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    Thanks rvercoe for your detailed answer, I appreciate and specially now while waiting for the bike since I am thinking about an extra wheelset for drier conditions! 2.6 29er or 650b+ is the question, I will not be able to afford both. I am slightly leaning towards 29" wheels since the geometry is spot on for an aggressive hardtail 29er once the head angle has been slacken.

    I used this page to calculate the changes in geometry https://bikegeo.muha.cc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Instead of 2.6 "skinnies", how about some 3" Chupas? Fast and light, not mud tires, but definitely a fun fast tire.

    For really ripping on 29+, the Minion 3" is killer.
    NB, I am open to considering that as an option. After running 27.5x3.0s for a season (Nobby Nics) I was less impressed with plus performance than I thought I would be for the increased rolling resistance and agility. I also didn't appreciate the extra drop in BB height.

    My favorite set-up so far though are the Minions 27.5x3.8 (FBF/FBR) on 45mmID rims for 3-season all conditions bomber radness. I can conquer anything on those and the 325mm bb height feels just right (yes, I'm still on 175mm cranks). I feel like the Wozo would thrive with 29ers and that 30mmID rims and 2.6s would give enough plush and traction without too much compromise in speed and agility.

    I'll take yours and others thoughts on what an ideal 29er set-up might be for summer/race wheels.

    On a related note, I'm heading to Grand Junction this weekend to ride the "Lunch Loops" trails. I can't decide on whether to leave the Minion 3.8s on for no-doubts performance or swap over to the NN 3.0s for a lighter and more agility.

    Has anyone ridden Lunch Loops and want to offer their 2 cents on tire preference for the Wozo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvercoe View Post
    NB, I am open to considering that as an option. After running 27.5x3.0s for a season (Nobby Nics) I was less impressed with plus performance than I thought I would be for the increased rolling resistance and agility. I also didn't appreciate the extra drop in BB height.

    My favorite set-up so far though are the Minions 27.5x3.8 (FBF/FBR) on 45mmID rims for 3-season all conditions bomber radness. I can conquer anything on those and the 325mm bb height feels just right (yes, I'm still on 175mm cranks). I feel like the Wozo would thrive with 29ers and that 30mmID rims and 2.6s would give enough plush and traction without too much compromise in speed and agility.

    I'll take yours and others thoughts on what an ideal 29er set-up might be for summer/race wheels.

    On a related note, I'm heading to Grand Junction this weekend to ride the "Lunch Loops" trails. I can't decide on whether to leave the Minion 3.8s on for no-doubts performance or swap over to the NN 3.0s for a lighter and more agility.

    Has anyone ridden Lunch Loops and want to offer their 2 cents on tire preference for the Wozo?
    Trails in GJ are hero dirt right now after some recent moisture. Either choice would work well. I could ride Ikons there right now and not be traction limited. BB height might be the deciding factor depending on how aware of your pedal position you tend to be.
    Fall is here. Woo-hoo!

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    Have any of you guys tried the Mastodon at 150mm?

    I have my flat bar slammed down with a negative rise stem already. I have a feeling raising it up from the 140mm setting will make the front end too light for steep climbs. I question whether I will really benefit from the additional travel too.

    I right now I find I get about 135mm if I land a decent drop. Any of you guys getting closer to the full 140mm travel?

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    I don't believe I've used all 140mm of travel, but I'm also running the IVA at the 120mm setting for a more progressive spring rate than stock - though I have a feeling most people don't bother to adjust the IVA when going from 120mm to 140mm.

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    Thanks DLd! That helps. I'll keep an eye on how much precip happens out there tomorrow.

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    Wozo Review from Fat-Bike.com for those interested: https://fat-bike.com/2018/02/2018-ko...stotle-peters/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvercoe View Post
    Thanks DLd! That helps. I'll keep an eye on how much precip happens out there tomorrow.
    We got some during the day, but word is they were already good to go yesterday evening.
    Fall is here. Woo-hoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GspotRider View Post
    Have any of you guys tried the Mastodon at 150mm?

    I have my flat bar slammed down with a negative rise stem already. I have a feeling raising it up from the 140mm setting will make the front end too light for steep climbs. I question whether I will really benefit from the additional travel too.

    I right now I find I get about 135mm if I land a decent drop. Any of you guys getting closer to the full 140mm travel?
    No Mastodon, but a Bluto @ 120 and still wanted my bars lower.

    Syntace Flatforce stem. Looks a bit odd, but gets that bar back down where it sounds you want it.
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    150mm on my Fatillac and use it all, 140mm on my Wozo and use it all.

    If you run a big front end, donít expect it to feel like a road bike.

    Nothing wrong with a tall front end, makes it easier to get back and resist gravity, also easier on your back.

