Kona Unit Singlespeed

4.38/5 (48 Reviews)
MSRP : $999.00

Product Description

If you've ever ridden a Unit, you know that you'll always need a Unit. That when it comes to owning specific Units, it's extremely important you own the Kona Unit. We love everything about our Cromoly Butted steel frames: how they ride, where they go, how long they last. The Unit takes all that beauty, hops it up with contemporary Kona 29er geometry, and simplifies it with a singlespeed drivetrain to create an all-purpose big wheeler that delivers great quantities of joyful, um, well, Units.

  • Tapered OS blade P2 rigid fork
  • Xtra long FSA cranks (up to 180mm)
  • Avid BB7 MTB brakes
  • WTB SpeedDisc AM rims and Maxxis Tires

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    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by TrailMasonJones a Cross Country Rider

    Date Reviewed: November 1, 2016

    Strengths:    This bike is all about the frame and fork if you want one bike to do them it all you have found it, trail bike packing exploring racing single speed gears quick release through axle ext ext

    Weaknesses:    the build kit on the bike is all good quality except for the rear joytech hub with 24 deg of movement before engagement you relay feel it if you single speed this bike.

    Bottom Line:   
    the frame is outstanding the majority of the build kit id good for the price the rear joytech hub sucks.

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    Favorite Trail:   Wyco

    Duration Product Used:   1 month

    Purchased At:   very nice shop

    Similar Products Used:   Karate munky

    Bike Setup:   will ride most of the time with it set up geared once i lose some blubber it will find itself single speed from time to time.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Don bruischart a Cross Country Rider

    Date Reviewed: August 23, 2016

    Strengths:    Cool paint color

    Weaknesses:    Wheels are junk,bike is over priced

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm disappointed in bike

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Peper a All Mountain Rider

    Date Reviewed: July 28, 2016

    Strengths:    Improve riding, low maintenance, fast, phenomenal geometry, decent original build.

    Weaknesses:    I upgraded the cranks or wheels right off. No weaknesses

    Bottom Line:   
    I got tired of keeping up with suspension maintenance and and drive train maintenance of my All Mountain 29er. It's a 2013 Covert and a fantastic bike. However after the first week on my unit and getting it sorted out with 2.4 Ardents and proper tire pressures and tubeless the bike came alive. I bought the 2014 Blue one in LG. Since then I've ridden it for 3800 miles and seldom ride the 140mm full sus bike at all. I climbs well and descends accurately and loves to be ridden in the rocks. It flows and pulls speed out of the ground like crazy. Amazing pump with rigid fork. It kills it on singletrack trails. If you have long sustained 700ft+ verticle climbs to turn and drop into full DH mode a trail bike suits this best but for standard XC singletrack. It's so smooth in the chatter. I've upgraded everything at this point. 3 set of tires a year. Carbon Whiskey #7 QR fork, Profile Elite SS hubs on WTB KOM rims, Ergon saddle, Foam grips (esi or sram), raceface cranks (cheap ones), XTR BB, Cane Creek HS tapered, ENVE rsr bar, Ghetto tubeless with WTB ano-valves, Salsa QR. It probably weighs the same as the stock bike. It is magic on the trail. So powerful. This review is for the 14-15 models. I haven't ridden the 17 yet with the fatter wheel setups but my experimentation with WTB asym I-35 says that 25mm internal with 2.4 Ardents are unbeatable. I built a set of asyn I35 29er and after riding them went back to the std. 25mm rims.

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    Favorite Trail:   Lambert Utah

    Duration Product Used:   3

    Price Paid:    $950.00

    Purchased At:   Sports Den, SLC, Uta

    Similar Products Used:   Redline Monocog I've got one.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tk1971 a Weekend Warrior

    Date Reviewed: December 28, 2015

    Strengths:    Updated Geo for 2016, WTB i25 tubeless ready wheels, WTB saddle, 180mm front rotor, beefy 29x2.25" tires

    Weaknesses:    BB is locktited down

    Bottom Line:   
    2016 model: I've shied away from 29ers long enough. The few 29er bikes I've tried had high stand over heights and made me feel like I'm on stilts.

