Kona Kula 2002 Hardtail

4.83/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $1699.00


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Cross Country Rider from Québec, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2006

Strengths:    Light, stiff, unbreakable, nice set up.

Weaknesses:    Tioga 1.8 tires

Bottom Line:   
Best fast rolling and climbing I ever had. Did many of trails in Utah more suited for all mountain or dual suspension bikes, but this bike and all its components never failed.

No way i'm gonna get rid of it, will eventually upgrade for disc brakes, and replace weared out parts, but the frame is priceless.

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Favorite Trail:   2 many to mention

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Le Pédalier

Similar Products Used:   Never had such a good bike before

Bike Setup:   All stock except tires replaced with Michelin semi slicks and IRC Serac/Mythos, and FSA headset. Replaced the weared out cassette for a lighter SRAM.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by curtis p a Weekend Warrior from bc canada

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2002

Strengths:    its a tough frame i should know because i use it for anything but cross country

Weaknesses:    its very light and it worries me if im gonna brake the frame or not but i havent done it yet...when i say very light i mean it

Bottom Line:   
this bike can take any beeting you give it i dirt jump 30 footers on this bike and its still in primo shape.
also if your interested in buying a kula email me im selling my bike.
its nov5/2002 pearson_pearson_pearson@hotmail.com

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Favorite Trail:   wheelchair

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   wild ways

Similar Products Used:   norco wolverine, kona fire mountain done up

Bike Setup:   masive 2.5 crazy muds on mammoth fat rims, magura hydro pads, dannys stem,sram 9sl drive train with xt front

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Martin Hillbrand a Cross Country Rider from Graz/Austria

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2002

Strengths:    geometry, very nice component-mix, excelent handling

Weaknesses:    1.8 Tiogas

Bottom Line:   
i replaced the tioga tires with conti´s vertical pro 2.3 and it is perfect hardtail for cross country and even marthon races - low pressure makes it feel like a fully!

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Favorite Trail:   graz periphery

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Bicylcle Graz

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Stumpjumper M4 Comp


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by AdAm Blake a Cross Country Rider from Iowa

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2002

Strengths:    super light, xtr/xt drivetrain, tubeless system, did i mention super light

Weaknesses:    skinny tires (but they are the tioga superlights so you be the judge)

Bottom Line:   
this bike is sweet, no doubt about it. you can fly on this. and based on my other experiences with kona, this bike will take a hell of a lot of punishment on the trails... bottom line, this it the best racing bike i have ever ridden

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Favorite Trail:   peterson pits

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   connecticut yankee pedaller

Similar Products Used:   trek y-22, trek stp 200, trek fuel 98, schwinn homegrown

Bike Setup:   all stock besides rear cassette.... i put on an ultegra cassette for different gearing

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nate a Racer from Rapid City, SD

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2002

Strengths:    This thing rocks it corners awesome and is way more aggressive on the climbs and down hills than my Rocky Mountain. It is supper lite infact it's so light people like to make fun of me because it's so lite.

Weaknesses:    Zip-zero-zilch but that only if you think that 21 pounds isn't a weakness

Bottom Line:   
Foget looking around this is the bike for you it's fast nimble and aggressive.

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Favorite Trail:   bonecollector

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Acme Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Rocky Mountain Oxygen, Schwinn Moab, etc.

Bike Setup:   Every thing is stock on my Kula except for a carbon fiber handle bar, Race Lite wheels with an XTR Ti Cassette, and WTB tires, with Time pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joost a Racer from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2002

Strengths:    Light weight, good mix of components, good handling.

Weaknesses:    The skinny Tioga tires

Bottom Line:   
Great bike as soon as you lose the skinny 1.8 tires, replace them with something bigger and you see a great improvement in cornering speed. The bike is not nervous but goes exactly where you point it to. This bike is one of the best race bikes I have ever tried. It really flies up the hills and does great in the single-track stuff. I replaces the Avid brakes by XTR ones to get a bit better modulation.

I would have give it 5 starts if not for the tires

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Super V 700, Cannondale CAD3 hardtail, Rocky Mountain The Edge, Giant carbon hardtail.

Bike Setup:   I only changed the brakes for XTR, the rear casette for a XT 11-32, and the tires for Conti's Explorer Pro's

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