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Kona Ute

Discussion in 'Tandem and Other Bikes' started by PaleRider, 23 Oct 2007.

  1. PaleRider

    PaleRider New Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
  2. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    It might be useful, but AFAIC it is also extremely ugly xx( Looks like it belongs in a garden centre or somewhere like that!
     
  3. Zoiders

    Zoiders New Member

    Location:
    Ice Station Zebra
    It is so ugly it goes all the way around the dial and back to pretty again

    I like it, looks much better than the latest Post Office bikes which look simply abortionate

    Like the military OG colour scheme as well, which is probably the idea, reminds you of an early jeep or a landrover
     
  4. col

    col Veteran

    It is different,but thats why i like it i think,looks like it could be very useful too.
     
  5. Im hoping we can get a couple for the fleet. The Africa bike is of more interest personally, got a couple on order. Sweeet.
     
  6. Just taken Delivery

    Have just got one of these....ugly yes...but cool too...and could be kind of useful. How many times do we leave our bike at home because it cant carry what we need. Thats my theory. I will use this bike more than any other. Lets see how it works out. Its not a racer, so cant understand why they left front suspension and a suspended seatpost out of the spec given its a great bike to tour around in comfort on in theory.
     
  7. Zoiders

    Zoiders New Member

    Location:
    Ice Station Zebra
    Do you fancy rebuilding a modern sus fork on tour? the service intervals are just unrealistic

    I dont think that level of fancyness was the idea with the Ute, plus with a bike that can be that heavily loaded you are getting into using forks like the Rock Shox Boxer which is double clamp, which would add a huge amount on to the price of the bike
     
  8. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    I like it. But why no rear mudguard?

    I've always fancied getting an Xtracycle FreeRadical to fit to my hybrid, although at an extra 4.5kg it'd put the weight of my bike up in to 20kg territory.
     
  9. there is not a lot wrong with 20kg given the loads you can put on it with or with out the kids.
     
  10. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Sure, but I wouldn't mind having another, lighter bike for Having Fun Going Really Fast.