    For my first 29er, it was between a Kona Unit and a Redline Monocog. After playing around with a 2011 Unit, I felt that the sliding dropouts (with a rear wheel QR) and the 180mm front brake rotor made it a more "polished" product than the Monocog.

    The 2015's and even 2016's were on sale (at really good prices I might add), but that 2016 updated geo looked like it was made just for me.

    First off, the Black/Orange two-tone color looks better in person than in pictures. The Orange/Yellow paint scheme looks like a Big Stick Popsicle to me.

    The shiny paint flakes off at the sliding dropout and the fork QR. I was playing around with a matte white 2011 and the paint seemed more durable in those areas (no paint loss there despite 4+ years of wheel removal from those same spots).

    The i25 wheels are nicer than I expected. I went tubeless as soon as I got the bike home. The stock Ardent tires are not tubeless tires but seem to be holding up well with Stan's sealant, although I am getting the clear/yellow oil-like substance weeping from the beads. I have a new set of Nevegal tubeless tires ready when I need them.

    The BB7's are adequate, but I replaced them with XT Hydros. Much better...

    The "Small" size came with 170mm cranks. I wanted/needed 175mm cranks, so I replaced the BB and crankset with a set of XT's. That MegaExo BB was locktited in. Good thing I have a really long wrench.

    The rest of my upgrades were just for weight: X-Lite Carbon rigid straight fork, Carbon handlebars, removing the front chain guard, and a zero-offset carbon seatpost. Plus, the carbon stuff and a set of silicone grips took the edge off of rocky descents. The bike now weighs in around 24 lbs now.

    For the stuff I'm climbing, I'm starting off with a 25t, but have a 24t, 22t, 20t and a 18t ready to go as I get stronger.

    I hardly had to stop at all during my last ride. My previous rides had me hunched over, huffing and puffing until my heart / lungs caught up.

    I love this bike. Even at full retail price.

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    Favorite Trail:   Santa Anita - San Olene fire road to the concrete cistern / square microwave antenna

    Duration Product Used:   ~ 1 month

    Price Paid:    $979.00

    Purchased At:   Coates Cyclery

    Similar Products Used:   Raleigh MTi 1000 SS conversion 26er with carbon rigid fork and Titus Ti handlebar

    Bike Setup:   - X-Lite carbon fork (465mm A-C)
    - 740mm carbon handlebar
    - Carbon 27.2mm zero offset seatpost
    - Silicone grips
    - XT crankset and brakes
    - BB70 bottom bracket.
    - Tubeless with Stan's
    - 32x25t gearing for ~37 gear inches

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Stu a All Mountain Rider

    Date Reviewed: September 24, 2015

    Strengths:    Best cornering bike you will own , Tubeless ready wheels are awesome.

    Weaknesses:    Cable disc brakes

    Bottom Line:   
    Review for 2014 model.
    Possibly the best bike you can buy yet so many shy away from them as they dont take it seriously,
    " What no suspention and one gear Hmmph", they think that untill the first uphill then your gone and it holds its own down hill as long as its not too craggy.
    Have upgraded mine with a set of XTR brakes I had lying on a shelf from a Ti 26" build, While that bike was light as, this thing eats it on the trail and if you find the right trail it will leave most bikes behind, I've raced it 4 times this year, picking nice undulating tracks that match the gearing, its great seeing shocked faces at the end when they see what you rode :)
    I have also swapped the tyres to a set of Tubless Schwalbe Racing ralphs 2.25 snakeskins and haven't had a puncture in two years The stock saddle didn't agree with me and was a touch lardy so I threw on a WTB ti railed SLR.
    The stock Handlebars are perfect but I (thought ) I bought a Carbon Haven bar at a great price but it turned out to be Aluminium (Ha) thats what I get for rushing, well its just as comfortable and 50 grams lighter
    In Winter I run a set of Icespikers and its the perfect ice bike out on frozen lakes.
    After a few weeks you will be in the groove and finding all the smooth patches on the trail that you normally miss on your full sus bike. Give one a go you wont be disapointed.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 years

    Purchased At:   cyclestore.co.uk

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by iceboxsteve a Cross Country Rider

    Date Reviewed: November 19, 2013

    Strengths:    Fairly good setup for the price. The geo and steel feel superb. I added a fork with 100mm, didn't seem to throw me off but I have heard some say the stock geo is perfect. Much lighter than my steel D440.

