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    Kona Hei Hei Review

    After about 150 miles on the Kona Hei Hei, I've put together a little review...

    http://irun100s.com/daveharper/?p=439





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    I just wanted to thank you for this review. I'm considering the Hei Hei and there aren't many recent reviews out there. Thanks for taking the time to write it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas View Post
    I just wanted to thank you for this review. I'm considering the Hei Hei and there aren't many recent reviews out there. Thanks for taking the time to write it up!
    You're welcome! After several hundred miles, longest day 117 miles, I'm still loving this bike, the ONLY thing I would change is to add a second set of water bottle bosses on it, though my ziptied/taped bottle in that spot is working just fine and I'll be keeping it there.

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    Hi. Thanks for the very informative review. I've just sold of my 2013 Scott Scale 950 and I'm looking to buy my 1st ever full sus 29er. I really would like a Specialized Camber Expert Evo but I can't afford it so I've been surveying all the options and it seems like I'm zeroing in on this bike. (2013 Hei Hei Deluxe on clearance). Do you know what the initial weight of your bike was prior to making all the changes? Do you have any thoughts as to whether a 2012 Hei Hei Supreme on clearance would be substantially better than the 2013 Deluxe. Apparently they shortened the rear chainstays. Have you test ridden the newer model at all and if so can you prove any insight on the differences.
    Thanks again!
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    Glad you got some good info from the writeup. I'll tell you I still am loving this bike. Will be using it in an adventure race this weekend, and in Georgia at the Snake Creek Gap time trials in Jan/Feb/Mar. I get a lot of positive comments on it. I think all these bikes are so good it just comes down to personal preference as to which to get, and I do like having something a little different.

    I haven't ridden the new version, but can tell you I've not had a problem on very tight single track, VERY tight, it gets around fine for me. I don't know the exact weight when I got it, probably 29 lbs or so? I replaced fork, wheels, seatpost, bars,
    stem. None of it is super light weight weenie, just somewhat better or what I had in parts bin. Pedals are not particularly light nor is old side entry bottle cage, but I'm at 25lbs exactly now, ready to ride. Still using the 3x10 crankset, Kona fastrack shock, original seat and original components and brakes. I'm very happy I went with the 3x10 crank, I use middle ring only for all my local trails ie. It's a 1x10 for all practical purposes. I use big ring on road with my 'road' wheels, and I'm sure will be happy to have the small chainring for some of those steep Georgia trails in a few weeks, all that with no cassette changes or thoughts to gearing.

    Good luck with your decision!

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    ^^^ What wheel set are you on?
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    Easton hubs are garbage, there are a few threads about it. Soft material gives way under pressure and the pawls fail.
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    Can anyone tell me what kind of front derraileur this frame use?
    Sram low direct mount, bottom pull, but S1, S2 ou S3 model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryFisherProCaliber View Post
    Can anyone tell me what kind of front derraileur this frame use?
    Sram low direct mount, bottom pull, but S1, S2 ou S3 model?
    Tell me how to identify that and I'll look on my 2012 Hei Hei.

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    Thank you for your interest but i allready found.
    Itīs a S3-38 Sram X7.

    Thanks

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