Kona 2000 Caldera Hardtail Bike

mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, Marzocchi Bomber Z-5 fork

User Reviews (36)

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matt wirzba   Weekend Warrior [Nov 28, 2001]
Strength:

Good match between durability and weight, am amazed at the strength of the bike considering that it is a 850$ bike and is called a cross country bike. I have hit a 6 footer with it and it help up fine (I am even a bigger guy)

Weakness:

Only 80mm of travel on z-5 bomber fork. Saddle is comftorable yet weak. You get what you paid for.

Good all around bike if you do a lot of trails and are into Urban/freeriding. Gets high ratings for its all around strengths. If you are like me and do pretty much everything for biking and are low on cash I recomend it

Similar Products Used: Landgear
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Gray Mauch   Weekend Warrior [Feb 03, 2002]
Strength:

Good quality, strong frame. Decent components for the money. Begs to be upgraded through time.

Weakness:

Stock wheelset sucks. Stem/bar combo way too upright for cross country.

This is my third Kona bike and I swear by them. They've always made comfortable, stable, good quality frames. The parts mix is good for the money. Switch out the wheelset, tires, and stem/bars with something decent, it will be worth it. A little heavy but I'll trade it's durability anyday for someone else's wet noodle feather-weight. With some smart upgrades you can shave the weight down to be competative. In general, a kick-ass trail bike that can take any abuse you dish out.

Similar Products Used: trek
GT avalanche
Haro
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Bryan   Cross Country Rider [Jun 10, 2001]
Strength:

Reliable, inexpensive, great for medium speed single track!

Weakness:

Slight flex in the frame, with some cheap and heavy components.

Great bike for the price. The guys at Kona did a great job. For the North West terrain, this bike does not disappoint (i.e. single track, medium speed--Not Cali terrain). Slightly heavy, but what do you expect. This bike will do until I get enough $$$$$ for an Intense Uzzi.
Ride hard!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Vjekoslav Miloradovic   Cross Country Rider [May 28, 2001]
Strength:

-stiff
-design is good
-playfull

Weakness:

none, perfict hardtail bike on market

It's very good geometry, stiff frame. Look's and feel very playfool. If someone wont bike for trails this is perfict machine for mudd. If someone wont to spent more money, he shoul upgrade brakes and put magura or shimano disc's.

Similar Products Used: GT backwoods, GT talerra
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
James   Cross Country Rider [May 30, 2001]
Strength:

Burley construction, great feel, nice all around mountain bike for people who like to ride hard.

Weakness:

A little heavy, but I'll take tough and heavy over light and flimsy any day. Stock rims suck.

I love this bike. I ride it so hard that I had to put on much better wheels, but otherwise the package is a great deal. The frame will last a long time, and the bike is definately worth upgrading. I am a big fan of Kona frames and I would buy another were I in the market again.

Similar Products Used: trek, specialized
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Johhny   Weekend Warrior [Apr 21, 2001]
Strength:

ALMOST everything!!!

Weakness:

rims are really weak, seat rips in the corners, and the tires gind down fast. The cranks and chain rings could be better.

god bike for the money, minus the rims and cranks. Busted both within one month of purchase. the rest of the bike is holding up real well. It creaks alot.

Similar Products Used: homemade junk bikes
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Eugene Pascual   Weekend Warrior [Apr 16, 2001]
Strength:

Strong, tough, and stiff frame, Marzocchi fork, disc brake ready, a lot of bike for the money.

Weakness:

Stock rims, a little heavy.

I am very happy with this bike. It has taken quite a beating on rocky, rooty, technical trails. Due to my lack of skill, I have been over the handlebars more times than I can count, and the bike is doing just fine. This bike may be a little heavy for serious cross country racing, but it is still a great climber. This is the kind of bike that you just ride and not worry about. It works great for technical trail riding, downhill riding, cross country riding, or for just romping around in the dirt. It is definitely worth upgrading. For those looking for a durable frame and a good value, this is an excellent choice.

Similar Products Used: None, my first MTB.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Mazapekka   Weekend Warrior [Feb 26, 2001]
Strength:

Frame. Doesn't weigh too much and still strong. Well made component choises.

Weakness:

Fork, rims and brakes. Fork have should been with 100mm travel.

The bottom line is, that this bike is a very good two-wheeler for those who like to jump, drive trial and XC. With changing the rims and the brakes, you will have a nice all-around bike. I like my own VERY much.

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OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Cam a freeride not   Downhiller [Dec 21, 2000]
Strength:

All around good bike; frame, shocks, drivetrain

Weakness:

trie wore quickly
weak rims

a real Mountain Bike. CAn be used for any type of riding once change to fit your style. The frame is great and can handle a beatting. Buy this bike, then change it to suit
you. YOU WILL LIKE IT. Ge rid of wheels quiockly everything else can stay.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
philippine machine   Cross Country Rider [Nov 09, 2000]
Strength:

prestigious company for solid, strong-as-hell frames. great xc riding and getting big air. won several races for me in texas series. solid package containing a marzocchi z5 fork, xt rear, deore front, 9 spd, avid single digits, and 7005 db Al frame.

Weakness:

weak wheelsets, heavy fork

for a base price of $840, it came w/ great components that you cannot find on any other brand bike package at that price. any beginner planning on racing xc can utilitize this bike in many ways: having fun jumping obstacles, racing, touring, transportation, or training. you can always upgrade in the future if money is tight. i suggest that you upgrade the wheelsets first. giving it a weight reduction can make it an excellent climber.

Similar Products Used: schwinn rigid
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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