    Youíll get used to it.

    If your front end is lifting youíve a couple options:

    Run a longer stem, slide your seat forward, or adjust your riding style; or all of the above.

    Bar height is not the problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by GspotRider View Post
    Have any of you guys tried the Mastodon at 150mm?

    I have my flat bar slammed down with a negative rise stem already. I have a feeling raising it up from the 140mm setting will make the front end too light for steep climbs. I question whether I will really benefit from the additional travel too.

    I right now I find I get about 135mm if I land a decent drop. Any of you guys getting closer to the full 140mm travel?

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    Just wanted to reiterate how versatile the Wozo is as I continue to be impressed by this bike. Just finished my 3rd ride with the 29+ and all I can say is WOW! This bike excels with that platform. I call it the Big MF Honzo as it just rips on descents and accelerates on the climbs. Crazy, crazy fun! 2 wheelsets are highly recommended!

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    How are you guys making your 29+ wheels? Custom jobs or are there some off the shelf stuff available?

    If custom, could you give me some ideas on what to get that is not too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GspotRider View Post
    How are you guys making your 29+ wheels? Custom jobs or are there some off the shelf stuff available?

    If custom, could you give me some ideas on what to get that is not too expensive.
    I had mikesee build me up a set. lacemine29.com He's super easy to work with and delivers great customer service. Prices seem fair.

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    I just received a 2018 warranty replacement Wozo frame (cracked welds @seatstay to seat tube on the '17). The bike feels much different now, both are size Medium but after reviewing the geometries between the two years the major difference looks to be fork length (at 1cm longer on the 2018). With both bikes running a 100mm Bluto how can the fork length be any different?

    I am noticing that the new bike doesn't want to manual as easy as its 2017 brother and I'm guessing this must be the reason? Maybe putting a 120mm airshaft into the bluto would make the bike feel a bit better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waxtrax84 View Post
    I just received a 2018 warranty replacement Wozo frame (cracked welds @seatstay to seat tube on the '17). The bike feels much different now, both are size Medium but after reviewing the geometries between the two years the major difference looks to be fork length (at 1cm longer on the 2018). With both bikes running a 100mm Bluto how can the fork length be any different?

    I am noticing that the new bike doesn't want to manual as easy as its 2017 brother and I'm guessing this must be the reason? Maybe putting a 120mm airshaft into the bluto would make the bike feel a bit better.
    I'm pretty sure Kona said the frame is exactly the same and that they just corrected the geometry chart.

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    Thanks bdundee!

    I also contacted Kona's tech support and they mirrored what you said. It was a typo on their end for the fork length and said they would fix it.

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    Same frames, no changes other than colors.

    I prefer the green, but apparently somebody in the Kona chain of command had a baby boy and decided powder blue was the new black, go figure.

    What boggles my mind is Kona has had two years to get on board with 27.5 BFat and long travel forks like the Mastodon, and yet they're still equipping the Wozo with 26" wheels and a Bluto.

    Quote Originally Posted by Waxtrax84 View Post
    I just received a 2018 warranty replacement Wozo frame (cracked welds @seatstay to seat tube on the '17). The bike feels much different now, both are size Medium but after reviewing the geometries between the two years the major difference looks to be fork length (at 1cm longer on the 2018). With both bikes running a 100mm Bluto how can the fork length be any different?

    I am noticing that the new bike doesn't want to manual as easy as its 2017 brother and I'm guessing this must be the reason? Maybe putting a 120mm airshaft into the bluto would make the bike feel a bit better.

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    I got one set from Mike Curiak at Lacemine29, the other set I built with parts Mike sent me.

    Mike builds a great wheel, but I usually build my own.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemusher View Post
    I had mikesee build me up a set. lacemine29.com He's super easy to work with and delivers great customer service. Prices seem fair.

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    New Build

    Well - I like the blue....the good thing is that kona sells as frame only - so bfat or whatever is an option...

    New bike build in progress. Ignore stem, waiting on a short stack dmr 50 (hoping will work with my short steerer).

    Kona Wozo Review: 420mm chainstay, runs 29+ to 26 x 4.8!-img_6009.jpg

    Building as lighter bfat with hugo wheels, hodags, and manitou magnum comp. waiting on more parts....

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    Nice! Where did you source the frame? My local Kona dealer said they were sold out.

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    I like the brown accents, it mutes the baby powder blue 😏

    Quote Originally Posted by telejefe View Post
    Well - I like the blue....the good thing is that kona sells as frame only - so bfat or whatever is an option...

    New bike build in progress. Ignore stem, waiting on a short stack dmr 50 (hoping will work with my short steerer).

