Kona Four Deluxe XC Full Suspension

4.67/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame tubing: Kona Race Light Scandium Butted, 4" Travel
  • Rear shock: Fox Float RP2
  • Fork: RockShox Recon SL Air 100mm
  • Saddle: WTB Rocket V Comp
  • Seatpost: Kona XC/BX
  • Seat clamp: Kona Clamp


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ray a Weekend Warrior from Honolulu, Hawaii

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2011

Strengths:    Great value for frame and components. Excellent balance and handling. Great climber too. Has front and rear shock lockouts. Hayes Stroker disc brakes feel and work awesome.

Weaknesses:    4 inch travel is ok for cross country bike but sometimes I want a little more. Bike could be a tad lighter too.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome FS cross country bike for the money. Inspires confidence on the trail. Not sure why Kona discontinued this line.

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Favorite Trail:   Royal Summit

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Bike Factory

Similar Products Used:   several models from Kona, Specialized, Cannondale and GT.

Bike Setup:   All stock except Kona wah-wah pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by WaveHorse a Weekend Warrior from Los Angeles, Ca. USA

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2009

Strengths:    Frame, fork, shock, wheels, drive train, brakes.

Discounted price as a 2008 leftover make it a very reasonable buy. For $300 more the the "Four" you get a much better component selection.

28.5 lbs weighed when purchased


Weaknesses:    Heavy items: Seatpost (very heavy), handle bars, stem, pedals (super heavy) - some carefull shopping can knock a few pounds off the bike without breaking the bank.

Bottom Line:   
If you buy from a shop have them upgrade the heavy stuff before you make the sale, and you can probably walk out with a 27 lb bike and spend only $100 more.

5 - chillis for value

4 chilis for overall since I can't comment on handling. It's a great fire roader, but my jumping days are over.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Wheel World

Similar Products Used:   At least a half dozen ridgid frames, including a Stumpjumper S Works. But, I have only owned 1 fully suspended and it was lead sled Haro R3. The Kona is clearly superior.

Bike Setup:   Due to injuries I can't comment on handling. I set the bike up for comfort.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by trarahumara a Weekend Warrior from chihuahua, mexico

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2009

Strengths:    Great front and rear suspension;
Reasonable enough weight;
Good all around bike;
Great braking system;
Feels balanced and maneuvers well;
Tires quite adequate for mountain trails


Weaknesses:    Sissified look betrays how good this bike is for mountain trail riding

Bottom Line:   
Bike is great all-around. Good climber and great control on the downhills. Components range from good to very good. High bottom bracket takes a little getting used to, but will surely clear just about everything out there. Solid feel, responsive. This bike is really cool, except the look could be a lot more aggressive looking. Great bike for weekend warriors who like to grind it out on long uphills, and let it rip on winding down or cross-country trails.

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Favorite Trail:   Taxco Living Room Drive Through

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Similar Products Used:   Trek Fuel EX7
Giant NRS3
Proflex Beast


Bike Setup:   Standard Configuration

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by craig a Cross Country Rider from rochester, mn

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2008

Strengths:    can take a beat down

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
this review is for the 2002 kona bear. the bear was kona's original 'backcountry' full suspension trail bike. i have ridden this bike over 4000 miles, off road over the past six years. i weigh 220. the new design uses better tubing (lighter) but the geometry and handling are very similar. this bike climbs great, decents like an anvil and can handle miles and miles of singletrack. after about 3,500 miles i had to replace my swingarm. it had a hairline crack in it. kona shipped out the new one right away! the new one was much stronger (they must have redesigned it).

bottom line: this is a great bike in an outstanding package. not as sexy as a turner, santa cruz or ellsworth, but just as tough and rideable.

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Favorite Trail:   maah daah hey

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   frame only

Similar Products Used:   blur

Bike Setup:   717/with WTB hubs/marzocchi/sram x-9

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Luis Nogueira a Racer from Portugal

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2008

Strengths:    Well,it´s a Kona...
handling;light frame;stability;inteligent spec;colors


Weaknesses:    High bottom bracket (i´ll get used to it)
Some heavy components
Makes me go faster that I want to,sometimes...


Bottom Line:   
The waiting was worth it!
This is my first xc Kona,and I love it from the first moment...It has a great frame,so you can upgrade it,some components are a bit heavy,but this is a awsome bike,great handling and comfort for a 4" bike
Still getting used to the high bottom bracket,but,hey,I come from a Specialized...

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Favorite Trail:   The next one

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Ofimoto bike shop (Portugal)

Similar Products Used:   ´00 Specialized Stumpjumper Fsr-Xc

Bike Setup:   Carbon bar & seatpost,Hone crankset,American Classic/Stan´s wheelset,Wtb Devo sadlle...4 pounds lighter!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James a Cross Country Rider from Cabool , MO USA

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2008

Strengths:    Very light, well balanced, quick out of the saddle. Bike climbs very well and decends nice too. It is not a big hit bike but it rides much smoother than your average cross country bike without comprimising efficiency during pedaling.


Weaknesses:    Cannot find a weakness at this time. Smoothest riding bike I have ever ridden.

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy another bike without considering and test riding a Kona first. Very comfortable, light, dependable bike. The bike just eats up the Ozark mountains.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Queen City Cycles Springfield, MO

Similar Products Used:   Used to own a Trek dual suspension and would never consider buying another one.

Bike Setup:   I just set up the front and rear suspension by manufacturers recomendations given my current body weight.

Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

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