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Kona Honzo ESD - Soliciting your impressions

Is anyone on here riding a Honzo ESD? Note - the ESD is the longer, steel version of this series, so I don't think they're out there in huge numbers.

If you do have a Honzo ESD (not a Big Honzo, or Honzo ST) please let me know your thoughts! I would like to build one over the next few years as my parts bin becomes full again and my LBS is a Kona dealer. This bike checks a lot of boxes for me: big tire clearance, long wheelbase, being top among them.

I want to add a bike to my stable for when my brother or cousin are in town, we can go up to the woods together, and to also to get something I can occasionally hit the ski area with my buddy, without going full suspension (on a rigid bike now, it does everything, but I don't wanna take it full on DH). The lion's share of the miles this bike would theoretically be getting would otherwise be considered technical singletrack (smooth, nicely graded climbs, rocky descents).

Thanks for your feeback!
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