Kona Coiler Deluxe Freeride Full Suspension

4.43/5 (7 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame tubing: Kona Clump 7005 Aluminum 6" Travel
  • Rear Shock: Fox DHX 4.0
  • Fork: Marzocchi 66 RV ETA 160mm travel
  • Headset: FSA PIG
  • Pedals: Jackshit Primo
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG73
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore LX
  • Handlebar: RaceFace EVOLVE AM OS Riser
  • Stem: RaceFace EVOLVE AM OS
  • Grips: Kona LOG
  • Tires: Maxxis Advantage
  • Rims: Sun SingleTrack SL-1
  • Saddle: WTB Pure V Race FR


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JackC a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2012

Strengths:    CLIMBS! Smooth suspension, takes plenty of abuse.

Weaknesses:    Expensive dropouts (which are also the derailleur hanger and DO NOT SNAP). Not enough travel (but maybe it's me). Quick-release dropouts are stock.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this frame at Sunday River last year, rode a season of XC on it, and took it to Mt Snow this year. This bike is nice for XC and AM, but don't push it if you go downhilling. I was surprised at how easily the shock bottomed out on small drops (me being fairly light at 160 lbs), so it could use more travel or a heavier spring (mine is a 400) I do like the air preload feature, however. Aside from that, this bike climbs like a MOFO and if you're a hotshot XC rider that rips over everything doing 40mph, this bike is right for you. Be careful where you but the seat, if it's too low, you'll hit it with the swingarms.

The bad: The dropouts are replaceable, but they'll run you at least $79 for ONE. One of my pet-peeves is quick release for anything other than XC, and if you want 12mm thru-axle dropouts, you need to buy the DOPE kit for $200 The drive side dropout is also the derailleur hanger, and unfortunately it makes a really crappy hanger since it doesn't break when you catch a stick and you end up trashing your derailleur. Also, the threads on my dropout stripped from the derailleur bolt and it's not easy to find the right helicoil kit.

The overall: Basically, its a good frame for heavy XC and AM since it climbs really well and has the right amount of travel for XC and AM. It's a decent DH frame for anyone less than 160lbs (Set your kid up with one of these instead of a Stinky Jr if you go downhilling). I paid $125 for the frame, headset, shock and crankset which is a SCREAMING deal, so 5 chilis for value, however the DH performance of this bike disappointed me so 3 chilis for overall.

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Favorite Trail:   Killington

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Sunday River

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stinky

Bike Setup:   Boxxer team fork, stock DHX 4.0 shock, X7 drivetrain, Raceface cranks, Mavic wheelset, Hayes HFX 9 and MAG brakes, Tioga bars.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MRcoiler a Downhiller from scotland

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2011

Strengths:    Insanely solid frame, takes 6 feet drops for breakfast great for dh nd freeride duties

Weaknesses:    unusual small flex around bb area

Bottom Line:   
GREAT!! strong light(ish) short and agile

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Favorite Trail:   innerleithen DH

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   friends dh bikes

Bike Setup:   Boxxer 08 WC, fox dhx 5.0 truvative, sram, nukeproof

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rider a Weekend Warrior from NorCal, CA USA

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2011

Strengths:    Solid, reliable freeride / all mountain frameset

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I bought this frameset from wheelworld over 2 years ago and custom built my setup. Has perfect geometry for a 5" fork and all mountain riding. Freeriding is a blast and it can handle almost any downhill you throw at it. The Fox DH4.0 shock wroks great too. A good match for my Vanilla RLC. I enjoy blasting down runs at Northstar once or twice a year, and the rest of the year is trailriding and urban street sessions.
Pedals uphill very well too. As good as any 4 bar rear linkage bike such as any specialized 4 bar.

