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    2006 bikes are onlineN

    The first shots of the 2006 range are online. As always specs and colours might not apply for the final versions, but you can get a good idea of the model range.

    http://kona.dk/bikeindex.php?yearId=22

    And some more info here:

    http://kona.dk/articles/article_temp...&id=article_11
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    Glad to see that Kona is releasing women specific bikes. I would have liked to get one for the Mrs. this season, but the only one that fit well was the womens specific Trek or Specilized... so Specilized it was.

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    Glad I bought my Coiler before that CoilAir came out.... I'm hoping that the CoilAir isn't a replacement for the Coiler??? Most folks that I know who bought the Coiler, did it to avoid the air front and rear of the Dawg (me included). Air suspension still sucks for bigger folks, IMHO.

    I do dig the update on the stencil paint jobs...and the colors are cool too!! That silver stinky just doesn't have the "kona" look to me.

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    Kona Joe?

    Cool Kona Joe.... I wonder where they came up with the name Joe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OkieInCT
    Cool Kona Joe.... I wonder where they came up with the name Joe?

    I finally got one!

    A whole mess of our bikes are named after people around here.
    Cheers,
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    when are these going to be available for purchase?
    why are the coiler series gone?
    if im only 140lbs should i wait and get the coiler air instead of the 05 coiler?

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    Who said the Coiler series is gone?
    The Coilair is going to be in addition to the Coiler series. Very nice, and pretty expensive.

    These bikes won't be available for a few months still.

    Cheers,
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    I had a feeling that was probably whre the name came from. Congratulations, let me know if you ever want to name one Paul... would love to see my name on a Kona... LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe - Kona
    I finally got one!

    A whole mess of our bikes are named after people around here.
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    Is it worth the wait for the 06 coiler? or is it pretty similar to the 05?

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    So I'm getting a bonus in about a month, would it be worth the wait for these? I really want a bike asap, but like to get a good deal too. The shop in my town is still asking $1650 for the Dawg Deluxe, I think that's MSRP. Any recommendations on getting a good deal? I live in washington.

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    A new Dawg Dee Lux for that price is a great deal. The 2004 has 4" of travel and the 2005 has 5". I'm not sure which year you are looking at, but I would say go for either one. I'm sure the 2006 is 5" and not much different than the 2005.

    I have a 2004 for about 1.5 years, trouble free and I find the bike to be a tough all mountain bike that you can ride comfortably all day. It takes the rough stuff with ease and I ride it pretty hard, although I'm not a freerider.

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    oops I said it was a dawg deluxe for 1650, but it's just a dawg. I was thinking it was deluxe since the dawg is nicer than the dawg matic.
    So, they are asking 1650 for the dawg and I think that's msrp. I'm also looking into a specialized, like an FSRxc or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe - Kona
    I finally got one!

    A whole mess of our bikes are named after people around here.
    Cheers,
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    With all due respect... I hope you`re not as ugly as the bike named after you. Whoa!

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    That Howler looks interesting...

    Is it some breed of short-travel freeride bike?

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    Teasers

    Just few more teasers for you Kona hounds...


    Gotta Love the lineup... Wooooooooooooooooooooot!!

    Enjoy :-)




    PS. dont give me credit for sourcing these pics, they were not hard to find.
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    Good job! a few more



    Just a couple more. I love the black paint job on the stinky.. I am literally Spewing because i just bought an 05 Stinky 3 days ago. Oh well i guess it was still worth it, a.) It was discounted b.) I have a nice ride now instead of waiting 3-5 months and c The 06 range will probably see a price increase especially in Aust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDigIt
    That Howler looks interesting...

    Is it some breed of short-travel freeride bike?
    It's made for mountain cross racing.

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    I love the Kona burnt orange colour.. I think its the colour on the Cowan this year. I also really like the Kona blue.

    Not big on black bikes myself.

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    I wonder what the price change will be on the '06 coiler (not coilair) in the US, if any. I was looking at getting a Dawg but the more I read I am leaning towards a coiler for the type of riding I do. I figure I'll have the $$$ to buy a coiler in about 1 to 1.5 months from now, which is just before the '06 line comes out I presume. Tough decisions... I'd really rather get an '06 though since paying full price for an '05 right now doesn't seem like a real good deal with the '06 line coming out so soon. On the flip side, I don't have any bike at all right now and would like to start riding one ASAP.

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    Cowan DS is SWEEET!

    Quote Originally Posted by konameister
    The first shots of the 2006 range are online. As always specs and colours might not apply for the final versions, but you can get a good idea of the model range.

    http://kona.dk/bikeindex.php?yearId=22

    And some more info here:

    http://kona.dk/articles/article_temp...&id=article_11
    How soon can I get one of these??!! A must have! At the very least, am wonderin' when I can get my hands on a 2006 catalog so that I can get the geometry specs on sizes SM & MED. Help, Konameister!!!

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    Hey Joe, any idea how much the Howler's are going to be?

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    S or XS 29er?

    I'd be inclined to wait for a Kona 29er frame if a small enough version is offered. I have a 28" inseam and am 5'6" so need a relatively long TT. But I'm more than a little anxious to get a bike built so if info isn't forthcoming I'll probably get something else. Any help in sight on this?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by nm13
    I'd be inclined to wait for a Kona 29er frame if a small enough version is offered. I have a 28" inseam and am 5'6" so need a relatively long TT. But I'm more than a little anxious to get a bike built so if info isn't forthcoming I'll probably get something else. Any help in sight on this?
    Thanks
    Kona usually doesn't officialy put the bikes up on the website untill around September, and then they list the availabilities of the bikes which usually isn't untill around the end of Septmeber---early October. As far as sizes go, I'm sure they would offer it in all the usual sizes they currently offer.

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    Are the 29er frames also available geared?
    It's got to be AUSTRIA !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by realbiker
    Are the 29er frames also available geared?
    I think it states under the picture that nothing is final yet as to how it will be offered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohhpe
    Is it worth the wait for the 06 coiler? or is it pretty similar to the 05?
    I would go with the 2006, as it has a couple upgrades compared to the 05 line up. It has a lighter looking rocker arms "could be good or bad", platform pedals "could be good or bad", 2 rings in front and a bash guard "good", and larger rotors "very good!" They also threw on Maxis tires, but I cant tell what model they are or anything. Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainbikextremist
    I would go with the 2006, as it has a couple upgrades compared to the 05 line up. It has a lighter looking rocker arms "could be good or bad", platform pedals "could be good or bad", 2 rings in front and a bash guard "good", and larger rotors "very good!" They also threw on Maxis tires, but I cant tell what model they are or anything. Cheers!
    The specs are not finalized so do not judge the build from the pre-view pics. It could all change by the fall ship dates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by realbiker
    Are the 29er frames also available geared?
    The sliding dropouts are swapable and available with or without a derailleur hanger.
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    06 Dawg Supreme or 05 Dawg Primo

    I have an 02 upgraded Bear, which I'm thinking of replacing either now or at the end of this season. I have already decided I will go with the top of the line Dawg. Does anyone know if it would be worth it to wait for the 06 Supreme, or should I pull the trigger now and get the 05 Primo? I suppose I'm interested in any differences between the two, to the extent that anyone knows.

    Thanks a lot.

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    I really hope the King Supreme is like that in Canada

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    how much travel does the howler have?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scabrider
    how much travel does the howler have?...
    im still not sure whats the purpose of the howler, 4x? mellow downhill? trail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody242424
    im still not sure whats the purpose of the howler, 4x? mellow downhill? trail?
    I explained it above, it is for "mountain cross" racing, which is known as "4x" racing in Europe.

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