Kona Stinky Primo Freeride Full Suspension

User Reviews (22)

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sam monaghan   Weekend Warrior [Feb 14, 2010]
Strength:

Everything, the frame is bomb proof and the shocks (front and rear) are amazing

Weakness:

A little too heavy

this bike is a tank, nothing can get in its way and the frame is bomb proof, brilliant bike, suited to free riders, downhill or even dirt jumpers

Similar Products Used: trek
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Jeff   Downhiller [Aug 16, 2009]
Strength:

Strong and very reliable

Weakness:

I can't fit my old seat post in it LOL

Very strong but not too good for race but will take every thing you can through at it my bike has bein built to be 38.7 lbs and ubber strong

Similar Products Used: Morewood demo big hit
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
DHJayN.   Downhiller [Aug 06, 2009]
Strength:

07 stinky frame is a dominator. No doubt about the strength taking it off drops and big gaps. low maintenance with the bushings and bearings. simple suspension system means predictable performance, which is enhanced by the shock you use.

Weakness:

Paint chips easily, but that adds character. Heavy, but its DH. Some people hate them

This bike is great to ride and race. Its not the most desirable, nor the most expensive, but it packs years of wear and tear in it.
From a simple ride to the store to the moments where the world stops turning until you cross the finish line; it turns heads, takes the punishment, and leaves you thrilled every time.
Like every bike, maintain everything regularly, and it will be a warrior against the big expensive bikes. I love it.

Similar Products Used: Bighit 07, Morewood Ibizu, Demo 8 2. etc
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Thrillseeker123   Downhiller [Feb 16, 2009]
Strength:

Frame is bomb proof, very light for the freeride bike.
excellent handling I think you can do almost anything with it. Climbing NO PROBLEM!

Weakness:

Only thing is the paint chips easy but that's all. Every thing else is EXCELLENT!

SUPERB mountain bike one of the most fun rides I ever had.
Get it Dude!

Similar Products Used: This is my first Freeride
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
ozman204   Downhiller [Jan 03, 2009]
Strength:

best damn thing ever will take a huge huck then you could land in to a dh race and win

Weakness:

shifters hit my thumb

this is the sickest mtb dh fr monster in the world ive seen people fall from the sky with therse things and land and say lets do it bigger
this sing rocks and the suspension is so plush that you could ride anywhere with it any freerider downhiler should buy it
but dont go uphill with it

Similar Products Used: kona stinky 2008
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Charlie_H   Downhiller [Dec 10, 2008]
Strength:

Strong, stiff, simple, balanced, rugged, good components and D.O.P.E. matter a lot, and are worthwhile on this 2007 frame. Great tire and mud clearance, even running two rings, D.O.P.E., and a rear 3.0 tire, free upgraded Kona rocker a big improvement, equipped like I've got it, it rails berms, flies really nice for a nose-heavy (Marz 888) bird, can tech or plow, low enough BB for stability but high enough for log hops, etc., NO brake jack with the D.O.P.E upgrade, front and rear suspension stay active at all times, low maintenance.

Weakness:

Heavy, single pivot limited without D.O.P.E. addition for serious fun and 12mm rear thru axle capability, no 150mm rear axle, no 1.5" head tube for 2007 frame, lousy paint color and quality, even new, doesn't flie like a Cove Peeler (I guess you need a Cove Peeler for that), Chain guide/tensioner mounts.

If you want a no-frills, but incredibly capable, sturdy, stable and versatile FR, non-pro DH bike, buy a Stinky 2007 frame, the D.O.P.E. full-floater rear disc brake kit, some good components, and build it from the frame up. It won't just be the bike you learn on- you can keep it awhile, all the way up your learnng curve, believe it!

Similar Products Used: Demo 8, Demo 7, BMW Race Link, Ellsworth Rogue, Banshee Chaparral, Santa Cruz V-10, Cove Shocker, Canfield Brothers Formula 1 Jedi, Devinci Frantik 2, Knolly V-Tach, Kona Stinky
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
schneidie   Downhiller [Oct 11, 2008]
Strength:

Bomb proof bike, plush travel all around, D.O.P.E. system really reduces brake jack, rider positioning

Weakness:

weight

This bike is perfect for freeride and downhill. This bike has ample travel front and rear, and has a very smooth feel. It's a bit heavy for XC, but can be pedaled. Recommended for anyone looking for a solid bike.

Similar Products Used: Kona coilair garbanzo, kona coiler, kona coilair (magic link), felt redemption 2
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Angus Gates   Downhiller [Apr 11, 2006]
Strength:

Strong Frame, easy maintenance design, easy to upgrade suspenion components.

Weakness:

Issues with chainguides, geometry a little off, rear tire clearance, no floating disc brake option

Super strong design w/ plenty of travel for big hits and drops. Suspenion locks up when the brakes become locked, but can easily be avoided.

Similar Products Used: Cove G-Spot, Banshee Scream
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Chance McCabe   Downhiller [Sep 27, 2005]
Strength:

I LOVE SAINT except the deraliur isnt that good. the cable slips a lot but it hasnt even bent a little teeny bit. cranks are unbelievable. I love the Super

Weakness:

Not to happy with the Fox R.C. it makes a lot of noise. and once again the deraliur is aight headset went out. kinda shoddy headset. bombproof rims

SICK this bike is a tank ...kind of in disguise. cross countrey is lame

Similar Products Used: hardrock baby
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Chris Harrison   Downhiller [Oct 06, 2005]
Strength:

Frame is really strong, although I had a friend totally destroy his left linkage plate from a bearing blowing out. but im a big guy and i have no problem so far not even a sqeek

Weakness:

none really, a bit heavy but im not complaining

pretty good, i gave it 4 chilis just because nothing blew me away, but nothing disapointed me either.

Similar Products Used: 04stab, 04liquid 50, 03stinkyprimo, 04epic, 04banshee scream
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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