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    With the success of the Process line......

    GREAT early press.... Great online feedback from owners.... Great reviews from multiple sites online.....
    And with Kona seeming to have totally nailed it with a carbon DH frame (the Operator)...
    It seems that the next progression to the Process line would be... you guessed it, ..... A Carbon Process....
    So, despite the line being so young.... has anyone heard any rumblings about such a thing?
    Sorry for the, "I wish that they made..." post. Just seems like a likely step.
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    Well as my bike has Process 153A on the toptube

    Im guessing its been the plan all along

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    Yup... sounds like it. Thanks for posting that. Will be keeping my ear to the ground for a 134C for sure.
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    soon....

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    Quote Originally Posted by yahsper View Post
    soon....
    As in... you wish it would be soon? Or you know that it will be soon?
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    BUMP on carbonz Processezzzz
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    Can't get an aluminum Process, so if Kona's going to offer a carbon model I hope they do it soon. Otherwise I'll have bought something else. Come on Kona: carbon, aluminum, just build some bikes so we can buy them. Right now they're made of unobtainium and thats doing no one any good.

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    Success can be a funny thing I guess.... Fortunately, for me, I have a little time to play with. Northeast winter.... Seriously... no riding here anyway.... Saving some dough to be able to pull the project off.... So, I'm good. Just hungry for info on carbonz timeframe....
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    I'd sell my 2013 process for a Carbon 153.
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    In consideration of the fact we all truly believe the Carbon Process is coming - and "soon" - and that announcing it wont effect their dwindled or sold out models in Alloy - seems it could be smart to let us eager Kona fans' know whats up versus seeing some buyers get an itchy trigger finger and buy a competitive Carbon model from numerous other Manu's...
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    .... Nice......
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
    So many ...
    Sup Paul? Having images of a carbonz, Process ripping it up at Welsh/$ Rocks.....;-)
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    Don't know who you are...but....you should....PM me.....so we can....shred
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    They're coming. There's at least one proto. I've seen it in the wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
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    Yepper!
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    Saw a carbon 134 out on the trail today. Very sexy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D(C) View Post
    Saw a carbon 134 out on the trail today. Very sexy.
    ... and did it say, "NO PHOTOS" on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by D(C) View Post
    Saw a carbon 134 out on the trail today. Very sexy.
    Where be-ist thou that you have seen this mythical beast? Where be-ith thy pics?

    Seriously dude, inquiring minds want to know!

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    I saw a guy riding it on Seymour in Vancouver. I have no idea who he was, but I'm assuming he had some affiliation with Kona. He chatted with me at length about my Taro.

    The bike was black with no decals and was set up with a Float X rear shock. He told me it was the 134, confirmed that it was carbon and said it was a 2015 model.

    I did not get pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D(C) View Post
    I saw a guy riding it on Seymour in Vancouver. I have no idea who he was, but I'm assuming he had some affiliation with Kona. He chatted with me at length about my Taro.

    The bike was black with no decals and was set up with a Float X rear shock. He told me it was the 134, confirmed that it was carbon and said it was a 2015 model.

    I did not get pics.

    That is AWESOME news. Although I don't know if I can wait. It sucks that I cannot even test one around my area. I am wondering the msrp on a the carbon 134.

    I was looking at the Fezzari timp peak xt (carbon triangles, and rocker) for $4k. I'ts a god deal.

    Now I don't know if I should get a crap bike this year and wait next year or .......

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    I know whats up.
    They were trying to release the 134 carbon for 2014, but it did not come to fruition.
    This is why the 134 aluminum is not available as a frame only option(unlike the 111 and 153). They were hoping to offer the "frame only option" for the 134 as carbon.
    The "rumor" I heard was that it will probably be 2015.

    Oh yeah, the titanium Honzo rumor isnt true either :P (though protos do exist)
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    Mid summer is what I heard... But I'm just a nobody.

