Strengths: very sexy, but doesn't feel good. Can beast over anything plows like a rock, good balance, stable in air, wont break up with u,
Weaknesses: I broke the handlebars, had to get new disc brakes kona had to send me new frame cuz i beasted it doing a gigantic 50 footer in utah, landed funny, any bike would've broke, im in a body cast for 2yrs
good bike, but for dh and some freeride i would go with a kona blast, or a kula delux, or norco bushpilot or any sweet specialized roadbike funny story i jhgfkasb kcbjgcjf fjb f bhfh gfj, srrry im high nd having intense sexual pleasure, from a guy and a girl, i tok a specialized s-works roadbike into the blue cup competition and won by 60 milliseconds, also enetered crankworx on a tricycle, with no seat and b-flipped a 20 foot gap, jhghgs vhjbvf hj hb whoa this joint is gooooooooooooooooooood bikes good!
Similar Products Used: kona lanai norco bushpilot, louis garneau mondo, Iron Horse Sunday DH
Bike Setup: stock except for no seat, i dont swing that way, i dont need seat, i hyave no testes jks
from Antwerp, belgium
Date Reviewed: August 13, 2004
Strengths: This bike is perfect. It is a dream downhill racer out of the box. Its super plush, and surprisingly, not that heavy this year. It pedals really well also with the FOX DH shock, that this is sick!!!!Takes a while to tune it but once you do....
Weaknesses: None so far, I havent broken anything yet and i put it to a good test in the french alpes. I dont know about u freeriders, but for a downhiller like myself this bike feels pretty damn strong and very reliable.
This is a really good dh racing bike. Its fast, stable, corners good, very well balanced suspension, plush, strong, looks really good, kind of expensive but worth every penny. The only bad thing on the bike is the tyres. They r ok for moderately muddy weather, but once it gets dry forget about them!!!
Similar Products Used: i guess the giant dh, or the be-one dh team bike.
Bike Setup: Pretty much stock, except for a change of grips to odi, got rid of those awfull gazaloddi tyres for a pair of maxxis, uhhm....;thats about it.
a Weekend Warrior
from Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA
Date Reviewed: June 30, 2004
Strengths: I actually have a 2000 stab primo (bought off of a man). This thing rips! its disgusting how crazy it is. It is upgraded a little bit, having modo double wide rims and an avalanche in the back, but its crazy. I jump 4-5 foot ledges and it feels like a big bump. Same with stairs, it feels like bumps. The Monster T handles everything nice and smooth.
Weaknesses: ITS EXTREMELY HEAVY. and can be a pain to lag uphill, like even the slightest hill its extremely annoying, so u gotta be strong. Might also be that theres a 52 tooth world cup ring and chain guide as the sprocket.
this bike is a tank, an absolute tank. This is meant to do anything u please (except for uphill trailing, or anyhting uphill.) I got hit by a car on it, and nothing happened 2 me or the bike, but the guys car, boom. heheh Can handle anything u want.
Similar Products Used: Santa Cruz Bullit (suped up)
Bike Setup: 7 1/2 inches of travel in front, 8 in back. Monster T and Avalanche rear shock. 2.8 michelin in front and 2/7 high roller in back (24" tire in back, 26" in front.) Sun Rims double wide MODO. shimano xtr 9 speed rear deraileur and mr gizmo chain guide.
Date Reviewed: April 9, 2004
Strengths: super plush, and accualy pedled well! very stiff and the fork is great! and many other things!
Weaknesses: price! the frame dosnt feel as strong as my demo 9 but i havnt broken it yet and very heavy front end other than that, nothing!
this bike is a great if you want to feel sucre of of 4-5 meter drops get it, it can take 7-8 meter drops but you think about it breaking and its makes it super scary for me(but thats me, but im only 12) but ya get it but i would rather get a demo 9 but is a great bike!
Found a possible deal on a 2000 Kona Stab Primo in good shape, and I'm wondering if it is still worth buying.
I've been looking for a Stab project for a few months now and would eventually end up tearing it all down, replacing pivots, painting, upgrading components, coil, etc as long as it would ... Read More »
Calling on Stab Delux or Primo owners...
Do you race DH regularly?
How's climbing on it: Can you make do for 'medium' steep climbs*, if you're just riding alone? any one uses it for their main trail ride?
i'll be keeping my steel ht (25# or so) for trail and xc racing, but ... Read More »
What bikes do you think would be better for down hill. im confused there all so good. The only thing i am concerned about is that the demo 7 has a single crown and all the other konas are sick 888v tripleclamps. What do you guys think i should get?Read More »
So I've decided to pick up a full blown DH bike as I found a shop that is clearing out their fleet of Kona's at a killer price. They've got to move about 30 of these bikes for their new fleet. Just curious if anyone has ridden one, and what's your opinion?
[url]http://www.spokejunkies.com/forum ... Read More »
is the kona stab primo a good DH bike (i think its from 2000) it has a Marzocchi Monster T, 7.0" travel fork and a Fox Vanilla RC, 9.0" travel Rear Shock so is it good for FR/DH and how does it climb....it needs a new back rim so that will be replaced but feel free to say anything thanks alotRead More »