Kona Stinky Air Freeride Full Suspension

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

The Stinky Air is our newest addition to the Stinky family, and is viewed as the ultimate Freeride bicycle by the top athletes in the world. Our long standing, global reputation as innovators of the Freeride movement has culminated in developing this “best of breed” design ridden by our International Kona Clump Freeride Team. In short … this is the Stinky(est) of the Stinky(s).


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by fatcat a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2010

Strengths:    09 kona stinky air. very beefy and kind if heavy but looks like it will last a while. has 1.5 headtube which seems better than the 1-1/8 because the front doesnt drift like previous Stinkys. has the DOPE rear floating brake set up.

Weaknesses:    the cost. I bought just the frame and even that wasnt cheap. The whole bike costs $6000, closeout price is like $4700.
No front derailleur mounts.


Bottom Line:   
really heavy duty, & with the right tires it goes pretty fast.
also what is great is that nobody has one, at least I never saw one in the past few months. so its not very common.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   coates cyclery Pomon

Similar Products Used:   other stinkys

Bike Setup:   marz 888

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by scrapbike a Weekend Warrior from Ivins, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2009

Strengths:    Stable at speed, plush 7" of travel, good looking

Weaknesses:    HEAVY

Bottom Line:   
Great bike (stable, good geometry, plush) but a heavy beast for pedaling uphill

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Favorite Trail:   Whistler A-line

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Desert Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Yeti ASX

Bike Setup:   Built the frame up with out all the all mountain parts -Marzocchi 66, Juicy brakes, Singletrack wheels w King hubs

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ed Burris a Downhiller from Woodland Park,CO.USA

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2007

Strengths:    Great geometry,stable at speed,good jumper

Weaknesses:    Came with all mountain stem and bars(this is supposed to be a free ride bike).it`s expensive.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike with great components(- the stem and bars).the D.O.P.E. system works great.I just don`t think this thing should have all mountain components on it.who wants to spend 4500 on a bike and have to upgrade anything on?(for the guys goin` big), so 4 flamers for me.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4500.00


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