Kona Stinky Primo Freeride Full Suspension

4.77/5 (22 Reviews)
MSRP : $2499.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sam monaghan a Weekend Warrior from Newcastle

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2010

Strengths:    Everything, the frame is bomb proof and the shocks (front and rear) are amazing

Weaknesses:    A little too heavy

Bottom Line:   
this bike is a tank, nothing can get in its way and the frame is bomb proof, brilliant bike, suited to free riders, downhill or even dirt jumpers

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Favorite Trail:   hamsterly forest

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   trek

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Downhiller from Westbank bc canada

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2009

Strengths:    Strong and very reliable

Weaknesses:    I can't fit my old seat post in it LOL

Bottom Line:   
Very strong but not too good for race but will take every thing you can through at it my bike has bein built to be 38.7 lbs and ubber strong

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Favorite Trail:   Dags and down town and powers

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Outbound cycle

Similar Products Used:   Morewood demo big hit

Bike Setup:   2007 kona stinky primo 2008 66 rcv full saint dhx 4 mavic deetack wheels dity bars

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DHJayN. a Downhiller 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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   wherever

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   custom built by me

Similar Products Used:   Bighit 07, Morewood Ibizu, Demo 8 2. etc

Bike Setup:   ODI grips, Azonic Handlebar, Hussefelt stem, Hayes 9 w/ rear goodridge steel braided hose, Avid G2CS rotors, Manitou Travis TI, FOX DHX5 rear shock, Azonic Outlaws, King headset, Sram PC971 chain, Truvative Hussefelt Crank arms and BB, 420 pedals, Raceface Diabolus Chainguide, Sram X9 rear derailleur, D.O.P.E therapy, THE racing seat, Kenda Nevegal Stick-E 2.5 rear, Maxxis Minion 2.5 front, and thats about it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Thrillseeker123 a Downhiller from Buford, GA Gwinnett

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2009

Strengths:    Frame is bomb proof, very light for the freeride bike.
excellent handling I think you can do almost anything with it. Climbing NO PROBLEM!


Weaknesses:    Only thing is the paint chips easy but that's all. Every thing else is EXCELLENT!

Bottom Line:   
SUPERB mountain bike one of the most fun rides I ever had.
Get it Dude!

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Favorite Trail:   Chicopee Trail, Bull Mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1599.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   This is my first Freeride

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

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ozman204 a Downhiller 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

Bottom Line:   
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

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Favorite Trail:   mine 30ft drop off a cliff and skinnies and bridges

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky 2008

Bike Setup:   stock stinky primo 2007

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Charlie_H a Downhiller 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.

Bottom Line:   
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!

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Favorite Trail:   Devil's Throat

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $749.00

Purchased At:   Wheel World/M.O.

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.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by schneidie a Downhiller 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

Weaknesses:    weight

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Killington

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $964.00

Purchased At:   Killington

Similar Products Used:   Kona coilair garbanzo, kona coiler, kona coilair (magic link), felt redemption 2

Bike Setup:   07 Kona stinky garbanzo, marzocchi 888, race face cranks and bashguard, D.O.P.E. system. Kenda Nevegall 2.5 Dh tires,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jackson turigan a Downhiller from vernon,bc

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2006

Strengths:    well what can i say this bike is a good all round free ride bike, with a full 7 inches front and back there is nothing you can't do

Weaknesses:    to me the only weakness would have to be the wieght it is a bit heavy for pedalling back up the trail

Bottom Line:   
this bike is the perfect bike for people who would like a bike that can virtually do anything and dont minf finessing it back up the hill!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   skyride cycle

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!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Downhiller from Utah

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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   fireswamp

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   LBS

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

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sam a Downhiller 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Mine

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Wheel World (Frame only)

Similar Products Used:   DaBomb Mindbomb...PlaneX Ridgeback....

Bike Setup:   Full Custom. '04 primo frame, '05 Boxxer Team, Diabolous bar and stem, HFX Nine's, Sram X7, Bombshell Switchit Wheelset, and Bombshell platforms. Evolve DH crankset.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Angus Gates a Downhiller from Cambridge, VT

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2006

Strengths:    Strong Frame, easy maintenance design, easy to upgrade suspenion components.

Weaknesses:    Issues with chainguides, geometry a little off, rear tire clearance, no floating disc brake option

Bottom Line:   
Super strong design w/ plenty of travel for big hits and drops. Suspenion locks up when the brakes become locked, but can easily be avoided.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Ebay :)

Similar Products Used:   Cove G-Spot, Banshee Scream

Bike Setup:   '02 Stinky Primo Frame, Marzocchi Jr.T, Marzocchi ROCO R. Shock, Blackspire NS-1 chainguide, Bombshell Wheels, Tioga Tires, Race Face Diabolus cockpit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bruce a Weekend Warrior from Calgary AB Canada

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2006

Strengths:    Frame is very beefy. Good parts for what I paid.

Weaknesses:    heavy (47lbs) but when your bombing down the hill who the hell cares?

Bottom Line:   
Wicked bike. The parts Kona puts on their bikes are great. Its perfectly balanced with 7" front and rear.If your looking for a strong reliable downhill/freeride bike the kona Stinky is awsome.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1350.00

Purchased At:   Pinkbike.com

Bike Setup:   2004 Stinky Primo frame with 2004 Stinky Dee-Lux parts.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Vandkofph Gigkagof a Cross Country Rider from doqas

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2005

Strengths:    popo

Weaknesses:    wewe

Bottom Line:   
momo

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Favorite Trail:   trewq

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $9000.00

Purchased At:   pop shop

Similar Products Used:   gogo

Bike Setup:   lala

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris Harrison a Downhiller from Spokane, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2005

Strengths:    Frame is really strong, although I had a friend totally destroy his left linkage plate from a bearing blowing out. but im a big guy and i have no problem so far not even a sqeek

Weaknesses:    none really, a bit heavy but im not complaining

Bottom Line:   
pretty good, i gave it 4 chilis just because nothing blew me away, but nothing disapointed me either.

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Favorite Trail:   Beacon

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   traded for my frame

Similar Products Used:   04stab, 04liquid 50, 03stinkyprimo, 04epic, 04banshee scream

Bike Setup:   Sherman sliders, single speed, profiles, singletracks, azonic bar and stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chance McCabe a Downhiller from Bellingham, Wa, U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2005

Strengths:    I LOVE SAINT except the deraliur isnt that good. the cable slips a lot but it hasnt even bent a little teeny bit. cranks are unbelievable. I love the Super

Weaknesses:    Not to happy with the Fox R.C. it makes a lot of noise. and once again the deraliur is aight headset went out. kinda shoddy headset. bombproof rims

Bottom Line:   
SICK this bike is a tank ...kind of in disguise. cross countrey is lame

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt merchant

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   Jacks bicycle

Similar Products Used:   hardrock baby

Bike Setup:   Syncros rims front and back (mostly for looks) chris king headset.

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