Kona PAHOEHOE Bike 1998 or Older

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Skolachi a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2001

Strengths:    The standard applause for Kona's frame geometry.

Weaknesses:    Frame dents easily and LX cranks/BB should be upgraded.

Bottom Line:   
If you are a tall rider, be sure to ride a Kona before you buy anything else. I'm 6'5", and I bought a '98 Pahoehoe on the spot after riding Rocky (Oxygen Race) and Giant (8500)...I would mention frame geometry, etc. if I knew what I was talking about, but I don't - so just make sure to ride one. You'll see what I mean. After 3 years, I am extremely happy with the bike, except for some flex in the LX cranks when climbing. No severe problems in 3+ yrs (probably thanks to the guys at Cove). Dented frame? Who cares. An ideal ride for singletrack XC, climbing in hardpack.

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Favorite Trail:   Kamloops singletrack

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1020.00

Purchased At:   Cove

Bike Setup:   Riden completely stock for 3+ years, except for Panaracer SK/SS, Shimano XT crankset.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Andrea a cross-country rider from Flamborough, Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: June 13, 1998

Bottom Line:   

Thumbs up to this bike!!! I love everything about it! This bike has great
components. Kona has upgraded the forks from last years model AA, to
Marzocchi Z3 Light. Kona's Break and Enter tires go thru mud with no problems.
I find the Avid Single-Digit 20RW brakes stop on a dime. They don't squeel.
The Shimano Deore XT Rapidfire shifters are real smooth. I find that I am able
to go up hills alot easier with this bike for a few reasons, tires, lightness,
and the Ritchey Logic Pedal. First time using clipless and what a difference! I am able to power the bike alot more. Anyone who is not sure about
clipless should definately try it, it makes a difference!

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