• 07-15-2013
    eurospek
    At least the all black Rock Shox forks look good on it. This is one of the first completes that I've seen with the new forks that I like. Pretty sure it will look decent IRL. And good job on keeping the 20" ST on the XL unlike the weird sizing of the XL Process 111 29er with only 18.3.

    Also not a fan of the Taro color scheme.

    But loving the 2014 Satori. Matte raw aluiminum with orange/black accents is super hot! If I was looking for a FS frame, that would be it. Plus sizing is similar to the Honzo.
  • 07-15-2013
    Gouda Cheez
    Honzo Build Thread - post your builds here
    I dig it. Makes me wish I would've waited to buy a new bike.
  • 07-15-2013
    DownForFun
    Since they have proof reading errors in the head tube sizing for the entire Honzo geometry chart (508mm for XL head tube? vs 109mm in 2013) I'm hoping they made similar mistakes for the Seat tube for the XL Process frames as I agree the 18.3 inch seat tube makes no sense.
  • 07-16-2013
    superstar1
    Think my monies on the Explosive with Reynolds tubing!
  • 07-17-2013
    superstar1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dfuse View Post
    Uck, green isn't my colour either. Then again, I also disliked the 2013 colour when I saw it on picture, but IRL I'm loving it.

    I think the 2013 colour scheme is the nuts, particularly the decals, takes me back to my first Kona in the early 90's - before they lost the mojo!
  • 07-21-2013
    ILVMTB
    YES!!! Just won the bid on a barely used 2013 Honzo off eBay. Should be arriving soon, can't wait!!!
  • 07-21-2013
    eurospek
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ILVMTB View Post
    YES!!! Just won the bid on a barely used 2013 Honzo off eBay. Should be arriving soon, can't wait!!!

    Congrats, $1058 was definitely a steal for that bike!
  • 07-22-2013
    ILVMTB
    Thanks.

    Is the stock 2013 wheelset better than the stock 2012 wheelset? Or are they still boat anchors?
  • 07-26-2013
    ILVMTB
    So I got my bike yesterday, built it up and rode it around some. Love it!!! The only riding option available yesterday was the dirt jumps 20 min. ride away. At first everything felt in slow-motion but after a couple sessions I was able to do the same jumps that I was doing on my 26er.

    A tech question, though. This is my first air fork and when the compression damping is around the middle of the adjustment the fork makes a *squiiish* noise when I bounce on it. This doesn't happen when the compression damping is all the way off or all the way on. Is this normal?

    Also the FSA pig headset seems loose. I can't feel it when riding but when I apply the front brake the bike rocks a few millimeters. It also will rattle when I case a jump. What did I do wrong?
  • 07-26-2013
    hallowedpoint
    Don't worry about that noise, it's perfectly normal. Have you tried tightening up the headset?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
  • 07-26-2013
    ILVMTB
    OK, so squish is normal.

    Tighten the headset, duh...

    Thanks
  • 07-27-2013
    ILVMTB
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tvan View Post
    I might have a solution for limited travel (120mm) on OE Revelation. Ordered a 140mm shaft from QBP. Part # FK7528. Should know this weekend if it works.

    Hey, tvan

    have you got the 140mm shaft? Does it work? what's happening with that?
  • 07-30-2013
    dfuse
    I'm contemplating a dropper post, but the only one that I would buy is the expensive KS Lev. But I'm riding SS, not sure if it would really be worth the money. Any SS'ers here with dropper posts and an opinion?
  • 07-30-2013
    goldenaustin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dfuse View Post
    I'm contemplating a dropper post, but the only one that I would buy is the expensive KS Lev. But I'm riding SS, not sure if it would really be worth the money. Any SS'ers here with dropper posts and an opinion?

    Not so sure a dropper post directly relates to SS since most will lower their saddle on the downs, and at that point (generally speaking) it doesn't really matter how many gears you're riding. My Honzo is in SS mode at the moment as well, and a dropper post sure sounds tempting, but so is a Pike!
  • 07-30-2013
    dogbox
    here was my honzo with the build i had during the winter:



    trying to sell it like this now:
  • 07-31-2013
    dfuse
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by goldenaustin View Post
    Not so sure a dropper post directly relates to SS since most will lower their saddle on the downs, and at that point (generally speaking) it doesn't really matter how many gears you're riding. My Honzo is in SS mode at the moment as well, and a dropper post sure sounds tempting, but so is a Pike!