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    Building as lighter bfat with hugo wheels, hodags, and manitou magnum comp. waiting on more parts....

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    [QUOTE=Nurse Ben

    What boggles my mind is Kona has had two years to get on board with 27.5 BFat and long travel forks like the Mastodon, and yet they're still equipping the Wozo with 26" wheels and a Bluto.[/QUOTE]

    I was in Bellingham with my wozo with Mastodon and one of the Kona development team employees stopped to chat with me about the Mastodon and set up. He was saying Kona was definitely considering specíing the Wozo with the Mastodon. I was surprised they have not made the move yet. Perhaps in the end, the question is how many fat tire riders are looking for even more travel and slacker geo.

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    Finished my build! Already realize I should have gone with 29+ rather than 27.5+ so that will be changing soon. Also have 26x4.3 for snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captainmorgan View Post
    Finished my build! Already realize I should have gone with 29+ rather than 27.5+ so that will be changing soon. Also have 26x4.3 for snow.

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    How do you like it as a single speed? What's your gearing?

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    Or get shorter cranks.

    Quote Originally Posted by captainmorgan View Post
    Finished my build! Already realize I should have gone with 29+ rather than 27.5+ so that will be changing soon. Also have 26x4.3 for snow.

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    So, when will Kona update this frame with even more aggressive geo, a steel frame (ŗ la Honzo), and a threaded BB? :)

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    For the trails here, single speed is perfect. Nothing too hard to climb. I was riding single speed DJ on trails before. It's spring thaw so only pavement riding right now, but so far it seems good.

    I have it set up 32/20 right now and that feels pretty good. I had 34/16 on the DJ with 26" wheels and this feels just about the same.

    I have looked at different crank Arms, but there aren't many options for 165 for dm or ss. Seems sram and RaceFace only come in 170 or 175. won't get me a ton of clearance compared to going up a wheel size or tire size.

    I do need to dick around with the fork and change the travel.

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    My Wozo

    Stoked to share my Wozo.

    XL frame with awesome tt length and reach. Built up for $1600...

    Bike fits great and is super fun. This is my 3rd fat bike and blows the previous two out of the water for fun!!!

    Built myself to go 27.5 fat and like that choice. Quite fond of the skinnier fat bike. Personally, I do not enjoy soft snow that much, and this will be perfect for the packed trail conditions I normally ride....

    Fun fact for this build was my first wheel re-build. Rebuilt the stands hugo v2 wheel with a BHS hub. So far so good.....No scale, but much lighter than my Fuel Ex set up with durocs and 29x2.8's....

    Oh...I am also drinking the short chainstay cool aid. Manualled through more terrain than any other bike I have owned including all my full suspensions.....Can't believe 420 vs 435 on my fuel makes such a big difference, but sum of the geometry I guess....

    Still working on pressure with the hugos and hodags...11 psi in rear was not enough for jumps (225 #)....
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    SRAM GX Eagle 165mm, 2017 non DUB, 2018 DUB

    SRAM Descendent 165mm, 24mm and DUB

    Quote Originally Posted by captainmorgan View Post
    For the trails here, single speed is perfect. Nothing too hard to climb. I was riding single speed DJ on trails before. It's spring thaw so only pavement riding right now, but so far it seems good.

    I have it set up 32/20 right now and that feels pretty good. I had 34/16 on the DJ with 26" wheels and this feels just about the same.

    I have looked at different crank Arms, but there aren't many options for 165 for dm or ss. Seems sram and RaceFace only come in 170 or 175. won't get me a ton of clearance compared to going up a wheel size or tire size.

    I do need to dick around with the fork and change the travel.

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    That's exactly the thing, people just don't seem to understand how much short chainstays change the ride. Literally, it makes average riders into superstars!

    Not saying you're average or anything

    I love being able to manual on command, esp when I need to manual suddenly; like right before I eat a big rock!

    Quote Originally Posted by telejefe View Post
    Stoked to share my Wozo.

    XL frame with awesome tt length and reach. Built up for $1600...

    Bike fits great and is super fun. This is my 3rd fat bike and blows the previous two out of the water for fun!!!

    Built myself to go 27.5 fat and like that choice. Quite fond of the skinnier fat bike. Personally, I do not enjoy soft snow that much, and this will be perfect for the packed trail conditions I normally ride....

    Fun fact for this build was my first wheel re-build. Rebuilt the stands hugo v2 wheel with a BHS hub. So far so good.....No scale, but much lighter than my Fuel Ex set up with durocs and 29x2.8's....

    Oh...I am also drinking the short chainstay cool aid. Manualled through more terrain than any other bike I have owned including all my full suspensions.....Can't believe 420 vs 435 on my fuel makes such a big difference, but sum of the geometry I guess....

