Kona DH Handlebar

4/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $90.00


Product Description

Kona DH


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Charles Cundall a Downhiller from Denton, Texas, USA

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2006

Strengths:    light, good for xc and light urban or skatepark.

Weaknesses:    not designed for heavy drops or heavy DH

Bottom Line:   
Lasted me about a year of heavy urban. Did massive stairgaps and stuff with them, but they finally snapped on a 4X20 foot gap. I wouldn't trust these if you are looking for a good DH handlebar that will take anything. But they are good for light xc and skatepark stuff if you are not too abusive.

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Favorite Trail:   Heavy Street/Skatepark

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Bluebonnet Bicycles

Bike Setup:   Le Toy4, Singlespeed. Rockshox Pike. GI street Wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2004

Strengths:    wide, light, stiff

Weaknesses:    not much rise or sweep

Bottom Line:   
I actually like the 'geometry' of these bars as long as I'm not doing any long XC rides (wich is almost never). These bars are super stiff on short stems and show no sign of stress or fatigue except for the crash marks. The regular DH bars I've used in the past are equally stiff but almost twice the weight

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   easton, azonic

Bike Setup:   2x Kona DH Primo (the fat ones) bars on '03 Stinky Dee w/ 888 integrated stem, and '03 Norco Sasquatch Holzfeller stem.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Derek Manuge a Weekend Warrior from Elmvale, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2004

Strengths:    They are Black and made out of metal.

Weaknesses:    Not 2-piece bars, too wide to be that thin, not enough back sweep, shift.

Bottom Line:   
Kona should only make cross country bikes cause they dont know what people actuallly need. these bars blow. Do not buy unless you collect bad bars for a living and you like to go back to the same store to buy a different pair after you tried these. For $90 american you can get awesome bars. Bontrager Crow bar Comps are probably only $25 american and they are the best! Bontrager is a company that you can trust because they focus on few components and not bikes and everthing involved with bikes. Dont watse you rmoney.

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Favorite Trail:   Looking Around For Stuff On Peoples Property

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Kamikazee

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Crow Bar Comp (best in the world only paid $50 canadian brand new), Zoom Riser Comp Bars, Axiom Crap Bars that snapped.

Bike Setup:   2002 Diamondback Apex - 2002 Psylo XC with U-Turn, Not a single part stock on this bike all upgrades to the best.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by the dude lebowski a Downhiller from sacramento

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2003

Strengths:    nice shape,feel,reassuring weight without being over built.

Weaknesses:    not as strong as EA70s,stress patches can be seen after a while of doing big drops etc.not quite enough upward sweep.

Bottom Line:   
these bars are pretty strong,dont worry about any breakages without warning. if these bars dont like what youre givin 'em,theyll let you know (the areas where they
rise starts to develop dark blue patches).
all in all:a reliable bar,you may want one as a subtle upgrade.

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Favorite Trail:   wherever

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   super cycles

Similar Products Used:   ooooh, loads.the usual.

Bike Setup:   beefed up stinky,burlyness everywhere!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dima Hon a Downhiller from London

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2003

Strengths:    im refering to the bars which come as standard on the '03 stinky here just in case. but yeh,good weight,stregnth and shape and its nice to see that this years ones have been shot peened.

Weaknesses:    i havent done anything crazy enough to fully judge them yet but you can feel some flex in them.this can be a good thing and it doesn't mean that theyre weak so dont be too put off.

Bottom Line:   
these bars are pretty nice.you can do anything on them and probably be ok and if they do break,then kona will send you a new pair or two (depending on how angry you sound on the phone). im realy picky about bars and these ones are not far from perfect.

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Favorite Trail:   mars

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   a shop

Similar Products Used:   various easton bars,24/seven dark angels,club roost,azonic,dmr.......

