Bike Setup: 2007 kona stinky primo 2008 66 rcv full saint dhx 4 mavic deetack wheels dity bars
from Middtown CA, US.
Date Reviewed: August 6, 2009
Strengths: 07 stinky frame is a dominator. No doubt about the strength taking it off drops and big gaps. low maintenance with the bushings and bearings. simple suspension system means predictable performance, which is enhanced by the shock you use.
Weaknesses: Paint chips easily, but that adds character. Heavy, but its DH. Some people hate them
This bike is great to ride and race. Its not the most desirable, nor the most expensive, but it packs years of wear and tear in it.
From a simple ride to the store to the moments where the world stops turning until you cross the finish line; it turns heads, takes the punishment, and leaves you thrilled every time.
Like every bike, maintain everything regularly, and it will be a warrior against the big expensive bikes. I love it.
Bike Setup: Sram X9 Drive train
brakes Hayes 9 203mm rotors
front shock Manitou Sherman Slider Plus 7" travel
rear Fox Vanilla R propeddal
carbon saddle and seatpost
sunrims and kenda navagal tires
from new york
Date Reviewed: January 3, 2009
Strengths: best damn thing ever will take a huge huck then you could land in to a dh race and win
Weaknesses: shifters hit my thumb
this is the sickest mtb dh fr monster in the world ive seen people fall from the sky with therse things and land and say lets do it bigger
this sing rocks and the suspension is so plush that you could ride anywhere with it any freerider downhiler should buy it
but dont go uphill with it
Favorite Trail: mine 30ft drop off a cliff and skinnies and bridges
Duration Product Used: 3 months
Similar Products Used: kona stinky 2008
Bike Setup: stock stinky primo 2007
from Olympia, WA
Date Reviewed: December 10, 2008
Strengths: Strong, stiff, simple, balanced, rugged, good components and D.O.P.E. matter a lot, and are worthwhile on this 2007 frame. Great tire and mud clearance, even running two rings, D.O.P.E., and a rear 3.0 tire, free upgraded Kona rocker a big improvement, equipped like I've got it, it rails berms, flies really nice for a nose-heavy (Marz 888) bird, can tech or plow, low enough BB for stability but high enough for log hops, etc., NO brake jack with the D.O.P.E upgrade, front and rear suspension stay active at all times, low maintenance.
Weaknesses: Heavy, single pivot limited without D.O.P.E. addition for serious fun and 12mm rear thru axle capability, no 150mm rear axle, no 1.5" head tube for 2007 frame, lousy paint color and quality, even new, doesn't flie like a Cove Peeler (I guess you need a Cove Peeler for that), Chain guide/tensioner mounts.
If you want a no-frills, but incredibly capable, sturdy, stable and versatile FR, non-pro DH bike, buy a Stinky 2007 frame, the D.O.P.E. full-floater rear disc brake kit, some good components, and build it from the frame up. It won't just be the bike you learn on- you can keep it awhile, all the way up your learnng curve, believe it!
Similar Products Used: Demo 8, Demo 7, BMW Race Link, Ellsworth Rogue, Banshee Chaparral, Santa Cruz V-10, Cove Shocker, Canfield Brothers Formula 1 Jedi, Devinci Frantik 2, Knolly V-Tach, Kona Stinky
Bike Setup: 2007 Kona Stinky frameset, Cane Creek 110 headset, Cane Creek Double Barrel shock, Marz 888 ATA WC, Marz Direct Mount stem, Deity Dirty Thirty bars, Yeti/Odi lock on grips, Deity Lifesaver bar end caps, 2-ring Race Face Diabolus crankset/BB, Sun-Ringle CNC Octane Mag pedals, Hope Moto V2 brakes with 203 mm vented rotors, Connex chain, Sram X.0 drivetrain, shifters, 980 freewheel, Shimno XTR shifter cabling, E.13 chainguide/tensioner, bombproof wheelset of 36H Hadley FR hubs, 12mm thru axle rear, 20 mm front, Arrow Racing DHX welded rims, DT Swiss Alpine spokes, brass nipples, Arrow Racing Savage front tire, Arrow Racing Ramped Bite rear, WTB Shadow V Pro saddle.
from south windsor, ct
Date Reviewed: October 11, 2008
Strengths: Bomb proof bike, plush travel all around, D.O.P.E. system really reduces brake jack, rider positioning
This bike is perfect for freeride and downhill. This bike has ample travel front and rear, and has a very smooth feel. It's a bit heavy for XC, but can be pedaled. Recommended for anyone looking for a solid bike.
Similar Products Used: santa cruz bullit, rocky mountain switch, specialized sx
Bike Setup: 2004 stinky primo frame with 2004 stinky dee-lux parts, also with saint hubs and 2005 marzocchi 66rc!
Date Reviewed: May 15, 2006
Strengths: This frame is very strong, and has good geometry for all around freeriding. Manuals easy and is very good on drops and technical terrain. This has also been a very reliable bike.
Weaknesses: After so much time of riding this bike I really don't think it has any real weaknesses. It has never held me back from trying things. However, it does have break jack and is not the lightest bike out there.
This is an excellent freeride bike, it excels for everyone from huckers (just want the NWD series to see what the stinky line is capable of) to agressive trail riders. I have seriously enjoyed this bike and have never had any problems. I have personally rode this bike on terrain varying from the rampage site in Virgin, Utah, to dirt jumps, to cross country in the canyon by my house and it has been great for it all.
Similar Products Used: santa cruz bullit, heckler, blur 4X, cannondale gemini, haro X3
Bike Setup: marz DJ1, alez DH wheels, kona kooka cranks, hayes disc brakes
from Volcano, WV
Date Reviewed: May 14, 2006
Strengths: Frame is solid, and when the Fox Vanilla RC is adjusted right, it takes what you can dish, and prvides a good platform for sprinting.
Weaknesses: So far, I have found none.
I have ridden this bike on my personal trail( http://photos.nsmb.com/browseimages.php?do=searchresults&searchid=16486 ), At Snowshoe Freeride Park, local dirt jumps and even a little urban in Athens, Ohio. Skinnies, Drops, Jumps, Rocks, Roots.....this frame has done it all, no complaints and no weaknesses. I would expect the frames from 2003 - 2005 to perform on par with one another, but shock choices can make a difference. But my bottom line is this....This is a great frame and depending on the setup, can handle most and terrain you can throw at it. Complete bike price is a little high if you ask me, but if you build it custom, you can meet or exceed the value of the parts spec. I have invested $3100 and would put it up against the $3500 stock bike any day.
hey guys im trying to figure out the dif between the basic 04 stinky to the 04 stinky dee-lux/primo
i have a basic stinky and i have 6 in travel i know the deelux/primo has 7 does anyone know whats different with the frames i would like to squeeze another inch outa my frame
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I found a kona stinky Primo on craigslist and I haggled it down for $700 to $450, since I live in MD I dont think the market for old DH bikes is to large and I think that is my advantage here. However I need some other opinions, I asked if the bike had any rust and the guy told me there is a little ... Read More »
So I have a 07 stinky primo. I just realized that it has a crack on the frame at the bottom of on of the welds. Oh and the frame has recently been powder coated. Are they gonna not warrently this frame due to the powder coating? Also what's the currently like for this bike?????
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Does anyone know the size of the Heim Joints on the floating brake arm that's on a 07 Kona Stinky Primo??? I broke one off yesterday and need one ASAP. Thanks in advance for the help.
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so i have a 08 Stinky primo with the floating brake on it. It needs new ends to the rod that comes from the seat tube to the rear brake. Any idea what size these are and were to get them. Instead of getting the hole kit from Kona.
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