Kona Fire Mountain Deluxe XC Hardtail

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame tubing: Kona 7005 Aluminum Butted
  • Fork: RockShox DART 1 100mm
  • Headset: Ritchey LB-Plus
  • Crankarms: Suntour CW-XCC-T102
  • Pedals: Xerama SP-941S
  • Shifters: Shimano Alivio
  • Handlebar: Kona Riser


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ronnie a Cross Country Rider from Brazil

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2010

Strengths:    Great package, comes with pretty good components for the price. Strong frame, Brakes and Fork.

Weaknesses:    Rear derraileur Deore.If it were Deore Shadow, the work will be better.

Bottom Line:   
Great Bike for XCO. Better than any bike for the same price. My next bike will be Kona Cinder...

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1320.00

Purchased At:   Freecycle

Similar Products Used:   Caloi T-Type, Alfameq Tirreno.

Bike Setup:   Original specificatinos 2009 model: http://bikes.konaworld.com/09/09_firemountaindeluxe_en.cfm

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SSGRUSSO a Cross Country Rider from Deltona FL/Rhineland Phalz Germany

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2008

Strengths:    The Fire Mountain Deluxe has a great frame that is completely upgradeable. As soon as I purchased this bike I put it through hell--800 Kilometers in two months, through gravel trails and mountain paths! If you are looking for your first bike or a decent priced bike to build off of--the Fire Mountain Deluxe is perfect.

Weaknesses:    I haven't experienced any problems with the shifters or brakes as mentioned in another review, but from a novice perspective I have little to compare against. I quickly replaced the pedals and the grips. Due to numbness in the hands I went with the Ergon GX2--pricey, but well worth it. This bike likes her maintenance. The Shimano chain stretched quick, and in the first 60 days I burned out two gears on the Cassette. I'm not racing so I switched to a SRAM chain and upgraded to a better quality Cassette.

Bottom Line:   
This bike has a great frame, from what I had been advised the 08 Fire Mountain Deluxe frame is the same as 07 Cinder Cone. If you are looking for a great bike at a decent cost this one is it. It's good as is, but with minor personality tweeks you really make it your own.

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Favorite Trail:   Ramstein-Meisenbach

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Ramstein Outdoor Rec

Similar Products Used:   Kona Shred


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by aescottwatson a Cross Country Rider from Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2008

Strengths:    brilliant frame, can withstand a battering, brakes good, good stopping power, good weight for price, excellent for cross country

Weaknesses:    front shifter needs adjustment on a regular basis, front gears lost a few teeth in first 300km (possibly because of hard hills & rocky roads!)

Bottom Line:   
Brilliant price for a bike that compares well to more expensive bikes, did a 55k race through Umfolozi game reserve in Zululand (home to the big five) very rocky bumpy jeep tracks, big hills and big descents, soft sand river crossings, lots of thorns, some long grass, bike went perfectly without missing a beat. Excellent for those on a budget or starting out. Bike is upgradable and whilst the components are decent, upgrades such as tubeless rims, front crankset & hydraulic brakes would give you a great spec level at minimal cost.

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Favorite Trail:   not fussy

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Maverick Cycles, Hil

Similar Products Used:   raleigh mtrax

Bike Setup:   2008 model comes with RockShox DART 2 with Turnkey 100mm, shimano pedals

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