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Kona Scrap '04 Ultimat.E

Kona Scrap '04 Ultimat.E
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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Kona Scrap 2004 7005 aluminum Red (chips and scratches fixed and chainstay protection aplied))
Rear Shock -------
Fork RockShox Argyle RCT Solo Air Fork 140mm travel 2010 Red decals from RockShox Pike 2013
Headset Cane Creek 40.EC34.Complete Black + Steerer Tube extension from Blue Liquid Labs
Handlebar Truvativ Holzfeller 730mm wide, 40mm rise
Stem FUNN Funnduro 45mm Red - Flipped
Grips Race Face Sniper Lock-On Red
Brakes Shimano BR-MT 520 4 pot disc brakes, 180mm rotors
Brake Levers Shimano BL-MT 501
Shifters Shimano SLX M7000 11 speed Trigger Shifter
Front Derailleur -------
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX M7000 11 Speed
Chainguide -------
Cranks Shimano Saint M810 With bashguard and golden bolts
Chainrings / Sprocket Shimano SLX M7000 36t
Bottom Bracket Shimano Saint SM-BB80 Gold
Chain Shimano SLX M7000
Cassette / Rear Cog Shimano SLX M7000 11 speed, 11-46t
Pedals Nukeproof Neutron Pedal Black
Front Rim DT Swiss Ex471 26"
Rear Rim DT Swiss Ex471 26"
Hubs Other Red DMR & Novatec hubs DMR Pro front 20x100mm - Novatec D792SB/A-AA rear (10x135mm QR)
Spokes DT Swiss
Front Tire Maxxis High Roller II 2.35 Single Ply
Rear Tire Maxxis High Roller II 2.35 Single Ply
Saddle Fabric Scoop Radius Black/Black
Seatpost KS Lev eTen 272 external 100mm travel
Seatpost Clamp Hope Seat Collar Black with cable guide
General Info
Model Year 2004
Riding Type Trail / All-Mountain
Weight 30 lb 8.4 oz (13845 g)
Additional Info Final evolution of my Kona Scrap! Ultimat.E stands for Ultimate Enduro, a rather fitting name if you ask me ;-) I'm kinda proud of what I accomplished with this build. The bike as come a long way since I first bought it in 2008 as a dirt jumper. Literally all the parts, aside from the frame itself, have been changed, and I think I achieved my objective: a hard-tail that can do everything and is a lot of fun to ride...even with very old school geometry (68º head angle, 71º seat angle) and a short dropper post that doesn't allow me to have the seat as low as I would wish (only 100mm drop)...ohh and also 26'' wheels! This bike descends well enough and as taken 15 years of beating without a single crack on the frame. Since the last iteration of the bike, it as been improved with modern drive-train, 4 pot brakes and wider rims. The fork's steerer tube was cut too short by the previous owner and I couldn't increase the stack height up front. I found a solution with a steerer tube extension made by Oliver @blueliquidlabs. The bike is now a lot better in the steep sections! ahah Since the bike was full of chips and scratches, I sought out to fix the paint myself, using spray paint. After some sanding, I used a primer first to protect the aluminium and a protecting coat after painting. I tried to match the original color as best as I could and, although it's not a perfect job, it's still a lot better than before. Some scratches on the forks and on some logos were fixed with black nail polish...it did the job well. Also made my own chain-stay and BB shell protector out of thick 3M mastic rubber and covered some parts of the frame with foam and thinner mastic tape to avoid accumulated dirt and mud but mainly to try make it look Pro. (ahhahahaha) I also added a modern Black Kona cog head-tube badge since the original painted one was badly scratched. Also added some custom decals: Ultimat.E - the rather fitting name...#longlivechainsaw (don't have to explain that one) and ♥mountainbikecuredmycancer♥ CR, in honor of my wife, who named this bike "the cancer bike" due to the fact that I always fond that there was always something to fix or to improve. She can rest assured now, this project is complete! On to the next one!! ahahhahaha
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