Kona DH Handlebar

Kona DH Handlebar 

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Kona DH

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 23, 2003]
dima Hon
Downhiller

Strength:

im refering to the bars which come as standard on the '03 stinky here just in case. but yeh,good weight,stregnth and shape and its nice to see that this years ones have been shot peened.

Weakness:

i havent done anything crazy enough to fully judge them yet but you can feel some flex in them.this can be a good thing and it doesn't mean that theyre weak so dont be too put off.

these bars are pretty nice.you can do anything on them and probably be ok and if they do break,then kona will send you a new pair or two (depending on how angry you sound on the phone). im realy picky about bars and these ones are not far from perfect.

Similar Products Used:

various easton bars,24/seven dark angels,club roost,azonic,dmr.......

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 10, 2000]
Travis
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Strong
wide
its kona

Weakness:

none

These are great bars, they came on my bike when i bought it. I never had a problem with them until about 6 months ago, they started to creak. Then just 2 weeks ago they finally snapped, this is my own fault. You are supposed to replace your bars every 1- 1/2 to 2 years. In the time that i had them, they were the best bar i ever had, but remember to replace your bar every two years

Similar Products Used:

axiom dh bar
roox dh bar

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 05, 2001]
Adam Read

you know why its good? coz azonic make it (its a re-badged single wall)
saying that, ive seen a fair few bent/snapped pairs
still, a great bar for standard equipment!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 23, 2000]
Blue
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Strong. Wide. Provides excellent control. It's got Kona written all over it! :-)

Weakness:

None so far. The extra width sometimes makes navigating narrow spots a little tricky - but the advantage outwieghs the disadvantage.

OK - I've never had raised handelbars before - so I can't really compare. I've been riding for approx 18months on flat bars - upgraded last week - and can't believe the amount of new-found confidence in technical riding. Saved my arse in a couple of normally-would-an-endo situations this weekend.
Great bars - got them at approx $26 (R200 less discount).

KONA KONA KONA KONA KONA KONA KONA KONA KONA

Similar Products Used:

Ritchly Flat bar.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 20, 2000]
Stinger
Downhiller

Strength:

Strength, Strength, Strength!

Weakness:

None yet...
(Some guys say that the width is a problem, but I've found no trouble with it.)

Nice!!! The width provides exeptional control over any terrain. Plenty strong for trials, trails, and any other attemped at killing it you may try.

Similar Products Used:

Brodie Riser, other cheapo bars

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 12, 1999]
Thomas Shaw
Racer

Strength:

Super Wide
Super Strong
High Rise

Weakness:

Mabey a little to wide when it comes to going though skinny parts of the trail.
A little heavy.

Really strong and wide. If you are the kind of rider that needs some extra stability or control go get um!

Similar Products Used:

Club Roost Riser

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 02, 1999]
Chris a.k.a. Stinky
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Wide for super stability, I haven't broken them yet!

Weakness:

Wide for crackin' your knuckles on trees when the trail gets way narrow.

They're really wide, and that's great for stability, but they're a little wide if you're riding really tight North Shore stuff. They're strong too, so 4.5 (or 5) great balls of fire!

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Axiom Anti-Gravity Riser Bars

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 04, 2003]
the dude lebowski
Downhiller

Strength:

nice shape,feel,reassuring weight without being over built.

Weakness:

not as strong as EA70s,stress patches can be seen after a while of doing big drops etc.not quite enough upward sweep.

these bars are pretty strong,dont worry about any breakages without warning. if these bars dont like what youre givin 'em,theyll let you know (the areas where they
rise starts to develop dark blue patches).
all in all:a reliable bar,you may want one as a subtle upgrade.

Similar Products Used:

ooooh, loads.the usual.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 14, 2002]
brendan
Downhiller

Strength:

the bars are nice and wide, good rise, strong and black

Weakness:

after 1 year my bars have 4 stress marks which dont inspire confidence

even though they are a bit knackerd at this stage i did get the bars for free from the bikeshop so i'm giving it a full 5 for value.
however i haven't been riding as hard as i had been with the marin bars (the original) and they lasted 2 years, so the kona only gets 3.

Similar Products Used:

marin dh bar, tioga dh, planet x dh, azonic

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 20, 2004]
Scott
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

wide, light, stiff

Weakness:

not much rise or sweep

I actually like the 'geometry' of these bars as long as I'm not doing any long XC rides (wich is almost never). These bars are super stiff on short stems and show no sign of stress or fatigue except for the crash marks. The regular DH bars I've used in the past are equally stiff but almost twice the weight

Similar Products Used:

easton, azonic

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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