Old 01-18-21, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
After your post I checked if Steve of Hardtail Party did a review, and he's done four, a build, a ride, a modification, and ride again. He liked it but thinks it's kind of in the realm where you're being willful about still not having rear suspension. He takes the travel down a notch and tries it ss

It's definitely a bike with an attitude.

Thank you! I actually saw the one he did on the "stock" build, pretty cool guy and has got me thinking I need to vacation in Sedona!

I am not sure if I am being "willful" about lack of rear suspension. Maybe I am, I am not dogmatic about it, I just don't understand the technology, I don't think it's 100 percent necessary for the rides I want to do, and (I admit) that I just think steel HTs are cooler.

Please do chime in on my question about fork travel, I found an amazing deal on a high-end fork but it's only adjustable to 140mm, not 150mm which is what Kona ships the stock builds with. Also, what does he mean by "modern technique?" Does that mean having your body low but not necessarily as far back?

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