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    Kona Howler

    If anyone here has one or has ridden a kona howler tell wat its like and even if u havent tell wat u think about em good? bad?

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    hey ive had one for about 3 weeks now it is really nice..but it isnt very plush in the rear.. but it is ment for jumping so i guess thats how it goes. but other than that it kicks ass and looks really good.

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    It's built for 4x racing. Short, stiff, nimble, and fast.

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    heey xsl i dont really get the term 4x what does that mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK CrEw1
    heey xsl i dont really get the term 4x what does that mean?
    it is like mountain cross....

    four riders start at the same time and race down a course full of jumps and turns as fast as they can. First across the finish line is the winner. The bikes are usually short travel dual suspension or hardtails.

    heres a pic:

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    ok chill thanks

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    thanks for the info.... do u think it could handle some light freeride?

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    Define light. I think it can take 6 foot drops just fine, but it depends on setup, rider weight, and whether or not the rider is a hack.

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    they are great i was ridden my friends this weekend u can see what we were doing in the zks troughtdown thread
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    well i am a proud new owner of one i love it, if you used to ride hardtail i recomend it cause it rides like a hard tail but takes the bite off of some bumps and stuff, i ride in SB and the trails can get pretty nar here (tunnle trial) and it can handle that no prob, i recomend it 100%, but if ur diehard DHer and some what heavy, and lookin for loads of travel - or u had a bike like this - maybe not for you

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    The only thing i'd consider before doing a bunch of drops on a Howler is the BB bracket height which I believe is pretty low.

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    thanks

    yea im only like 135 and mainly do light downhill and freeride so i think im gonna go for it.

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    I was considering a Howler or CowanDS about 6 months ago but ended up going with one of these. It's built more burly and it's geometry is designed around a 6 inch fork and either 4 or 5 inch travel in the rear.
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