Kona Dealers ride Magic Link on Galbraith

Bellingham – Kona dealers came from all over the US to see the 2011 range of bikes and ride with the Kona staff, product managers and team riders on August 18 & 19 this past week. They were able to ride the new 2+2, the shortest travel Magic Link bike yet with 50-100mm of variable travel as well as the 2011 Cadabra & CoilAir. They rode old school, North Shore and bike park trails on Bellingham’s Galbraith mountain for 3 hours each  day and this is what they had to say about their rides:
 
 
2+2/2+2 Deluxe:
 
“Felt super light. Suspension seemed bottomless, it saved my ass descending.”
 
“Bike was in perfect operating condition. Fun to ride!
 
“Crushed & rolled over everything!”
 
“New Magic Link was fantastic. Loved the 10 speed drivetrain. Keep making Scandium bikes!”
 
“Climbed great. Felt like a hardtail until I hit something.”
 
Cadabra/Abra Cadabra
 
“ Really nice balanced feel, Cornered really well. Accelerated and climbed really well. When travel engaged it feel deep & uninhibited throughout. Easton wheels felt responsive and solid.”
 
“Pillowy – bottomless feel.”
 
“Plush feel of suspension. Great front end geometry.”
 
“Climbed really well”
 
“Fast & predictable on technical sections.”
 
“Awesome improvements to geometry. Super stiff laterally. Great spec & colors.”
 
“Great improvements in geometry & spec. “
 
“Pleasantly surprised. Climbed really well, descended like a champ.”
 
“Loved the Magic Link. Scandium is the best! Your local trails are great.”
 
“Bike felt great all around. Climbed well. I was confident descending anything.”
 
CoilAir:
 
“This bike really blew me away. The overall feel and ride was amazing. Very impressed.”
 
“Pedals great! Jumps great! Handles DH trails very nicely.”
 
“Pedalled awesome. Great spec & looks.”
 
“Felt laterally stiff. As good as anything else out there. Bring back Matt paint!”