    Weaknesses:    The bars had more sweep than I liked but I kept them and have really grown into them. I destroyed the cog, change it out quickly.

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm in love. This bike has stolen my heart. I swapped out the fork and threw on Stans rims for tubeless. Its responsive, light, powerful. Being a guy who pushed his Redline in one gear, having an actual SS was nice. I also don't mind the fork, would love to stay rigid but I'm playing with different riding. It's a bit expensive, especially if you are like me and swap out wheelsets and fork. But I definitely think it was worth it.

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    Favorite Trail:   Otis

    Duration Product Used:   400 miles

    Price Paid:    $1900.00

    Purchased At:   JRA

    Similar Products Used:   Redline D440 (I eventually set it up to run SS).

    Bike Setup:   Reba SL

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by transplanted swede a Cross Country Rider

    Date Reviewed: October 27, 2012

    Strengths:    Given the price it is a solid bike with functional components. Hitting the one year mark on my 2012 version I am very happy with my choice. Geometry fits me well, and everything has worked perfectly with the exception of the FSA bottom bracket, which I have had to replace after just under one year of use. I prefer to ride dirt roads and forest tracks, which includes a bit of asphalt and a little single track to link it all together, so the 29" tires and no suspension work extremely well for my preferences. I like the lack of complexity in the bike. All-in-all you get what you pay for, so I am satisfied from a value perspective.

    Weaknesses:    FSA bottom bracket crapped out already in under 11 months, which seems to be not so unique from what I can find on the internet forums. The FSA crank bolt also refuses to sit tight and has to be re-tightened after every ride - and for longer rides (=2 hours) not uncommonly at some point during the ride. I need to test loctite to solve this problem. This is my only complaint; otherwise, all has functioned great.

    Bottom Line:   
    My original motivation for going single speed was that I was tired of gears packing with ice during winter riding, which in my part of northern Sweden can last 6 months. Given the number of gravel/dirt roads I can access the idea was to use a cyclocross bike half the year and single speed for the winter half (that is, when not trail running, which is my main focus). But after buying the Kona Unit one year ago, I can count on one hand how many times I have used the cyclocross. Not being able to run the past two months I am doing 200-250 km/week and do not get tired of riding the Unit. I am completely sold both on single speed and on the Kona Unit. I notice in many reviews that people complain about some of the components and then whip out a bit of money to upgrade - well, then buy a higher level bike to start with. The Unit is a solid bike and, with the exception of the durability of the bottom bracket, it has been completely worth it.
    In short, I would buy it all over again if I were to go out now and buy a single speed mtb.

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    Bike Setup:   Original. Only if the second FSA bottom bracket fails to hold up will I change cranks and bottom bracket.
    Only change is to SPD pedals, and in winter to Nokia studded tires - a must where I live.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Big Nubbin

    Date Reviewed: October 10, 2012

    Strengths:    Geometry, toughness, dropouts, ability to pass geared riders going up or down the mountain

    Weaknesses:    Long head tube

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this as a frame to replace my broken Niner S.I.R. 9 that I bought to replace my broken GF Rig. I loved the geometry and feel of the SIR 9 and was a little surprised to find that I like the Unit's even more in a frame that is 1/2 the price. What I don't miss is all of the constant creaking from the EBB's in my last 2 frames. I also don't miss Niner's explanation that I pedaled too hard for their steel frame, causing it to break at the drive side rear dropout. I've had the Unit a year now in CO and have had no issues with the rear sliding dropout moving under my 200 lbs.

    This is my first rigid fork since 1992 and I'm a year in and not saving money up to get squishy again. There are situations when I miss my suspension fork (Firecracker 50 course) but 95% of the time I feel better off without it. My lap times in the final 24 hrs of Moab last week were acttaully faster than those on my SIR9 with a Reba 2 years ago. I was only passed by 6 riders in 4 laps and all of their frames cost more than my whole bike, and a case of beer, and a lap dance...