    Because you are usually out of the saddle anyway? Either for climbing, or for descending. I live in a rather flat area, so I often have to pedal a bit to reach the next climb or descent, it's a bit tiring pedaling with the saddle down. I think I'm going to order one :)
    I just built up my Honzo with a Relevation, so a Pike is not on the menu.. (contemplating a TransAm 26 though..not sure if I'm sold on the 29er but too early to tell for now)
  • 07-31-2013
    dfuse
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dogbox View Post
    here was my honzo with the build i had during the winter:



    trying to sell it like this now:

    What are you replacing it with?
  • 07-31-2013
    goldenaustin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dfuse View Post
    Because you are usually out of the saddle anyway? Either for climbing, or for descending. I live in a rather flat area, so I often have to pedal a bit to reach the next climb or descent, it's a bit tiring pedaling with the saddle down. I think I'm going to order one :)

    Descending, yes always out of the saddle, so a dropper would be great. When climbing, even with SS I'm not always out of the saddle for all climbing, contrary to what other SSers are posting. At 32x20 it allows me to do a majority of an extended climb in the saddle, so I'd prefer optimal seat post height. Of course, punchy hills, short steep stuff, short climbs, stretching out, etc. I'm out of saddle, but obviously seatpost height doesn't matter for that. With that said, I think that pretty much applied when it was in 1x9 mode, which explains why I don't think a dropper has anything to do with the gear count, at least for me. Based on what you said about the long stretch of flats, and not liking the saddle down for that, I'd think a dropper would definitely fit right in. I say do it, and be sure to come back with a review and ride report on it. :thumbsup:
  • 07-31-2013
    hallowedpoint
    My Honzo is SS and I love my dropper post. I highly recomend it for this bike.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
  • 07-31-2013
    dfuse
    I was about to order the KS Lev, untill I read it recommends a max rider weight of 90kg. I'm 90kg without clothes. So now I'm doubting...
  • 08-03-2013
    boude
    Orange 2013 Honzo :
  • 08-03-2013
    dfuse
    custom paint I presume? nice
  • 08-03-2013
    RideEverything
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dfuse View Post
    I was about to order the KS Lev, untill I read it recommends a max rider weight of 90kg. I'm 90kg without clothes. So now I'm doubting...

    Where did you read the weight restriction?
    I've looked through the KS site and can't find anything that lists a weight restriction for use of the LEV seatpost.

    I'm over 90kg as well and I'm planning on getting the LEV 150mm seatpost for my Honzo. After waiting so long for it finally to be in stock it's going to suck to find out that I'm beyond a weight limit that I've never heard of before except in one post here.
  • 08-03-2013
    eurospek
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RideEverything View Post
    Where did you read the weight restriction?
    I've looked through the KS site and can't find anything that lists a weight restriction for use of the LEV seatpost.

    I'm over 90kg as well and I'm planning on getting the LEV 150mm seatpost for my Honzo. After waiting so long for it finally to be in stock it's going to suck to find out that I'm beyond a weight limit that I've never heard of before except in one post here.

    It's a false rumour.

    Quote:

    Rick-KS (Feb 5, 2013 at 9:56)
    Hey guys... thanks for all the great comments about KS. We appreciate the support!! Just wanted to comment on the alleged 90 kg weight limit.... THERE IS NO SUCH WEIGHT LIMIT on our products. Not sure where this silly rumor started, but it is completely false. In fact, the seal "spike" pressure is well above what any human could put on the seat post under any conditions. And if it makes you feel any better, I personally weigh 103 kg, and have been on our posts since day one without incident.
    The Making of a KS Lev Seatpost - Pinkbike
  • 08-03-2013
    RideEverything
    eurospek, thanks for that!
    I'd rep you but it tells me I've got to spread some around.