    Still working on pressure with the hugos and hodags...11 psi in rear was not enough for jumps (225 #)....
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    Quote Originally Posted by captainmorgan View Post
    Finished my build! Already realize I should have gone with 29+ rather than 27.5+ so that will be changing soon.
    Duroc 50s? You could keep the wheels and go with 27.5x3.8-4" tires. I've been loving my Wozo with this setup - 29+ is fine but B-lowfat shines on our singletrack.

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    Fun!

    Seriously fun bike. Need a dropper ASAP!

    Just as fast as my Fuel Ex both up and down my xc/trail trails. Kona Wozo Review: 420mm chainstay, runs 29+ to 26 x 4.8!-img_6228.jpg

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    Nice looking ride there and very similar to the build I'll have on mine (except less gears).

    I have a used frame inbound to give a go. Thanks Shinkers!
    I know I've bashed on the geometry a little in the past and no way I'd ever ran one with a 120mm Bluto fork, however we have better fork options now and angleset options.
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    I put a 125 mm Bikeyoke Revive on mine. Excellent dropper, and well worth the money.

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    Still trying to find a frame weight on the Wozo. Does anyone have this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    Still trying to find a frame weight on the Wozo. Does anyone have this?
    From post #485 -
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    Size Large - weight w/ headset cups, sliders, axle and QR seatpost clamp - 5.6lbs.
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    Awesome- thanks!
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    My Kona Wozo size medium will be going up for sale soon. Just a heads up in case anyone is looking. I'll post a sale build in the next week or so. Not willing to part it out, that's too much trouble, just buy it the way it is, pretty much perfect bike as it rolls

    29+ DT Swiss 350/Duroc 40/Chupas 3" (no fat wheels available)
    GX 11sp drivertrain, Sunrace 11-46, SRAM GX 165mm cranks
    Mastodon Pro 140mm, CC Forty.
    RF 150mm Dropper with sidepaw remote
    XT 8000 brakes
    Stem choices, flat bar
    A seat
    No pedals
    Not sure on the final outfitting as I'm doing other builds concurrently.

    The Wozo is great bike, but I no longer need a fat bike, so I'm going to 29+, likely a Stache.

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    I tried to make my Wo into a Wozo for summer, it didn't work... lol

    I'm hoping Kona will send me a Wozo frame (and i'll cover the difference) instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    Still trying to find a frame weight on the Wozo. Does anyone have this?
    My Large Wozo frame with seat collar (no axle or headset) is 2387 grams (5.26 pounds)

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    Here's the state of my Wozo - this spring has mostly seen time on the B-lowfat wheels (Cake Eaters on Kore Realm P45 rims):

    Kona Wozo Review: 420mm chainstay, runs 29+ to 26 x 4.8!-wozo-18-05-15.jpg

    A little while ago I started noticing a creaking in the crank area and figured it was the BB, so I recently ordered the Wheels Manufacturing thread together BB86-FAT to replace the Raceface BB86/92 I used in the original buld.

    While removing the crank to install the new BB I found the spider was loose, so this was the actual source of the creak. I'm guessing the repeated knocks on the spider mounted bash ring eventually worked the Cinch lock nut loose. I added blue loctite and retorqued this so hopefully it'll hold.

    One of the Raceface BB bearings turned smoothly but the other was pretty gritty so I went ahead and replaced it as planned. I got a little over 200 miles on this bottom bracket, hopefully the thread together BB improves on this.

    The Wheels Manufacturing BB installed nicely. I was suprised when the drive side cup slid in without a press and was concerned that the cup would spin while tightening the NDS side, requiring a 2nd BB wrench to install it, but it didn't move and a single wrench did the job.

    With the Aeffect cranks I needed 2mm worth of spacers (WM supplies 2x 1mm and 2x .5mm spacers with the BB) on the spindle to eliminate any side-to-side play.

    This morning's ride was creak free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david.p View Post
    This morning's ride was creak free.
    Timely post. I, too, just replaced my RF BB on my Affect cranks. Was getting some creaking. I sort of hedged that it was the BB. Things spun freely. I got a lot more mileage than you tho - more like 200+ rides before the creaking started.

    Did the wheels mfging angular bearing BB92 FAT thread ins - 24mm. Nifty product. Like you -now I have no noise. I think I only installed 2 .5mm spacers and I don't have play. You need the 48.5mm notched wrench for install - FYI for others. If this product performs as billed, I think it'd be a good choice in the long term. Cross fingers - 20ish rides and alls well.

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    Here's the initial build on my WoZo. Hopefully I'll get the first ride on it soon, as the forecast looks good for our trail systems to be reopened this week.

