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Kona Cowan DJ/MtnX

4.8/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $1219.00


Product Description

Designed for the rigors of riders totally dedicated to catching air and doing tricks, our singlespeed aluminum dirt jump gem gets new dropouts (3 bolts instead of 2), that give the bike more surface weld contact and an overall stiffer feel. The 2011 Cowan comes with a Pivotal saddle, able to take really hard landings, correct clearance for bar spins, shorter chainstays, and, aside from being slightly more affordable, way clean and feather light.


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kona_CT a Cross Country Rider from Windsor, CT

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2010

Strengths:    Overall pretty light, geometry is great, tough as nails, great "feel"

Weaknesses:    None for me

Bottom Line:   
Overall I love the bike. It's great off road, great riding urban and does what I want and goes where I want. Handles great, feels strong and looks pretty mean.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Similar Products Used:   BMX bike

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mmmiittcchh69 a Weekend Warrior from chilliwack canada

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2010

Strengths:    nice parts

Weaknesses:    hevay frame

Bottom Line:   
goood bike

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Favorite Trail:   dirt

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   trade a 06 p2 for it

Similar Products Used:   ?


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DJer Flamezfan a Downhiller from Canada

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2009

Strengths:    Very nice paint job sturdy frame took it downhilling and although I cant say it exactly flowed downhill it certainly took it and rode well. Good gear selection for 4x and trails.Rules the jumps good pop . Nice fork

Weaknesses:    Gearset is good for level trails but hard to spin up hills. weak drivetrain components (replaceable on a budget) front brake not the best for stoppies.

Bottom Line:   
I got a great deal at the show 1300 dollar bike for under 800 great second bike or if you just dj/4x. overall better than a p2 08 model has a head turning paint job one of the best dj bikes in its price range.

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Favorite Trail:   Kelso

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $790.00

Purchased At:   toronto bike show

Similar Products Used:   p2 kona scrap

Bike Setup:   stock 08

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by specialized 95 a Weekend Warrior from dederang,victoria,australia

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2009

Strengths:    This is a bike where everything is a strength.

Weaknesses:    none at all even after three years.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that this is an absolute killer of a dirtjumping bike a descent street bike and a good cross country bike it bassically suits all purposes but i think dirt jumping is what it is the best thing for it.

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Favorite Trail:   thredbo dirtjump track

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1250.00

Purchased At:   The full cycle

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   hydraulic disc brakes(best ever), marzocchi dj3 100mm of travel (i have the 2009 model) maxxis tyers the list goes on.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DanielH382 a Weekend Warrior from Bristol,UK

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2009

Strengths:    Strong frame and well performing parts

Weaknesses:    Nothing I have yet encountered

Bottom Line:   
The Dirt jumper 2's are easy to adjust and perform well on any terrain and he hayes stroker trail brakes are very powerful. Great paintwork on the frame make this bike a definate eyecatcher! The mechs all shift smoothley and I can have no complaints about it what so ever.

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Favorite Trail:   Local Stuff

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   winstanleysbikes.com

Similar Products Used:   Mudyfox Fallout

Bike Setup:   Everything is stock so far.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by BeanerSal a Weekend Warrior from Imperial Beach, CA

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2009

Strengths:    Great welds all around. DJ2 is better than the DJ3. Hydraulic brakes. Ok stock stuff for trail riding.

Weaknesses:    Rims, hubs, some say crank but mines ok, pedals are the crappiest pedals I have ever used. Rear hub casette driver crapped out on me.

Bottom Line:   
Great frame and fork. The biggest frame Ive found for dirt jumping. Roomy on the trail and street. It would be great if it had iscg tabs. The large frame is really for tall riders. The actual top tube length is around 23.875 C-t-C. Im 6ft and it feels good. The brakes are awesome. If you have them set up perfect they dont rub or squeel, and are silent till applied. This is a good jumper/trail bike. It comes with two rings up front so if you keep it 8speed you have the grany advantage for short climbs. The replacable dropouts are a plus. Plus ive read of a single speed conversion using horizontal dropouts if youre in to that sort of thing, Im going to try it. Great bike if youre going to upgrade some stuff.

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Favorite Trail:   Tijuana River Valley Regional Park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Warehouse

Similar Products Used:   I Dont Know.

Bike Setup:   Nine speed, Shimano 09 Saint shifter and transmission. 08 Hussefelt bars. Premium thin bmx pedals. MRP roller. Nevegal 2.1 rear tire. No quick release seat post clamp. All else is stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Boodlescowan a Weekend Warrior from Burlington, On

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2008

Strengths:    Frame
front axle
dirt jumper 2's


Bottom Line:   
this bike is pretty sweet i have just purchased one after owning a specilized hardrock for 3 months
feels great to ride and handle
i was talking to the store owner and the guy said that between this and the P2 the P2 beats this bike in dirt jumping
but the Cowan beats it in free ride and DH
and thats what i was aming for :P

This bike is great and would recomend it to anyone who wou;ld like a greaat bike for free ride

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Favorite Trail:   Bruce trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1299.00

Purchased At:   bike works

Similar Products Used:   norco sasqkwatch

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by iPoosk a Weekend Warrior from Bay Area, California

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2008

Strengths:    (This is the 2008 model)

Basically everything


Weaknesses:    Nothing major I can think of but I have noticed a decent amount of chain suck

Bottom Line:   
This bike can take whatever you throw at it, from urban drops to singletrack. It really could be used for an all around bike, not specifically jumping but it rules in the air also :P

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Calabazas Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Nothing

Bike Setup:   Stock except for some Primo magnesium pedals (which are shin destroyers, lol)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel Merrick a Racer from kikland lake, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2008

Strengths:    Dirt jumping, street, anithing realy

Weaknesses:    nothing that i have notesed

Bottom Line:   
this bike is perfect it can do all the triks you want and keep you hanging for more.

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Favorite Trail:   local stuff

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   sport cheak

Similar Products Used:   norco ryde, havoc etc

Bike Setup:   its has hayes stroker hydraulike brakes, dirt juper 2, and is awsome

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kieran smith a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2008

Strengths:    everything, great bike all round,can handle aythimg you throw at it

Weaknesses:    none that i can see

Bottom Line:   
fantastic bike for any skill level beginner to advanced.
some of the best hydro brakes ive ever seen,would definately recommend it to everyone.

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Favorite Trail:   glen rock

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1199.00

Similar Products Used:   norco ryde,kona scrap

Bike Setup:   stock

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