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Kona Stuff DJ/MtnX

4.54/5 (106 Reviews)
MSRP : $1149.00


Product Description

We chose the name Stuff for a number of reasons. Stuff it into the ground and it'll bounce right back up. Stuff a bunch of extra cash in your wallet and still own a damn good bike. Ride through the city, bomb through the country, and see a whole whack of cool Stuff along the way. You get the picture.

  • Marzocchi DJ3 100mm w/20mm TA fork
  • Shimano brakes
  • Pivotal saddle
  • Maxxis DTH tires


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mtbpkdude a Weekend Warrior

    Date Reviewed: October 13, 2013

    Strengths:    Bombproof frame, very versatile, not too heavy.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    Very satisfied with this frame, can't say about the complete bike as I bought just the frame then built it up custom. However, the complete spec seems pretty solid and durable. Anyway onto the frame, my favorite thing about this bike is how versatile it is - it is my only bike as of now and I've ridden it on pretty much everything you can thing of. I've done 20+ mile trail rides, sessioned the skatepark with it, ridden DH flow trails with it, dirt jumped with it of course, and hit up our local pumptrack with it. Although it is marketed as a DJ bike, the geometry of it allow for riding trails and light downhill as well. Awesome all-around hardtail - ride anything, anytime, anywhere.

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    Favorite Trail:   James River Park System

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Similar Products Used:   Giant STP, Snafu Crenshaw, Specialized P.3


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Rhys

    Date Reviewed: April 22, 2012

    Strengths:    Forks ,rims

    Weaknesses:    frame , I have the 2010 model and the frame has bent with two months of riding

    Bottom Line:   
    save yourself money and buy a giant stp , a fair better and lighter bike

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by LABABLE a Weekend Warrior from kitchener,Ontario,Canada

    Date Reviewed: June 2, 2010

    Strengths:    amazing forks brakes and rims. frame is very strong.

    Weaknesses:    crank comes loose time to time.

    Bottom Line:   
    this is a good bike to learn dirt jumping. i love the forks,ajustable compretion and rebound,and very easy to menover. you just can't brake this bike. I've had this bike for 7 months doing lots of dirt jumping and downhill trails. i have crashed many times and the only thing so far i've only needed to tighten the crank.

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    Favorite Trail:   McClellan bike park

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $800.00

    Purchased At:   Mc Phil's cycle

    Similar Products Used:   knoa shred

    Bike Setup:   standerd

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by snarley a Weekend Warrior from sooke, british columbia, canada

    Date Reviewed: February 23, 2010

    Strengths:    forks are awsome so are the rims, hussefelt howitzers, and the hayes hfx 9 breaks.

    Weaknesses:    front and back derailers are pretty cheap, but havnt replaced them yet, grips are lame...they slide off after a while....like a few months

    Bottom Line:   
    iv ridden this downhill, distance and at the dj park, this bike is light, takes a beating and does not let you down, i have not needed to leave it at the shop for more then 1 hour. iv had more problems with the people that sold it to me then the bike its self. this bike is quite awsome. price was canadian

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    Favorite Trail:   magical mystery tour

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $1068.00

    Purchased At:   goldstream bikes

    Similar Products Used:   khs 150, norco manik, kona shred

    Bike Setup:   stock bike

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by marco619 a Weekend Warrior from Mount Isa, Australia

    Date Reviewed: October 13, 2009

    Strengths:    frame, headset and bars, brakes, cranks all very solid

    Weaknesses:    rims were very easy to buckle, rear derailluer was sh*t house (never using shimano derailleurs again), fork seals blew out on first week

    Bottom Line:   
    not a bad bike really, had a medium size frame which seemed a bit shorter than other bikes ridden. sun ditch witch rims were extremly easy to buckle, rear derailluer was the worst i've ever used (got caught in spokes which ruined derailluer and bent the hanger), the air shocks were too much of a hassle because you'd either put in too much air or not enough air, fork seals had to be done within first week of riding. i would recomend ugrading forks, wheelset and derailluer to a sram item

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    Favorite Trail:   everywhere

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $1100.00

    Purchased At:   sports power

    Similar Products Used:   giant stp, kona cyndercone, da bomb sputnik, gt chucker

    Bike Setup:   standard

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Jonty h.c a Weekend Warrior from new zealand

    Date Reviewed: September 5, 2009

    Strengths:    forks frame brakes

    Weaknesses:    rims replaced them on week 2 of getting my bike

    Bottom Line:   
    great bike

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    Favorite Trail:   wood hill

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Price Paid:    $620.00

    Purchased At:   trade me

    Similar Products Used:   kona scrap dimondback compression 1

    Bike Setup:   hayes nine brakes. shimano alvio gears manitaou stance forks. maxxis 2.5 dh minions front and rear, supa tacky on front. trutativ husslefelt bar and stem

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ralliart03 a Weekend Warrior from surrey, BC, Canada

    Date Reviewed: July 7, 2009

    Strengths:    brakes,forks,grips,handlebars

    Weaknesses:    The Kona DJ seat can be a little uncomfortable sometimes.

    Bottom Line:   
    I think for under 1 thousand dollars, this is the best deal I have seen. I would recommend this bike to anybody spending less than 1 thousand dollars on a DJ or trail bike.

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    Favorite Trail:   anything exciting

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $899.00

    Purchased At:   Sports Replay

    Similar Products Used:   Kona Shred,Kona Shred 2-4,Kona Cowan, and Norco Sasquatch.

    Bike Setup:   Stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jon a Cross Country Rider from Maryport

    Date Reviewed: April 7, 2009

    Strengths:    Invincible. You just can't break this thing! Awesome for learning to jump on. Dirt jumper 2 forks are brilliant, seat is comfy, and the stroker ryde brakes are very sharp.

