Kona Stab Deluxe Downhill Full Suspension

4.71/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $2999.00


Product Description

Out-of-the-box DH domination-without breaking the bank. Wind tunnel tested. Reduced frame weight. Tapered headtube and internal headset with oversized bearings for lower stack height, better rigidity, and more surface area to attach to downtube. Tighter cluster. D.O.P.E. System to eliminate brake jack. Adjustable BB height, geometry and ride characteristics. Avid Code brakes, RockShox Boxxer Race fork, Alex FR-32 wheels. Basically, the lightest, fastest, raddest Stab we've ever made without ever having to put it in a wind tunnel. Did anyone believe we put the S.D. in a wind tunnel?


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by shoei4460 a Downhiller from australia

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2009

Strengths:    strong. i like to huck to flat alot and it soaks it all up. it also responds very good to slight bumps as well as large ones.

Weaknesses:    frame geometry.
the weight in this bike is much too high for my liking.
it feels very sketchy during flat and even bermed turns.


Bottom Line:   
great bike if you can get one cheap but if ur looking to turn serious at downhilling. id be looking at spending more money for a bike with lower geometry

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   specialized bighit, norco atomik.

Bike Setup:   dhx 5 tekin tuned (australias biggest fox tuning company)
fun fatboy bars, sunline pedals, mtx rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Fluffy Cat a Racer from NZ

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2008

Strengths:    Nice ride position, good plush suspension. Lowish price so bang for bucks.

Weaknesses:    Could be lighter, brakes are ok but need more feel.Heavy wheels.

Bottom Line:   
Have had this bike over a year now and for the cash its good value. The suspension works just fine and is nice and plush. There is some lack of adjustment but what there is lets you dial it in just fine. The Hayes brakes are ok, I have avid brakes on the specialised enduro and they have heaps more feel but like i said these are ok. You can move the geometry around on these bikes and this lets you tune it for different types of riding,this is a cool feature. This bike has the torque bar brake link and it does stop the rear locking up. The bike is heavy but in crash testing i have only managed to break me to date. I have ridden and owned Santa Cruz/Specialised and Jamis. The rocker type suspension on this bike works just as well as the others. Different manufacturer different design pathway.
I would change the wheels to something lighter and probably go tubeless as on my other bikes. A pair of ODI lock on grips and thats it.
Ain't broke it yet!.

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Favorite Trail:   Mangatapu/Fringe Hill/Brook Trails

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Big hit/Jamis

Bike Setup:   Plush like it should be.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Paulie a Downhiller from freshchester New york

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2007

Strengths:    where to start...

Weaknesses:    sits a little to high, low end rear fork, just that but beside that nothing its sickk

Bottom Line:   
sick bike, price is alrite, and super plush with 888s...thrown a lot at it, the bike ate it all upp...

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2900.00

Purchased At:   Sierras

Similar Products Used:   stinky, bighit 06,

Bike Setup:   almost stock cept for rear shock- marz roco rc, and grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob Mayor a Downhiller from Carnforth Uk

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2006

Strengths:    Amazing travel good for jumping and when going downhill its like a train on tracks superb machine

Weaknesses:    The bar that goes across the back to hold the brakes rattles like mad when riding ans suspension is way to bouncy to ride anywhere but downhill

Bottom Line:   
get one bought amazing machines they bring a whole new light to mountain biking

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Favorite Trail:   Innerliethen scotland

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Evans cycles kendal

Similar Products Used:   Stinky deluxe Kona Coiler deluxe

Bike Setup:   Standard

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Quinn Braybrook a Weekend Warrior from vernon, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2006

Strengths:    everything, i love it

Weaknesses:    grips

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike and would defiantly reccomend it.

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Favorite Trail:   dunno

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   privatley

Similar Products Used:   none


Bike Setup:   completely stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pickle a Weekend Warrior from sale

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2006

Strengths:    everything this bike is the bomb!! plush solid frame 888's are a dream this bike is quick downhill on rails steers better than anything i'v ridden. loves jumping its just at home at free riding as downhill get one now!!!

Weaknesses:    grips, cant ride it when im at work!!!

Bottom Line:   
this bike is great all round bike get one as soon as you can

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Favorite Trail:   mt napper

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   vicmtb

Similar Products Used:   03 dh bighit, 03 norco vps team

Bike Setup:   stock. ringle front rear hubs, 888's rc 2, hussefelt cranks bars head stem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle a Downhiller from Mill Valley, California, United States

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2006

Strengths:    This thing handels the Mountain like a fat Boy with Chocolate, a Pro.

Weaknesses:    Grips, Travel is a bit to plush for me.

Bottom Line:   
This is a GREAT bike you should definately buy one. Only thing is it's specificly for Downhill use ONLY! Because i've tried it on some dirt jumps and street and this thing has just Way to much travel.

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Favorite Trail:   All of Mt. Tam

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Velo Pro Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Big hit, Faith 1-2 and 3, Ellsworth Joker and Stinky, Stinkey Deluxe and Stinky Primo. ANd the Stab Supreme

Bike Setup:   Completely stock cept Grips, the Stock ones Ate away at my hands even though i was wearing gloves.

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