    My shop just got them back in stock and I'm planning to buy one in the next couple of days.
    This info was really going to rain on my parade! So happy it's just a rumour. Thankfully it's a rumour that I've just come across now.
  • 08-03-2013
    dfuse
    I read it on the online webshop where I was about to order. I've mailed the KS guys this week and they responded to say that indeed, there is no weight limit. Unfortunately I just blew my budget on a Shimano Zee 1x10 setup. The KS Lev is gonna have to wait a month or two.
  • 08-03-2013
    megsy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boude View Post
    Orange 2013 Honzo :

    Looks great in orange!
    Is your fork the standard 120mm revelation? your pic makes it look more like 140mm.

    Cheers
  • 08-04-2013
    boude
    Yes 140mm
  • 08-05-2013
    megsy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boude View Post
    Yes 140mm

    140mm, did you modify the standard 120mm fork?

    If so, how?

    Do tell...... please!!

    Cheers
  • 08-05-2013
    lubes17319
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dfuse View Post
    I'm contemplating a dropper post, but the only one that I would buy is the expensive KS Lev. But I'm riding SS, not sure if it would really be worth the money. Any SS'ers here with dropper posts and an opinion?

    SS + Honzo + dropper = :thumbsup:

    I'm down to a svelte 238# & my KS 150 doesn't complain.
  • 08-05-2013
    ILVMTB
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by megsy View Post
    140mm, did you modify the standard 120mm fork?

    If so, how?

    Do tell...... please!!

    Cheers

    I second the motion.

    Please do tell.
  • 08-05-2013
    dfuse
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    SS + Honzo + dropper = :thumbsup:

    I'm down to a svelte 238# & my KS 150 doesn't complain.

    What is a svelte 238?
  • 08-05-2013
    eurospek
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dfuse View Post
    What is a svelte 238?

    svelte
    /svelt/
    Adjective
    (of a person) Slender and elegant.
    Synonyms
    slender - slim - willowy
  • 08-05-2013
    dfuse
    Ow like that, I'm sorry, English isn't my native language and I use the metric system so that sentence didn't make any sense to me :)
  • 08-05-2013
    Rubicon73
    Hey yall! Im planning my Honzo build and just want to make sure I have no glaring weaknesses. Build total is between $2200-$2400. Im ~220 geared up. Would I notice a difference between the Trace and the Revelation? Any input is appreciated. Frame would be 2013.

    Frame- Kona Honzo 20 Bikeman- $525 +FS
    Fork- X Fusion Trace RL2 Bikewagon- $635 +FS
    OR
    RockShox Revelation RL DA CRC- $391 +FS
    Wheels- Hope Pro2 w/ Flows Wiggle- $418 +FS
    Crank- RF Ride SS 32T/Bash Jenson- $99 +FS
    Shifter- SRAM X9 9spd Price Point- $50
    RD- Shimano ZEE 11-34 Jenson- $80 +FS
    Cassette- SRAM 970 Jenson- $30 +FS
    Chain- SRAM 950 Jenson- $18 +FS
    Brakes- Shimano SLX CRC- $212
    Rotors- Shimano 203/180 Price Point- $90
    Handlebars- RF Atlas Orange Price Point- $60
    Stems- Nukeproof Warhead CRC- $54 +FS
    Grips- ODI Rogue Jenson- $23 +FS
    Headset- Cane Creek 40 Price Point- $70
    Saddle- Charge Spoon Jenson- $27
    Seatpost- RF Ride Jenson- $20 +FS
    Seatpost Clamp- Salsa Orange Jenson- $35 +FS
    Tires- Schwalbe Hans Dampf CRC- $138
  • 08-05-2013
    eurospek
    At your weight I would definitely aim for the 34mm X Fusion Trace fork vs the 32mm Revelation. I experimented with the Revelation last year when I was a bit heavier and it was like a noodle compared to my Fox Float 34. Also check out Universalcycles.com for the fork, you're able to get it for under $600 with their VIP15 coupon for 15%. Might at well check some of your other prices as well there to see if stuff is cheaper. Also if you're looking on saving a few bucks on the wheelset, look for the Sun Ringle Charger Experts 29er. I scored mine for $280 and have been bombproof for 2+ seasons and Sun Ringle's help and service has been stellar as well. And they are just as annoyingly loud as Hope Pro 2 which I didn't want to give up lol when I was looking at wheels.

    Also brakes, check out blueskycycling.com, for about $15-20 more, you might as well get XT brakes from them. Or save a few since they have SLX cheaper than wiggle and not set up "moto" style as well. Since all the brakes from the UK will be set up front-right rear-left.