    27.5 x 3.8 Hodags on 50mm Mulefut rims with a 120mm Magnum Pro 27.5+ fork. Angleset is sitting waiting to be installed, but I figured I'd give it a few rides in stock form before swapping over.
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    Increase the travel to 140mm, then you won't need the angleset

    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Here's the initial build on my WoZo. Hopefully I'll get the first ride on it soon, as the forecast looks good for our trail systems to be reopened this week.

    27.5 x 3.8 Hodags on 50mm Mulefut rims with a 120mm Magnum Pro 27.5+ fork. Angleset is sitting waiting to be installed, but I figured I'd give it a few rides in stock form before swapping over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Increase the travel to 140mm, then you won't need the angleset
    Do have that option as well. However I'm thinking I'd rather keep the fork at 120 and run the CC -.5 or -1.0 cups instead (can get it slacker while increasing standover 10mm less).
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Do have that option as well. However I'm thinking I'd rather keep the fork at 120 and run the CC -.5 or -1.0 cups instead (can get it slacker while increasing standover 10mm less).
    That's what I do, I like the little extra standover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Here's the initial build on my WoZo. Hopefully I'll get the first ride on it soon, as the forecast looks good for our trail systems to be reopened this week.

    27.5 x 3.8 Hodags on 50mm Mulefut rims with a 120mm Magnum Pro 27.5+ fork. Angleset is sitting waiting to be installed, but I figured I'd give it a few rides in stock form before swapping over.
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    A little Wozo action

    https://youtu.be/IOHEOjSz4Pw

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    A little Wozo action

    https://youtu.be/IOHEOjSz4Pw
    Nice! What wheel and tire combo were you using for your run? Sounded like an I9 rear hub...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohrgan View Post
    Nice! What wheel and tire combo were you using for your run? Sounded like an I9 rear hub...
    Nextie 90mm hoops with Hope pro 4's and some ole Ground Controls I had laying around. The wheelset is really just my winter set but I couldn't resist taking it for a spin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Nextie 90mm hoops with Hope pro 4's and some ole Ground Controls I had laying around. The wheelset is really just my winter set but I couldn't resist taking it for a spin.
    Very cool video and great riding! I have been thinking about a Wozo for a while and it would be an addition to my ICT. What size frame do you have and what's your height? I am usually a medium in everything at 5'9" but it appears the reach on the Wozo runs long. I am torn between a medium and a small...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohrgan View Post
    Very cool video and great riding! I have been thinking about a Wozo for a while and it would be an addition to my ICT. What size frame do you have and what's your height? I am usually a medium in everything at 5'9" but it appears the reach on the Wozo runs long. I am torn between a medium and a small...
    Thanks, the bike is a real hoot for sure. I am 5'9 on a medium with a 45mm stem. I prolly could run a 35mm stem as well but it's what I had in the bin. The fit is great except for the standover for winter riding is a little tight (I have a 32.5' inseam) Here it is with the winter rubber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Thanks, the bike is a real hoot for sure. I am 5'9 on a medium with a 45mm stem. I prolly could run a 35mm stem as well but it's what I had in the bin. The fit is great except for the standover for winter riding is a little tight (I have a 32.5' inseam) Here it is with the winter rubber.
    Thanks Bob!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohrgan View Post
    I am usually a medium in everything at 5'9" but it appears the reach on the Wozo runs long. I am torn between a medium and a small...
    The reach on the Wozo does run long. At ~6', I'm usually on a L frame but went with M on the Wozo based on the ETT/Reach, and this is still the longest bike I've ever had. I like the standover for running b-fat and a 140mm fork and fit is great - very comfortable for long stretches of seated pedaling and lots of fun on the twisty, techy NE trails. I'd go with the ETT/Reach that is closest to slightly longer than what you are used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Mega View Post
    Timely post. I, too, just replaced my RF BB on my Affect cranks. Was getting some creaking. I sort of hedged that it was the BB. Things spun freely. I got a lot more mileage than you tho - more like 200+ rides before the creaking started.

    Did the wheels mfging angular bearing BB92 FAT thread ins - 24mm. Nifty product. Like you -now I have no noise. I think I only installed 2 .5mm spacers and I don't have play. You need the 48.5mm notched wrench for install - FYI for others. If this product performs as billed, I think it'd be a good choice in the long term. Cross fingers - 20ish rides and alls well.
    Hi Carla Mega and David P,
    It is time to replace the stock Raceface BB on my Wozo with the Affect cranks. Is this the correct Wheels Manufacturing bottom bracket (BB86/92 for Shimano)?
    https://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-bracket...nks-black.html

    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvercoe View Post
    Hi Carla Mega and David P,
    It is time to replace the stock Raceface BB on my Wozo with the Affect cranks. Is this the correct Wheels Manufacturing bottom bracket (BB86/92 for Shimano)?
    https://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-bracket...nks-black.html

    Thanks for your help.
    You want the fat versions.

