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Kona Scrap DJ/MtnX

4.31/5 (80 Reviews)
MSRP : $699.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nathaniel a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2013

Strengths:    Frame proportion, build quality

Weaknesses:    Stock was a little bit heavy

Bottom Line:   
Feels sturdy and fairly maneuverable on trails. Much more efficient pedaling than the Specailized P2 I used to have. It was my favorite bike I've ever owned before I customized it. Now that I've built it up wouldn't trade it for any other.

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Price Paid:    $345.00

Similar Products Used:   Iron Horse Maverick Team, Specialized P2

Bike Setup:   Fox Float Fork, RaceFace bottom bracket and crank, Cannondale grips, SRAM cassette, and a Wipperman chain.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bandit111 a Cross Country Rider from victoria, BC, canada

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2011

Strengths:    This bike is a BEAST, the frame will pretty much take anything you throw at it

Weaknesses:    all the stock components are alright, tires are alright, pedals (I didn't like them but they're personal preference). Gears are not very good, they skip a lot and at times that can be quit painful. NOT FOR UPHILL.

Bottom Line:   
this is a good bike but will probably upgrade parts, great bike for downhill but not for uphill

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Favorite Trail:   lots

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   craigsliste

Similar Products Used:   kona shred


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chappers is baest a Weekend Warrior from herefordshire

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2011

Strengths:    everything

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
I got this bike off ebay cheap £270 and i flipping love it only used twice by previous owner. GReat for everything really holds in dirt jumping and also good for downhill. Strong versatile bike that can take a hit or two and lets you carve every burm and lip. Recommended for anyone whos biked before and also just starting out. I would tell anyone who hasnt tried this bike to try it or the cowan another great ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   FOD

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $270.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   none


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt Moggridge a Weekend Warrior from London, UK

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2010

Strengths:    A great looking bike that always turns heads and invites complimentary comments.

Weaknesses:    Used on the road it can be a little sluggish, but its looks eliminate anything negative. Oh, it's only got 16 gears, but again, its looks win through.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that if you want a strong bike, that's versatile and looks good, then the Scrap is for you. If you like to be on the receiving end of complimentary comments like, "Hey, that's a cool bike!" then go get a Scrap. The problem is they don't make 'em any more, apparently, so you'll have to look around on the internet or in the windows of your local newsagent. You know what's really good about owning a Scrap? It's knowing you're unlikely to see someone else on the same bike. I've been on the London to Brighton, the London to Oxford, the London to Cambridge and I've never seen anybody on one – unless it's me passing a mirrored wall.

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Favorite Trail:   Marden Woods

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Evans Cycles (online

Similar Products Used:   None, really. Used to have a Marin Bear Valley Special Edition, but that was a different sort of bike: more gears for a start, but it looked cool too.

Bike Setup:   The set-up is a good bike, that's it, pure and simple. The Kona Scrap is a cool, cool bike, it looks good, it's tough and that's about it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cadp a Downhiller from logy bay,newfoundland, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2010

Strengths:    The bike will take pretty much anything you throw at it as long as you take care of it

Weaknesses:    a bit heavy. Personally i didn't like to chain rings up front.

Bottom Line:   
I'm onto my third year with the bike, no problems with it. great value. excellent beginner bike. 2 full years of downhill abuse and still going strong

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Favorite Trail:   White hills

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Cychotic bikes

Similar Products Used:   Miele tt-250

Bike Setup:   stock with an intense racing tire, avid juicy 3 back brake, single chain ring up front with a truvative chain guild, blackspire C4 bashguard.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gurthang a Cross Country Rider from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2009

Strengths:    It’versatile. Geometry is excellent. It’s strong and not very heavy. Looks are great. It's a Kona

Weaknesses:    Bosses for rear V-brakes, that's all that has ever bothered me...

Bottom Line:   
The frame is made for jumping but can be perfectly ridden in the trail for abusive XC. It is so strong and solid (without being too heavy), and so easy to maneuver that results exceptional for singletrack, roller-coaster hilly rooty trail riding (especially if you are 220 lbs). It’s long enough for XC-AM riding but offers very low standover so you can really play with it. The short chainstays add responsiveness too. It was supposed to be a dirt jumping frame but can be used to built the perfect all around/trail /real XC hardtail if you value strength and stiffness versus lightness.

