Upgrade a Kona Cinder Cone



Caher

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Hi all,
The other day I stumbled into Halfords and saw a Kona Cinder Cone at such an incredible price that I had to have it. Anyway I’ve read a few reviews of this model and read that ‘its ripe for upgrades’ without anyone saying what the upgrades might be. Anyone out there got any suggestions?

Many thanks
Caher
 
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Simonb

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Caher wrote:

> The other day I stumbled into Halfords


Were you pushed?
 
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Tim Izod

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Caher <[email protected]> wrote:

> Hi all,
> The other day I stumbled into Halfords and saw a Kona Cinder Cone at
> such an incredible price that I had to have it. Anyway I?ve read a few
> reviews of this model and read that ?its ripe for upgrades? without
> anyone saying what the upgrades might be. Anyone out there got any
> suggestions?


> Many thanks
> Caher


I might suggest just riding and enjoying it. When you wear bits
out or break them then consider whether to replace them with the same of
higher spec.

I've a 2001 Kona Nunu which shared a frame with the 2001 Cinder
Cone. The only significant changes I've made to it have been a recent
upgrade to the forks- the originals were by any sensible definition
worn out.

My guess at the intended meaning of "its ripe for upgrades"
would be that the frame is good enough to merit upgrading as you wear
parts out or thy don't meet your requirements. That's certainly been the
case with my frame and bar any serious accidents I'm expecting it to
last me another three years.

I'll not suggest upgrading from the Shimano mechanical disks to
good V brakes as people seem to have Strong Opinions...

Hope you enjoy riding it.

Tim.

PS Just out of curiosity how much were Halfords charging?
 
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Mark South

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"Caher" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Anyway I’ve read a few
> reviews of this model and read that ‘its ripe for upgrades’


That means the components are all shite as far as the reviewers are concerned.
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Caher

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May 22, 2003
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£ 500 - seemed quite good.


Tim Izod said:
Caher <[email protected]> wrote:

> Hi all,
> The other day I stumbled into Halfords and saw a Kona Cinder Cone at
> such an incredible price that I had to have it. Anyway I?ve read a few
> reviews of this model and read that ?its ripe for upgrades? without
> anyone saying what the upgrades might be. Anyone out there got any
> suggestions?


> Many thanks
> Caher


I might suggest just riding and enjoying it. When you wear bits
out or break them then consider whether to replace them with the same of
higher spec.

I've a 2001 Kona Nunu which shared a frame with the 2001 Cinder
Cone. The only significant changes I've made to it have been a recent
upgrade to the forks- the originals were by any sensible definition
worn out.

My guess at the intended meaning of "its ripe for upgrades"
would be that the frame is good enough to merit upgrading as you wear
parts out or thy don't meet your requirements. That's certainly been the
case with my frame and bar any serious accidents I'm expecting it to
last me another three years.

I'll not suggest upgrading from the Shimano mechanical disks to
good V brakes as people seem to have Strong Opinions...

Hope you enjoy riding it.

Tim.

PS Just out of curiosity how much were Halfords charging?