-bike review seem spot on. Can't wait to give the 6" bike a break and hit the Singletrack on my new wozo!

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    Duplicate post ....
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    Checked with my LBS that carries Kona just to see if I could even get a complete instead of just a frame, sold out.

    I'll continue to flog my Puffin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Checked with my LBS that carries Kona just to see if I could even get a complete instead of just a frame, sold out.

    I'll continue to flog my Puffin.
    Both Kona dealers near me sold out too. They have Wo's, but no Wozos. I tried to find a Medium or Large for a friend, and finding one to ride local is like finding hens teeth at this point. Are dealers allowed to sell online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RideMN View Post
    Sorry. LBS just let me swap!


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    Swapped off of a complete bike? or just a frame?

    ie: is there a loose large frame laying around somewhere?
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Complete bike.

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    Oh well.

    I want a Wozo, in steel, with a threaded BB.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock503 View Post
    Both Kona dealers near me sold out too. They have Wo's, but no Wozos. I tried to find a Medium or Large for a friend, and finding one to ride local is like finding hens teeth at this point. Are dealers allowed to sell online?
    They can't sell online.

    I gathered that Kona did a smallish run of these bikes that were largely preordered. More will be available in spring (I think?) with hopefully more updated stock numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    Oh well.

    I want a Wozo, in steel, with a threaded BB.
    Yes, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    Oh well.

    I want a Wozo, in steel, with a threaded BB.
    I'll 3rd that nomination! Although I'd take it in AL with a threaded BB too.
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    Considering that most of you probably don't live in New England, I hope the following info isn't too spammy, but if you are still looking for a Wozo and you are within striking distance of Saco, Maine we have a few you can throw a leg over here at Maine Bike Works.

    A few minutes ago, I finished setting up the Wozo on the right with 4.8"/120tpi Maxxis Minions on the front (FBF) and rear (FBR) to give a choice of tires between the stock Jumbo Jims and something even more aggressive for the loose snow we get around here and I have to say they make a bad ass bike look even more bad ass...

    Just call or text the shop on 207-590-8903 to double check we still have them before jumping in the car...

    I got my Kona Wozo-wozo.jpg

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    Just curious, people who ordered frame only, did it come with an axle? I just got my frame and one wasn't included.

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    My Konas have always come with an axle.

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