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Heres the problem: Kona Stinky or a custom Banshee Morphine

Here are the specs:

Kona Stinky:
Rear shock Fox Vanilla DHX 3.0
Fork Marzocchi Drop-Off Triple 170mm
Headset FSA
Crankarms TruVativ Hussefelt DH
Chainrings Rockguard/36/26
B/B TruVativ ISIS DH
Chain Shimano CN-HG53 (9sp)
Freewheel Shimano Deore 11-32 9 speed
F/D Shimano Deore
R/D Shimano Deore LX
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebar TruVativ Hussefelt OS Riser
Stem TruVativ Hussefelt OS
Grips Kona Jackshit
Brakes Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 Heavy Duty
Brake Levers Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 Heavy Duty
Front hub KK Disc
Rear hub Shimano FH-M475 disc
Spokes 14G Stainless
Tires Tioga White Tiger 26 x 2.5
Rims Sun MTX-S


Banshee Morphine:
Frame: Banshee Morphine
Fork: Manitou Stance Flow 05
Rear Rim: Sun Mag 30 intense
Front Rim: Sun Rims MTX
Bars: .243 Racing Alloy Bar
Brakes: HAYES HFX9
Rear Hub: DMR Revolver Single Speed Rear Disc Hub 14mm
Front Hub: DT Swiss Onyx Hub
Stem: .243 Racing Stem
Front tyre: Maxxis High roller
Rear Tyre: Maxxis Holy Roller
Cranks: TruVativ Crankset Stylo Single Speed
Rear chain ring Shimano Single Speed Freewheel SF-MX30 (16T)
The Morphine costs about $200 more but that isnt worrying me
Note: Some parts have been left out of the specs because they are insignificant

my riding consists of:
- Urban
- Dirt Jumping on some small jumps or at a bmx track
- XC , most of the time but my xc involves monos, manuals bunnyhoppin logs, small drops ( 1-3ft ) and just hard riding with AnGeR!!!
- Downhill, well once i get one of these i probably will (just need to find a track)

Im mostly interested in durability because every bike i get falls apart piece by piece.
So i need a VERY strong bike that can handle what ever i throw at it!

So everybody give me some input about which you think can handle more and will last longer and so on!!

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