Kona 1999 Kona Lava Dome Bike 1998 or Older

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $799.00


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Kona 1999 Kona Lava Dome


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Hemming from England

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2000

Strengths:    The brilliant frame geometry
The price
Avid Brakes
LX rear mech
Wheelset


Weaknesses:    Pedals


Bottom Line:   
An amazing bike for the money. Cheap pedals aren't great but you'd probably upgrade them anyway. Great for all day hacks, XC racing and a few minutes of air time. The Avid brakes are class and the fork does the job. Altogether a class bike which is extremely versatile. Ideal for younger riders but anyone could have fun riding it!

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Favorite Trail:   Marley (Hampshire)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Hardrock
Trek 810


Bike Setup:   RST 381 forks
Mavic X138 Rims

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Lennon a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa, Ont.

Date Reviewed: May 17, 1999

Strengths:    
STEEL!!!
Geometry
Plush Fork


Weaknesses:    
Damn Tires
Rivetted Cassette
Daliesque Cranks
Seat
pedals


Bottom Line:   
I spent a lot of time researching this and many other bikes. Last year I set my fiancee up with a HooKoo. Although this is a great bike, i'm not into genesis.
-It's the same great frame as the Caldera ($$$$)
-I upgraded to a Z3 for $120 CAN. (HEAVEN!!!) however I'm told the RST=Z4
-Ditch the seat after the test drive
-A few other minor adjustmentsYou will not find a better combination for anywhere near this kind of cash!!!
Kona's service reputation is impeccable (read other bike reviews)
It's short on a few details but you can upgrade with very little $$$
Buy a good frame/fork don't waste your money gadgets
I fell like I should give it a name!TEN THOUSAND FLAMING TURDS FOR THE LAVA DOME!!!!!!!!!!
(ok 5)

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Favorite Trail:   
Help I'm in Ontario

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Rocky Soul
GT Tequesta
Fisher HooKoo-e-Koo
Specialized Rock hopper
etc.


Bike Setup:   
Bomber Z3
Ritchey Clipless
Selle Italia XO
Radical Stem(Shorter)

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