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    Kona Kula

    Hi!

    I am looking for a new bike, at least for me... I'd like to know Your opinions about it!

    Frame: Kona Kula 17" 2008
    Fork: RS Revelation, U-turn, Pop-lock
    Crank Set: FSA Mega Exo
    Pedalsl: Shimano M520
    Front Derailleurs: Sram X7
    Rear Derailleurs: Sram X9
    Shifters: Sram X7
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 3 + Hayes Mud Cutter
    Chain: Shimano IG70 (290g)
    Wheels: Sun Ringlé Ryde

    ...and some WTB, KCNC, PRO.

    What do U think about it? Is it a good bike set? How much is it worth?

    Thanks!
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    The Kula is the low end of their competition hardtail line, not what you'd consider a light frame or bike by this forum's standards. The new list price would have been around $1200 US. Likely a 26+ pound bike. If you can find a Kona Kula Supreme, those are fairly light hardtails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill
    The Kula is the low end of their competition hardtail line, not what you'd consider a light frame or bike by this forum's standards. The new list price would have been around $1200 US. Likely a 26+ pound bike. If you can find a Kona Kula Supreme, those are fairly light hardtails.
    This is not a complete Kula, just a frame with other components...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drotos.toth
    This is not a complete Kula, just a frame with other components...
    Yes but those components are also low to mid range. Not bad of course, but not a weight weenie type bike.

    Even though it may not be the stock Kula, Rocky summed it up pretty well.

    Remember the sub-forum you are posting in, weight weenies, where people spend $$$ to save some grams.

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    If it was the scandium Kula frame it might be worth a look but the light aluminium frame is nothing special weight wise.
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    I have a Caldera, which has some of the same components as the Kula. The WTB CXC weights:

    Handlebar: a whopping 348g
    Stem: 189g

    And the Kona Jackshit grips: 115g

    I replaced these items with Sette components:

    XLR low riser: 208g
    Edge stem: 129g
    Foam grips: 21g

    For a total weight savings of 294g - almost 2/3 of a pound.

    I haven't replaced the CXC seatpost yet, it weighs 344g - way too much.

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    I got a scandium kula 2-9 that is pretty light...Until I put on my 36 hole halo freedom discs laced up to pro2 hubs...

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    scandium kula is definetly not light, 18" is 3.5 pounds.
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    I believe he said the Scandium Kula 2-9, as in the 29er, and 3.5 pounds is actually quite light then.
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    Yeah that's the one I have, but a 20" frame. Although it's not a light bike at all. I'm somewhere around 30 pounds right now, It might even be one or two more. I don't race or anything so I don't mind it. Should this frame ever break I'll be looking to get a steel frame...

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