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Kona Wah Wah Pedal

4.57/5 (14 Reviews)
Weight : 478g


Product Description

  • Thin 17mm profile
  • The lightest Kona pedal
  • Extrusion & CNC process 6061 aluminum body
  • 4150 cromoly axle
  • Double cartridge bearings and
  • DU bushings
  • Replaceable pins
  • Rebuild kits available


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    Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by CJ Martin

    Date Reviewed: August 5, 2012

    Strengths:    love it, great pedal, locks in your feet allmost like a clip pedal, there light weight design is just a bonus.

    Weaknesses:    the only thing i didnt like about it is if you slip a pedal (witch is very rare) you better notmind a few needles in you as they slice skin easy.

    Bottom Line:   
    i have had this pedal for a very long time now and this is the only pedal i will ever ride.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by The-Ox a All Mountain Rider

    Date Reviewed: April 24, 2012

    Strengths:    Thin, grippy, smooth spinning

    Weaknesses:    A little too wide at outside corners, bearing bushings fell apart within weeks

    Bottom Line:   
    I like these pedals with my Five Tens. They won't slip and the thin profile feels great. I've smacked them hard on some rocks and even though they scuff easily, they take beatings just fine. The protective bearing bushings fell apart quickly, but it hasn't effected performance. Bearings provide a smooth, reliable spin. I like how the inside corners provide more surface area, but the outside corners seem to protrude a little too far in my opinion. Solid all-around pedal.

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    Favorite Trail:   Joplin

    Price Paid:    $65.00

    Purchased At:   The Path

    Similar Products Used:   Forte Shovels

    Bike Setup:   2012 Stumpjumper Comp FSR 29'er

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Arundul a Cross Country Rider from Ontario Canada

    Date Reviewed: June 23, 2011

    Strengths:    Great grip love the thin profile and the bearings are amazing

    Weaknesses:    The spikes kill your legs and a expensive

    Bottom Line:   
    These are great for any one who rides rougher stuff they are a little pricey but its worth having pedals that will out last the bike there on

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    Favorite Trail:   WCC hydro cut

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   Mc phails

    Similar Products Used:   wellgo pedals

    Bike Setup:   2011 K2 Zed 3.3 stock except for the new pedals

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by coty a Downhiller from Houghton, MI

    Date Reviewed: August 20, 2010

    Strengths:    Lighter in weight
    Low Profile


    Weaknesses:    Could use a different color.

    Bottom Line:   
    Hold your feet where they need to be. What more is there to ask for.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   Cross Country Sports

    Bike Setup:   Kona Coilair and Trek Session 10

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by konaballa a Cross Country Rider from Houghton

    Date Reviewed: April 26, 2010

    Strengths:    light weight, good grip.

    Bottom Line:   
    I love these pedals

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    Favorite Trail:   MTU

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $80.00


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Rico a Downhiller from Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Date Reviewed: March 24, 2010

    Strengths:    Thin profile, grippy pins, reasonably light, repackable bearings

    Weaknesses:    only that it says KONA across them.

    Bottom Line:   
    Got these to replace my 50/50 pedals which i thought were pretty good until I took my first rip in the Wah Wahs. It was night and day. I love these pedals, especially when combined with 5Ten pedals. They feel like a clipless setup.

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    Favorite Trail:   Expresso

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Different Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Crank Bros 50/50

    Bike Setup:   Freeride dually with single crown with 5Ten shoes

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Natedogz a Cross Country Rider from NorCal

    Date Reviewed: March 10, 2009

    Strengths:    Thin, low-profile, durable, grippy, not too heavy, rebuildable. Large surface area to move my feet around on, I like to be able to move my feet without feeling like I'm at the edge and about to slip off the pedals....not too large though. Good ground/rock clearance in technical sections due to their shape and thin profile.

    Weaknesses:    None really, but I have scraped my calves and shins on them a couple times...none too bad though.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great flat pedals, that work great and last a long time. I have over 600 miles on them in all conditions from raining and sandy gritty mud, to dry silt powder over hardpack, rockgardens, etc and they are still going strong. I've taken some hard pedal strikes in rock gardens at speed and didn't damage these pedals other than adding another scrape mark.

    Even the anodizing is very quality and has just begun to wear through in some places from contact with my shoe soles. Alot of my riding the past several months has been in rain and mud and they still spin smooth and free.

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    Favorite Trail:   singletrack

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   Mad Cat Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Stock pedals....junk, some cheapo flat pedals with the screw in traction spikes, they were alot thicker and not as large an area to move my feet around on.

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Rockhopper Disc and Rockhopper Disc 29er (now my main bike.)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by svmike a Weekend Warrior from houston, tx

    Date Reviewed: January 25, 2009

    Strengths:    Very thin. Very gripy. Big platform. Rebuild kits avail. Double cartridge bearings. Solid.

    Weaknesses:    they will mutilate your flesh if you aren't careful.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great pedals at a good price. The little hump in the middle is not noticeable to me when riding...ever. Whether I'm wearing flip-flops or trail shoes, I don't ever feel the hump. Get these pedals. Now.

