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    Kona Honzo ST vs Kona Explosif

    Im looking to get into the single sped world, and looking to get a decent inexpensive frame to start my first SS build. The mentioned frames are the ones I am interested in, but would Like to know why the honzo would have a steeper headtube angle if its marketed as the aggressive slack Enduro bike of the Kona Hardtails. Is it because its a 29er? Reason is because I want this to be my all mountain single speed, and I dont want such a steep HE for the downhill sections. Does having a 29er wheel enable you to have a steeper Head Angle and still have that confidence?

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    The Honzo is loved for its ability when pointed down.

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    I'm planning on my next build being a steel Honzo. I know that doesn't tell you much, but they are supposed to be super rowdy and fun. And steel. I've heard a lot of good things. My $.02.

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    Get the Honzo, I have two of em, one geared hardtail and one rigid SS. I just did Santiago Peak here in SoCal (8 mile climb, 8 mile down) and it was fantastic, most fun loving bike I have owned. IDK where you saw that honzo was steeper but I am pretty slack with a 140, when I put my Pike on i am gonna set it at 150 though I am just looking for more travel not nesscerlly slacker hta

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeStroganoff View Post
    I'm planning on my next build being a steel Honzo. I know that doesn't tell you much, but they are supposed to be super rowdy and fun. And steel. I've heard a lot of good things. My $.02.
    Would love a Honzo, either titanium or carbon would do

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