Bike Setup:   standard '03 stinky.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brendan a Downhiller from dublin, ireland

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2002

Strengths:    the bars are nice and wide, good rise, strong and black

Weaknesses:    after 1 year my bars have 4 stress marks which dont inspire confidence

Bottom Line:   
even though they are a bit knackerd at this stage i did get the bars for free from the bikeshop so i'm giving it a full 5 for value.
however i haven't been riding as hard as i had been with the marin bars (the original) and they lasted 2 years, so the kona only gets 3.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   marin dh bar, tioga dh, planet x dh, azonic

Bike Setup:   99' marin b17 with 01' super t pro's, hope, d521's, cleats, kujo and halo tyres

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam Read from Lancaster

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2001

Bottom Line:   
you know why its good? coz azonic make it (its a re-badged single wall)
saying that, ive seen a fair few bent/snapped pairs
still, a great bar for standard equipment!

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Blue a Weekend Warrior from JHB, South Africa

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2000

Strengths:    Strong. Wide. Provides excellent control. It's got Kona written all over it! :-)


Weaknesses:    None so far. The extra width sometimes makes navigating narrow spots a little tricky - but the advantage outwieghs the disadvantage.

Bottom Line:   
OK - I've never had raised handelbars before - so I can't really compare. I've been riding for approx 18months on flat bars - upgraded last week - and can't believe the amount of new-found confidence in technical riding. Saved my arse in a couple of normally-would-an-endo situations this weekend.
Great bars - got them at approx $26 (R200 less discount).

KONA KONA KONA KONA KONA KONA KONA KONA KONA

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Saint Sports (LBS)

Similar Products Used:   Ritchly Flat bar.

Bike Setup:   '99 Kona Firemountain.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stinger a Downhiller from Victoria, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2000

Strengths:    Strength, Strength, Strength!

Weaknesses:    None yet...
(Some guys say that the width is a problem, but I've found no trouble with it.)


Bottom Line:   
Nice!!! The width provides exeptional control over any terrain. Plenty strong for trials, trails, and any other attemped at killing it you may try.

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere that could possibly kill me!

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Brodie Riser, other cheapo bars

Bike Setup:   2000 Kona Stuff, InSnyc Elixer 565 (soon to be upgraded), Avid Single Digit 20

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Travis a Weekend Warrior from Nanaimo, B.C.

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2000

Strengths:    
Strong
wide
its kona


Weaknesses:    
none


Bottom Line:   
These are great bars, they came on my bike when i bought it. I never had a problem with them until about 6 months ago, they started to creak. Then just 2 weeks ago they finally snapped, this is my own fault. You are supposed to replace your bars every 1- 1/2 to 2 years. In the time that i had them, they were the best bar i ever had, but remember to replace your bar every two years

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Favorite Trail:   
urban assault

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
axiom dh bar
roox dh bar


Bike Setup:   
Kona chute
bomber Jr.T
mammoth rims w/ kujo tires
XTR levers w/ LX brakes

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Thomas Shaw a Racer from Saanichton BC Canada

Date Reviewed: November 12, 1999

Strengths:    
Super Wide
Super Strong
High Rise


Weaknesses:    
Mabey a little to wide when it comes to going though skinny parts of the trail.
A little heavy.


Bottom Line:   
Really strong and wide. If you are the kind of rider that needs some extra stability or control go get um!

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Favorite Trail:   
Snakes And Ladders

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Club Roost Riser


Bike Setup:   
Kona Roast Se
Z3 Lt (80 mm)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a.k.a. Stinky a Weekend Warrior from BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 2, 1999

Strengths:    
Wide for super stability, I haven't broken them yet!


Weaknesses:    
Wide for crackin' your knuckles on trees when the trail gets way narrow.


Bottom Line:   
They're really wide, and that's great for stability, but they're a little wide if you're riding really tight North Shore stuff. They're strong too, so 4.5 (or 5) great balls of fire!

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Favorite Trail:   
The Rock Garden

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Axiom Anti-Gravity Riser Bars


Bike Setup:   
Kona U'Hu, '99 Bomber Z1 BAM, Set up for aggressive XC/Downhill

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