Kona 2001 Lava Dome Hardtail Bike

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $625.00


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Eugene

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2001

Strengths:    Responsive handling
Strong frame
Affordable price


Weaknesses:    Jett forks bottom out harshly and suddenly

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike! It's just flat out fun to ride, and it's good handling has saved me from eating bark several times. This is a good choice for someone who wants a bike for having fun on twisty singletrack, but isn't ready to spend thousands of dollars. Although I am not happy with the forks I still feel the bike is a good value. If it had better forks I would not have been able to afford the bike. The plan is to improve your skills while killing off the soft forks, and then buy some better forks.

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Favorite Trail:   Alpine

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $589.00

Purchased At:   Paul's Bicycle Way of Life

Similar Products Used:   GT Timberline, Sears "mountain" bike

Bike Setup:   Stock except for Shimano clipless pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andy C a Weekend Warrior from San Jose

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2001

Strengths:    Strong solid cromoly frame. Excellent handling.

Weaknesses:    Front forks to soft, bottoms out alot.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good bike. I like the Cro-Moly frame. I am a heavier rider and I prefer steel for its duability. I don't mind upgrading as long as I get a good frame to last me several years. I would have gotten better components but Kona doesn't offer CroMo frames with higher end components on it.

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Favorite Trail:   Russian Ridge

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $599.00

Purchased At:   Calabasas

Similar Products Used:   Haro Exreme rigid.

Bike Setup:   Stock with Ritchey Clipless pedals.

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