Kona One20 XC Full Suspension

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $1299.00


Product Description

Super light long travel. Say it 120 times and you've got our XC oriented platform of 120mm travel bikes. Steep geometry, light components, integrated headset, and plush, extra large cross-country travel. For those rugged, long, hammerdown trails, this bike takes the edge off the beast without being beastly. Trust us, it will all make sense once you get this bike into the backwoods.

  • Fork: RockShox Dart 2 w/Turnkey 120mm
  • Pedals: Wellgo LU-A9
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore
  • Brake Levers: Avid FR-5
  • Spokes: Sandvik Stainless 15g


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    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by MTB-NJ a Cross Country Rider from nj

    Date Reviewed: November 5, 2010

    Strengths:    the bike itself is pretty good in overall aspects.

    Weaknesses:    dart 2 and rear shox

    Bottom Line:   
    i love my kona one20 after i change the front and rear suspension to Fox Talas RLC 2011 and RP3 on rear. whick makes the bike completely comfortable in any trails, i usually ride on a very rocky trail and it feels very smooth.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $850.00

    Purchased At:   campmor

    Bike Setup:   KONA ONE20,FOX TALAS RLC 2011 110-140MM,FOX FLOAT RP3 PROPEDAL,EASTON MONKEYLIGHT XC,HAVOC SEATPOST,HAVOC STEM,WTB LASER V SADDLE,AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS STOCK FOR NOW.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by curver a Cross Country Rider from Finland

    Date Reviewed: August 3, 2010

    Strengths:    The riding geometry is good in slow speeds. The bike is very agile and fun to ride in rocky, technical trails. It is neither the fastest nor the lightest bike on trail, but it gives great fun for the money.

    Weaknesses:    Problems start when you try to go with higher speed. Loose structure of Dart 2 fork makes it to vibrate back and forth and the font tire looses its’ hold – the rider becomes a passenger. You can make Dart to spring and rebound sufficiently by replacing the spring and oil, but you can not strengthen the loose structure of the fork. Rims and spokes are quite loose, too. I had to tighten the spokes and straighten the rims after every ride during first two weeks. It took a lot of my riding time, but now the rims seem to hold their structure except after baldy landed jumps.

    Bottom Line:   
    After all it is great budget bike. I am a bit sad that Kona put so loose fork and rims to bike like this. If only they had used RS Tora, bit firmer and wider rims, the bike would be real fun machine for wide range of trails and riders. Of course the price would be bit higher then. However, the bike gives you a good platform to upgrade

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    Favorite Trail:   Still looking for it

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1500.00

    Purchased At:   Sportax, Finland

    Similar Products Used:   None, this is my first MTB.

    Bike Setup:   Stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by levelmanboy a Downhiller from Tampa, Florida,US

    Date Reviewed: July 22, 2009

    Strengths:    Everything on the bike is good. The wheels and tires are tough. The Dart 2 fork is actually all right. The rear shock I can't complain about. The brakes are quick and stop you when you need to definitely.

    Weaknesses:    The seat for sure. It is uncomforatble but you can still tolerable. But everything else works and are durable.

    Bottom Line:   
    This bike is absolutely awesome. The only reason why I switched parts out on the bike is because I had them already laying around. Great bike for the price!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   North Creek, Alafia River State Park

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1300.00

    Purchased At:   Oliver's Cycle Sport

    Similar Products Used:   Kona Unit 2-9 Front suspension, Kona Dawg Deluxe.

    Bike Setup:   I switched the seat with a WTB. Switched the LX rear derailleur with an XT. I got a race face stem 120mm( stock is 90mm). Shimano clipless pedals. Race face handlebars. Ignitor tires 26x2.35 ( stock 26x2.1)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by wcyoung72 a Cross Country Rider from cebtral illinois

    Date Reviewed: July 18, 2009

    Strengths:    Excellent price and proven suspension. Useable components.

    Weaknesses:    At 32lbs its a bit heavy but doesnt really ride like it.

    Bottom Line:   
    The dart2 front is ok when setup right. And the Ario rear works like a much more expensive shock. If you can setup the breaks and derailers properly they wont let you down. For the price you cant beat this bike!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Indy

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1300.00

    Purchased At:   Little Ades

    Bike Setup:   stock

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jeff a Cross Country Rider from St. George, Ontario, Canada

    Date Reviewed: June 16, 2009

    Strengths:    Excellent price. Good level of components. Bike geometry suits me and my riding style.

    Weaknesses:    Front fork is a little harsh over some trails, however works well overall. Especially considering price point.

    Bottom Line:   
    Would highly recommend, especially for anyone not able to break the bank, but who still wants a bike that will tackle the xcountry trails. Will make an excellent platform for years to come.

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    Favorite Trail:   anything that does not put me in hospital

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $1200.00

    Purchased At:   Pedal Power

    Similar Products Used:   NRS 2

    Bike Setup:   Stock

    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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