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    Cool-blue Rhythm Kona Taro Club!

    Hello! Who's got a Taro? Have you upgraded it? pics and specs everyone!

    Here's mine. 2015 model. 17.5" frame.

    Upgrades:

    Race Face Ride Low Riser Bar 9 degree sweep 710mm
    Race Face Chester stem -8 degree
    Race Face Sniper Grips
    Blue 7075 Aluminum sealed jockey wheels
    Wellgo MG-1 Pedals
    Shimano Deore m615 Brakes

    I do have a reverb dropper, just awaiting my shim to arrive.

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    I just got a 2015, same bike as yours but size XL. Bone stock. Love the bike. Really playful and maneuverable and solid but also likes to go fast.
    A couple of pics of mine here in the 29er pic thread:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/po...l#post12686005

    Enjoy yours and let me know of any details specific to the bike you find riding, etc.

    And someone please give me some rep so I can get out of the red Thanks.
    2015 Kona Taro
    2015 Motobecane Grand Record
    2014 Scott Scale 960
    2015 Trek FX 7.3

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    Nice pics! Damn that's a huge frame.

    I did a one hr trail review on the taro. Check it out

    https://youtu.be/kYFca5TobV4


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    Cool vid, I didn't watch the whole hour but looks nice. One day you will ride over those train tracks! Your trails look really nice. They are similar to mine in Philadelphia area but mine are a little more technical with rocks and roots. I like the orange cable housing. Did you do that yourself or your LBS?
    2015 Kona Taro
    2015 Motobecane Grand Record
    2014 Scott Scale 960
    2015 Trek FX 7.3

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    These are the easier trails. There are a lot of other ones around there. The vietnam trail mentioned in the video is pretty rooty once you hit the climbs.

    My friend who I got the bike off of did the orange cable housing. I might change it to red down the road.

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    OK I watched the 'Vietnam' section, pretty gnarly. You take those log-overs well, I need to get better at those.
    2015 Kona Taro
    2015 Motobecane Grand Record
    2014 Scott Scale 960
    2015 Trek FX 7.3

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    Thanks I find a lot of it has to do with tire pressure. About the tracks, yeah i'd like to try getting over them but i really don't want to smash up my raceface crank...

    I'm finding the rebound on the sektor silver to be pretty stiff. Small bump you feel everything. Takes the heavy stuff fine though. I've heard you can upgrade the damper easily so if there's one thing i'd upgrade right on this bike from stock other than the jockey wheels, would be the damper.

    Also, how's the 760mm kona bar? I switched to my raceface ride 710mm. I don't think i'd get through the tight sections on my trails witha 760mm..

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    2014 Kona Taro S

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    Changed:
    32t Hope nw chainring
    Nukeproof electrons
    Syntace 30mm Stem
    777 fsa handlebar with matching seatpost
    2.35 Hans Dampfs
    Deore brakes
    Changed since:
    Shimano mx80
    Deore cranks with a temporary (hopefully) 26t, the 32t is still hanging around though...

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    Can I run an internally routed dropper post on the 2015 Taro? I pretty sure I can't but wanted to check if anyone had. Thanks.
    I want to run at least a 150mm drop or more and it is hard to find those internal much less external.
    2015 Kona Taro
    2015 Motobecane Grand Record
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    I don't think so.

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    Nope. There's a kink at the seat tube and there's no exit hole for the dropper in place.

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    going to buy a used one is the rear 12mm x 142mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReturnOfTheMTB View Post
    going to buy a used one is the rear 12mm x 142mm?
    Taros are all 135 QR. Get 2016 Honzos onwards if u need 12mm x 142mm.

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