    Regular bearings:

    https://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-bracket...nks-black.html

    Or Angular like I got:

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    Worldwide Cyclery w/ coupon is way to go:

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    See if you can dig up a coupon code - a 20% and 15% just expired but they come around.

    "Wheels Manufacturing PF41 Angular Contact Fat Bike Bottom Bracket 24mm Cranks"

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    [QUOTE=Carl Mega;13731528]You want the fat versions.

    Awesome, Thanks Carl Mega! That was the deets I needed.
    Cheers!

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    Cracked seatstay welds.

    Greetings,
    I just wanted to let fellow WOZO riders know that I had a similar situation as WaxTrax84 with cracked welds where the seatstays join the seattube. Kona was ofcourse really good about warrantying it. They didn't have any WOZO frames available, so they unbuilt a complete bike in order to get me a frame ASAP. Cheers to them for awesome warranty and customer care. I just thought I'd send this FYI out to keep an eye on that area as it may be a vulnerable point (probably the only one if any) on this frame.
    This also means that all my matchy-matchy purple bits are gonna look a bit odd going from the Hulk green to Beast blue. But atleast I still get the rad ride and geo of the WOZO.
    Cheers, R-

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    rvercoe,

    Thanks for the post! Got me thinking... Took a look at my Wozo and was bummed to see that I had the same cracks, only more significantly cracked, at the weld. Called my "local" Kona dealer (3 hours away) and started the warranty process. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I'll be getting a replacement frame anytime soon. Totally sucks as I had 2 sweet bikepacking trips planned for it this month. Pretty bummed.... This after having my crankshaft literally sheer apart and took that 3 weeks to get figured out.

    Anyone have any idea when the 2019s will be available? Feeling at a loss as I had just whittled down my quiver to 1 bike w/ 3 wheelsets. Doh!

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    Dang Bikemusher, Sorry to hear that. That timing is a huge bummer considering the plans you have.
    I had done the same and reduced my stable to just the WOZO as my one-bike quiver-killer with two wheelsets. I will say that I still rode the frame hard while I was waiting for the replacement to arrive. In addition to a couple rides per week, I also raced to X-C races and two short Enduros and the frame held up.
    I don't know how bad your cracks are, but you might still be able to ride it until your new frame arrives. Do you notice any creaking sounds or additional flex when riding? Just a thought.
    Best of luck.

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    Kona Wozo Review: 420mm chainstay, runs 29+ to 26 x 4.8!-20180729_121708.jpgKona Wozo Review: 420mm chainstay, runs 29+ to 26 x 4.8!-20180729_121725.jpg

    Thanks, rvercoe! I'll probably end up doing that. Kinda hesitant to go on any backcountry, epics as it is the season but it could be a long walk out.
    Least I will try it on the local town trails.

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    Thanks for sharing this guys, something to keep a periodic check on.

    Otherwise, I'm loving mine!
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    Ran across these and thought I'd check to see if I'm missing anything. I have the 2017 stock WOZO with 100mm Bluto. I believe it should all fit, or am I missing anything?

    Sunringle Mule Fut 27.5 fat bike rims 80mm with Maxxis Minions FBR/FBF 27.5 X 3.8 120 tpi tires.
    This wheel set was used one winter and are taken off a 2018 Salsa Beargrease. Wheels are in great shape, presently set up tubeless.
    Hub spacing is 150mm Thru Axle front and 177mm Thru Axle rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpyride View Post
    Ran across these and thought I'd check to see if I'm missing anything. I have the 2017 stock WOZO with 100mm Bluto. I believe it should all fit, or am I missing anything?

    Sunringle Mule Fut 27.5 fat bike rims 80mm with Maxxis Minions FBR/FBF 27.5 X 3.8 120 tpi tires.
    This wheel set was used one winter and are taken off a 2018 Salsa Beargrease. Wheels are in great shape, presently set up tubeless.
    Hub spacing is 150mm Thru Axle front and 177mm Thru Axle rear.
    That set-up should make for a rad ride on the Wozo. I love the 27.5 x 3.8 set-up on the Wozo as an all season shredder. If you can, I recommend bumping that Bluto upto 120mm travel or getting a Manitou Mastodon with 120-140mm travel. That brings out the capabilities of the those wheels and that bike even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvercoe View Post
    That set-up should make for a rad ride on the Wozo. I love the 27.5 x 3.8 set-up on the Wozo as an all season shredder. If you can, I recommend bumping that Bluto upto 120mm travel or getting a Manitou Mastodon with 120-140mm travel. That brings out the capabilities of the those wheels and that bike even more.
    Picked up the wheelset and minios the other day. Looked like they just came off the showroom floor. Guy was very reasonable $325 and accommodating. Just have to get them back to the West Coast where the bike is. I'm a light weight and no jumping, so I'm actually considering getting an additional carbon fork to lighten the load. Still haven't buried the bluto with a 30% sag, so I'll live with that for the time being, but will hold the idea of more suspension for a later date.
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    2019 pics spotted

