Kona Scrap 2003 Hardtail

4.75/5 (40 Reviews)
MSRP : $649.00


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dylan189189 a Weekend Warrior from Kitchener Ontario

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2011

Strengths:    Very nice light bike, recommend upgrades however. Durable, great for starters, or even experienced riders. This thing kills on dirt!

Weaknesses:    Need new tires or rims asap! fork needs an upgrade if your doing over 8 foot drops.

Bottom Line:   
This bike, with some minor upgrades is amazing! for the awesome price, its affordable, yet durable. people walk by everyday and say "Dude, thats a cool bike" I personally think its better than the new ones which seem over rated. Get this bike, you wont be disappointed!

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Favorite Trail:   Whatever is good.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Kijiji

Similar Products Used:   kona shred.

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi dj4's , maxxis tires, new tubes, brake levers, brake lines, rotors, gear lines, disc brake pads, seat, chain. husslefelt handle bars. Went all out, sweetest bike ive ever riden!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by donovan skidmore a Weekend Warrior from raymond,alberta,canada

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2008

Strengths:    cant say much for the components as i bought it used but the frame is sturdy compared to my last ride the scrap raises the bar it begs to go bigger haha

Weaknesses:    none really didnt really like the color (its a 2005 army green) but its custom paint now anyways

Bottom Line:   
great bike setup i got havent rode a stock scrap yet though but mines been through some crazy wrecks and keeps tickin

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Favorite Trail:   claypits (redclff)

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   private sale

Similar Products Used:   2007 brodie omega

Bike Setup:   05 scrap, drop off triple (soon to be 2005 66rc!), raceface cranks + bb, dangerboy stem + bashguard, lizard skin lock grips, tioga dh tires, hayes 9 and juicy 3 brakes, sos and ex325 disc wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Robert McGregor a Weekend Warrior from Mississauga,Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2007

Strengths:    This bike has a strong frame and ok standard equipment

Weaknesses:    Kinda heavy and after a while you'll be begging for upgrades

Bottom Line:   
This is a bike that grows with you. Great for beginners to intermedate level riders out of the box. With upgrades you'll be a star. I think the new ones come standard with hydros and better forks. Buy This bike you'll love it!

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Favorite Trail:   Don Vally

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Gears Mississauga

Similar Products Used:   Iron Hore P.O.S crap jumper, Gary fisher Mullet(great bike)

Bike Setup:   Running a DJ3 up front, Azonic Outlaw wheels and IRD dual banger beaks.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by paul howarth a Downhiller from waterdown

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2007

Strengths:    Great frame good geomatry, ok stock but not enough for me...

Weaknesses:    forks arent that good
brakes suck
rims not the best
cranks suck i broke the crank shaft off a 8ft drop

BUT NOW MY BIKE IS KICK A$$$$$$$


Bottom Line:   
WELL MY BIKE IS THE BEST BUT IT STOCK IS OK FOR ENRTY RIDER SO YAH

I LOVE THE FRAME I LOVE YOU JOHN COWAN

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Favorite Trail:   my jumpss baby

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   bicycle works

Similar Products Used:   norco bigfoot
kona shred
norco 4hun


Bike Setup:   marzochhi dirt jumper 1s
shimano saint drivetrain and cranks and brakes
sun mttx rims CAMO
240 hubs
maxxishookworms
truvativ stem and bars
sdg seat sand grips
MY BIKE IS THE BEST!!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by paul howarth a Downhiller from waterdown

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2007

Strengths:    Great frame good geomatry, ok stock but not enough for me...

Weaknesses:    forks arent that good
brakes suck
rims not the best
cranks suck i broke the crank shaft off a 8ft drop

BUT NOW MY BIKE IS KICK A$$$$$$$


Bottom Line:   
WELL MY BIKE IS THE BEST BUT IT STOCK IS OK FOR ENRTY RIDER SO YAH

I LOVE THE FRAME I LOVE YOU JOHN COWAN

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Favorite Trail:   my jumpss baby

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   bicycle works

Similar Products Used:   norco bigfoot
kona shred
norco 4hun


Bike Setup:   marzochhi dirt jumper 1s
shimano saint drivetrain and cranks and brakes
sun mttx rims CAMO
240 hubs
maxxishookworms
truvativ stem and bars
sdg seat sand grips
MY BIKE IS THE BEST!!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon Mason a Weekend Warrior from British columbia

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2006

Strengths:    7005 clump alluminum custom butted

Weaknesses:    None that i know of yet.

Bottom Line:   
Best bike i've ever used in my life!

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Favorite Trail:   Halls , field

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Reckless

Similar Products Used:   Kona big kuku , kona scab

Bike Setup:   This no trip in the woods , this make your grandfatha go home!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Richard O'Connor a Cross Country Rider from Guildford

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2005

Strengths:    Forks are great for dirt jumping and all the components are good. Nice and strong frame. VERY LIGHT

Weaknesses:    None really... well Saddles very uncomfy and the grips wear easily. Cheap upgrades is all it needs.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for all sorts of riding. DJ, MB, Street... it can handle everything. Very light and great for a first bike. A couple of upgrades and you're away.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Evans Cycles

Bike Setup:   Hope mini front, magura julie back. DMR saddle and grips.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by darryl mckinney a Downhiller from saint john new brunswick canada

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2005

Strengths:    kona rocks

Weaknesses:    the stock alex rims suck i hit a jump and bent the rim the second day i had the bike. 1st thing u should do is upgrade the rims......


