Kona King Kahuna Frameset

5/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $1799.00

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Kona King Kahuna

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ron fisher a Cross Country Rider from edmonds, wa usa

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2007

Strengths:    I posted my original post above back in 99. I'm still riding this frame with different components. Rock solid and still going!

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great frame

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Favorite Trail:   wherever

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Adam a Cross Country Rider from Colorado Springs

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2000

Strengths:    Geometry, strength, versatility. Does exactly what it should.

Bottom Line:   
I have ridden a lot of bikes, including a custom-built steel hardtail. This is my dream bike . . .
But the bike that I am happy on is not necessarily one that you will like. I like a long top tube, a moderately steep head angle, and don't mind trading a little weight for extra stregth.
Nevertheless, I plan to ride this frame for a long, long time.

P.S. - Just in case you didn't know, Kona doesn't actually make bikes at all . . . they are merely an outsourcing and marking firm. Sorry Kona fans.

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Favorite Trail:   lake wenatchee, WA

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Wholesale (employee)

Similar Products Used:   Custom steel, carbon fiber, aluminum.

Bike Setup:   Race Face, XTR, riser bars, Time ATAC, and big fat tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brian smart from bellingham, wa

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2000

Strengths:    US Sandvik TI, custom draw, gussets, great welds, beefy.

Weaknesses:    haven't found one yet and I've checked Moots, Seven, Merlin, proto-hype Yeti at interbike, Ibis.

Bottom Line:   
Some of the Kings are being retrofitted for disk tabs, mine is one of them. Tasty 17" frame fits so nice, did my first test ride tonight and the Ti combined with the Next LP there is NO flex at all, if your legs have power it's all transfered. I've looked long and hard at Ti frames. Like I said, I checked them all in Interbike, Moots, Merlin, Seven, Ibis, and Yeti. The King may not be the lighest, but I didn't buy it for that. Bought it because it's just as clean as all the boutique, trust funders only, but less $$$$. I'm most certainly not second guessing my choice. The boys at Kona has a nice little secret.

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Favorite Trail:   Kung Fu theatre

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   First and last Ti bike

Bike Setup:   Zed2 Xfly, Kings, Bontrager, RaceFace, SRAM 9.0, Hayes, TIME ATAC, 99% Shinamo free. It doesn't get any better

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Cross-Country Rider from Breckenridge, CO

Date Reviewed: June 4, 1999

workmanship, ride quality, gusseted, biovalizaed tubes, geometry


Bottom Line:   
This is my first ti hardtail and I love it. Besides the riding position, the ti frame really soaks up some vibrations. The first few rides, I thought the rear tire was flatting, but it was just the ti rear end doing its job. Not the lightest bike, but it is really fun to ride. Climbs better than my Manitou HT, cause the ti rear end doesn't bounce around as much as an aluminum rear end.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
Marzocchi Z-2, XTR parts

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by fish a Cross-Country Rider from edmonds, wa

Date Reviewed: April 19, 1999

Kona design
hand built in USA
Sandvik custom drawn shaped, gussetted


Bottom Line:   
This is just a prebuild/preride review.. I'm working on gathering all the parts for this awesome frame.. after emptying z wallet for the frame, may have to cut some corners on compenents till next year.. Have worn out my Kula, now on to my lifetimer frame! This frame is flawless interms of the welds and detailing and should track like a wet dream! Will be back with a ride review when completed.. 5 chili's for starters!

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Kona Kula - only frame geometry is similar.

Bike Setup:   
zoke z3, xt/xtr, mish mash of new/used components.. for now anyway!

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Looking at the King Kahuna carbon for a new ride. I'm looking at the frame geo and the 18" frame has a stand over of a smidge over 32". I typically use an 18 inch frame or a medium in 26er flavor, I'm 5' 11", 32 inch inseam. Usually have a couple inches clearance between top tube and my jewels. ... Read More »

King Kahuna

Hello everyone. I've been looking to try a 29er for a while and I found the 2012 King Kahuna on Crc for £1799.99. I have very little knowlege of geometry etc but it seems to be similar to a few other brands Canyon, Cube etc. I ride mainly XC/trail but also like to race aswell. Also the spec se ... Read More »

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