    On the Kona Cog... 2019 spotted... Purple! Mastadon! 27.5 fat by the look of it.

    https://cog.konaworld.com/wp-content...0-PJK-1176.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by GusM View Post
    On the Kona Cog... 2019 spotted... Purple! Mastadon! 27.5 fat by the look of it.

    https://cog.konaworld.com/wp-content...0-PJK-1176.jpg
    And complete bike only from what I hear.

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    Yep, that's definitely 27.5s on it. Yay for Purple, boo for complete only though. Good to see them moving to a better fork too.

    Mine is hands down, my favorite fat bike to date. I've got over 100 miles on it in stock geometry form (well with 120mm fork) and am slinging the CC Angleset in it tomorrow.
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    Hope not,as I would drive to dealer this afternoon and pay full price for a frameset and just wait until it shows,but want to build it my way. But I don't really expect any different of Kona. Colors a 59 year old guy wouldn't really want first 2 years production,then good color but won't sell it to me the way I want. Maybe I will go get $700 out of bank and wave it in front of my dealers nose. Kinda want to build it as a 29+ with a boost fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GusM View Post
    On the Kona Cog... 2019 spotted... Purple! Mastadon! 27.5 fat by the look of it.

    ooh, me likey...

    *the bike, not the hipster tied shirt...*

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    Ready to try out the slacker HT angle.

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    A bit of extra stack. Look forward to the ride report. I think I am going to bump my 120 to 140. Really to increase stack - I am out of fork steerer and 6'5" could use the extra....

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    Quote Originally Posted by telejefe View Post
    A bit of extra stack. Look forward to the ride report. I think I am going to bump my 120 to 140. Really to increase stack - I am out of fork steerer and 6'5" could use the extra....
    Yep, the change adds around 10-11mm lower cup stack height.

    Uh oh, yeah bumping up the travel or bars with more rise sound like your only options (to stay with that fork anyway).
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    Do you think they updated the geo for 2019 or just color, fork, wheels, etc?

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    Warrantied Frame

    Kona sent me one of the demos they had. Tons of appreciation as I was gonna have to wait another month to receive my warrantied frame!!

    Super excited that today I had the frames swapped out and now I'm ready to roll. Bike looks sweet!

    Not sure why I can't upload photo on my phone. Will add some pics later.
    Colors are inverted from the original green, purple.
    Have 29+ on it now. I have BFats as well. Excited to try Bfats 27.5x4.5. Hopeful!....

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    Well, you can add my name to you "Wozos". I bought one of the last(maybe the last)2018 XL frames as my first ground up build. I just have to see what the hype is all about. Going to build it pretty close to factory spec with the exception of a 120 ext mastodon and possibly an angleset. super short stem and 780-800 bars. Pretty excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelbo View Post
    Well, you can add my name to you "Wozos". I bought one of the last(maybe the last)2018 XL frames as my first ground up build. I just have to see what the hype is all about. Going to build it pretty close to factory spec with the exception of a 120 ext mastodon and possibly an angleset. super short stem and 780-800 bars. Pretty excited.
    Hypes worth it. Have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Ready to try out the slacker HT angle.

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    Just to clarify, you've added 50mm to the front of that bike? 120 EXT with an angleset. I'd like to avoid the angleset and just do the 120 EXT and bump to 130 140. I know the angleset works fine, but I still don't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelbo View Post
    Just to clarify, you've added 50mm to the front of that bike? 120 EXT with an angleset. I'd like to avoid the angleset and just do the 120 EXT and bump to 130 140. I know the angleset works fine, but I still don't like it.
    Incorrect. I've added around 16mm. My fork is a 120mm Magnum Pro 27.5+ with 527mm axle to crown length. SO only 6mm longer than the 521mm number used on the geometry chart, then add 10mm for the Angleset EC56 lower cup.
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    Thank you for the clarification. My first time dealing with this, I'm still trying to grasp all the numbers.