Bottom Line:   
WELL WORTH THE MONEY IT IS A SWEET UPGRADE FROM A GIANT HARD TAIL . PUT A few upgrades in this bike u got a sweet ride ..... f**k work go riding

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Favorite Trail:   the 9 hole

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   bike works

Similar Products Used:   all

Bike Setup:   SWEET SET UP

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by corey white a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2004

Strengths:    the frame is really nice, most of the other components are good except the rims and tires.

Weaknesses:    the fork is alright if your just starting but you should upgrade it to a dj or sherman. the tires are just crap, the dont grip well and they deteriorate very fast. the rims could have been alittle better but they serve their purpose.

Bottom Line:   
this is a really good frame to build up and was definatley worth the money i paid. recomended for any people who dont have much to spend on a bike, like me :)

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Favorite Trail:   whopper drop

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   cyclesmith

Similar Products Used:   kona stuff, norco bigfoot, cove stifee

Bike Setup:   basically stock except for 04 dj3's, front 2.65 ninja, rear 2.35 innova red with dh tube and hayes disc in front.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Vicent Peas a Downhiller from Washinton

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2004

Strengths:    - Sick burly frame, nice geometry, pretty black/dust color.
- The cranks are sweet.
- For the money the components are great, (including kona components: the bashguard, handlebars, pedals, saddle, stem).



Weaknesses:    - Sun ditchwitch rims. I could understand some heavy and durable rims, or ligh and weak rims. This rims are very weak and heavy.
- Brakes, no comments.
- EXR Fork, but again, for the price is a good deal.


Bottom Line:   
This is your bike if you like DH, if you ride XC but you dont compete, if you like to jump, if you are a freerider or even if you are a cladesdale.
Not really expensive for what you get. With the upgrades (fork and brakes basically) it is the best bike I ever ride.
because the nice handling, the pretty look, its climbing capacity and the burly frame it is the best choice. Even better than the Konas Stuff and Roast.
Konamakethebestbikesintheworld

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $630.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Norco sasquatch, Canondale Jeckill 6000, Specialized P2, Kona stuff & Kona roast.
Many others but not similar at all.


Bike Setup:   Stock plus:
- Hayes 8" Mag brakes
- Marzocchi Drop Off 2
- new rims are coming

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Reece a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver. BC

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2004

Strengths:    Strong downhill and all-around bike and real tough and will take quite a beating

Weaknesses:    Bad forks and tires alot of flats

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is this is a solid all around bike that is under-rated by alot of people and great for jumps and tricks because it is very lite if your a small rider this is a great bike and if u are big but technical also a good choice but if you like to do drops over 9 feet i recomend a full suspension preferably a Norco a-line or a norco b-line if u r too small

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt Merchant Whistler mountain

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Tantalus bike shop squamish bc

Similar Products Used:   kona stuff very similar and a bit shorter

Bike Setup:   new brakes and oury lock on grips jack-$*@! pedals and nut guard

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cole a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver B.C.

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2004

Strengths:    Durable frame, handles well, excellent dirt jump bike

Weaknesses:    None really with the exception of the tyres (slip waay to much on gravel and sand)and they are so flat-happy I can't even count how many times I have had to patch the tube or replace it

Bottom Line:   
This bike is great for starting off dirt jumping or even if you are an experienced rider. It has a durable well built frame and the suspension works fine. I got Shimano deore mechs and they make a big difference in breaking. I am looking at new tyres though (Nokians or maybe Maxxis) If you want a affordable yet good bike and love getting out on the trails or nailing jumps, this bike is for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Hunter's Trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Deep Cove

Bike Setup:   shimano mech discs, rest stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Roberts a Weekend Warrior from Sheffield UK

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2004

Strengths:    Frame, bars, peddles

Weaknesses:    Brakes

Bottom Line:   
I was looking at a hoss cos I'm fat but got this in a medium frame for about half the price. Anyone tell you this is a jump only bike, don't listen. Best mountain bike I have ever ridden. Just as good for tootling round the woods as an XC bike only a million times better on the downhills and technical sections. I'm happy.

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Favorite Trail:   Wharncliffe

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $440.00

Purchased At:   JE James

Similar Products Used:   Specialized hardrock pro, Rockhopper, Marin B-17

Bike Setup:   Standard

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon mariani a Weekend Warrior from Richmond, Bc, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2004

Strengths:    Excellent frame. pretty much everything is good

Weaknesses:    my bike wasnt stock. But the stock brakes and forks are crap. Mine is upgraded to 04djIII and hmx-1 mechanical. also upgrade the rims

Bottom Line:   
great bike. Stock is good for a beginner but when u start to go bigger its no good. Upgrade rims, forks, and brakes. Then the bike is perfectly fine

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   used off this guy


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from santa cruz, ca, usa

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2004

Strengths:    everything(except brakes)...great frame, great components(for the most part), easily upgraded to discs, fork works alright

Weaknesses:    just the brakes...but they can be upgraded to discs easily

Bottom Line:   
i have ridden this bike everyday since i got it a month ago. it has stood up to everything...jumping, urban, xc, EVERYTHING...and performed great. the only exception is xc which it was not designed to do, but still handles it. in the end a great bike for a great price, you can't go wrong with this bike for the money. it is definitely worth every penny you pay for it and every penny you put into it. if you are lookig to get started in this type of riding, jumping, urban, etc., then look no further.

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Favorite Trail:   wilder...especially jumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   newspaper

Similar Products Used:   specialized p1, p3 briefly

Bike Setup:   stock except lock-ons, i'm saving up for avid mechanicals and someday a new fork(zocchi dj probably)

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