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    Any Kona Big Unit owners?

    Hey guys, I was thinking about building up the 2010 Big Unit frame this winter....how do you like your 09's....or random thoughts on the idea? thanks

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    I'm considering this one for next year as well. The selling feature for me is the sliding dropouts with a hanger. I like to keep my options open Should be a nice lightweight frame I think.

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    Sorry my unit is only a 2-9, not big... I like the dropouts for the very same reason. I run 1x9 right now on it, but in a few years it will be upgraded to singlespeed. My paint is a bit weak, but for the price it is fine. I will probably get it powder coated in a few years. I like the idea of a lighter Unit with front suspension.

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    Sounds light...although I have not been able to find a weight spec on it yet. Scandium does sound appealing, however, I have never ridden a bike made out with it. Definitely on my top five frame choices for 2010

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    Same here. It's my top choice to replace my MC29er frame. Frame looks great and from what I hear, the 09s were light.

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    I also was looking hard at that frame, geometry looks great and I love the subtle paint scheme. However I decided to go with a steel frame.
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky
    However I decided to go with a steel frame.

    So what did you end up with? I am in the midst of the steel frame mind f!!! right now. Love to read about OP's choices and why.

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    Any other input from Big Unit owners? Quality? Weight? It's down to this and the steel Unit for me.

    rcheney, any other bikes considered besides the Big Unit?

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    My 09 Big Unit rode really well. Pretty much raced it only but it did a few 50-60 milers to go with the shorter cross country stuff. I ran it rigid with a pace fork. It was comfortable and took off quick when putting the power down. Had several crashes where the bar spun around and hit the toptube. Chipped the paint and really bent the brake levers, but no dents or anything else to the frame. My 20" frame weighed 4 lbs exactly.

    For reference I've owned these 29ers: original kona unit 29 and explosif 29, lynskey pro29, zion 29 ss, and a brief stint with a karate monkey.

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