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    Stinky

    Hey guys,
    Would a kona stinky deluxe pedal alright?
    Cause I can get a really good deal on one.
    Any one that owns one please feel free to give your idea on it.
    Thanks

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    I love my stinky, had probs with the rear shock, but that goes with the cheap aspect of buying one. It is not a cross country bike but will go uphill, just not fast, get it and love it!!!

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    What shock did/have u got?

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    Yeah, if you are looking for an AM bike that can bomb the downhills AND pedal uphill well this is not your bike. I love my Stinky when pointed downhill or off of something but when pointed uphill it turns into a pig. That being said I have heard that they are better than most DH/FR specific bikes but I cannot attest. I can tell you that I LOVE mine but I also have an AM bike for the days when I need to be pointed uphill. If you could get one with a lockout on the rear it might pedal better. My frame came with a Fox Van which has been surprisingly good for being so simple but there is no lockout. If you had a DHX 5 you might have better luck.
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    The deluxe comes with the roco tst doesnt it? If so its an awesome shock with really good adjustment. You can switch it to go really stiff for climbs. But like most dh/fr it is not as good at climbing as an xc, but it will do you fine as long as you dont mind a little hard work.

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    I ride min uphill, and it's not a quick thing. It's a lot of work, mainly because the bike has 7 inches of travel. It can be done, and when you get stronger you'll be able to do it easier, but it's not a walk in the park.

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    I have a 2005 Stinky that I have ridden for the last two years. I have ridden everything from Whistler and other freeride, to a 50+ mile epic, to downhill and super-d races. I put a bunch of money into throughing lightweight parts at it and just barely got it under 37lbs. With that weight and that much travel, I always felt like I was burning way too much energy to try to keep up. I also always felt like that suspension design was lacking in the rough downhills. I have now picked up an Intense 6.6 and have high hopes for it, it is almost 7lbs lighter and accelerates so much better! I just hope it will tolerate occasional Whistler trips and other abuse. That's the thing about the Stinky it does everything pretty well, works well with a pretty broad spectrum of builds, and it is pretty much bullit proof. It almost makes me sad to be getting rid of mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrook
    The deluxe comes with the roco tst doesnt it? If so its an awesome shock with really good adjustment. You can switch it to go really stiff for climbs. But like most dh/fr it is not as good at climbing as an xc, but it will do you fine as long as you dont mind a little hard work.

    work hard on climbs up but a good bike on the down hill.

    if you get a smoking deal then go for it
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    I guess you could push it couldn't you?

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    Would it be better getting a Reign 1?
    Would the 32 Floats and RP2 handle drops and DH?

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    Yeah, I push mine a lot. I have to admit to being on the lazy side and having a 5" bike that I use for days that will have some uphill in them gives me very little patience for peddling the Stinky up a hill. That being said if it was my only bike I am sure I could get used to it. The way it goes down the hill might just make the way it going up the hill worth while though!
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    Would it be better to get something like a Coilair or a Reign

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    This one:

    http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cfm?LibId=41061

    Brand New, best of both worlds. Or for less get this one:

    http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cfm?LibId=31751

    And spend some cash changing the things you don't like down the line.
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    But I'm in Australia.

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    I need Australian websites

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    I'd go for a Reign X... if you have the availability, look at a Trek Remedy 7 ('08 Model) too. The Stinky is going to be less fun on all but the most extreme terrain.

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    How about a Reign 1.
    Would the components handle FR/DH or would i need th Reign x

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikemybike011
    You don't like a fork because it's popular? That's the most retarded reason I have ever heard of.

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    http://www.bicyclestore.com.au/Merid...-pr-22843.html

    here is a good deal.

    Or if you feel like you really are going to get into biking

    http://www.bicyclestore.com.au/Merid...-pr-22842.html

    http://www.blackmanbicycles.com.au/s...nt_/reign_x_1/


    and to top it off here are a bunch of websites (just Australian )

    http://www.bikesutra.com/ozbikelinks.html
    Quote Originally Posted by ilikemybike011
    You don't like a fork because it's popular? That's the most retarded reason I have ever heard of.

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    i would look at the reignxs.
    HARDTAIL PRIDE- 09 Kona Five-0

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    I have a budget of about $2200 AU so I was thinking more second hand reign like this one.
    http://www.perthmtb.com/node/2369
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermo2
    But I'm in Australia.
    My bad
    Beer, a Pork Chop in every can!

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