Kona Stinky TL Freeride Full Suspension

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $2199.00


Product Description

At Kona we know there are those nut jobs out there who still like to climb before they huck. This year's Stinky TL is a repurposed version of our legendary freeride bike designed for such "multiculturalism." With all the durability of a park bike, joined with the spec to go to the top thanks to a dual front chain ring with an E*Thirteen Heim2 chain guide, rest assured you can go big both ways. Super powerful Avid Elixir brakes, RockShox Domain fork, and a sturdy 12mm rear end.

  • Frame Material: Kona Clump 7005 Aluminum 160mm Travel
  • Fork: Rock Shox Domain R CL 160mm w/20mm TA
  • Pedals: Kona JackShit
  • Chain: SRAM 951 PowerChain
  • Shifters: SRAM X-5


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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by MikeStanfill a Weekend Warrior from Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

    Date Reviewed: June 17, 2011

    Strengths:    Very confidence inducing. Suspension is plush and active (even when braking) and the componentry set up on the stock bike is mostly decent.

    Weaknesses:    Shifters (SRAM X-5s), Hubs (Formula generic), rear shock (Kona Fastrax).

    Bottom Line:   
    The bike is awesome, but in order to keep it affordable, Kona made some sacrifices were in the less visible areas (like the hubs). The stock parts won't break after a short time, they're just bottom of the functional spectrum. They get the job done but are by no means nice.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $2165.00

    Purchased At:   Beaver Sports

    Bike Setup:   Replacement Parts: RockShox Vivid RC2, SRAM X-9 hubs, Syncros DS32 rims, Truvative Husselfelt (white) handlebar, X-0 shifters. I'll be throwing on a U-Turn adjustor for the RS Domain fork after a while.

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