Kona Stab Deluxe Downhill Full Suspension

Kona Stab Deluxe Downhill Full Suspension 

DESCRIPTION

Out-of-the-box DH domination-without breaking the bank. Wind tunnel tested. Reduced frame weight. Tapered headtube and internal headset with oversized bearings for lower stack height, better rigidity, and more surface area to attach to downtube. Tighter cluster. D.O.P.E. System to eliminate brake jack. Adjustable BB height, geometry and ride characteristics. Avid Code brakes, RockShox Boxxer Race fork, Alex FR-32 wheels. Basically, the lightest, fastest, raddest Stab we've ever made without ever having to put it in a wind tunnel. Did anyone believe we put the S.D. in a wind tunnel?

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 09, 2009]
shoei4460
Downhiller

Strength:

strong. i like to huck to flat alot and it soaks it all up. it also responds very good to slight bumps as well as large ones.

Weakness:

frame geometry.
the weight in this bike is much too high for my liking.
it feels very sketchy during flat and even bermed turns.

great bike if you can get one cheap but if ur looking to turn serious at downhilling. id be looking at spending more money for a bike with lower geometry

Similar Products Used:

specialized bighit, norco atomik.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 14, 2008]
Fluffy Cat
Racer

Strength:

Nice ride position, good plush suspension. Lowish price so bang for bucks.

Weakness:

Could be lighter, brakes are ok but need more feel.Heavy wheels.

Have had this bike over a year now and for the cash its good value. The suspension works just fine and is nice and plush. There is some lack of adjustment but what there is lets you dial it in just fine. The Hayes brakes are ok, I have avid brakes on the specialised enduro and they have heaps more feel but like i said these are ok. You can move the geometry around on these bikes and this lets you tune it for different types of riding,this is a cool feature. This bike has the torque bar brake link and it does stop the rear locking up. The bike is heavy but in crash testing i have only managed to break me to date. I have ridden and owned Santa Cruz/Specialised and Jamis. The rocker type suspension on this bike works just as well as the others. Different manufacturer different design pathway.
I would change the wheels to something lighter and probably go tubeless as on my other bikes. A pair of ODI lock on grips and thats it.
Ain't broke it yet!.

Similar Products Used:

Big hit/Jamis

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 30, 2006]
Rob Mayor
Downhiller

Strength:

Amazing travel good for jumping and when going downhill its like a train on tracks superb machine

Weakness:

The bar that goes across the back to hold the brakes rattles like mad when riding ans suspension is way to bouncy to ride anywhere but downhill

get one bought amazing machines they bring a whole new light to mountain biking

Similar Products Used:

Stinky deluxe Kona Coiler deluxe

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 05, 2006]
Kyle
Downhiller

Strength:

This thing handels the Mountain like a fat Boy with Chocolate, a Pro.

Weakness:

Grips, Travel is a bit to plush for me.

This is a GREAT bike you should definately buy one. Only thing is it's specificly for Downhill use ONLY! Because i've tried it on some dirt jumps and street and this thing has just Way to much travel.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized Big hit, Faith 1-2 and 3, Ellsworth Joker and Stinky, Stinkey Deluxe and Stinky Primo. ANd the Stab Supreme

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 30, 2006]
Quinn Braybrook
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

everything, i love it

Weakness:

grips

I love this bike and would defiantly reccomend it.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 19, 2006]
pickle
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

everything this bike is the bomb!! plush solid frame 888's are a dream this bike is quick downhill on rails steers better than anything i'v ridden. loves jumping its just at home at free riding as downhill get one now!!!

Weakness:

grips, cant ride it when im at work!!!

this bike is great all round bike get one as soon as you can

Similar Products Used:

03 dh bighit, 03 norco vps team

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 26, 2007]
Paulie
Downhiller

Strength:

where to start...

Weakness:

sits a little to high, low end rear fork, just that but beside that nothing its sickk

sick bike, price is alrite, and super plush with 888s...thrown a lot at it, the bike ate it all upp...

Similar Products Used:

stinky, bighit 06,

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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