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    Favorite Trail:   terry hershey park

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   eBay shop

    Similar Products Used:   speedplay drillium, sun-ringle zuzu, primo meat tenderizer(bmx days)

    Bike Setup:   iron horse warrior ht with some upgrades

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by FlickRider a Racer from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    Date Reviewed: December 1, 2008

    Strengths:    Thin, strong, amazingly grippy

    Weaknesses:    None so far

    Bottom Line:   
    Great pedal, best flat pedal I've ridden. Super thin profile doesn't clip rocks etc. as much as some of the other bulky pedals I've ridden

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Similar Products Used:   Kona Jacksh@t Primos, all sorts of Wellgo's, and lots of others

    Bike Setup:   Free Ride Machine

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by black_taco a Cross Country Rider from Ames, IA

    Date Reviewed: October 1, 2008

    Strengths:    Smooth bearings that will probably last a long time with nice rubber seal.

    Rebuild kits available.

    Rustproof spindle.

    Light.

    Looks cool.


    Weaknesses:    Too thin actually.

    Because these pedal bodies are so thin there is a bulge in the center where the spindle goes through the body. Unfortunately the bulge sits almost as high as the screws so the ball of your foot tends to rest too much on the bulge or hump in the center which creates less than adequate grip sometimes. Basically if the bodies where thicker there would be no bulge in the center to make your foot slip.

    The standard steel black oxide screws that came with the pedals began to rust the first time I rode this past winter so I replaced all of them with stainless steel screws. If you decide to replace the screws do so immediately as the threads can get damaged/flattened/bent by rocks or pavement once that happens removing the screws can rip out the softer aluminum threads in the pedal body upon exit.

    Not enough screws to provide grip.

    Bigger diameter screws would be better for grip maybe an M4 instead of the M3 screws that are in the pedals.

    Slightly overpriced.

    Would look better in a black powder coat finish instead of the gray.


    Bottom Line:   
    Not too bad of a pedal for the right person.

    I didn't notice the performance gains of the thinner profile that they claim but it did attribute to its low weight.

    I wouldn't buy another set.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $75.00

    Purchased At:   Online somewhere

    Similar Products Used:   Triple Traps, Bear claws, Wellgo platforms, knarly looking silver Nashbar platforms that were cheap and still going strong even with cheap regular ball bearings.


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by skydemon02 a Weekend Warrior from dallas, texas, usa

    Date Reviewed: June 10, 2008

    Strengths:    Sweet looking, Grips like crazy, bearings are resistant so the pedals wont spin much, lightweight, large surface area

    Weaknesses:    Bolts rust after first wash, they will sting your shins and leave you bleeding in a heartbeat, on the expensive side, will ruin the bottom of your shoes over time.

    Bottom Line:   
    These pedals look great, lots of surface area and are great for urban stuff, as for trails once again they perform great but dont let the cranks spin because these pedals will remind your shins that they are there and you will have scars for months. They are super light for their size. Even when your shoes get wet they still grab like crazy. I was disappointed after I washed the bike the first time I had the pedals on only to find all of the bolts had rust on them like you would see on your discs brakes on your car after it has sat for a few days after a rain. I had to take a rust converter that turns into a black primer to take care of the rust.

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    Favorite Trail:   boulder

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $65.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Bike Setup:   Fly 9357, carbon juicy, xr, xtr, richey stem/bar

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by isaac hirsh a Downhiller from berkeley

    Date Reviewed: April 3, 2008

    Strengths:    light, look good, nice and thin so you dont hit rocks and stuff, sticky

    Weaknesses:    pretty expensive, nothing else yet

    Bottom Line:   
    only had them a few days but they seem great, i like that the pins are thing and fairly long so they stick great. light and seem pretty durable.

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    Favorite Trail:   dirt-merchant

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   hank and frank bikes

    Similar Products Used:   animal bmx pedals, 50/50 x

    Bike Setup:   morewood izimu, 888, dhx 5, juicy 7, x9

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from Spain

    Date Reviewed: March 14, 2008

    Strengths:    Look, strenght, grip

    Weaknesses:    None yet, let´s wait some time to see how long bearing last.

    Bottom Line:   
    The look is awesome, they are solid yet lightweight (480grams) very gripy and with large platform. They are smooth for the moment. Good price.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Similar Products Used:   Primo supertenderizer, woodman, specialized

    Bike Setup:   Covert with all mountain sl

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Anthony from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

    Date Reviewed: January 30, 2008

    Strengths:    Low profile, grippy, look good, smooth bearings.

    Weaknesses:    Expensive for a platform.

    Bottom Line:   
    I love these pedals! I'm a big clyde riding XC-type stuff and they're holding up just fine, plenty of grip on the shoes and they look great!

    I normally switch to clipless in the summer but I may ride these year-round, I like them so much.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Crank Bros. 50/50, Mosh, Wellgo platforms.

    Bike Setup:   Rigid 1-speed Karate Monkey.

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