Kinley SX PRO Older XC Full Suspension

4/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

Frame: 6061 Aluminum Triple Butted
Fork: Manitou Black Super 100mm w/Lock out
Rear Shock: Rock Shox Bar Adjust w/ rebound
Shifters: 27 – Speed Shimano Deore
Brakes: Hayes HFX 9 Hydraulic Disc
F/R Derailleur: Shimano XT


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by duaneparadis a Weekend Warrior from Highlands Ranch, CO

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2010

Strengths:    Light feeling, nimble bike. Good geometry for my height and riding style. Good components.

Weaknesses:    Down tube on frame cracked just above rear suspension when I was riding some brutal single track.

Bottom Line:   
I've riden this bike hard for 3 years in mostly very technical single track. I like lots of rocks, steep ascents, downhills, jumps, tree roots, mud and any other obstacles. Unfortunely the frame cracked last weekend. Then I remembered the 5 year frame warranty and tried to contact Kinley and to my disgust, Kinley went out of business. So, I got creative and slide a section of my seat post into the cracked portion of down tube. Used several tubes of garilla and crazy glue to hold everything together. It's held up for one ride, so we'll see how long it lasts.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   kinleybikes.com

Similar Products Used:   Giant

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rafal a Weekend Warrior from East Hartford, CT

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2006

Strengths:    Great components and frame for the price. Easy to set up out of the box. Very solid built. Fun to ride on technical trails. Customer service (Benno) great to deal with.

Weaknesses:    No major weaknesses. With the bike came with clipless pedals and a quick release for the seat, but other then these two minor things, the bike came with some hi-end components for a great price.

Bottom Line:   
I did a lot of research on this and other bikes before making this purchase. Not many companies came close to offering comparable components on their bikes for the same price. Benno, the owner was great to deal with. I ordered a wrong size bike. Contacted the Benno who canceled the shipment and quickly turned around a bike that properly fit me. Bike was easy to assemble, although required some minor turning to the derailleurs and disk brakes. Assembly instructions are on this independent web site: www.mountainbiketales.com/articles/kinleybuild.htm . Once assembled the bike worked great. Take it on some very technical terrain and it handles it very well. Frame is solid and warrantied for 5 years.

In summary: The bike is a steal at Kinley's price. It's solid, looks good and rides very well. I highly recommend it.

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Favorite Trail:   Case Mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1199.00

Purchased At:   kinleybikes.com

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Jekyll and Rush, GT.

Bike Setup:   XT Derailleurs (front and back) LX crank, Manitou Black (front) and Rock Shox (rear) shoks. Hayes-9 hydraullic brakes and more.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from Sudbury, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2006

Strengths:    Great components - well integrated bike. Very competitive price point vs. competition (strong CAN dollar is also nice!). Benno at Kinley was very helpful. Online comparison and purchase was great.

Weaknesses:    Shipping was a pain (Fedex's fault not Kinleys). Needed some adjustment after shipping (ie. brake caliper alignment) that was straightforward.

Bottom Line:   
A great bike at a great price. The online purchase was great and the bike is a huge value if you compare components to the competition. Set-up was easy. Benno at Kinley was very helpful through the entire process. Shipping across the border was a pain through Fedex but once the bike got here I was very happy with it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Online direct from Kinley


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