Morewood Bicycles Kalula Frame
(discontinued)

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Discontinued
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2 member reviews

This bike rips...period.
Rating:
The Good
Suspension design, cornering, weight, finish
The Bad
nada, n/a, nothing
Overall Review:
The suspension designs of Morewood are seriously sweet. I got a bit of time on a Makulu prior to the arrival of my Kalula (see review here: [url]http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Frames,7/Morewood-Bicycles/Makulu,1734[/url]) and was hoping the rear end of the Kalula would feel as incredible as the Mak...it does. The low leverage ratio makes the rear feel different than many other bikes...they feel super squishy in the parking lot, but you quickly realize on the trail that there is no mushy feeling and basically no pedal bob. The rear of the Kalula is very active feeling. I had to order a softer spring (250) as it came with a 300, which is wild as I'm nearly 200# geared up.

The Kalula is super agile and corners like a champ. I've actually never enjoyed the way a bike cornered more that this rig...it makes me smile constantly.

The Kalula is definitely the little brother to the Makulu and suits my riding style better...more jibby/jumpy and non-racer. It can still hang on full dh tracks, but if you want a race sled, the Makulu is your bike. If you want a bike that can rip the dh track and still kill in the park, the Kalula is the call.

Clearly this rig jumps well. And, it's so light and easy to move around, it feels a bit like cheating. I haven't had a chance to weigh this thing yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if it came in somewhere arond 36# without any attempt at chosing weight-saving parts.

Overall I couldn't be more stoked...unless I had enough loot sitting around to own a Makulu too.

Cheers to Lance and the rest of the doods at Morewood for creating some rad products!

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Specifications

Product
Morewood Bicycles Kalula Frame
Riding Type
Freeride / Bike Park
Rider
Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
Small
Medium
Large
Wheel Size
26"
Frame Material
Other
Frame Material Details
Custom Drawn AL 6082 T6, (2.3:1) Leverage ratio linkage with full compliment Enduro Max bearings
Rear Travel
180mm
Rear Shock
241mm x 76mm (9.5" x 3") Fox RC2 or Cane Creek Double Barrel
Head Tube Diameter
120mm Tapered 1.1/8" Semi Integrated Top and 1.5" Bottom
Bottom Bracket
83mm
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
12mm x 150mm
Front Derailleur Size
n/a
Seatpost Diameter
30.9mm
Max Tire Size
 
ISCG Tabs
ISCG 05
Bottle Cage Mounts
n/a
Colors
Black or Raw
Warranty
http://www.morewoodbikes.com/support/warranty/morewood-warranty.pdf
Weight
N/A
Miscellaneous
Syntace X12 Axle
Price
$2,495.00
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Free shipping on orders over $50 (continental U.S. only).
International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
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Free U.S. shipping on orders over $45.
International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
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