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    04 stinky vs 05 stinky

    A local shop has a brand new 04 stinky forsale for $1275, with the mavic x321's. would this be a wise investment? or should i spend the extra money and get an 05. is there that much of a difference in either that i should choose one over the other? thanks for your help.

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    Here are the spec for both.
    04 Stinky.
    S(15"), M(17"), L(18"), XL(19"), XXL(20")
    Kona Clump 7005 Aluminum 6" travel
    Fox Vanilla R w/ ProPedal
    Marzocchi Drop-Off Triple 150mm
    TruVativ Hussefelt DH
    TruVativ ISIS Drive Hussefelt
    Kona Jackshit
    Shimano CN-HG53
    Deore (11-32 9 speed)
    Shimano Deore LX
    Shimano Deore XT
    Shimano Deore
    Kona DH Aluminum
    Kona Clump
    Kona Jackshit
    Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 HD
    Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 HD
    Shimano HB-M475 disc
    Shimano FH-M475 disc
    Stainless 14g front and rear
    Nokian NBX 26 x 2.5
    Sun Singletrack
    SDG - Kona Gordo
    IRD Quad 2
    Kona QR

    05 Stinky
    Frame sizes S(15"),M(15.5"),L(16"),XL(16.5"),XXL(17")
    Frame tubing Kona Clump 7005 Aluminum/7" Travel
    Rear shock Fox Vanilla DHX 3.0
    Fork Marzocchi Drop-Off Triple 170mm
    Headset FSA
    Crankarms TruVativ Hussefelt DH
    Chainrings Rockguard/36/26
    B/B TruVativ ISIS DH
    Pedals Kona Jackshit
    Chain Shimano CN-HG53 (9sp)
    Freewheel Shimano Deore 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 Heavy Duty
    Brake Levers Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 Heavy Duty
    Front hub KK Disc
    Rear hub Shimano FH-M475 disc
    Spokes 14G Stainless
    Tires Tioga White Tiger 26 x 2.5
    Rims Sun MTX-S
    Saddle WTB Power V Comp
    Seatpost TruVativ XR Double Bolt
    Seat clamp Kona QR
    Color Matt Green/Black

    I guess for an extra 200 bucks you could get a piggy back shock and an extra inch of travel.If you are going to change things out right from the start i would get the 04 and you have coin left over for upgrades.
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    For $200 more I'd get the 05, you get a a better rear shock plus an extra inch of travel other than that the bikes a pretty much the same. Plus i think The army green is sick!
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    The '05 frames have MUCH more standover, too.
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

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    dont forget the 05's forks have another inch plus a 20mm thru axle.

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    With only 200usd diff. Id get the 05 for sure.

    31,8 cockpit
    DHX shock
    20mm front
    1" xtra F+R
    More standover


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    thanks for your guys' help

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