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Favorite Trail:   Rocky Hill Ranch

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Cambria Bicycle Outf

Similar Products Used:   Giant Iguana, Merida Matts, 'cause I am using this Kona for XC/singletrack/trail and playful commuting; and not for dirt jumping.

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi All Mountain III '05; Avid BB7 180/160; 1x9 gearing, 36 teeth front with Dog Fang chain guard, 32-11 in the rear with a Shimano LX derailleur; Shimano Deore BB and cranks; Azonic HD1 looong seatpost; Specialized saddle; Syncros AM stem; Truvativ Hussefelt 31.8 Riser Bar; F wheel is Giant generic, R wheel is a Mavic 317; Specialized Enduro 2.2 tires (30-few PSI); Drive platform pedals.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by CROmountainbike a Downhiller from Oshawa Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2008

Strengths:    Good Frame, good handlebars. This bike is a tank when its working properly. Has a high level of impact forgivness, but like all bikes it has its limits. Good for "bombing around" riding to the store (always have a buddy with you to watch your bike. $1000 is still alot of money so be careful). If if you go camping with your family its a handy tool if you need to ride to the store and tell the manager to haul out his tractor because your dad got the truck stuck in mud, lol this happened to me! It is a gorgeous bike and gets lots of attention. Try to ride it somewhere were $1000 mountain bikes are uncommon, for example Virginia Beach. I took advantage of it being a hardtail and rode it on the boardwalk. An od man apporached me and asked if its the kind of bikes people do backflips on.

Weaknesses:    Cheap parts. I would not recommend this bike to a seasoned dirtjumper, or one who will be doing tricks. Broke first week after purchase. I've replaced many parts more than once. Cheap Derraluer. Tires dont offer any grip so if you can replace the rear tire. I have an Intense DH tire on the back.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for a beginer, as I said before, a bad choice for a skilled dirtjumper. Good use for XC, Tecnical trails (rock gardens, small jumps, skinnies, decents, replace back tire for climbing) , northshore trails (not freeride northshore but something less aggressive like the Bruce Pennisula, no drops or anything that will bang the bike around alot). Take it to the skate park if you want but watch the Derraluer you dont want to lose it on rails or boxes, etc . I would recommend removing the front derraluer and replacing it with a chainguide if you are going to dirtjump. Kona could have done a better job at asembling the bike because parts on the bike will rattle lose very quickley. Overall a must for first time riders who want a tank of a bike for a good price.

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Favorite Trail:   Whistler or Diablo FR Park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Northern Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stuff. Kona Garbonzo (Whistler signature bike).

Bike Setup:   Scrap frame, Marzocci DJ 3 fork, chainguide (I put it on myself. The stock bike does not come with it).

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LittleMoosey a Cross Country Rider from Ester, Alaska, USA

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2008

Strengths:    Strong frame
Not too heavy
Excellent for beginners
Good price


Weaknesses:    Not a big deal, I would put on more beefy grips.

Bottom Line:   
I absolutely LOVE this little bike. As an older-than-average rider and female, this is an excellent dirt jumper, urban assault bike that allows a new rider to develop skills and have fun.
Using this bike close to home--jumping, cornering down steep hills--has helped me with my XC MTB riding abilities.
No, you don't get the top of the line deraileurs or levers, but for the money it's sic. I would recommend this bike to anyone.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Beaver Sports

Similar Products Used:   P2

Bike Setup:   All stock parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kyle from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2008

Strengths:    I really love this bike,it has so many things that i like. The fork is said to be heavy but it's fine and works awesome,once you have it you'll have no complaints. The brakes work fine...might upgrade though. The shifters are good, the seat is comfortable. I really love the crank and bars as well.

Weaknesses:    not many...the grips are kind of annoying but they work,also the pedals are really nice but they can really hurt your shins gonna probably get some shin guards though.

