Skiing the powder
- Dec 21, 2015
This came up on the local classifieds for 300 dollars(which is not worth it). So glad we finally figured out what makes for a good a MTB and got away from road angles and reach numbers.
Trek had a short lived 6-9 series too.If I recall correctly, this bike had a 24" rear wheel and a 26" front wheel......so now we have bikes with 29" front and 27.5" rear wheels which could conceivably be set up with 27.5 front and 26 rear! Every thing old is (kinda)new again.
There is nothing wrong with this "particular" bike this post is more a jab at the Geometery which is crap. Yes people rode, hell some people rode it pretty fast, and yes people had fun on these old bike, but the geometery was crap, just noone knew is back then.I'm curious. As someone who nearly bought an FSR back in about 96ish what is so terrible about it ( bought a super V instead and had a lot of fun)?
The first generation Process 153-the first full bus built on the Honzo geometry blew my mind. I still think the Kona process/ honzo geometry is the best in the business..I just wish they'd make a little more room for a big tire on the Honzo.There is nothing wrong with this "particular" bike this post is more a jab at the Geometery which is crap. Yes people rode, hell some people rode it pretty fast, and yes people had fun on these old bike, but the geometery was crap, just noone knew is back then.
There are hardtails that will go downhill better than an old DH bike like this bike simply due to geometery. The bike I posted BTW in the Original post was a size M.
I own the godfather of modern geometery a preproduction 2012 Kona Honzo size M, this bike literally changed the bike industry. The Honzo has a slacker Head angle, much steeper seat tube, shorter seat tube(more room to move around), longer Top tube, like much longer, lower BB, almost all modern bikes the past couple years follow this trend of long,low and slack.
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To put it in perspective a modern enduro bike will absolutely be faster than 2000s era DH bike downhill, and can easily be pedaled back up the hill.
I hadn't thought about the big Honzo, though you can't get that with 29er wheels, can you? You'd have to buy those after market, which seems like an expensive way. to go about it..wish they spec'ed them with the 29er 2.6's (or just made this the standard Honzo frame).Umm they have the “big honzo” which can take 27.5 x 3.0 or 29 by 2.6. They also have the wozo which takes 4.8s.......