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    Carbon Process?

    Just came across this on facebook...

    https://www.facebook.com/56881673646...type=1&theater

    Definitely looks like a prototype Carbon Process, either 153 or 134. Perhaps slated for MY2015?

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    We all know its coming, I just wonder how it will be priced. Hopefully Kona follows Norco's route and gives us something affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richulr View Post
    We all know its coming, I just wonder how it will be priced. Hopefully Kona follows Norco's route and gives us something affordable.
    i hope kona doesnt follow norcos route, as they are recalling all their carbon frames...

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    Rumor is it will be the 134, not the 153. Current owners manual references a 134c Supreme.

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    That carbon seat tube support and linkage looks f'n sexy. Keep it up Kona!

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    carbon 111 coming. may be carbon main frame, alu rear.

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    Interesting. The aluminum frame has a carbon rear. Is there a fat-head shopping skinnies?? I've never ridden a 29 but I sure would give the 111 a try. Bicycle Express in Northfield has a sale on 111's if you are indeed looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 802spokestoke View Post
    Interesting. The aluminum frame has a carbon rear. Is there a fat-head shopping skinnies?? I've never ridden a 29 but I sure would give the 111 a try. Bicycle Express in Northfield has a sale on 111's if you are indeed looking.
    ha! i sell kona so i'm all set with the deals, but thank you

    kona's are brilliant machines with the best geometry out there, imo. no joke. like perfect for "normal" body types.

    i've ridden 29 since 2003 when i had a very early gary fisher mt tam. nearly everyone laughed at my circus bike with big wheels. fvcking people

    now look at em

    the 111 looks insane. capable, confidence inspiring, fun. i could be wrong about the alu rear end, but carbon is coming. you can smell it. braaap!

    got an unexpected day off today. two rides in so far this am. 530-7am then 9-1030am. headed out on the FATBIKE for ride #3 and trail work in 30 minutes. WOOT!

    go fat, fat's where it's at. 29 might as well be 26. poof! gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post

    go fat, fat's where it's at. 29 might as well be 26. poof! gone

    rog
    I've been watching a lot of the UCI worldcup replays so far this year (bum shoulder, not much else to do) and I hadn't realized how many guys are running 650b. 29 and 26 is in trouble for sure. Although I think the 29 could keep its place as a good xc platform. Unless those pros are riding 650b too. By the way, the downhill series is out of control this year. Seen the race from Fort William? Holy crap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 802spokestoke View Post
    I've been watching a lot of the UCI worldcup replays so far this year (bum shoulder, not much else to do) and I hadn't realized how many guys are running 650b. 29 and 26 is in trouble for sure. Although I think the 29 could keep its place as a good xc platform. Unless those pros are riding 650b too. By the way, the downhill series is out of control this year. Seen the race from Fort William? Holy crap!
    650b is very kool. i've enjoyed riding ht and full sussy and must say that that's the route i'd go if i decide to add a non fat bike to the "quiver".

    that jamis 650b dragon pro is a fantastic bicycle right outta the box. light, not too light, 120mm front squish-just right, and even though it's not usa reynolds 853 built, the factory where they build em in asia is legit fer sure.

    THE KONA EXPLOSIF IS AMAZING TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    will hafta check out the dh series, thanx.

    hot one out there. rode and raked for 2.5 hours in carhartts and a long sleeve flannel to keep the skeeters from eating me alive. musta been 90 degrees in the woods. had a spectacular crash off of a nice rock feature. fell pretty far. good thing i was only wearing a deet soaked ball cap and no helmet.

    safe!

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    well Santa Cruz now has inexpensive carbon options. Your move Kona

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    well santa cruz doesn't have process. vpp=meh, single pivot=yawn.

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    Carbon 153's are out there. I run into Matt slaven occasionally at my local trails and he's been on one for a while.

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    Excited for the 111c. Hoping to swap my honzo parts over to a frameset.

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    News from the UK is that the bikes will be shown to dealer folks in July, there will be no new carbon versions, possibly mid-year, and that the new drool worthy bike will be the Process 168. There is also a dealer event due to be held in Austria this Sept so the carbon bike may show fade then but that's just a guess.

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    Any updates that anyone has heard of a carbon process 134?

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    From the Canadian version of Kona's site, in the description of the Process 134A DL (note the A):

    "The Process 134A DL is the aluminum version of the 134 series"

    Source: KONA BIKES | 2015 BIKES | ENDURO | PROCESS 134A DL

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    Quote Originally Posted by amxc View Post
    From the Canadian version of Kona's site, in the description of the Process 134A DL (note the A):

    "The Process 134A DL is the aluminum version of the 134 series"

    Source: KONA BIKES | 2015 BIKES | ENDURO | PROCESS 134A DL
    The 2014 models were the same way, my 111 frames says 111A on the top tube. Fingers crossed they will show the carbon models at Interbike.

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    Throw some carbon wheels(tubeless), cranks and bars on the 111 - done. I ride a ninerJet9 now. rode the 2014 process 111 yesterday. VS the Jet9 it feels like your in the bike not on top of it. what a blast, the thing rails through everything, what a blast. put a deposit down on the 2015 model this morning. who want to buy a ninerJet9 ;-)

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    I don't think the "A" notation was on the webpage discriptions for 2014. Carbon, eek! Isn't Santa Cruz having carbon issues? Give me metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadedro View Post
    Throw some carbon wheels(tubeless), cranks and bars on the 111 - done. I ride a ninerJet9 now. rode the 2014 process 111 yesterday. VS the Jet9 it feels like your in the bike not on top of it. what a blast, the thing rails through everything, what a blast. put a deposit down on the 2015 model this morning. who want to buy a ninerJet9 ;-)
    That is exactly what I'm doing with my 111. Already have carbon cranks and bars. Building some light bicycle 35mm carbon wheels up this week. And yes...the bike is amazing. I've been riding it down all the rough steeps trails I used to reserve for my reignX and I'm more confident on the 111 even in the loose summer conditions in socal!

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    bump?

    any news?

    The Process bikes were started in 2014, now 2.5 years old in bike years, seems like if there were going to be carbon Processes they would be out by now?

    I thought they said at the 2015 launch that they would be soon. Maybe they are waiting to release the second generation Process in carbon?

    I can't keep riding this aluminum bike forever...

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    Ironically the industrial designer who helped shape the Process line goes by dogbox on Instagram. Guessing you are not him.

    Patiently saving my money and shredding on my Honzo until Carbon Processes drop, or I get to test ride a 153a.


    Quote Originally Posted by dogbox View Post
    bump?

    any news?

    The Process bikes were started in 2014, now 2.5 years old in bike years, seems like if there were going to be carbon Processes they would be out by now?

    I thought they said at the 2015 launch that they would be soon. Maybe they are waiting to release the second generation Process in carbon?

    I can't keep riding this aluminum bike forever...

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    2 new 134s are up on the website.
    unfortunately both are not the carbon.
    although when I got my new CC DB Inline, cane creek website shows factory settings on a 2016 carbon 134.
    other than that I have heard nothing. Still waiting myself

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    Those new 134s come with 140mm pikes would be a great bike, tho I'd be tempted to try 150mm and slam it out a bit, youd still have a super capable enduro bike
    The carbon 134 is due for a 2016 release so we should see it at the mid summer launch

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