    Weaknesses:    Nasty wheels, changed them quickly. First attempt at stopping at speed nearly threw me over handlebars, you need to get used to the brakes. Hard to wheelie aswell.

    Bottom Line:   
    Fantastic bike for the money, few minor changes, but nothing to beat the bike down about. It will handle anything, and it can take crash after crash. Would reccomend to anyone.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   Keswick Mountain Bik

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   Lock on grips, DMR v8's, Mavic 823's UST, Geax tyres.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by spd212 a Weekend Warrior from pa

    Date Reviewed: February 21, 2009

    Strengths:    Strong frame, nice forks, awesome brakes.

    Weaknesses:    Seat post and Seat. I had to replace both.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is my "do it all bike". I use it for 18+ mile cross country rides, weekends downhilling, freeriding, & dirt jumping. I have ridden this bike in Pennsylvania, Rays Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Ohio, Downhilling in Swain New York, Downhilling in Plattekill New York, Manhattan New York, and at Diablo Freeride park in New Jersey. The bike handles awesome for the I price paid.

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    Favorite Trail:   dave love ramble

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $800.00

    Purchased At:   ellicottville bike s

    Similar Products Used:   Tricked out Giant Rainier. Kona Shred.

    Bike Setup:   Stock except, seat, seat post, lock on grips, and mud guard.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by bla a Weekend Warrior from horsham, england

    Date Reviewed: December 23, 2008

    Strengths:    solid frame, good forks

    Weaknesses:    everything else

    Bottom Line:   
    rubbish. its been falling apart since the day i bought it. worst problem rear derailleur, totally destroyed while pedaling, not jumping. front derrailleur rubbish chain skips badly after oiled had a dodgy crank which fell off after a few hours of use. halfords build??

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $775.00

    Purchased At:   halfords

    Similar Products Used:   none, this is my first 'proper' dirt jumper

    Bike Setup:   stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jones22 a Downhiller from uk

    Date Reviewed: December 20, 2008

    Strengths:    it a great bike lovely to ride and forks are amazing i would recomend it over the viper and scott bikes.

    Weaknesses:    nothing.

    Bottom Line:   
    it amazing.

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    Favorite Trail:   cwm carn

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $900.00

    Purchased At:   winstanlys

    Similar Products Used:   umf and dmr.

    Bike Setup:   na

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by kona guy a Downhiller from sometown, alberta, canada

    Date Reviewed: November 20, 2008

    Strengths:    Light, durable, smooth to ride, all around good bike.

    Weaknesses:    crappy rims that bend easily, expect to true them every couple rides.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great bike for the price, I would highly reccomend it for anyone!

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    Favorite Trail:   any dj

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $1050.00

    Purchased At:   River Valle Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   kona shred

    Bike Setup:   everything stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by - a Downhiller from canada

    Date Reviewed: October 2, 2008

    Strengths:    Very strong frame handels incredeble, everey things great!!

    Weaknesses:    Iv just had a few problems with the derailer but thats it!!

    Bottom Line:   
    GREAT bike for almost any one and I would definetly recomend it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   wisteler

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   second hand

    Similar Products Used:   None-BEST YET!


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by BenV a Weekend Warrior from Fernie, B.C., Cananda

    Date Reviewed: August 12, 2008

    Strengths:    Great for dirtjumping, whips and will take some large casing, decent for climbing and balanced ripping down the trails, and great forks (drop-off 4)

    Weaknesses:    both deraikeurs are very cheap, the rear one especially, not good quality at all, lots of difficulty with gears in general

    Bottom Line:   
    Good value for the bike, not very reliable for hardcore trail or downhill in general, great for dirtjumping,
    not recomended for hardcore trail or downhill riders

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    Favorite Trail:   Beer Run

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $1100.00

    Purchased At:   Ski Base


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by maxligema a Weekend Warrior from England, cumbria

    Date Reviewed: July 7, 2008

    Strengths:    Light, great for whips and hops etc. Love the forks (marzocchi drop off 4) , paint job best in the world! striking acid green. Can be used for all sorts of riding apart from maybe extreme downhill but i have used it down some very hairy trails!

    Weaknesses:    brakes are extremely unadjustable and the shimano rear derallieur is a bit iffy (alivio). Frame shape not brilliant for going uphill, but then agin it is a jump bike.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great bike, thouroughly reccomend to all riders as it can take a godd beating and i haven't broken anything yet! Great value as well. Love the whole bike!

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    Favorite Trail:   fort william 4X

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   ebay (brand new thou

    Similar Products Used:   Kona scrap 07, Scott voltage, Kona cowan, Kona coiler

    Bike Setup:   Stock everything apart from new pedals and lizard skin.

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    Front end squirmy on faster flowy stuff - tire rolling over?

    I've been noticing the front end of our ECDM very suddenly going from sure-footed to squirmy when we are hitting the bermed flowy trail coming down the local hills. My best guess is that the feeling is coming from the front tire folding or rolling over. Looks like there's some wear on the sidewall r ... Read More »

    New Stuff at Mt. Snow?

    My fiancé won a free weekend at Mt. Snow so I'm headed there this weekend, bikes in tow. I used to live at Mt. Snow and was very familiar with the riding there. I haven't ridden there in 5 years or so and was wondering if there were any major updates on there downhill and XC trails. I know they'v ... Read More »

    safety gear for steep, technical stuff...and long climbs

    I am getting really into biking down technical, steep terrain, with jagged rocks, loose dirt, roots, plants etc. I have already taken a few diggers and shed some blood. I feel like I should be wearing a lot more gear than an open face helmet, but I have to long climbs to get to the good stuff. Wha ... Read More »

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