Bottom Line:   
this bike is really nice gets me excitted to go biking, love it a lot. It's probably more of a beginner to intermediate bike and with a few upgrades could be riden by anyone.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   freewheel

Similar Products Used:   stuff shred flow

Bike Setup:   all stock for now thinking about upgrading brakes,maybe just bigger rotors, put a lizard skin on when i bought it

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Zach MacLean a Weekend Warrior from Lafayette,California, USA

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2008

Strengths:    It has nice cranks and good bars and strong frame

Weaknesses:    The seat post gets stuck in seat post tube ,bash guard cracked and broke, fork is terrible and makes annoying popping noise, rims are to heavy and bad,

Bottom Line:   
This is a really nice bike and has alot of potential becauase the frame is only about 4 pounds and just needs money put into it to get it good, only 3 chilis for the value cuz u gotta put at least $300 into it to make it good

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Favorite Trail:   Mountain lion to Drop Off

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $815.00

Purchased At:   Hank And Frank Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   2004 Kona Stinky

Bike Setup:   2006 Kona Scrap w/ white demolition seat, redline seatpost, Sunline bars and stem set, MRP system 3 chainguide, Sun Rims Ryno lite

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by shizz shizzle a Weekend Warrior from australia

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2007

Strengths:    looks good forks are good reall strong

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
real nice bike looks real good but looks average on photos gota see it up close,
no problems
overal nice bike

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Favorite Trail:   bakyard

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   anaconda

Similar Products Used:   STP1,2 shred

Bike Setup:   2007 stock except xt rear derailer and decore front derailer

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Vaughan bugaboo a Downhiller from regina

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2007

Strengths:    its a kona..so i got warrenty..i got a black one..so thats cool..ive turned it into a dirtjumper

Weaknesses:    i got triple crowns on,,hope frame holds up,,im not a hard rider so...

Bottom Line:   
i work at a bike shop so i got this bike cheap..this kid broke the forx and left it and got a new bike,$150 the bike was mine..had parts laying around to build a sweet hardtail up ,about $600 bucks later i got a desent dirt jumper ,not many hardtails have triple crown forx on em...




























4

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Favorite Trail:   havent been there yet..regina sucks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   dutch cycle....go therr

Similar Products Used:   norco bushpilot xc, kona coiler, gt idrive..

Bike Setup:   drop off triple, hayes nine seven inch rotors,flnn bars,dangerboy stem,k-nine bashguard,wellgo sealed pedals,sun rim,and alexrim,,kena slick tires,,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by austIn from sacramento

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2007

Strengths:    every thing

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
I am 14 and 120 pounds and its the best bike i have ever ridden

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Favorite Trail:   park out of my back yard

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   mad cat

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   2007 kona scrap

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gabe from israel

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2007

Strengths:    super strong frame!!!

Weaknesses:    low fork travel, a bit weak rims and bad grips, the brakes are not so good also,

Bottom Line:   
super strong bike, did every thing I wanted it to do, love it, only if brakes I will switch it,

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock, didn't like the grips so swiched

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James a Weekend Warrior from Onterrible

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2007

Strengths:    Awsome looking and great colour. Wheels feel stiff as hell. Been experimenting with 180's and no problems so far. Have taken a few nasty falls and not so much as a derrailleur has skipped or broken. Forks work well besides the fact that they're psycho heavy and top out every time. Pedals offer decent grip, but I have spiked myself several times resulting in stitch-needing cuts. The cranks, handlebars, and stem are AWSOME. Cannot say enough good things about the Gravity components on the bike.

Weaknesses:    Grips sucked, Pedals leave some decent sized gashes.

Bottom Line:   
Feels great in the air, a decent climber due to the grippy tires and low gear ratio.

4 Flamin' chilis for value because they could've put on a deore derrailleur, although no problems with the alivio yet.

5 Flamin' chilis overall because the bike feels great and is all i need for intermediate DJ.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Liberty! Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Spesh P2, Rocky Mountain Flow 2.0, etc.

Bike Setup:   All stock, DJ3, Alivio, GRAVITY BARS STEM AND CRANKS :D, Alex DM24 wheels, etc.
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