    And with the money saved on going with the Sun Ringle wheelset, I'd definitely look into getting a dropper post. That's one thing I can't ride without now. :D
  • 08-05-2013
    dfuse
    RD- Shimano ZEE 11-34 Jenson- $80 +FS
    I might be mistaken, but isn't this only available in 11-28 and 11-36? I just ordered one in 11-36, for 66$ in germany, I presume you live in the USA and not in Europe?

    Brakes- Shimano SLX CRC- $212
    I have no experience with SLX brakes, but I've got the Zee brakes and I'm very happy with them! Lots of power and very modular (?) to apply. I got also bitten by the UK setup...front brake right. I've gotten used to it.

    I have the Revelation fork, but honestly, I'm not experienced enough to say if it flexes or not (I weigh about the same as you).
  • 08-06-2013
    boude
    The fork 2013 is modifiable (130 / 140mm) by changing components of the pneumatic chamber.
    price of components arround 100$
  • 08-06-2013
    beer_coffee_water
    The Revelation fork Rubicon is looking is a 2012 so dual air(+/- chambers) and internally adjustable from 120/130/140 with spacers.
  • 08-06-2013
    Rubicon73
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    At your weight I would definitely aim for the 34mm X Fusion Trace fork vs the 32mm Revelation. I experimented with the Revelation last year when I was a bit heavier and it was like a noodle compared to my Fox Float 34. Also check out Universalcycles.com for the fork, you're able to get it for under $600 with their VIP15 coupon for 15%. Might at well check some of your other prices as well there to see if stuff is cheaper. Also if you're looking on saving a few bucks on the wheelset, look for the Sun Ringle Charger Experts 29er. I scored mine for $280 and have been bombproof for 2+ seasons and Sun Ringle's help and service has been stellar as well. And they are just as annoyingly loud as Hope Pro 2 which I didn't want to give up lol when I was looking at wheels.

    Also brakes, check out blueskycycling.com, for about $15-20 more, you might as well get XT brakes from them. Or save a few since they have SLX cheaper than wiggle and not set up "moto" style as well. Since all the brakes from the UK will be set up front-right rear-left.

    And with the money saved on going with the Sun Ringle wheelset, I'd definitely look into getting a dropper post. That's one thing I can't ride without now. :D

    I had a feeling I should get the Trace... Just have to bite the bullet. Ill have to check into the XT brakes and Sun Ringle wheelset. I was interested in having a loud hub. Definitely good to know about the UK brake orientation!

    I may check out a dropper post, hadnt even thought of it.
  • 08-08-2013
    hjulier
    My Honzo


    Here's my Honzo. No idea if the image above's going to work!

    Long story short. Had a Fisher Superfly and broke it. No warranty coverage from Trek as it was a 2008 model (crashed hard in 2012 and put a hole in the seat stay) and needed a frame fast. Of all the non-custom frame sets in the world, I know I needed something with a long top tube as I am 6 foot 6. Aside from an XXL Specialized Stumpy Al frame, the Honzo was the only other choice.

    The choice was easy.

    I freakin' love this frame. Took me about a year of ebay shenanigans to get at the parts where they are. I'll run through them with some thoughts and questions below that. I'm hoping this post is informative to others looking to take the leap and go with a Honzo.

    Frame
    2012 Kona Honzo, 22L (26" ETT Baby)

    Fork
    2012 Revelation RL @ 140mm

    Headset
    Cane Creek 40

    Wheelset
    XT Hubs, WTB i23 rims setup tubeless

    Tires
    WTB Wierwolf rear, Bronson front

    Drivetrain
    Zee rear der. and shifter, 11-36 SLX hub, XTR chain (don't ask me why) Wolf Tooth Components 32t Wide/Narrow Ring, Bontrager Race Lite Carbon crankset (leftover from Superfly)

    Brakes
    Shimano SLX front, Avid Juicy ultimate rear (leftover from Superfly)

    Seatpost
    Reverb 125

    Saddle
    WTB Somethin Somethin

    Stem
    Thomson X4 80mm x 0 (in photo. recently replaced.)

