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Kona Bass DJ/MtnX

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $2099.00

Product Description

Custom designed for the sensei of slopestyle, Paul Basagoitia, the Bass returns as the most dominant slopestyle bike of all time. New for 2011, we've incorporated shorter chainstays for increased trick-ability, a modified seat tube, and a zero stack tapered head tube-nose case jumps as much as you dare, the Bass can take it. The bike is more affordable for 2011, with micro drive chromed BMX inspired cranks, smaller drive train (28t x 14t), and Marzocchi DJ2 with 20mm axle. More core. More Bass.

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luli79 a Downhiller from RutVegas, VT, USA

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2011

Strengths:    Solid platform, good suspension, great component spec.

Weaknesses:    None so Far

Bottom Line:   
It is a damn goo d bike for the price point. Buy it if you want a great short travel tank. Super durable and Kona has some of the best customer service too!

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Favorite Trail:   Pinehill Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Green Mountain Bicyc

Similar Products Used:   Kona Howler, Iron Horse Hollowpoint MKII

Bike Setup:   Saint cranks 34t, Stroker Aces 203mm rotors, Boxguide, XT drivetrain.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by twenty6black a Cross Country Rider from Thornton,Ontario,Canada

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2009

Strengths:    solid

Weaknesses:    old

Bottom Line:   
okay, I must be the only person to own a KONA A!?

This frame is a 20inch version of the BASS, with KIKAPU geometry. It has SS rear drop outs. No cable runs, vbrake or disk brake. SOLID as a tank...like the BASS of COWAN DS.

Fun bike, some about KONA's...simply solid fun.


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Favorite Trail:   3stage

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   online used

Similar Products Used:   kikapu, dawg

Bike Setup:   XC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Boris a Weekend Warrior from Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2008

Strengths:    This bike is more than a dirt jumper. It has qualities of an all-mountain bike (because of its roomy cockpit and long top tube), but a short rear end that makes it stable off of jumps and stiff for slopestyle comps. It also can be adjusted out to be a great downhill rig for smoother trails. I found the DHX shock to be awesome and the stock setup to be durable and not that heavy (35 lbs).

Weaknesses:    Why gyro tabs?

Bottom Line:   
This bicycle has proven up the beating of urban rides and drops, as well as the large doubles at my local BMX track. I have hucked a couple 10 footers (to non-flat landings) and with the fork I have on it, the geometry is just right for more aggressive downhill (it has a 67 headtube at the 160mm setting and a 69 at the 115, with the medium size). The bike is flickable, and the paint job is second to none. I would highly recommend this bike to someone trying to find one bike to rule them all. I even did some XC with the seatpost, which comes long, stock, so I could pedal well with the propedal in the rear. If you have any questions about setup on this baby, let me know. Otherwise, buy one!!! Awesome stock setup, great suspension, reasonable pricing.

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Favorite Trail:   BUMP Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose EC-X, Trek Remedy

Bike Setup:   Stock, except it has a Lyric DFR (115-160mm) fork on it. I am running larger 2.5" dh tires.

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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