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Kona Shred DJ/MtnX

4.28/5 (102 Reviews)
MSRP : $949.00


Product Description

You need a bike that's tough-tough on the trail, the street, the backyard. A bike that'll be there no matter what, through rain, snow, sleet and sun. You want a frame that comes with a lifetime warranty and components that won't hold you back, designed to bring in a new era of cycling fun. Time to Shred.

  • RockShox Recon Silver R Coil fork
  • Draco brakes
  • Kona Custom cockpit
  • Kona GLOG grips


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dustin s

    Date Reviewed: April 6, 2013

    Strengths:    great price, well balanced frame, bullet proof fork .

    Weaknesses:    altus rear deraileur, mechanical brakes lack adjustment/power (upgrade to hydraulic or some bb7's would be great) non lock on grips.

    Bottom Line:   
    This reveiw is on an 09 so may be slightly outdated, Anyways ive ridden 05 and 06 shreds in the past which also lacked braking power, lock on grips, and a dirt jam fork that liked to blow seals . also always found that the frame was unbalnced and kept all the weight to the rear wheel . however on the newer 09 kona has a more balance frame and a solid dj3 fork. For a bike at this price you cant go wrong though . its got all the goodies to satisfy a progressing rider yet it has the entry level price for begginers . defiately a bike i would recomend to the weekend warrior who wants to do it all.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Luke

    Date Reviewed: April 3, 2013

    Strengths:    It works great for all types of ridding and handles jumps and minor downhill trails very well.
    Priced great,
    You defenily get more than you paired for


    Weaknesses:    Doesn't change gears very well.
    And the derailer bends of a day of hard riding


    Bottom Line:   
    This bike is great but once you become a serious rider you will want to agust or replace the retailer and gears.
    Bikes components other wise are good and you won't have problems with, besides normal wear and tear.

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

    Date Reviewed: July 14, 2012

    Strengths:    Strong frame
    Good grip


    Weaknesses:    A little bit heavy

    Bottom Line:   
    Great bike overall. Really fun for trail and jumps. Easy to get used to. Great for a begginer

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    Price Paid:    $350.00

    Purchased At:   Online


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

    Date Reviewed: June 18, 2012

    Strengths:    The entire bike......

    Weaknesses:    None.... Would be more stoked if it were a single crown.

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this bike 2 years ago.... Haven't had a problem with it yet. I come froma bmx background so i wanted to be able to ride DJ/Street but still go pedal around with my Am/XC friends.... i completely scored. Couldn't be happier with my decision.

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    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   Bicycle World Kingma

    Bike Setup:   Stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Shredder07 a Weekend Warrior from Derry, Northern Ireland, UK

    Date Reviewed: November 22, 2011

    Strengths:    Smooth gears, nice shifters, good colour range, nice brakes, suspension, frame, seat, rims, grips, pedals, and everything else.

    Weaknesses:    Heavy (only a tad though), pedal crank keeps falling off.

    Bottom Line:   
    I've owned this bike for a good few yers now, and Its been a great bike. Gears are smooth, brakes are smooth, seat is comfy, handle bars are prefect. It Is good for intermediate - pro level riders, I'm not sure what its like for doing tricks and stuff, but its good for everything else, an all round exceptional bike. Oh and Its very good value for money.

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    Favorite Trail:   anything with sharp bends, big jumps and dirt/mud

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   Halfords, Cresent Li

    Bike Setup:   Standard/stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by konastuff512 a Weekend Warrior from kamloops, british columbia, canada

    Date Reviewed: July 6, 2011

    Strengths:    Everthing

    Weaknesses:    nothing yeet

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great bike, light agile and tuff as f!#k! If you want a bike to go from a mountain to trail to a park GET THIS BIKE !

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    Favorite Trail:   anywere with rough terrain or dirt jumps

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $800.00

    Purchased At:   100 mile house gear

    Similar Products Used:   Norco bigfoot, sasquatch, 125 . kona scrap and shred .

    Bike Setup:   Mainly stock. Maxxis Holyroller dmr grips

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by mitchellski a Downhiller from new zealand

    Date Reviewed: April 16, 2011

    Strengths:    frame, disk brakes, wheels, gears, suspension

    Weaknesses:    weight but can be easily removed

    Bottom Line:   
    amazing proformance ! yet to heavy !

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    Favorite Trail:   wood hill or mates house

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $750.00

    Purchased At:   bike barn

    Similar Products Used:   kona cowan

    Bike Setup:   jump and mountain, disk brakes, 15" frame, 26" wheels, front bomber shocks, grips

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by alexcovaci22 a Racer from Bucharest, Romania

    Date Reviewed: April 6, 2011

    Strengths:    frame, fork....did't have a problem with them

    Weaknesses:    The pedals, wich suddenly broke down, the hubs needed replacement with Novatec because they broke down too. It don't have an ISCG5 mount

    Bottom Line:   
    It's a verry good bike, because you buy it for the frame and fork, you don't care about the others....it feels soo smooth an flow in the air, on on a trail, you can do anything with it. I see that kona offers now a lifetime guarantee wich is a great value for money. I will remain on kona because i love it's feeling, how you don't like it at first, but only after you ride it you can really see what it can do and then fall in love with it. Try this bike and you won't be disappointed