    Handlebars
    Answer 720 AM - 52mm Rise

    Grips
    ODI Ruffian

    Pedals
    Crank Bros Candy 2

    ***

    Putting the recommended amount of air in both chambers of the Revelation yields too harsh of a ride and only 60% of travel used after a hard ride. I'm now at between 20 and 30 PSI LOWER than recommended and everything is great. I like the fork, but will upgrade to a Pike sometime in the next 3 years before my bike funds become baby funds.

    WTB's Wierwolf is labeled at 2.5 but in reality is 2.1... it's actually narrower overall than a Bronson if you include knobs. FYI.

    I had wanted to run a short (70mm) stem on this but at my height it just ain't happening. Shown is an 80mm x 0 but after getting the sag right on my fork I found that a 90mm x 10 was more comfortable. I can always drop it down using headset spacers if need be.

    Droppers posts are awesome. I use mine whenever things get fast and or steep. The ability to get low over the bike when you're descending is amazing.

    Wide narrow rings are the future. Get one. No dropped chains with this setup, and will be switching to a 30t for a trip out west in September.

    Overall I find the Honzo a blast to ride. It's forgiving, which is good for long rides, but can be moved around easily and really shines in technical terrain. Very very easy to pop the front wheel up. It's a bike I feel like I can really grow into. I will never ride a bike intended for XC racing when I don't race. And it fits me, hallelujah!

    I also have never received more questions about a bike than I have with my Honzo. Last time I was up in East Burke, VT it got so much attention it became a running joke between my dad and I (pop's rockin the Tallboy.) People either know that its a Kona but are unaware of the model, or have no clue what they are looking at. It never gets old.

    Any questions fire away!
  • 08-08-2013
    29er Kid
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hjulier View Post


    Here's my Honzo. No idea if the image above's going to work!

    Long story short. Had a Fisher Superfly and broke it. No warranty coverage from Trek as it was a 2008 model (crashed hard in 2012 and put a hole in the seat stay) and needed a frame fast. Of all the non-custom frame sets in the world, I know I needed something with a long top tube as I am 6 foot 6. Aside from an XXL Specialized Stumpy Al frame, the Honzo was the only other choice.

    The choice was easy.

    I freakin' love this frame. Took me about a year of ebay shenanigans to get at the parts where they are. I'll run through them with some thoughts and questions below that. I'm hoping this post is informative to others looking to take the leap and go with a Honzo.

    Frame
    2012 Kona Honzo, 22L (26" ETT Baby)

    Fork
    2012 Revelation RL @ 140mm

    Headset
    Cane Creek 40

    Wheelset
    XT Hubs, WTB i23 rims setup tubeless

    Tires
    WTB Wierwolf rear, Bronson front

    Drivetrain
    Zee rear der. and shifter, 11-36 SLX hub, XTR chain (don't ask me why) Wolf Tooth Components 32t Wide/Narrow Ring, Bontrager Race Lite Carbon crankset (leftover from Superfly)

    Brakes
    Shimano SLX front, Avid Juicy ultimate rear (leftover from Superfly)

    Seatpost
    Reverb 125

    Saddle
    WTB Somethin Somethin

    Stem
    Thomson X4 80mm x 0 (in photo. recently replaced.)

    Handlebars
    Answer 720 AM - 52mm Rise

    Grips
    ODI Ruffian

    Pedals
    Crank Bros Candy 2

    ***

    Putting the recommended amount of air in both chambers of the Revelation yields too harsh of a ride and only 60% of travel used after a hard ride. I'm now at between 20 and 30 PSI LOWER than recommended and everything is great. I like the fork, but will upgrade to a Pike sometime in the next 3 years before my bike funds become baby funds.

    WTB's Wierwolf is labeled at 2.5 but in reality is 2.1... it's actually narrower overall than a Bronson if you include knobs. FYI.

    I had wanted to run a short (70mm) stem on this but at my height it just ain't happening. Shown is an 80mm x 0 but after getting the sag right on my fork I found that a 90mm x 10 was more comfortable. I can always drop it down using headset spacers if need be.

    Droppers posts are awesome. I use mine whenever things get fast and or steep. The ability to get low over the bike when you're descending is amazing.

    Wide narrow rings are the future. Get one. No dropped chains with this setup, and will be switching to a 30t for a trip out west in September.

