Kona Honzo – Has the frame changed since 2012

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  • Premier Icon kimbers
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    from 2013

    this year’s Honzo features a lower top tube for increased standover and a new 142×12 rear axle for increased lateral stability.

    i think the 142 axle is retrofittable, did they alter the chainstay length or st angle too? certainly the newer one has a top tube/seat tube gusset
    older

    newer

    Premier Icon coomber
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    That’s great, really appreciate that.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    ooohh the 2015 version is longer (in the front) and slacker and lower too

    ive got a process 153 and im loving konas new geometry , ive also picked up a unit recently and im having lots of fun on that too

    Premier Icon coomber
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    Might be a stupid question, but I cant work it out from the catalogues.

    Anyone know if it has changed apart from nice shiney colours since it launched?

    http://2k12.konaworld.com/gravity_hardtail.cfm?content=honzo#2

    Originally had a tapered steerer so know that’s not changed. Headtube angle hasnt. So wondered if it was worth looking at an older model over the newer? Spec has always been functional as you pay for the frame.

    Posted in wrong area – sorry. Can a mod move this?

    goodgrief
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    I have the original blue one but with the 142 axle, seems like they are getting steadily worse-looking!
    Mine also has a 140mm revelation and feels long for an 18″ frame. The head tube is 44mm too.

    Premier Icon sillyoldman
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    Geometry has always been the same. 2015 gets more standover, and is lighter, but otherwise similar.

    If you’re after a medium, I’ve got a blue one for sale £190 posted.

    Email in profile if of interest.

    Premier Icon coomber
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    Large I’m afraid chap

    Any reason you are selling?

    Premier Icon sillyoldman
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    No worries!

    Got a Zealous Division – similar intentions, but a fair chunk lighter.

    Think Bothy Bikes have a large blue one in stock – worth a phone.

    Premier Icon coomber
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    Just been reading about them. Nice choice!

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