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    Favorite Trail:   Monarch Crest

    Duration Product Used:   1 year

    Price Paid:    $550.00

    Purchased At:   Ascent Cycling

    Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Rig, Niner S.I.R. 9

    Bike Setup:   Very similiar to stock except with a Paul SS rear hub and a DEAN Ti seatpost

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by abovethewave a Cross Country Rider

    Date Reviewed: October 3, 2012

    Strengths:    This is a great frame. I did a custom build, so that has a lot to do with it, but this thing climbs like a goat and gets right under you quickly when you need it. The paint finish (mine is '11 orange) is awesome! Not a fan of all the extra cable guides as I was looking to build a purely SS bike. Love the butted chain stays tho. Plenty of tire clearance - can probably get a 2.4 in there, but I run a snakeskin Racing Ralph 2.25. Standover height is great. Frame construction is very good. With this bike, I am a Kona convert. Preparing for my first Epic SS ride/race in a couple weeks. No doubt it will be great. This thing is fast.

    Weaknesses:    Worried if the finish will scratch easily. So far, so good tho. Otherwise, I sold the P2 Fork bc I need suspension up front. 100mm of Fox float fits superb.

    Bottom Line:   
    The "whole bike" package did not intrigue me. However, If you are a geared hard tail person thinking about SS. This is an amazing purchase for the money. My next step would be a Ti frame after this. The geometry is great. Kona has been doing it forever. Give it a chance. I will certainly say that I like it hands down over the Vassago Wet Cat geometry which I rode for 3-years.

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    Favorite Trail:   Fountainhead, VA

    Duration Product Used:   300 mi

    Price Paid:    $350.00

    Purchased At:   Cycle Sport

    Similar Products Used:   Vassago Bandersnatch 29er - Geared, Vassago Jabberwocky 29er - SS

    Bike Setup:   Unit Frame, Watson Ti Bars, Erikson Ti Seatpost, Ergon SM3-S Saddle, Thomson X4 stem, Hope Headset, Hope Pro II Hubs, Salsa QR and Clamp, Fox F29 Float fork, Hope X2 discs with floating rotors, Racing Ralph rubber, Carver Carbon 29er rims, SLX crank w Renthal 32t ring, Surly 19t cog, Hope SS BB, Ergon grips, SRAM PC-1 chain, Crank Bros Eggbeaters.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by nhbiker834 a Cross Country Rider

    Date Reviewed: July 10, 2012

    Strengths:    Well-built frame. Good components for price point. SS = fun! :)

    Weaknesses:    Nothing really found yet, but only had a couple of days. With full rigid, a grip upgrade is definitely in order.

    Bottom Line:   
    Sure, you can spend more, but why? This baby has great geometry, corners like a beast, and rolls over everything in your path. The bike tech I purchased from put the bike on the stand and went through some of the engineering changes for the 2012 year model. They tucked the back tire up underneath the seat a little, shortening the chain stay; this gives a little better handling he claimed (I can't complain on the trails; seems to handle better than both my old 26ers). Also, other reviewers talked about a problem with the rear dropout and the chain moving. They've made a change to handle that as well: there's now a set screw in addition to the four bolts to help the chain from moving. Haven't ridden enough to see how well it works yet, but I like to see a company that seems to be listening to their customers and are trying to improve things.

    This thing is responsive! If you've been riding a hard or soft tail, you won't believe how fast this thing responds to where you want to go. Also, I felt as though the 29er wheels (I've only ridden 26ers before this) help with slow cornering -- like where you are going around a small tree with a tight turn and your ducking in to keep your speed up. With a 26 soft front setup, the bike tends to crash over more easily. The Unit keeps solid and holds its edge.

    Overall, very pleased so far.

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    Price Paid:    $999.00

    Purchased At:   EMS

    Similar Products Used:   None. First fully rigid, first SS. Previous bike was full suspension Scott Genius 50.