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    Favorite Trail:   Bunloc

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   bikexpert shop

    Similar Products Used:   UMF Hardy 1 2010

    Bike Setup:   Kona shred 09, mz dj3 2007, novatec hubs, doubletracks, crankbrothers pedals, deore shaddow with chaingude

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by MudHog a Weekend Warrior from Salem,Oregon

    Date Reviewed: February 23, 2011

    Strengths:    great bike,i ride every sunday night,and keep up with friends on there regular mnt. bikes,,rides easy on road,and on trails,,front forks are great,very smooth,,mill be looking into getting a 2011 shred soon

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    great bike,,highly recommend

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    Favorite Trail:   powerline,,browns camp

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   Craigslist

    Bike Setup:   kenda k rad tires,alpha drive cranks,chisel headset,odi bar ends,hayes breaks

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by RallySoob a Weekend Warrior from Salem, OR

    Date Reviewed: August 23, 2010

    Strengths:    07 Kona Shred: Looks great, Alot of bike for the money on the used market. Mine came with upgrade front disc but I'm sure the bakes worked awesome without, stopping power is great. Bike is pretty light considering the equipment installed

    Weaknesses:    I hear the frame welds can crack although I've heard alot of rumors on the net that aren't entirely true. I've taken it off a 6 or 7ft stair drop and it seemed rock solid to me, did it 4 more times afterwards. The Marzocchi DJ4 forks that come stock on this one are a little bouncy but they don't bottom out easily at all, they are decent forks.

    Bottom Line:   
    Feels like an awesome bike for the money. Jumps great at the BMX/DJ track and mobs around town with 16spds too choose from. I hang with my friends on the technical mtb type trails and the downhill stuff too. I would'nt push it more than a 10ft drop, I would guess it's gonna hurt alot after that. I love mine, I'll keep it and just upgrade the forks to fox or some other nice fat 100-120mm fork.

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    Favorite Trail:   Urban/Various Single Tracks

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   CraigsList Local

    Similar Products Used:   nothing, been out of bikes for 10+ yrs

    Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Seat, ODI Locking grips, Maxxis HollyRoller/High Roller Tire setup, Bash Guard with chain tensioner

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by konashred a Weekend Warrior from spokane wa usa

    Date Reviewed: June 19, 2010

    Strengths:    really srong good tires and brakes for 700

    Weaknesses:    forks suck seats really heavy and thae overall bike wieghs a lot.

    Bottom Line:   
    its a great bike but if your gonna buy one just get the frame because most of the components suck. if you get the setup just buy a different fork because the forks. the bend and botttem out and have almost no edjustibility.

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    Favorite Trail:   beacon

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   wheelsport east

    Similar Products Used:   kona cowan

    Bike Setup:   stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by GhettoRiggedRider a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: May 20, 2010

    Strengths:    Frame, crankset, bash guard, stem, handlebars, rims, tires and shifters.

    Weaknesses:    Fork, rear deurailer, seat, pedals. Can't fit 7" rear disc without grinding frame down. Fork is GARBAGE! It flexs left and right, bottoms real easy and I'm a skinny kid! Replace that rubbish asap!

    Bottom Line:   
    Great intro to intermediate bike. Will last you forever even with hard riding. I haven't serviced my bike a single time since 2004 and it runs smooth as butter. Reliable and sturdy. Get a size smaller and it's really 'flckable'.

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    Favorite Trail:   Mt. Woodson to Poway Lake

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $760.00

    Purchased At:   Now-Closed-Bike-Shop

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized P1 all mountain.

    Bike Setup:   Stock + rear 170mm Hope Mono 4 disc, Avid juicy 7 front.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by cheekychina@hotmail.com a Downhiller from retford, nottinghamshire, england

    Date Reviewed: December 12, 2009

    Strengths:    the frame is very strong and the tyers last me a lost time and it looks nice.

    Weaknesses:    quite heavy and some of the parts wear but over a long time.

    Bottom Line:   
    really good nike with an bomb proof frame

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    Favorite Trail:   sherwood pines

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   tree fos cycles

    Similar Products Used:   scott voltage, specialized p2 08

    Bike Setup:   stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Yvo a Weekend Warrior from Doesburg, Holland

    Date Reviewed: November 8, 2009

    Strengths:    everything

    Weaknesses:    Nothing,

    Bottom Line:   
    A great bike for beginners/advanced riders, i use it for urban freeride and everything works great.

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    Favorite Trail:   SFA Stichting Freeride Achterhoek

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $550.00

    Purchased At:   Lukassen Tweewielers

    Similar Products Used:   Giant Alu Bulder Light


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by userX a Weekend Warrior from B.C

    Date Reviewed: August 15, 2009

    Strengths:    forks\frame

    Weaknesses:    front gears

    Bottom Line:   
    great bike for dirt jumps and aggressive riding. can really take a beating. perfect for begginers and intermediate riders alike.

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    Favorite Trail:   nicoles trail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $666.00

    Purchased At:   secret cycles

    Similar Products Used:   norco wolverine,kona stuff

    Bike Setup:   stock

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