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    Kona A

    Any feedback on the Kona A SSer - Do you need a tensioner? How does it handle - It looks pretty mean
    thx

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    Bottom bracket co-axial pivot shouldn't need a tensioner.

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    gotta plead stupidity on that one. can you explain? thx in advance

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    The swing-arm's pivot is around the bottom bracket. So both the chain and the rear suspension are rotating about the same axis. The effective chainstay length will never change.

    There's another frame builder out there using the same design. Saw it at the Sea Otter a couple years ago. Name begins with an "L", I think. The old Rotec DH frames also pivot around the bottom bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntsqd

    There's another frame builder out there using the same design. Saw it at the Sea Otter a couple years ago. Name begins with an "L", I think.
    Lenzsport

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    Quote Originally Posted by aosty
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    Grazi!

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    I think ...

    Ground Up cycles is also playing around with something similar

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    Quote Originally Posted by unospeed
    Any feedback on the Kona A SSer - Do you need a tensioner? How does it handle - It looks pretty mean
    thx
    Had one for two months. My new GR Rig blows it away

    Retail for the A frame and Fox rear shock is $900. Retail for the Rig (whole bike) $999

    My two cents....29'ers rule

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    retail directly from Kona is 599 for frame and shock, i just purchased one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unospeed
    retail directly from Kona is 599 for frame and shock, i just purchased one.
    Hummm? Then their web site must be incorrect.

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    Smile

    Weird!! that's where i ordered mine from. can you send a pic of the bike you have?

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    Here is the "A" I owned

    Quote Originally Posted by unospeed
    Weird!! that's where i ordered mine from. can you send a pic of the bike you have?
    Here is a pic. I sold the bike two weeks ago
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    Nice Rig - did u enjoy it at least before you offed it to some other lucky SSer

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    Quote Originally Posted by unospeed
    Nice Rig - did u enjoy it at least before you offed it to some other lucky SSer
    It was OK I guess. No complaints. However I purchased a 29'er and could not be happier!

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