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    2019 Wozo on Kona site

    The 2019 Wozo is now up on Kona's website:
    KONA BIKES | MTB | FATBIKE | Wozo

    +Mastodon w/ 120mm travel
    +27.5x65mm wheels
    +Maxxis Minions 27.5x3.8 tires

    ?Frame geo and design unchanged? I can't tell by the looks and their numbers have always been a bit off on their charts for the Wozo.

    What's your guess?

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    For sale:

    2018 Kona Wozo frame, sz medium
    SRAM GX Eagle 165mm cranks w/ threaded B.B. and DM chainring
    Cane Creek 40 headset
    Race Face 150mm Dropper w/ remote
    Manitou Mastodon Pro 140mm
    29+ wheelset: Duroc 40, DT Swiss 350 Hubs, built by Mike Curiak, very fresh.

    Looking for best offer on all or part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvercoe View Post
    The 2019 Wozo is now up on Kona's website:
    KONA BIKES | MTB | FATBIKE | Wozo

    +Mastodon w/ 120mm travel
    +27.5x65mm wheels
    +Maxxis Minions 27.5x3.8 tires

    ?Frame geo and design unchanged? I can't tell by the looks and their numbers have always been a bit off on their charts for the Wozo.

    What's your guess?
    Looks good and smart changes on their part. I'm betting the frame is exactly the same as 2018.

    Interesting that it's yet another bike coming with the 27.5 x 65mm MuleFut rims. Maybe one day Sun Ringle will decide to sell those rims aftermarket.......

    Also confirmation that frame only option is gone.
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    I'm loving the Angleset!

    Kona Wozo Review: 420mm chainstay, runs 29+ to 26 x 4.8!-img_6438.jpg
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    Yeah, geo is the same.

    Fork spec is Comp only, listed as 100mm in specs, but described as being 120mm.

    Nice purple color.

    No frame option.

    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Looks good and smart changes on their part. I'm betting the frame is exactly the same as 2018.

    Interesting that it's yet another bike coming with the 27.5 x 65mm MuleFut rims. Maybe one day Sun Ringle will decide to sell those rims aftermarket.......

    Also confirmation that frame only option is gone.
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    Those are all smart & positive spec changes. I've liked all the Wozo colors so far and this one is no exception; blue is still my fav of the 3...just sayin'.

    Shame on lacking a frame only option (thus far) but at least the spec is less, ummm, disposable...frankly, it's close to what I ride minus some personal preferences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvercoe View Post
    The 2019 Wozo is now up on Kona's website:
    KONA BIKES | MTB | FATBIKE | Wozo

    +Mastodon w/ 120mm travel
    +27.5x65mm wheels
    +Maxxis Minions 27.5x3.8 tires

    ?Frame geo and design unchanged? I can't tell by the looks and their numbers have always been a bit off on their charts for the Wozo.

    What's your guess?
    Cool revision, definitely lost some fatness with the wheel change

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    Bottom bracket height has increased by 17mm or .669 inches. That's a real plus. Wheel base has increased slightly 4mm.

    corrected stand over to BB height. Big Mistake, more pedal clearance.
    Last edited by Bumpyride; 09-09-2018 at 09:29 PM.
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    2018 Kona Wozo, sz medium frame for sale. The frame is packaged with a Cane Creek 40 headset, Wheels Manufacturing SRAM GX thread B.B., and a Race Face 150mm Dropper.

    $800 for everything plus shipping and fees.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2425981/

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    2019 wozo

    Picked mine up today!Kona Wozo Review: 420mm chainstay, runs 29+ to 26 x 4.8!-kona-wozo-first-picture_2018-09-11-copy.jpg

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    Is it wrong that I envision this when looking at that bike?

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    Damn You! Ruined it for me and now I can't get the song out of my head

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    Quote Originally Posted by jt-nr View Post
    Picked mine up today!Click image for larger version. 

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    That color is dope!!

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    Damn You! Ruined it for me and now I can't get the song out of my head

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJayL View Post
    I put a 125 mm Bikeyoke Revive on mine. Excellent dropper, and well worth the money.
    Is the 125mm the maximum length you could fit? What frame size?
    How did you run the cable on the downtube - stick on cable mounts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jt-nr View Post
    Picked mine up today!Click image for larger version. 

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    damn, and here i thought my old 2016 Farley 7 was too purple.

    Congrats on the bike!
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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jt-nr View Post
    Is the 125mm the maximum length you could fit? What frame size?
    How did you run the cable on the downtube - stick on cable mounts?
    I've got an XL and it takes a 185mm Bike Yoke dropper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy Carter View Post
    I've got an XL and it takes a 185mm Bike Yoke dropper.
    Thanks, I have the 185 mm on my Process 134 and love the extra length. I'm planning on trying it on the Wozo when I have a chance. I picked up p-clips for the downtube for the cable.

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