    Overall I find the Honzo a blast to ride. It's forgiving, which is good for long rides, but can be moved around easily and really shines in technical terrain. Very very easy to pop the front wheel up. It's a bike I feel like I can really grow into. I will never ride a bike intended for XC racing when I don't race. And it fits me, hallelujah!

    I also have never received more questions about a bike than I have with my Honzo. Last time I was up in East Burke, VT it got so much attention it became a running joke between my dad and I (pop's rockin the Tallboy.) People either know that its a Kona but are unaware of the model, or have no clue what they are looking at. It never gets old.

    Any questions fire away!

    @hjulier: You now have forced me to go place an order this weekend at the bike store way across the valley!!!

    I stumbled on this model last weekend and immediately was drawn to this mountain bike. I have a niner RIP9 and it's a great FS bike but I miss having a hardtail and I have been influenced to get a steel frame. I was stuck on the Niner ROS9 for a bit but this Kona bike just ROCKS! It may not be the best bike out there but the components and the build for the price is why I'm sold and I don't want to fork out $$$ for another Niner. I'm a big boy (6'1", 270) so I predict this bike will handle my weight (at least I hope!). OK enough of that rubbish

    Looking at your set-up is creating all kinds of thoughts in my head so I will start with a few questions:

    * Any disadvantage having the 140mm fork on this frame and geometry? I was curious if they designed this specific to the 120mm only. I'm not sure if you had a 120mm (thinking you did not buy the complete bike and purchased the frame only)?

    * What are your thoughts so far with the WTB i23 rims setup tubeless?

    * How is the Shimano SLX brakes handling for you? I have the XT's on my RIP and those are such solid brakes but if the SLX handle then no need to change out

    *I've been "anti" seat post dropper but I realize the value if you quickly convert from an aggressive downhill to normal conditions so not having to worry about having to get off the bike and make adjustments has a peak interest for me. I assume you are very pleased with Reverb 125. Considering my height is 6'1" I wonder if I can sneak by with the 100mm version since it's on sale. Any thoughts on that consideration?
  • 08-08-2013
    hjulier
    Will reply to individual questions below in green!

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 29er Kid View Post
    @hjulier: You now have forced me to go place an order this weekend at the bike store way across the valley!!!

    I stumbled on this model last weekend and immediately was drawn to this mountain bike. I have a niner RIP9 and it's a great FS bike but I miss having a hardtail and I have been influenced to get a steel frame. I was stuck on the Niner ROS9 for a bit but this Kona bike just ROCKS! It may not be the best bike out there but the components and the build for the price is why I'm sold and I don't want to fork out $$$ for another Niner. I'm a big boy (6'1", 270) so I predict this bike will handle my weight (at least I hope!). OK enough of that rubbish

    Looking at your set-up is creating all kinds of thoughts in my head so I will start with a few questions:

    * Any disadvantage having the 140mm fork on this frame and geometry? I was curious if they designed this specific to the 120mm only. I'm not sure if you had a 120mm (thinking you did not buy the complete bike and purchased the frame only)?

    No disadvantage. I think most people would say (unless you are super short and want the front end lower, which you're not) that this bikes is made better with the the fork set to 140.


    * What are your thoughts so far with the WTB i23 rims setup tubeless?

    They're great rims and good for your big boi status. The stock Honzo comes with a similar spec width wise. Running WTB tires on the I have had absolutely no problems setting these up tubeless and they lose air at an acceptable rate (the same as a tire and tube would)


    * How is the Shimano SLX brakes handling for you? I have the XT's on my RIP and those are such solid brakes but if the SLX handle then no need to change out

    SLX brakes are God's gift to man. Rock them.

    *I've been "anti" seat post dropper but I realize the value if you quickly convert from an aggressive downhill to normal conditions so not having to worry about having to get off the bike and make adjustments has a peak interest for me. I assume you are very pleased with Reverb 125. Considering my height is 6'1" I wonder if I can sneak by with the 100mm version since it's on sale. Any thoughts on that consideration?

