Andreu Lacondeguy's Signature Kona Frame
Munich, Germany, September 3rd – Andreu’s brand new Lacondeguy Inc. dirt jump frame hits the scene in 2010. The frame designed by Andreu and Kona’s think tank features first class tubing, special details, as well as a unique geometry und a decent paintjob.
Andreu Lacondeguy is hands down, tats out, one of the best mountain bike dirt jumpers in the world today. Sweet style, balls out aggression, and no bullshit, gliterdone attitude. “I really wanted a bike that was clean and simple,” says the 20-year-old Clump team rider from Barcelona, Spain. "Something made specifically for really aggressive tricks." So Kona designers picked Lacondeguy's brain over the course of the last year to come up with a bike design that could live up to the talent and punishment of one of the planet's most psycho gifted riders.
The result is a frame made entirely of high grade Reynolds 835 cromoly steel tubing. Embracing the snap and shock absorption of steel, and applying it using a stiff, oversized front triangle design, joined with a short, snappy rear triangle, all in the name of epic standover and premium performance, they have crafted a serious gem. Other features of the bike include a 1.5-inch head tube, internal headset, super steep sloping top tube, integrated seat clamp bolt located under the rear stays, badass flat black paint job, and minimalist graphics (like, none).
“This bike is insane. Really super sick,” says Andreu, who has been riding his first signature model since early July.
The Lacondeguy Inc. is available as a frame only, but here's the breakdown on Andreu's bike set up:
Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 1 fork
Easton Monkey Lite DH bar 25.4, Havoc 50mm stem and post
Shimano Saint rear brake, cranks and hubs
Kona Wah Wah pedals
Kenda Small Block 8 tires
Sun MTX Rims
About the Kona Bicycle Company:
The Kona Bicycle Company designs, manufactures and distributes more than 80 models of purpose-built, high-performance mountain, road and urban bicycles. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Ferndale, Washington, USA, Kona bicycles are distributed worldwide in more than 60 countries through independent specialty bicycle dealers. Kona funds several professional road, mountain and cyclo-cross racing teams that include World Cup Champions, World Champions and National Champions.
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