    Bike Setup:   Stock. Ordering a 20t cog, but riding the stock 18t right now; might not change.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by 4nbstd a Weekend Warrior

    Date Reviewed: April 12, 2012

    Strengths:    Price - can't beat it, considering all the decent parts that don't need immediate replacements.
    Wheels - I weigh 220 lb, and I'm very immature for my age, so I tend to launch myself whenever I see a jump. Wheels are still true after numerous 1'-2' jumps.
    Tires - At 220 lb, tires still haven't punctured after riding on the side of train tracks full of sharp rocks handful of times.

    Weaknesses:    For its price, I shouldn't really complain as everything works as they should.

    Bottom Line:   
    I wanted to try out a 29er, and thought rigid was the only way to really see the difference between 26" and 29", and LBS was having a sale on 2010 models - that was a no brainer. I found it was quite uncomfortable at first, but deflated the tires a little and it greatly improved its ride. Changing to 2.35" wide tires only made things better (although bit heavier now, but I weigh 220 lb, so I don't really care about the weight of the bike).

    After I started liking the ride, I started testing out few things on the trails (by trails, I mean unpaved gravel/dirt road) around my neighborhood to see its limit - I like finding out what I shouldn't do on my bike while I can still walk home rather than finding out in the middle of nowhere and have to walk 3 hours to get to my car).

    First, wheels. At 220 lb on a rigid, I thought for sure I was gonna have to get new wheels right away - let's face it, we all know we have to spend just as much money on wheels as Kona Unit itself for a good wheel set. But with 32 spokes, this thing held up very well so far. I've tried a lot of small jumps with 1'-2' of air, and wheels are still true. When the time comes, I'll have to replace hubs, but unless I have a lot of pocket change, I wouldn't change wheels.

    Tires - again, tried to puncture it every way possible by riding next to the train track around my neighborhood full of sharp rocks, and still going strong. I found 2.1" to be a bit narrow and changed to 2.35", and it's even better.

    Frame - At first, I had planned on trying it out and switching to better bike (by better, I mean more expensive) if I decide to keep riding 29ers, but I soon changed my mind to keep it and replace/upgrade parts as necessary. I really like its geometry as I feel very stable. I'm 5'6", so 16" would be a better fit, but they didn't have 16" frame on sale, so I ended up getting an 18" frame. It took me few minutes to get used to its geometry, and now I find it very comfortable.

    Everything else works great as they should, overall an excellent play-out-of-box bike.

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    Favorite Trail:   Birds Hill Park, Manitoba

    Price Paid:    $750.00

    Purchased At:   Woodcock Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   None - this is my first 29er rigid

    Bike Setup:   Ergon Grips
    Shimano Deore XT Pedals
    Kenda Rampage 2.35" Tires

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Mrbvoytilla a Racer from Houston, tx USA

    Date Reviewed: April 2, 2012

    Strengths:    Can take a beating. The frame seems to be able to not dent which is a good thing. Paint has not chipped but has rubbed in some spots.

    Weaknesses:    Rear dropout setup. I am surprised to see all of these positive reviews about the drop setup. I have had nothing but problems with this. After numerous shops looking at this and adjusting it I can guarantee I can get it to slip. It just doesn't seem like the frame is rigid enough for me. Feels to be on the heavy side to me.

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm about 6'3" and 170 lb. maybe its the massive leg power I have that creates to much torque for this frame or maybe it's a poor frame design. I would only recommend this bike to someone that is not a single speeder.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anthills

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   Fat tire farm (pdx)

    Bike Setup:   Rigid kona fork. Avid shorty brakes. Corsa concepts size 29 wheels with a surley SS spacer kit and Surley cog. Shimano single speed cranks.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by rusty66 a All Mountain Rider from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

    Date Reviewed: March 9, 2012

    Strengths:    Stiff frame, large size - important for tall riders. Nimble and versatile. Except for experiencing more flats on this bike than most small nations in the south pacific get annually (see gripes below), I would recommend, especially if your a tall aggressive rider who mixes up his trail selection. from single-trail to fire-road to commuting it handles it all

