Kona Unit vs Charge Cooker Single Speed

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  • qwerty
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    Check out their top tube lengths, i think that the Kona will be longer than the Charge, this may help you decide depending on fit.

    qwerty
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    Cannondale? in Alu with a S T I F F fork?

    jaymoid
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    One thing that puts me off the charge is the eccentric bottom bracket. Apparently they require a bit more maintenance, and look quite complex which I think goes against the simple ethos of the rigid/ss, so I think I would prefer horizontal drop outs. I do however have a cooker and really like it (but it’s not SS but looking to make it rigid!)

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    That’s one of the reasons I went for the Unit, the sliding drop outs are a breeze to adjust.

    Also the Unit can run a suspension fork while the Charge won’t IIRC, makes the Unit a bit more versatile IMO

    Andy_Sweet
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    Considering a not too expensive single speed rigid 29er… Any thoughts on the above bikes or any other suggestions?

    Andy_Sweet
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    Ok, thanks for your thoughts chaps… I’m coming round to the opinion that whilst the Charge is prettier I prefer the Kona…

    benji
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    I prefer slider dropouts to eccentric bottom brackets, have run both, the sliders are a lot less maintenance.

    jaymoid
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    I don’t think either really represent good value for money, e.g. avid mechanical brakes on the unit. I might be tempted to look at the on-one inbred ss, and the carbon fork.

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    TBH most bikes don’t represent good value for money these days! I removed the BB7s and sold them on, just put some Elixir 5s on.

    I considered an Inbred, but had heard that they felt a bit dead, and I didn’t want slotted dropouts if possible. Sliding dropouts offer easier wheel removal.

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