    You can get away with the 100... I almost wish I had gotten the 100mm in the shorter length... save some weight. I found my reverb online and got a good deal. I mount my "right hand" lever upside down on the lefthand side. I have not regretted the purchase, but if I were you, I'd save and wait to get a Thomson.
  • 08-08-2013
    dfuse
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hjulier View Post




    Drivetrain
    Zee rear der. and shifter, 11-36 SLX hub, XTR chain (don't ask me why) Wolf Tooth Components 32t Wide/Narrow Ring, Bontrager Race Lite Carbon crankset (leftover from Superfly)

    Any questions fire away!

    I received my Zee rear der. and shifter yesterday. Was going to mount it this weekend with the XX1 chainring up front. Atm I'm running SS with a 32t Wolftooth direct mount on my XX1 cranks. I thought the Wolftooth would not be fit to run 1x10 without chainguide, but apparently it does? Or is there a difference between your chainring and my direct mount (Direct Mount for SRAM GXP Cranks | wolftoothcomponents.com)?
    Cause I'd prefer to keep using the Wolftooth one instead of the XX1, it looks a lot nicer.
    Nice bike btw!
  • 08-09-2013
    29er Kid
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hjulier View Post
    Will reply to individual questions below in green!



    You can get away with the 100... I almost wish I had gotten the 100mm in the shorter length... save some weight. I found my reverb online and got a good deal. I mount my "right hand" lever upside down on the lefthand side. I have not regretted the purchase, but if I were you, I'd save and wait to get a Thomson.

    Awesome thanks for the feedback!
  • 08-09-2013
    ILVMTB
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by boude View Post
    The fork 2013 is modifiable (130 / 140mm) by changing components of the pneumatic chamber.
    price of components arround 100$

    Thanks but (wait for it... newbie question:D) what is the pneumatic chamber? Tvan said something similar. Is this what you mean? QBP 2013 Catalog

    Thanks.
  • 08-09-2013
    RideEverything
    @hjulier,
    Is your seat at full pedal height?
    The reason I'm asking is I'm 6'6" as well and I run my Reverb with substantially more post showing.
    Unless you have really short legs and a crazy long torso then carry on as you were.

    Or maybe does your 22L frame really have a 22" seat tube?
    I was led to believe that the 20R and 20L frame sizes had the same ST length, 20". It was just the TT measurement that was different between the two sizes. And, that the 20L came with a 22 size sticker on the frame.

    Just curious.
  • 08-10-2013
    eurospek
    Having owned both frame sizes, the 20" and 20L have a difference of .25" in the seat tube.
  • 08-10-2013
    carabao
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rubicon73 View Post
    Hey yall! Im planning my Honzo build and just want to make sure I have no glaring weaknesses. Build total is between $2200-$2400. Im ~220 geared up. Would I notice a difference between the Trace and the Revelation? Any input is appreciated. Frame would be 2013.

    Frame- Kona Honzo 20 Bikeman- $525 +FS
    Fork- X Fusion Trace RL2 Bikewagon- $635 +FS
    OR
    RockShox Revelation RL DA CRC- $391 +FS
    Wheels- Hope Pro2 w/ Flows Wiggle- $418 +FS
    Crank- RF Ride SS 32T/Bash Jenson- $99 +FS
    Shifter- SRAM X9 9spd Price Point- $50
    RD- Shimano ZEE 11-34 Jenson- $80 +FS
    Cassette- SRAM 970 Jenson- $30 +FS
    Chain- SRAM 950 Jenson- $18 +FS
    Brakes- Shimano SLX CRC- $212
    Rotors- Shimano 203/180 Price Point- $90
    Handlebars- RF Atlas Orange Price Point- $60
    Stems- Nukeproof Warhead CRC- $54 +FS
    Grips- ODI Rogue Jenson- $23 +FS
    Headset- Cane Creek 40 Price Point- $70
    Saddle- Charge Spoon Jenson- $27
    Seatpost- RF Ride Jenson- $20 +FS
    Seatpost Clamp- Salsa Orange Jenson- $35 +FS
    Tires- Schwalbe Hans Dampf CRC- $138

    Check out my local ad for parts. Good deals here: Dirt Treaders Mountain Biking Community ? View topic - '13/'14 Kona Honzo & '14 Fox Float 29" 34mm Stchn 140mm Trvl
  • 08-11-2013
    superstar1
    Why is that bike hung up on a telegraph pole???