Kona A Singlespeed

5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

Kona 4-Bar Single Speed Dual
Suspension Frame Design
Kona 7005 Aluminum Butted Tubing
16", 18", 20"

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob Vallee a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix,AZ

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2006

Strengths:    Strong, Good looks, Singlespeed without a chain tensioner, Versatility, 4 bar linkage

Weaknesses:    Heavier than a cross country race rig

Bottom Line:   
This review is for a 2006 model. This bike has been everything I expected and more. I have used this bike as a single speed as well as a fully geared bike. Its a lot of fun to ride a full suspension single speed, with the fox RP3, you put it in heavy propedal, and climb like a champ, in or out of the saddle. The versatility is amazing, if you like to change it up, you can run this frame with or without gears, and you can use disks, or v- brakes. The kona 4 bar linkage is super strong, I had a Giant VT-1 before this bike, and this rear end is much stiffer, and feels under control on or off the ground. With 4 inches of rear travel, this bike descends quite well, I thought I would miss the 5 inches that my last bike had, but I have decided that 4 inches is plenty for all the riding I do. This bike attracts a lot of attention from anyone that realises what it is. The rear end has enough clearence to run 2.5" tires.5 Chilies for value, you get a lot of bike for the price, and 5 chilies overall, for versatility, and strong Kona design.

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Favorite Trail:   Dreamy Draw

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $899.00

Purchased At:   Slippery Pig

Similar Products Used:   There is nothing else on the market that compares

Bike Setup:   Bling Bling Bling. All the expected top shelf goodies.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ed a Weekend Warrior from new jersey

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2006

Strengths:    strong, light , fun

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
Bike is awesome. Got an xtra set of slicks for street - light enough for long rides on street and dirt - takes all the abuse you can hand out..

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   kona - Frame only

Bike Setup:   azonic shorty stem, azonice pdw riser, race face cranks, time atac xc pedals, hayes mechanical, Rhyno Lite RImes Single SPeed.

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