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igoslo
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I'm sure this is a topic that gets run into the ground, but here it is anyway.

I'm getting ready to purchase a Kona Unit within the next month or so and the Unit would be my only (mountain) bike for a while until I can afford to fix my geared bike that has been out of comission for the last couple of months. I rode a Unit while visiting Tahoe last month and fell in love with it, how long can I expect this bliss to last once I buy the bike? Assuming the Unit is all I hope it to be and I start upgrading before I fix the other bike, what travel of fork is a reasonable swap for the P2 without radically changing the geometry?

I know I've got more questions, but they are not coming to me right now so this is where I'm going to leave it.
 

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bonkin' clyde
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hey dude

I'm sure this is a topic that gets run into the ground, but here it is anyway.

Don't worry man, its dug back out to be pounded every once in a while... ;)

I'm getting ready to purchase a Kona Unit within the next month or so and the Unit would be my only (mountain) bike for a while until I can afford to fix my geared bike that has been out of comission for the last couple of months. I rode a Unit while visiting Tahoe last month and fell in love with it, how long can I expect this bliss to last once I buy the bike? Assuming the Unit is all I hope it to be and I start upgrading before I fix the other bike, what travel of fork is a reasonable swap for the P2 without radically changing the geometry?

Man I tried a friend's Unit. It is in fact [email protected]! Its got a good geometry but not for me (Im 6'2") exactly. I felt it had a high center of gravity if I were to get a 21' frame. SS Bliss is usually lifelong...ask the rest of the SS worshippers...
 

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If you liked it when you tried it I'd say the odds are that you'll keep on liking it.

The first thing you'll notice is that, although you consider your geared bike to be your main bike you aren't actually riding it as much as the SS. At some point you'll realise that your SS is your main bike; it'll become the main target for upgrades with the gearie getting the cast-offs. Pretty soon the gearie will be hanging on the wall, neglected. At some stage you may even take the gears off it just to have a choice of singlespeeds.

I've just cracked the frame on my only remaining geared bike (well there's another but it's out on long term loan) so I'm replacing it with another SS.
 
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