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Kona roadhouse frameset question

Old 06-08-17, 08:52 AM
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Kona roadhouse frameset question

Hi all,

So i'm thinking about buying the Kona Roadhouse frame and I encountered the cambria bikes website selling the 2016 model and the 2017 model, and between the two there is 40 percent difference, now other than the paint job, what about the 2017 makes it 40 percent more expensive?

Thanks in advance for any fresh info!
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Old 06-08-17, 11:27 AM
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Possibly current year model vs year old? At 40% I would buy the 2016.
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Old 06-08-17, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by koganator View Post
Hi all,

So i'm thinking about buying the Kona Roadhouse frame and I encountered the cambria bikes website selling the 2016 model and the 2017 model, and between the two there is 40 percent difference, now other than the paint job, what about the 2017 makes it 40 percent more expensive?

Thanks in advance for any fresh info!
From what I understand, the 2017s are welded and brazed (for looks). You're paying for a much more unique looking frame.
You can see the difference on the welds:
2017

2016
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Old 06-08-17, 02:10 PM
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Right, they are welded differently, but it's just amazing that even though the two frames are virtually the same except for the way they're welded, the difference is so high. I guess steely sex-appeal counts for a lot.
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Old 09-03-17, 03:33 PM
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I bought a 2017 Roadhouse Raw. I'm an old schooler who rode a 1972 World Voyageur by Schwinn until the Kona. It's about perfect for me. I got a 30% discount on the purchase. Brazed frames rock and yes looks are important!
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