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    Kona Hei Hei Supreme carbon, flexy?

    Looking hard at one of these bikes but the only review I can finds is from Bike Radar and they call it "flexy" but they can be hit and miss with regards to reviews. Anybody have or ridden one and can give some insight?
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    Had a 2012 Deluxe in Scandium, and now have a 2013 Supreme. The carbon bike is a helluva lot smoother through the chop. If it's flexing, I can't feel it. It's not nearly as ruff riding as the Scandium frame. IMO and amazing XC rig, build for going fast!
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    I have a 2013 Hei Hei Supreme in extra large. Only complaints are the crap cassette and the Easton Wheels. Put the XX cassette on to save the free hub and then the bearings in the Easton's started to develop play. So a set of I9 Torch Enduro wheels are being built up. Love the bike. Ended up at 27 pounds with the Ks Lev dropper and bigger 2.35" tires. Also, the stock Ikons go flat when you get anywhere near a rock. The Maxxis 3c/Exo/Tr Ikons are tough. Get one and enjoy it. Stealth dropper seat post routing on the 2015 Supreme.
    Last edited by dnnbrgr; 08-06-2014 at 12:24 AM.

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    Buy one. Best damn xc trail bike out there. Super fast and makes short work of the techy.

    I have ridden one.

    rog

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    @dnnbrgr:
    I'm thinking to buy the Hei Hei and I also need size XL
    Do you have maybe a picture of yours?

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    Kona Hei Hei Supreme

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet View Post
    Looking hard at one of these bikes but the only review I can finds is from Bike Radar and they call it "flexy" but they can be hit and miss with regards to reviews. Anybody have or ridden one and can give some insight?
    I have a Kona Supreme carbon Hei Hei and love it. This bike is made for fast fun riding. A test should be run by multiple riders in various conditions at different abilities. I love this bike and can ride for fun trails for 2-3 hours and not feeling it in back or legs. I can rail for 1:30 in a XC race and feel great in a race setting. I rode a hard tail for 15 years and finally went with FS and love the Kona Hei Hei. I swapped the wheelset out with Stans Crest and put Formula R1 brakes on the ride and it is sub 25 with a few more superior parts. I love this bike and would never change. You cannot go wrong with the technology today and sometimes it comes down to personal preference. I want to climb with speed and hammer flats without the bob and descend like a rocket. This bike does it all and more. I won the lottery with this bike.

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