Kona Stab Freeride Full Suspension

4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $2799.00

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by trumancapote a Downhiller from panorama, bc, canada

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2008

Strengths:    plush

Weaknesses:    centre of gravity too high

Bottom Line:   
i personally prefur a bike with a lower ventre of gravity and a little less suspension, simply becuase i have ridden every run at panorama and whistler on this bike and my rocky mountain slayer, and i find that i did not need eight inches of suspension, and that a bike wih six inches and a low centre of gravity.

on this bike i could go either way but due to personal preferance im going with three chillis

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Favorite Trail:   a-line

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by toni a Downhiller from Amarillo TX United States

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2006

Strengths:    very strong, can support a heavy load and still ride sweet. I weigh 190 lbs and has no problem supporting my weight on drops and such

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
this bike is absolutley amazing. The price is so worth the ride. trust me you will be satisfied with this ride and will have a lot of fun with it, plus it just looks damn good

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Favorite Trail:   Angel Fire

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Bike Stop

Bike Setup:   888 fork, Intense 2.7 tires, E-Thirteen bash gaurd, Fox DHX 5.0 rear shock, Hayes Mag brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matthew Connors a Downhiller from Boze Angelas MT USA

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2005

Strengths:    Trustworthy four bar linkage, Kona beefyness, one of the beefest out there.

Weaknesses:    Slight amount of brake jack, but I don't really grab much brake. HEAVY

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for all around hucking and downhilling wouldn,t ever really want to pedal it hard unless its in a kokapelli down situation where it is mostly down with some short verts. I love my Kona. FSR and VPP rule, but four bar is a close second.

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Favorite Trail:   Buff jump to Soul hole

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   pro deal

Similar Products Used:   Big Hit ,Haro DH

Bike Setup:   888rc, full diablous, Sun 8 tracks, Sram XO, Azonic saddle, many types of tires mainly Nevgals and Minions

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marc Ash a Weekend Warrior from Durban, South Africa

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2004

Strengths:    Frame Design, good all round spec! good value for money.
and most important, it looks awsome!

Weaknesses:    Grips, chain need to be changed and 2004 Jnr T rattles! (but still works well)

Bottom Line:   
Now that i fitted the a double chain ring 22:32 the bike is more Versatile, more freeride than DH. Not the best for up hills but not as bad as some freeride bikes I tried (but I didnt buy it for up hills), a slow comfortable pace will get you to the top (shuttle is better). Downhills on this rig make any uphill worth it, this is the bike I wanted and when it comes time for a new one! it will be another Kona Stab.

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Favorite Trail:   Firn Cliff

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Kona S.A

Similar Products Used:   Tried Giant AC, Big Hit, Stinky & Coiler.

Bike Setup:   stock except fitted a fr derailer and RaceFace evolve double chain ring crank.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by barry a Downhiller from taunton, somerset, england

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2004

Strengths:    stiff as you like rear end, plush travel, race worthy straight from the box, Scott Beaumont wins races on it!!!! Superb value as a package-the complete bike would be near 3000 pounds to build individually (3800 dollars approx). Watch New World Disorder films to see what the Kona frames can take- you can't break them!!

Weaknesses:    Paint finish wears if you don't protect it with patches. Tyre clearence looks a bit dodgy, but i've had no probs yet. Heavy compared to some dh bikes, but does that matter? Not to me! I bought a large frame, which had a stiffer spring on the rear, but stock forks were way too soft: had to uprate the springs at extra cost originally

Bottom Line:   
If you want a bomb proof, reliable, race preoven, well-specced DH bike, then you can't go far wrong with the Stab. Critics will complain about the weight, tyre clearence, or the lack of a floating brake pivot- balls to those people- they need to get out and ride more. Watch New World Disorder (I,II,III,IV) and see that Kona dominate the Canadian freeride scene for a good reason...

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Favorite Trail:   ham hill, stoke-sub-hamden

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   bikehut- uk

Similar Products Used:   1999 Kona Stab- older design which got stolen! Specialized Big-Hit (Superb Value for money but 24in wheel specific), Orange Patriot LT

Bike Setup:   Kona Stab 2004, Saint Cranks/bb/chainring, Monster t 2005 fork, Hope seat clamp and azonic A-frame pedals- everything else stock

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