Kona Precept 27.5 Full Suspension

4/5 (2 Reviews)


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Product Description

  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted 120mm travel
  • Fork: RockShox XC 30 120mm
  • Pedals: Wellgo Platform
  • Chain: Shimano HG53
  • Shifters: Shimano Altus


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2014

Strengths:    Transmission SLX and SLX shadow really efficient, rock shox sektor it's just fine, not exactly a pike, but for the price it's perfect. Overall the bike is a hard choice if you don't have the money to buy a process or a giant trance. Specially in the countries where the price can be too expensive.

Weaknesses:    It's a good option change the rear suspension for a Monarch RL or RT3, and improve the breaks. But, I insist, it's a killer bike for the price, you can do almost everything, from XC to Enduro and Downhill light.

Bottom Line:   
It's a cheap, ready-to-go bike just for the right price. You can see where the money goes, and after a few minutes riding you can sense the speed and a huge smile on your face.

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Favorite Trail:   Chile

Duration Product Used:   3 weeks

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   Oxford-Kona Viña del


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kevin LaRoe a Racer

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2013

Strengths:    An under 2000 dollar full suspension 27.5 wheeled bike that handles the trail just fine!!

Weaknesses:    An under 2000 dollar bike with a "CHEAP" Rockshox rear and rockshox front fork. After being spoiled with there Hei Hei and the Process series I can tell the difference.

Bottom Line:   
I like the bike at the price point!! If you can afford to step up to the Process series do it!!

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Favorite Trail:   Paden Lake

Duration Product Used:   3 miles

Purchased At:   Konaworld bike launc

Similar Products Used:   Process 134, 153, 111 and the Hei Hei Deluxe


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2014 Precept DL Upgrades - What first?

I'm riding the hell out of this bike I got in June. Below is the list of components. Wondering, what's my first upgrade? Let's say a budget that I can spend by springtime, around 700-1000. I'm pretty happy iwth the feel of the suspension but its my first FS bike. So my main concern is weight--th ... Read More »

Cockpit fit issue on Kona Precept DL

I'm having an issue with my thumbs! I am riding a variety of trails and notice anytime its rough I start getting some pain in my thumb/palm joint. I have to sort of mitigate the shock by sometimes releasing my thumb and riding with a sort of half grip, which is obviously not ideal. The shock seems ... Read More »

2015 precept dl

Built one up for a customer yesterday. Rode it around a bit. Couldn't believe how well it handled. For under 2k, tough to beat. Honestly felt more fun than the process 134. rogRead More »

2015 kona precept dl or giant trance

Hello So I'm down to 2 bikes for my first mountain bike....... Thebkona precept dl and then the giant trance.... Can someone give me some insight to what they would choose and why.... The giants about 250more after taxes. I notice the frames and shock placement are different but what's truely be ... Read More »

Norco Fluid 7.1 or 7.2 or Kona Precept DL

I thought this forum may be a little better to post this than the beginners forum. My wife and I decided to get back into Mtbing again but we weren't ever serious about it 15 years ago. We just rode trails and had fun. After some demos I'm sold on 27.5 over 29. I rode a Norco Carbon Sight 7.2 and f ... Read More »

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