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    cougarbait EzyLee's Avatar
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    Kona Major One - Suggest me some upgrade bits

    Yesterday I got myself a Kona Major One for commuting to work on. The commute will take on some wide firetrail and being Canberra, pretty loose and dry at times. I have been told the brakes suck so they may be what will be on the upgrade list straight up.

    Specs on the bike can be found here konaworld

    Any help + info will be welcomed!
    Last edited by EzyLee; 10-09-2014 at 10:29 AM.

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    Go ride it first, then start the upgrades. Tyres are probably a good move, but your particular terrain will determine your needs. The brakes are likely fine, but get some good pads (KS Salmon / Swisstop) and get them setup right.

    Later on: WI freewheel if you're riding in mud a lot. Wheels, once you abuse those ones into the ground. (Rolf SSCX are totally sweet!! (But overkill for a SS specific frame))

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    Yeah, once I ride it I will make a decision on the brakes and tyres, once they are rundown I will start the upgrading. The first bits are some bottle cages and the saddle I like. I have been told my brakes can be made a little user friendly with a pad change too. The freewheel cog apparently is not the best once it gets wet.

    Thanks Blakey.

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    Upgrade your seatpost first!
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    Upgrade your seatpost first!
    mega lolz
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    I don't rate those FSA Gossamer cranks much, one of mine cracked.
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    this is still better than no cranks wearing a nappy.

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    Buy a new bike?

    I just took the bike out for it's first ride around Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. A pretty easy 26kms and all well under an hour which I don't think is too bad after 3 weeks off a bike due to injury. It felt pretty good. I will need to make a few tweaks to it, shorten the stem... and that seat has to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
    I don't rate those FSA Gossamer cranks much, one of mine cracked.
    have sold many bikes equipped with them, and owned them briefly on one bike of mine. Never had or heard of an issue with them.
    I heard Cancellara chose them over the Carbon SLK models when his then current team was under license to use FSA cranks...

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    Threadjack - what's a good reliable ss cx wheelset for a heavier gent? I was thinking about open pro's laced to phil wood low flange hubs, 32h, thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nexus View Post
    Upgrade your seatpost first!
    haha I'm telling you!!
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    I thought it was called touring and you did it on a shitbox Shogun from 1992

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