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    If Kona can do the Process 134 Carbon with dropper and Revelation for $3500 they'll give Norco a run for their money. Norco has got a great bike (in the Sight) but a weak dealer network, a similarly priced, similarly specced Kona that can be had at just about every bike shop in America would be a winner.

    The 153 alloy is specced better with the dropper and Pike, but its also $1000 more expensive (than the 134). I think the 153 Carbon will be at least $3800, if not $4000, but should feature a Pike, Dropper, Monarch with decent components. Not bad, but a bit more expensive than the nearly unobtainable Range Carbon 7.2.

    I see Norco as the best bang for the buck currently, followed by Devinci. Any manufacturer that can offer a carbon bike with RS Pike or Revelation/Dropper combo for under $3500 is doing something right.
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    With the success of the Process line......

    How does anyone expect a carbon Process DL to be cheaper than '14 carbon Jake? I mean, with shocks and all..


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    I wasn't refering to the carbon DL, I was assuming they'd make a "regular" and "DL" carbon model, and the "Regular" model would probably be just under $4,000. But don't hold your breath.
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    Man I hope Kona is able to get the low model carbon Process 134 around $3500 to compete with the Sight 7.2. They would sell an absolute ton of them. I also wish the 134 regular carbon would come with an X-Fusion suspension. Seems feasible. I think it would be my dream bike! They would definitely get my money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ipe View Post
    Can't get an aluminum Process, so if Kona's going to offer a carbon model I hope they do it soon. Otherwise I'll have bought something else. Come on Kona: carbon, aluminum, just build some bikes so we can buy them. Right now they're made of unobtainium and thats doing no one any good.
    seriously, I don't want carbon...they need to make more of the aluminum.

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    I've had more than one Kona dealer tell me new Process frames drop in August. I sure as hell hope there is a carbon 111! If not, I'll still get an aluminum frame, though not in the red which I don't love. And then one of you can by my honzo frame!

    It's a good time to be a Kona fan!

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    If they announce the carbon, I hope they follow Norco and DeVinci. They have bikes at amazing value and have sold a ton. I'd be in for a carbon if its reasonable.

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    when would they typically announce 2015 models. I'm dying to pull the trigger on a 134 but whoever has one is asking full retail.

    I'd hate to buy one and a week later the 2015's are announced with a better spec.

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    If you can wait, I would. I think they'll announce them soon. Now availability might be an even longer wait, but at least you'd have all the info before you decide.

    I've got a deposit in on a 2015 aready with my LBS. But I'm hoping they give details soon because there are a lot of other good options out there right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luis691 View Post
    when would they typically announce 2015 models. I'm dying to pull the trigger on a 134 but whoever has one is asking full retail.

    I'd hate to buy one and a week later the 2015's are announced with a better spec.


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    Thanks guys - I'll hang on to my wad of dirty bills that I've been hiding from the wife just a little longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    Kona announces their new models in August.
    link?

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    I think he means they traditionally announce them in August. My LBS said they were told it would be earlier this year. I hope they are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richulr View Post
    I think he means they traditionally announce them in August. My LBS said they were told it would be earlier this year. I hope they are correct.
    I don't doubt him since Kona told me September. I just wanted link to look at pics and/or info.

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    Got e reply from the horses mouth. No carbon 134 this year:

    Howdy Randal,

    It will be some time as we're still in the testing phase. At least a year out if not longer.

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    I wonder oh wonder... will a carbon frame work a lot better, or simply be lighter?
    I have one of the 134 SE models (LOVE IT) and I can't believe it's 3 lbs heavier than my old bike. It doesn't feel it!

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    I gotta wonder if they'll incorporate a bottle cage in the front triangle on Carbon models (111, 134, 157, etc) as that was one niggle reviewers had.

    I'd be happy if they did that and left everthing else the same. I thoroughly enjoy my 111.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim c View Post
    I wonder oh wonder... will a carbon frame work a lot better, or simply be lighter?
    I have one of the 134 SE models (LOVE IT) and I can't believe it's 3 lbs heavier than my old bike. It doesn't feel it!
    How much does your se weigh, and What size?

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