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Hi,

After 11 weeks of waiting, I finally picked up my Kula Supreme frame ! So far, it's just the frame, Fox 100RLT fork, Chris King headset, Raceface Deus stem, Easton EC90 handlebar and a USE Alien seatpost.

I'll be mounting some XT shifters, derailleurs and crankset eventually and I plan on getting on getting some wheels build around a pair of Chris King ISO disc hubs. All I have to do is buy a rear hub and a set of Marta SL's and I should be set.

Of course that'll take place after I pay off my upcoming Visa bill which should be a major kick in the ass.

Here's a pic :

 

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Sweeeet.

Looks like you set out the "Fine China"! Congrats on your purchase and my condolances to your wallet. ;) Enjoy the build process :D
 

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Thanks for the compliments my Kona brethren !

My guests will have to eat off my workbench in the garage for the time being. :D

Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to weigh the frame on my weight weenie scale before they installed the headset. However, I did weigh the headset before so I can deduce a rough estimate of around 1244g. I just need to confirm the weight of the starnut and crown race and I'll come up with an accurate #.

Ken.
 

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fireboy said:
My gawd! The seatpost is longer than the seat tube!!! too cool. congrats!
Hehehe. Good observation.

The frame is a small and the seatpost is a 420cm. It was the only one in stock when Cambria has it's 20% Xmas blowout. Picked it up for $54 !

I'll cut it down to 350cm later on but I just tapped it in temporarily for the picture. :D

Ken.
 

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Jersey, the frame weighs 1229g according to my weight weenie scale. Kona states 1100g in their spec sheet but maybe that's the weight without the paint and decals. ;)

mtbdcd, the frame does have IS disc mounts. I'm not sure what the specs are for hydraulic hoses but the cable guides do have a large diameter opening which could easily accomodate any hoses I've seen - including the steel braided ones on my other bike.

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Yup,

I weighed it on my scale. It's truly amazing how light it is.

When they handed me the box last week, I thought it was empty. I had to open it up to make sure there was something inside. Seriously...

Keep in mind that my frame is a small. Results may vary. ;)

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I believe that you are using or plan on using the Kula for XC racing.
How has the slack 69 degree HA affected your riding?
I ask this cause i have a Kikapu Deluxe that has a 68.5 degree HA and i have become a plower through rough stuff on climbs, and have lost lots of speed in the twitchy singletracks.
dont get me wrong as an epic bike it is great, and it gives you lots of security to blast through straight high speed downhills. It is in the slow twitchy dep. where i am having trouble.
BTW awesome looking bike you have there!
 

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pornstar said:
I believe that you are using or plan on using the Kula for XC racing.
How has the slack 69 degree HA affected your riding?
I ask this cause i have a Kikapu Deluxe that has a 68.5 degree HA and i have become a plower through rough stuff on climbs, and have lost lots of speed in the twitchy singletracks.
dont get me wrong as an epic bike it is great, and it gives you lots of security to blast through straight high speed downhills. It is in the slow twitchy dep. where i am having trouble.
BTW awesome looking bike you have there!
The fork length/travel would determine the ride quality in most cases. Because I`m using a SID 63-80mm my steering is quick, quick, quick. Which is what I prefer.

Considering the frame was designed around a 100mm fork it works very well. But because the steering is so responsive you need good tires in the fast corners. Although I`m running Maxxis Flyweights in the light-bikes.com photo, the tires I run for serious fast cornering and climbing are the Maxxis Minotaur 380`s at low pressure. This setup works very well through tight singletrack.
 
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