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    Kikapu- Endurance Racing -XC Racing?

    Anyone racing the King Kika-Pu?
    Would like some feedback on the King Kika-Pu.
    What is maintenace like?
    What kind of weight am I looking at?
    Troubles?
    Likes?
    Upgrades?
    Looing at the Kikapu, Giant NRS, and Titus Racer X 100.
    Will be using for solo endurance races.
    My heart seem to point me to the Racer X (own a Titus HCR already).
    But the Kikapu looks pretty sweet to for the price.
    Thanks for any tips. Kona people.
    Former XXC Mag publisher (re)turned amateur bike blogger at The Soiled Chamois.

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    I know we have a shop guy down in Texas that's raced his new King Kikapu a couple times and won his races, he's more than happy with it. (I'm not saying he won because of the bike, I'm not that naive,a dn neither are you guys, but it didn't slow him down any)
    I've been riding mine a lot, and am really happy with it, even as a race bike. In fact, i'll be doing a few races on mine this year.

    There's no specific maitenence issues with the bike.
    No troubles that we've seen at all, either.
    I like that it has a fair amount of travel but is still really efficient, while still being light.
    If you're really into cutting weight, change the wheels. You can cut more weight there than anywhere else on the bike.

    Let me know if you have any other questions, you can ask on here or e-mail me at joe@konaworld.com

    cheers,
    Joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasondean
    Anyone racing the King Kika-Pu?.

    An amigo raced the TR '04 on Dik's scandi King frame. He never sent the frame back to Railway Street. I think that speaks for itself...

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