Kona Scrap DJ/MtnX

User Reviews (80)

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Nathaniel   Weekend Warrior [Sep 04, 2013]
Strength:

Frame proportion, build quality

Weakness:

Stock was a little bit heavy

Feels sturdy and fairly maneuverable on trails. Much more efficient pedaling than the Specailized P2 I used to have. It was my favorite bike I've ever owned before I customized it. Now that I've built it up wouldn't trade it for any other.

Similar Products Used: Iron Horse Maverick Team, Specialized P2
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
bandit111   Cross Country Rider [May 30, 2011]
Strength:

This bike is a BEAST, the frame will pretty much take anything you throw at it

Weakness:

all the stock components are alright, tires are alright, pedals (I didn't like them but they're personal preference). Gears are not very good, they skip a lot and at times that can be quit painful. NOT FOR UPHILL.

this is a good bike but will probably upgrade parts, great bike for downhill but not for uphill

Similar Products Used: kona shred
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Chappers is baest   Weekend Warrior [May 09, 2011]
Strength:

everything

Weakness:

nothing

I got this bike off ebay cheap £270 and i flipping love it only used twice by previous owner. GReat for everything really holds in dirt jumping and also good for downhill. Strong versatile bike that can take a hit or two and lets you carve every burm and lip. Recommended for anyone whos biked before and also just starting out. I would tell anyone who hasnt tried this bike to try it or the cowan another great ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Similar Products Used: none
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Matt Moggridge   Weekend Warrior [Apr 10, 2010]
Strength:

A great looking bike that always turns heads and invites complimentary comments.

Weakness:

Used on the road it can be a little sluggish, but its looks eliminate anything negative. Oh, it's only got 16 gears, but again, its looks win through.

The bottom line is that if you want a strong bike, that's versatile and looks good, then the Scrap is for you. If you like to be on the receiving end of complimentary comments like, "Hey, that's a cool bike!" then go get a Scrap. The problem is they don't make 'em any more, apparently, so you'll have to look around on the internet or in the windows of your local newsagent. You know what's really good about owning a Scrap? It's knowing you're unlikely to see someone else on the same bike. I've been on the London to Brighton, the London to Oxford, the London to Cambridge and I've never seen anybody on one – unless it's me passing a mirrored wall.

Similar Products Used: None, really. Used to have a Marin Bear Valley Special Edition, but that was a different sort of bike: more gears for a start, but it looked cool too.
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
cadp   Downhiller [Mar 17, 2010]
Strength:

The bike will take pretty much anything you throw at it as long as you take care of it

Weakness:

a bit heavy. Personally i didn't like to chain rings up front.

I'm onto my third year with the bike, no problems with it. great value. excellent beginner bike. 2 full years of downhill abuse and still going strong

Similar Products Used: Miele tt-250
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
gurthang   Cross Country Rider [May 26, 2009]
Strength:

It’versatile. Geometry is excellent. It’s strong and not very heavy. Looks are great. It's a Kona

Weakness:

Bosses for rear V-brakes, that's all that has ever bothered me...

The frame is made for jumping but can be perfectly ridden in the trail for abusive XC. It is so strong and solid (without being too heavy), and so easy to maneuver that results exceptional for singletrack, roller-coaster hilly rooty trail riding (especially if you are 220 lbs). It’s long enough for XC-AM riding but offers very low standover so you can really play with it. The short chainstays add responsiveness too. It was supposed to be a dirt jumping frame but can be used to built the perfect all around/trail /real XC hardtail if you value strength and stiffness versus lightness.

Similar Products Used: Giant Iguana, Merida Matts, 'cause I am using this Kona for XC/singletrack/trail and playful commuting; and not for dirt jumping.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
CROmountainbike   Downhiller [Aug 29, 2008]
Strength:

Good Frame, good handlebars. This bike is a tank when its working properly. Has a high level of impact forgivness, but like all bikes it has its limits. Good for "bombing around" riding to the store (always have a buddy with you to watch your bike. $1000 is still alot of money so be careful). If if you go camping with your family its a handy tool if you need to ride to the store and tell the manager to haul out his tractor because your dad got the truck stuck in mud, lol this happened to me! It is a gorgeous bike and gets lots of attention. Try to ride it somewhere were $1000 mountain bikes are uncommon, for example Virginia Beach. I took advantage of it being a hardtail and rode it on the boardwalk. An od man apporached me and asked if its the kind of bikes people do backflips on.

Weakness:

Cheap parts. I would not recommend this bike to a seasoned dirtjumper, or one who will be doing tricks. Broke first week after purchase. I've replaced many parts more than once. Cheap Derraluer. Tires dont offer any grip so if you can replace the rear tire. I have an Intense DH tire on the back.

Good bike for a beginer, as I said before, a bad choice for a skilled dirtjumper. Good use for XC, Tecnical trails (rock gardens, small jumps, skinnies, decents, replace back tire for climbing) , northshore trails (not freeride northshore but something less aggressive like the Bruce Pennisula, no drops or anything that will bang the bike around alot). Take it to the skate park if you want but watch the Derraluer you dont want to lose it on rails or boxes, etc . I would recommend removing the front derraluer and replacing it with a chainguide if you are going to dirtjump. Kona could have done a better job at asembling the bike because parts on the bike will rattle lose very quickley. Overall a must for first time riders who want a tank of a bike for a good price.

Similar Products Used: Kona Stuff. Kona Garbonzo (Whistler signature bike).
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
LittleMoosey   Cross Country Rider [Jun 24, 2008]
Strength:

Strong frame
Not too heavy
Excellent for beginners
Good price

Weakness:

Not a big deal, I would put on more beefy grips.

I absolutely LOVE this little bike. As an older-than-average rider and female, this is an excellent dirt jumper, urban assault bike that allows a new rider to develop skills and have fun.
Using this bike close to home--jumping, cornering down steep hills--has helped me with my XC MTB riding abilities.
No, you don't get the top of the line deraileurs or levers, but for the money it's sic. I would recommend this bike to anyone.

Similar Products Used: P2
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
chris   Weekend Warrior [Jul 29, 2007]
Strength:

**for the '07** frame is super strong, seat is good. love the wheels and forks aren't bad, cranks and bashguard are good too.

Weakness:

i've had a lot of problems with the front derailleur, grips weren't very good

very good bike for a beginner...which i am. i've had a lot of fun with this bike and it's incredibly versatile. i've been doing trail riding, downhill, dirt jumps and skateparks, and northshore and it hasn't let me down. i love it!

Similar Products Used: '06 norco bigfoot
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Andrew   Downhiller [Jul 20, 2007]
Strength:

Fairly light for a dj, good frame, takes a beating and keeps on going.

Weakness:

the mz race forks really suck. mine broke. they were made in taiwan so that really sums it all up.

This bike is a great dirt jumper for beginners. itll last awhile, then itll all of a sudden fall apart (after 3 years or so) its a great starting bike.

Similar Products Used: none been riding the same bike till recently where i broke the forks lol
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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