Kona Lisa DS XC Full Suspension

4/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame tubing: Kona 7005 Aluminum Butted All Mountain 4" Travel
  • Fork: Marzocchi MZ-3
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float
  • Headset: Aheadset STS
  • Crankarms: TruVativ Blaze ISIS
  • Chainrings: 44/32/22
  • Pedals: Shimano PD-M505 Clipless
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Grandpa Jenkins a Downhiller from Washington

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I am an 18 year old guy, I was looking for a full suspension for really cheap and I came across this bike at a local shop. It was priced 1k and the bike store had covered up the 'lisa' logo with stickers, So I was convinced it was a male Mt. Bike.
I bought it and used it that day on All-Mountain trails. I later found out that it is a womans bike, but I couldn't tell. This thing takes one heck of a beating, I ride hard, I ride drops and technical trails. This bike is working for me very well, But i have already bent the frame and the gears and the de-reailer, and my disk brakes. I ride it really hard, and it's trying to keep up. Good first bike for ANY women, and for a male who is just getting into Mt. Biking.
It looks like a dudes bike anyway.

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Favorite Trail:   Galbraith

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cwatkins a Cross Country Rider from Garibaldi Highlands, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2009

Strengths:    dual suspension, fairly lightweight, for the female rider, decent parts.

Weaknesses:    No lock out shocks

Bottom Line:   
The Kona Lisa is a great all around versatile bike for a beginner to intermediate rider. It's durable and light enough. It can handle almost anything you throw at it. The lack of lock out shocks is a weakness.... but I didn't really notice this until I took a lock out squishy out for a ride.

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Favorite Trail:   White Rabbit

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Tantalus

Similar Products Used:   Norco Fluid, Specialized XC.

Bike Setup:   full suspension. Frame tubing: Aluminum. All mountain bike 4" Travel Fork: Marzocchi Rear Shock: Fox Float.. 3" travel. I use this bike for everything. I ride to work everyday, rain, sleet or sun. I ride the trails ... mostly blues. I have gone to the Whistler Bike Park too.... I haven't had any problems with the bike... except when I crash and break stuff. Tires are ok. a little skinny for the trails in Squamish. Mind you it is a trade off.... as I do ride on the road at times... and have many hills to climb. I have had to replace 2 tires, a brake lever and a shifter in the 3 years I've ridden this bike. This has been a great bike for me. My previous bike was a norco fluid... heavy ... too heavy for me. I've also ridden a Specialized XC which has a shorter wheel base than the Kona and has full lock out .... I liked the ride...
The Kona Lisa is a great bike for the serious beginner rider. You want to get off the green trails and hit the blues. Even if your just starting out.... this is a great ride.... if you plan to use it as a mountain bike. I think this bike is a little much if all you plan to do is ride the smooth "easy trails"... why spend the money on a full suspension... get a hard tail.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by robibeiss@msn.com a Weekend Warrior from Houston, Tx

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2008

Strengths:    Excellent cornering, great braking, handles extremely well through technical terrain;

Weaknesses:    shifting is somewhat slippy from time to time; slightly heavy

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for trailriding. This was my first full suspension. I was looking for something with great bells and whistles for under 2k, and this bike fit the bill. I use this bike through extremely rooty terrain. Handles well through switchbacks. I always feel like I AM riding the bike, it doesn't ride me. I love this bike, it's one of those...that no matter if I get another bike, it will always have that special place. I will always talk up Kona bikes. Great buy indeed!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1600.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:1
Submitted by willy nelson a Downhiller from the sewer

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2007

Bottom Line:   
pruty gewd so fawr, i am kinda wrinkly though

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Favorite Trail:   life is a highway

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1000000.00

Purchased At:   loserville


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'06 Lisa DS. Do they run small?

Hi y'all Kona peeps! My niece, who is new to the sport has found a good deal on a 17" '06 Lisa DS. She is 5'5" and the previous owner said the bike fit her "just fine" and she is 5'4". I looked on the Kona Europe site (only place I can find the 2006 info) and took a look at the measurements. I a ... Read More »

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18" 2006 Lisa DS too small for my wife?

My wife and I have decided that her 5" AM style bike is just overkill for the type of riding we do. It makes more sense to buy a new bike than to try and trim down her 36 lb beast into something that's a more capable ascender. She really likes the new Lisa DS (its a very pretty blue color:) ) and s ... Read More »

Any Experience In Lisa Ht Or Ds Models?

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