Let's see your Kona Units…
Decided to treat myself to a 2014 Kona Unit.
I’d asked about the 2013 a couple of weeks but decided to go for the 2014 instead.
It’s raw with Cyan tint. looks beter in the flesh than on the Kona website.
I’m swapping the cranks over to my SLX ones, and I’ll change the brakes too. Ordered some valves and tape to go tubeless.
And I’ll be running less than 35psi minimum on the sidewall, will I die?!
Let’s see yours then!Posted 4 years ago
Oh does that mean you can see it?!
Na not weighed it yet, will do though.
Kinesis carbon tapered forks
Thomson stem and post
Crank bros flat bars
Bontrager ti saddle
Deore crank and bb
Hope pro3 hubs with 719 rims
Elixir 1 brakes
Waiting on the king headset.
Need some wider flat bars, suggestions? And also a set of higher volume tyres, nics or ardents I think. How are the ardents on yours?Posted 4 years ago
Not ridden it yet to say anything about the Ardents, they look to have my kind of tread pattern though.
I haven’t weighed it yet either, I’ve knocked 200g by swapping the cranks over, probably due to losing the bash mostly I’d say.
I do like the look of the 13 Unit, the 2014 comes in 17″ which fits me better.
RJ- how do you find the carbon forks compared to the P2s?Posted 4 years ago
Ye I’ve got some conti mountain king 2.2 on at the moment that I had lying around at home but I hated them when I used them, I’ve ridden over loughrigg in Ambleside hundreds of times without a puncture and had three in two rides there when I used them first! Probably gonna get some ardents.
Can’t comment on the fork yet im afraid, still waiting for my headset to arrive. I just swapped them straight up when I bought the frameset and sold the p2s on here unused.Posted 4 years ago
32×19, what about yours?
I’ve never had a ss before! Converted my hardtail for a bit a while back and rode 32×16 which I found pretty hard in the lakes, so I think 32×19 will be a bit easier. The bars I’ve got on at the moment are only 680mm so think ill need wider for all the cranking!Posted 4 years agosimon1975Subscriber
Good to see the badge on Vortex’s bike now 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Vortexracing- I thought the red part was in adjuster, sorry. I blame my tiny phone screen.
Rogan Josh- Its stock with 32:18, I ran the same ratio on my Kula but that was 26″. I was toying with a higher ratio so I’ll see how I get on.
All kept rigid do far, no one fancied sticking a suspension fork on one?Posted 4 years ago
Took my Unit for its first blast on Saturday. Thought I’d take it somewhere I know well so just headed up to Whinlatter, rode really nice. Gearing is a little harder but rolls well on the swoopy bits so I’ll persevere with 32:18 for now.
Ardents felt really good so converted to tubeless, bonus that the rims come ready fitted with proper tape.
Think I’ll need some chunky grips for my spade-like hands though.
EDIT: Rogan Josh- It was just under 27lb with SLX chainset (no bash) and Hayes Strokers.Posted 4 years ago
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