Kona Explosif

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Kona Explosif

Mountain Bike

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Review of "Kona Explosif"

published 18/02/2001 | cheekypixies
Member since : 19/07/2000
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Pro The features are just endless, the saddle was the comfyest one that I have ever placed my cheeks onto.
Cons The handlebars went straight away. Riser bars for Rumplestiltskin Jnr.
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"My Rumplestiltskin Jnr. 99 HardTail UnCensored"

Hey! Are you a mountain bike junkie like my good self? If so, take a look at the Kona Explosif and other Kona's availiable in bike shops here there and everywhere.

When I first got my Explosif (to save time, it will be called Rumplestiltskin Jnr. herewith), I immediatly upgraded Rumplestiltskin Jnr.'s front forks to RockShox Judy XC's which made the front end a whole lot lighter and easier to control. My option was to opt for some Kona Project 2's for Rumplestiltskin Jnr. but I decided to go with the Judy's.

As for braking, well I sure as hell just left the brakes that were on there originally, as they were damn fine. I tuned them to hell and beyond (not radio one tee hee) and if I said stop, I stopped!

The rear derailier on Rumplestiltskin Jnr. needed replacing after my first race, so I whacked a 98 Shimano Reverse Pull XTR derailier on there, and after some getting used to, it was WICKEDDDDDDDD (dude tee hee).

All in all... One damn fine bike.

Well worth the £50 to the thief that stole it for me. Only kidding, this bike put me £1100 overdrawn tee hee.

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  • Joseppi published 17/07/2001
    i thought this was a very objective view on the bike. It has helped me greatly in attempting to fing a bike which is right for me!
  • cheekypixies published 25/02/2001
    LOL :) The Rumple Stiltskin thing was a bit of a novelty thing. I have recently got a new bike, and wanted to call that something different. Any ideas? The bike is a Connondale :)
  • magicaltoast published 20/02/2001
    Cool. From your opinion, I guess that I would let this bike rumple my stiltskin any day of the week!
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Product Information : Kona Explosif

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Mountain Bike

Product Details

Long Name: Explosif

Type: Mountain Bike

Model: Explosif

Front Forks: Marzocchi Fondo Race 1 Lock-Up 100mm

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT

Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX

Gear Shifters: Shimano Deore

Braking System: Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 XC

Tyres: NBX 26 x 2.2 Lite

Front brakes: Disc

Rear brakes: Disc

Manufacturer: Kona


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