New build - Scandium Kona project

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ednino
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by ednino

Got my hands on a 2006 Kona Kula Supreme frame that's never been built into a bike :mrgreen:

It's an 18" and weighs 1,350g on my scales

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Will keep you posted as the build starts

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ednino
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SLX cranks with a Hope 32t X1 ring and KCNC allot bolts

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ednino
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Scandium seatpost

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Fizik tundra saddle

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Stan's ZTR crest rims on Hope pro 2 evo hubs & tubeless Continental X-king tyres. Also KCNC rotors with titanium bolts

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Almost finished now, just need to wire up gear cable & shorten the rear brake hose. First go on the scales show 9.3kg :D

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ednino
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Removed the gay gear display off the shifter & replaced with the SLX blank plate

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Every little helps

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wingman
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by wingman

wow! no exotic parts at 9.3kg. good build. more pics please.

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ednino
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Titanium bolts all over now & some base spec egg beaters

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ednino
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Spec as it stands

Frame: 2006 Kona Kula Supreme
Forks: 2012 Rockshox Reba
Stem: KCNC
Bars: KCNC
Seatpost: KCNC
Seatpost clamp: KCNC
Saddle: Fizik Tundra
Brakes: SLX with KCNC rotors
Cranks: SLX with Hope 32t ring
Rear Shifter: SLX
Rear mech: XT
Cassette: SLX 11-34t
Pedals: Eggbeater 1
Wheels: Stan's ZTR Crest & Hope pro2 evo
Tyres: Continental X-king 2.2 tubeless

Just waiting on a decal set for the forks and wheels (in yellow :D )

dogg
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by dogg

neat! back when these were new i raced xc with someone who had one of these.

quite a bit of post you've got showing, how much is in the frame?

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ednino
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by ednino

dogg wrote:
quite a bit of post you've got showing, how much is in the frame?


Still well below the 'minimum insert' line

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by Frankie - B

Great looking Modern retro build. i like what you did to it.
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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ednino
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Yellow decals for the forks & wheels 8)

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skinnie
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by skinnie

Sorry to bump this thread, but I find this Kona Kula lovely.
One day I will have a Kona Kula Supreme frame =)
Carrera Nitrol Sl/Campagnolo Athena 11s/Campangolo Zonda
Trek Elite 9.9 SSL/Prototype Race 26/Rock Shox Sid Race/Shimano XT 2x10

Comanche_man
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by Comanche_man

Love the bike, then again I may be biased. :)

Here is mine right after I built it in 2007:
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And how is sits now: Lighter brakes, Faster tires, and battle wounds
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Still my favorite mountain bike. I have probably built 5-6 mountain bikes since I got this one, and yet this is the only one that I will not sell.
Current Weight Weenies:
Cannondale Evo HM (In Progress)
Cannondale CAAD 9 - 6.44kg
Cannondale CAAD 5 Track - 6.55kg
Kona Kula Supreme Mtb - 8.97kg

Other Bikes:
De Rosa Primato, 1988 Cannondale Criterium, Cannondale CAAD 8, Surly Steamroller, YETI ASR

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