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Favorite Trail:   Northstar at Tahoe

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Wheel World

Similar Products Used:   Cove G-Spot, Specialized Enduro

Bike Setup:   All Mountain - Race Face bars & stem, TruVativ Hussefelt cranks & BB, Fox Vanilla RLC, Atom Labs Trail Pimp wheels, Hayes Stroker Ace 2010 brakeset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a Weekend Warrior from Glendale, AZ, US

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2008

Strengths:    The frame and rear shock are awesome.

Weaknesses:    I have had no problems so far.

Bottom Line:   
I bought the frame only and it came with the rear shock. I have had no problems at all with it. It took some getting used to when climbing long, steep hills but I can do it now a little easier. The downhill is where this bike rocks. I have hit some pretty hard drops (6-8 ft.) and have not had any problems. The rear shock soaks everything up without a problem. It is difficult to tell if I like this bike so much because of the other components I have installed on it or if the frame is really this nice.

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Favorite Trail:   Pfalzwald Germany

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Wheel World

Similar Products Used:   Motobecane 700HT, Ibex Alpine

Bike Setup:   All custom. I have Rock Shox Totem Solo-air on the front, Easton AM Havoc wheelset, SRAM X.0 triggers and rear derailleur, X.9 front, Avid Code 203mm F and R, Truvativ Noir Crankset, Ritchey carbon rizer bar and stem, and Chris King headset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter Diamond a Weekend Warrior from Wellington NZ

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2008

Strengths:    Frame, suspension, wheels, brakes, pedals

Weaknesses:    None that I can find

Bottom Line:   
This biek rocks. Okay I was used to a hard tail, but it is built like a tank. Is a little heavy at 18kg however will go over, up, down and across anything. If it had a motor it would never stop. Handles the skate board park ramps very well, steps are a breeze, you can drop it, jump it, xc it and it takes all in its stide. Just drop down the front shocks to 110mm and off you go up the hill as easy as you do down the hill. Point down the hill and hold on - it takes it all.

Is an awesome bike and for 3k NZD from Bike Barn I cannot recommend it enough.

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Favorite Trail:   Waikanaw

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Bike Barn Wellington

Similar Products Used:   Kona Dawg

Bike Setup:   Factory standard

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ru Macdonald a Weekend Warrior from Perth

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2008

Strengths:    strong frame, dhx 4 is great for climbing nd down hill. strong bars and stem and grippy tires.

Weaknesses:    8" disc rotos would be nice, the 180mm lack the power that the bigger ones would give. wheel set is a bit crap, im thinking of getting halo sas rims.

Bottom Line:   
great all rounder bike, very stable and manovarable on the north shore because it is short and lighter than other entry level freeride bikes. i love this bike, it is my first full sus and it is perfect for me, it is fine for dirt jumps nd park riding but is much better ripping through the trees. This is the little bro of the stinky. this is the do it all version of the stinky, it is a great bike to have.

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Favorite Trail:   the quarry

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycles

Similar Products Used:   none that are any good.

Bike Setup:   This is the 2006 deluxe. 66 vf2's, maxxis minion dh 2.3, wtb saddle, raceface bar, stem, cranks, seat post, DMR v12's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christian Kowalski a Weekend Warrior from Graz, Austria

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2007

Strengths:    Strong Stiff Frame, nice race face parts on it, very good to ride in all areas (i use the bike for cross country riding and also for riding in bikeparks or heavy downhills in the alps)

Weaknesses:    the brackes need to be changed and the original wheelset is a very bad quality sometimes a litte bit heavy.

Bottom Line:   
I think the coiler is a good bike for all contidions from cross country to downhill, and you would not bracke that frame so easy, I like it because now i have what i am searching for a long time "ONE BIKE FOR ALL !!

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Favorite Trail:   Dürrgraben

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Andersbiken

Similar Products Used:   Spec. Big Hit, Kona Stinky Delux, Canyon Big Mountian, Commercial Mini DH, Kona Mokomoko

Bike Setup:   Brakes changed to oro bianco (best brake i have ever seen), using the MZ 66 for all mountian and using a Totem Coil for Freeridestuff

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