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    Kona Honzo Geometry

    Looking at the geometry on the Kona site - are the numbers for HTA, STA, and BB sagged or un-sagged?

    74.5 STA with a 12.2 BB unsagged would mean a very different weight distribution than the nimble9 (which a lot of folks compare this frame to). the STA with a 120 fork on the nimble 9 is closer to 71 if my #'s are right - *much* more rearward weight distribution than the Honzo.

    also, the kona has a much longer front center for a given size - over 1.2 inches comparing smalls to smalls (hey I'm only 5'8!)

    anyone got an info? Kona rep around here? anyone have time on both frames that can comment on actual RIDING beyond me looking at #'s?

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    I am getting rid of my nimble and looking into a kona honzo. I have a 100mm fork and its angles are 72 deg headtube. At 5'8" the small would be awsome, I am 5'4" and I cant get the bars low enough. The honzo has a shorter headtube and is internal set compatible and 31.6 seat tube for my drop post. seems like a better fit for me. I will be putting my nimble up for sale today. cheap!!!
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    you mean a 72 deg SEAT tube right?
    Thinking that the reach on the small nimble is enough for my height? (5'8)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayoutside View Post

    anyone got an info? Kona rep around here?
    http://forums.mtbr.com/member.php?u=299389
    konahonzo

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    Kona says those numbers are UN-sagged; glad I went with a 140. For you guys that are building frames with straight steer 120s check this out.
    Last edited by eauxgod; 12-12-2011 at 06:52 PM.

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    I wish it was seattube, its headtube, with a 100mm fork. I think if I was a little taller like you this nimble frame would work great. I am just too short for how they built it.
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