Taro?

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  • 10-25-2012
    Mackie
    Taro?
    Anyone one one yet? What's the bike weigh?
    On paper this looks like my next ride, just waiting for some feedback.
    Thanks.
  • 10-29-2012
    r1Gel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mackie View Post
    Anyone one one yet? What's the bike weigh?
    On paper this looks like my next ride, just waiting for some feedback.
    Thanks.

    Subscribed. I'm very interested in this bike as well.
  • 10-31-2012
    mudhen
    Me three - looks like exactly what I'm looking for - Honzo is on the list too....

    mudhen
  • 11-06-2012
    ElwoodT
    frame only?
  • 11-07-2012
    eurospek
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by elwoodturner View Post
    frame only?

    Almost any Kona can be purchased frame only. Check with your Kona dealer.
  • 11-07-2012
    ElwoodT
    ^^3.5 hrs away.
    if/when someone gets a quote, please chime in.
    if it was competitive with, say an on- one.......
  • 11-07-2012
    eurospek
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by elwoodturner View Post
    ^^3.5 hrs away.
    if/when someone gets a quote, please chime in.
    if it was competitive with, say an on- one.......

    Give these guys a call, I bought Kona frames from both with great success and service. All over the phone and they shipped to Chicago.

    Home - The Path Bike Shop

    Sellwood Cycle Repair
  • 11-12-2012
    appleSSeed
    I got quoted $450 from The Path. I ordered a Satori, don't need another bike for sure, but still want a Taro for no good reason.
  • 11-12-2012
    eurospek
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    I got quoted $450 from The Path. I ordered a Satori, don't need another bike for sure, but still want a Taro for no good reason.

    No more Horsethief?

    How much was the Satori?
  • 11-13-2012
    appleSSeed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    No more Horsethief?

    How much was the Satori?

    $1075 shipped. I'm going to sell the HT before I ride it. Figure a couple hundred more for a bike I've been lusting after for a year now is worth it.
  • 11-13-2012
    ElwoodT
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    I got quoted $450 from The Path. I ordered a Satori, don't need another bike for sure, but still want a Taro for no good reason.

    Only 75 less than a honzo, seem like honzo is the way to go. (free shipping from bikeman)
  • 11-15-2012
    surfingsk8r
    I am looking at picking up one of these. The local shop ordered one in for me to check out, said they were pretty confident that even if I didn't like it that they would be able to sell it quickly due to the honzo's popularity.
  • 11-15-2012
    appleSSeed
    ^I would agree...this bike is a killer value
  • 11-20-2012
    Chriffer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mackie View Post
    Anyone one one yet? What's the bike weigh?
    On paper this looks like my next ride, just waiting for some feedback.
    Thanks.

    I got a chance to stare at and weigh a Medium Taro today. 31lbs including those heavy stock pedals. It wasn't really my size so my 30 second impressions don't count for much, but it seemed easier to turn than what I was used to.
  • 11-20-2012
    r1Gel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Chriffer View Post
    I got a chance to stare at and weigh a Medium Taro today. 31lbs including those heavy stock pedals. It wasn't really my size so my 30 second impressions don't count for much, but it seemed easier to turn than what I was used to.

    "Easier to turn?" I thought you only stared at it? :p
    Kidding aside, that's awfully heavy for an alu framed bike. No advantage over the stock Honzo as a complete bike in terms of weight then. But then again, the specs are lower than the Honzo's. I wonder where most of the weight is coming from? The wheels maybe?
    Thanks for sharing :)
  • 11-24-2012
    eurospek
  • 11-25-2012
    JoshM
    ^ nice pictures. It looks like a great bike for the price minus the brakes. I would prefer a shimano deore brakeset over the elixr 1's any day.
  • 11-25-2012
    r1Gel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JoshM View Post
    ^ nice pictures. It looks like a great bike for the price minus the brakes. I would prefer a shimano deore brakeset over the elixr 1's any day.

    I agree.
    And the cranks aren't extBB yet. I guess that's what you get for the price :)
  • 11-25-2012
    ElwoodT
    Looks better in these pictures than on the website. doesn't it look like there would be room for a f. derailer?
  • 11-28-2012
    Stasi
    Can anyone see any problems with throwing a 36t chainring on there?
  • 11-28-2012
    appleSSeed
    Looks tits, seriously this bike would be mine if I wasn't in love with my Raijin....still want to build one up with a custom rigid fork and some big apples for city commuting duties.
  • 12-02-2012
    Prestige
    Very much interested in this. Planning to sell sell my Blue Pig in spring and get this instead. Not sure if should get frameset and build it up, or by whole build and change some parts. Need to work out which would be cheaper. I'd change drivetrain straight away, shimano is crap in 9spd, in 10spd shimano works like Sram. Any idea what's the seattube diameter?
  • 01-07-2013
    surfingsk8r
    I just test rode one yesterday and although I am new to the sport I can say that I had a blast riding this bike. It felt very light while riding it and the gearing was seemingly well thought out. I was pretty impressed with the fork It soaked up bumps without really letting you know that they were there and did not have any symptoms of pogoing or to little rebound. I am putting my deposit down today. Cant wait till next paycheck so I can take it home and hit some trails.
  • 02-28-2013
    r1Gel
  • 02-28-2013
    Gouda Cheez
    Taro?
    Anyone have any experience climbing with a Honzo or Taro? The 1x9 is the only thing that scares me.... :)