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    2005 Kona Stab Garbanzo vs 2005 Kona Freight Train

    I'm a beginner, starting out DH. I have the option of either of these bikes for about $650. Are they good bikes?

    And which one is better for mostly DH but a little bit of around town. meaning maybe the lighter one? I dont know.

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    aren't they the same frame, just different color?

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    the stab is more pedalable......both are pretty much the same bikes one (Freight) built a little beefier.

    personally for what you are saying you ride ....get the coiler or Stinky
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    is the stinky lighter than these?

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    the stab is a great DH bike.i love mine!..but i dont think u would want to be pedaling it around town alot

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    I found a stinky that looks pretty good. with these specs, is this bike worth it for 700 bucks?

    and its 42 lbs. is that a lot?

    2005 Kona Stinky :

    Frame size : L(16"),
    Frame tubing : Kona Clump Aluminum, 7" Travel
    Rear Shock : Fox Vanilla DHX 3.0
    Fork : Marzocchi Drop Off Triple 170mm
    Headset : TH
    Crankarms : TruVativ Hussefelt-Howitzer
    Chainrings : TV Rockguard /36/24
    B/B : TruVativ Hussefelt-Howitzer
    Pedals : Kona Jackshit
    Chain : Shimano CN-HG53
    Freewheel : Shimano CS-HG-50 11-32 9 speed
    F/D : Shimano Deore
    R/D : Shimano Deore LX
    Shifters : Shimano Deore
    Handlebar : TruVativ Hussefelt OS Riser
    Stem : TruVativ Hussefelt OS
    Grips : Kona Jackshit
    Brakes : Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 HD V8
    Brake Levers : Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 HD V8
    Front hub : KK Disc
    Rear hub : Shimano FH-M525 disc
    Spokes : Stainless 14g
    Tires : Maxxis Minion DH 26 x 2.5
    Rims : Sun MTX-S
    Saddle : WTB Pure V Comp
    Seatpost : TruVativ XR Double Clamp
    Seat clamp : Kona QR
    Color : Matte Olive Green
    Weight : 42 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by neiche
    I found a stinky that looks pretty good. with these specs, is this bike worth it for 700 bucks?

    and its 42 lbs. is that a lot?

    2005 Kona Stinky :

    Frame size : L(16"),
    Frame tubing : Kona Clump Aluminum, 7" Travel
    Rear Shock : Fox Vanilla DHX 3.0
    Fork : Marzocchi Drop Off Triple 170mm
    Headset : TH
    Crankarms : TruVativ Hussefelt-Howitzer
    Chainrings : TV Rockguard /36/24
    B/B : TruVativ Hussefelt-Howitzer
    Pedals : Kona Jackshit
    Chain : Shimano CN-HG53
    Freewheel : Shimano CS-HG-50 11-32 9 speed
    F/D : Shimano Deore
    R/D : Shimano Deore LX
    Shifters : Shimano Deore
    Handlebar : TruVativ Hussefelt OS Riser
    Stem : TruVativ Hussefelt OS
    Grips : Kona Jackshit
    Brakes : Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 HD V8
    Brake Levers : Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 HD V8
    Front hub : KK Disc
    Rear hub : Shimano FH-M525 disc
    Spokes : Stainless 14g
    Tires : Maxxis Minion DH 26 x 2.5
    Rims : Sun MTX-S
    Saddle : WTB Pure V Comp
    Seatpost : TruVativ XR Double Clamp
    Seat clamp : Kona QR
    Color : Matte Olive Green
    Weight : 42 lbs
    42 lbs isnt bad at all...and700 sounds reasonable if the bike is in good shape

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    even if its all stock stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neiche
    even if its all stock stuff?
    yea sounds reasonable

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