    Weaknesses:    Brakes - I upgraded them immediately to avid hydro elixirs.
    Rims buckled after about 1year of heavy duty punishing (so guess I can’t complain that much!)
    Stem- I found to be too long , and I am a tall rider, so upgraded to a shorty. Also, grips are slippery when sweaty and too firm for a rigid bike, changed over to soft lock on Oury's (I’m a little ol' skool) and my wrists thanked me :)
    Gearing ratio: (will be personal choice) but I found the gearing too granny orientated, I would max out very quickly and that was going uphill! Had to get a custom BMX 8T rear cog mixed in with the standard front crank. Problem solved.
    BIGGEST GRIPE - I don’t know what it is with this bike or if I have simply been incredibly unlucky, but I have had over 30 punctures in 3 years! on this bike alone, it seems like every second ride I go on I end up with a flat, all sorts punctures too: pinchies, thorns, gaping rips, mystery slow leaks... the lot!!! Fed-up I have talked with the guys at the bike shop more times than I can remember, they suggested tyre liners, this did nothing. So I changed the tyre, the rim and even the rear hub.... no diff!!! This has started to ruin my experience with this bike.

    Bottom Line:   
    only 29er single speed I have owned. All I can say is has provided me with many thrilling moments, on a diverse set of trails..
    biggest bummer: flat tyres galore! don't know how but this bike gets the flats like a Sunday morning come down.

    Oh yer, and gears are for sissies!

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    Favorite Trail:   shhhhhh secret! ;)

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $900.00

    Purchased At:   SPOKESNT

    Similar Products Used:   Free Agent Limo (yeah I know)

    Bike Setup:   8T BMX rear cog. Avid elixir brakes. Oury lock ons. shorty stem.

    Custom tire tube combination consisting of two inner tubes one wrapped around the inner, then a Teflon tyre liner, fat albert tyres. still get flats :((((

    OH yer and ,- Paint covered in deep scratches ;)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by lowes48 a Weekend Warrior from Wilkesboro, NC USA

    Date Reviewed: December 21, 2011

    Strengths:    Price, component mix/quality level and it's simplistic design.

    Weaknesses:    None really, for the price.

    Bottom Line:   
    Awesome bike for the money and fun on the trail! So far I've only changed things that have added comfort, perceived performance and bling, but I'm sure I'll be replacing other stuff as it breaks/wears with higher quality stuff, just like anyone else would on a more expensive bike.

    I was a bit concerned at first with the rigid fork and HT frame since I was coming off a 26" FS, but so far the bike is performing fantastic and I have NO plans to go with a squishy fork or gears! I bought the SS so I would be forced to work harder, (6'-4" 330lbs. Super Clyde), but even though it's tough pedaling on the slightest hill I am really enjoying it!

    For those of you on the fence about SS, rigid or 29" wheels, do yourself a favor and buy a Kona Unit!

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    Favorite Trail:   Warrior Creek

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $800.00

    Purchased At:   Brushy Mountain Bicy

    Similar Products Used:   N/A - never owned a 29er or a SS before this bike.

    Bike Setup:   22" frame size, stock setup except for: Thomson 100mm x 10 degree stem, Thomson seat post, Brooks B17 saddle, Cane Creek Forty head set, bash guard removed and 22-tooth cog vs. the factory 18-tooth (I'm a FAT BOY!)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mtbkr1030 a Cross Country Rider from Thousand Oaks, CA

    Date Reviewed: November 28, 2011

    Strengths:    Everything, out of the box this thing is wicked FAST!

    The frame is worth $835.00 by itself.

    Weaknesses:    Stock Alex Wheelset is HEAVY, but what do you expect for $835.00

    Bottom Line:   
    Love the ride of the steel. I like it better than my CREAKY old Niner S.I.R. I sold my FS GF HiFi Pro and this is my one and only Mtn bike. Singlespeed is the only way to go.

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    Favorite Trail:   backbone 3rd Tunnel off kanan Rd.

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $835.00

    Similar Products Used:   Niner SIR, GF HiFi Pro

    Bike Setup:   Added:
    Rebal RL Fork
    Stans Crest Wheelset(Tubeless)
    21T Cog-Niner
    Replacing Avid BB7's tomorrow with 2012 Shimano XT Brakes
    Bontrager Carbon Seatpost
    XT Pedals
    Cane Creek Headset

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